Rest, Relax, Rejuvinate & Gather with us at La Belugue for a culinary adventure in the heart of Provence. You will join us in our kitchen with likeminded foodies and adventure seekers. Pack your bags call your friends and come live and cook like a local during this week long retreat in Provence.
Give yourself a break and immerse yourself in the magic
of Provence this fall at La Belugue. Imagine waking up on fresh linen sheets every morning in an 18th century farmhouse in a little Provençal village. Hearing the birds chirping as the smell of a fresh farm to table breakfast permeates into your room. As you slowly wake, you find yourself eager to start your day because everything you are going to do on this day is what you want to do everyday. Indulge in some personal care with a yoga session, followed by a delicious breakfast with French pastries. Gathering and meeting new friends while enjoying time in the kitchen together creating dishes with a local Provencal cook in an amazing kitchen. Savoring the flavor of your creations with a bottle of wine in a beautiful garden, taking as much time as you want to soak it all in. Giving yourself the space to take a siesta after lunch, nurturing your body and soul, knowing that the days are long and that there is still time to see a sight in Provence that your host is planning for you. All you have to do is rest and relax and drink it all in.
La Belugue is an 18th century village farmhouse in the national park of Luberon in Provence. Most of the year it operates as a boutique Bed & Breakfast located in the small Provencal village of Beaumont de Pertuis.
We love to support our local producers and give our students authentic experiences focused on understanding where our food actually comes from. Excursions include trips to local winemakers, neighboring villages, farms, and marches.
Gathering in the kitchen and sharing meals with others from around the world in a beautiful location is a transformational experience. You will meet amazing people and have lots of fun!
A trip to France is not complete unless you enjoy some delicious wines. We will take you to some amazing vineyards where you will meet the actual winemakers and get a chance to go behind the scenes and see the process.
Eating seasonally is one of the wonderful things we love about living in Provence. Understanding where our food comes from and when its in season is lost knowledge in most regions of the world as we can get anyhting we want when we want it. The beauty of Provencal cusine is that it changes with the seasons so you learn to be creative based on what you can find. Back to the Basics as we say.
I welcome you to my home and personally share with you the daily routines of living here.
We offer spacious shared and individul accommodations all with en suite bathrooms. Wi-Fi, Apple TV, Pool and Bathroom essentials included. For more pictures and information visit our BnB website at www.la-belugue.com
We will gather daily after breakfast or lunch for a culinary adventure in one of our two Provencal kitchens.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine parinings are all included. We will also take you to two of our most favorite restaurants in the area.
Start your day on the right foot with a morning yoga session. Kelly is a registered yoga teacher and will help you gently welcome each day with gratitude and love.
All transportation to and from the airport is included as well as to our excursion sites. If you would like to have some freedom to roam on your own during our down times then we recommend you rent a car.
We hand craft a seasonal agenda of sites and experiences to see while you are not in the kitchen. Some examples of our past iteneraires are-truffle hunting, a tour of the marches of Aix en Provence and a visit to a goat cheese farm.
All retreats commence at 2pm on Sundays and finish on Friday after lunch.
2020 Retreat Dates
September 27th-October 2nd
4950€ for Single Accomodations
3950€ for Shared Accomodations
Please note-we limit our retreats to 5-6 students based on accomodation demands. We need a minimum of 3 students to host the retreats therefore, we do not collect deposits until we reach our minimum and will notify you when the retreat is confirmed.
In light of the Covid-19 situation, this delayed payment policy will also be followed until travel bans are lifted and it is safe to travel. So make your reservations, secure your spot and hope that the show will go on! We will collect deposits and payments when we receive the all clear from the authorities.
Air transportation, extra meals & snacks outside of scheduled meals, are not included.
Due to the involved logistics & unfront costs, we have a no-cancelation policy or refunds under any circumstances. Please make sure you can come before making your reservation. We encourage you to purchase travel insurance in the event of strikes, natural disasters, health problems, and other unforseen envents in you life or in the world.
***Please know due to weather or other reasons acitivities may change. If this is the case an equally enjoyable acitivity will be arranged.