Sabbaticals & Retreats

The Residential Experience

With 4-5 hours devoted each day to structured learning, ample opportunity is available for you to discover and enjoy the Provençal lifestyle.  

Our intention is to form a learning community which immerses itself in the daily rhythms and routines of life in this unique rural locale.    We will gather around the convivial table to enjoy authentic French meals together and raise a glass to celebrate joie de vivre.   Come prepared to enjoy regional produce like olives and truffles, as well as famous Provençal dishes such as bouillabaisse and pissaladière, which like Provence, are meant to be savoured. 

Our guests are welcome to join our cuisiniere to discover the secrets of preparing delicious Provençal dishes.  You are invited to accompany your hosts to local markets, farms and provenders in search of local wine and fresh produce - the pride of this region.  

We will promenade in the most beautiful villages in France, participate in local cultural events and discover nearby national parks.   We invite you to wander along cobbled streets and country lanes to find yourself in the set of classic films such as Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources.  

For those interested in the French language this program offers a chance to immerse yourself in daily conversation and to advance your language skills. 

And of course, we challenge you to join us in a game of pétanque, the only the game played with an apéritif in hand.

Partners are most welcome, the residential and cultural program has been designed with their participation in mind.