About this retreat
For History buffs and lovers of all things French, join us on our Parisien Chateau Retreat, set inside one of the homes of the Duke of Orléans, brother to the Sun King.
A short 20-30 minute journey from the centre of Paris, we invite you to our 2020 Paris retreats, set within a former Royal Château.
Our retreat château was built in 1640 and is an outstanding example of the Mansart architecture. François Mansart (1598-1666) was the architect for the royals and nobility during the ancient Regime and this building was one of several hunting-mansions the Royal family owned around Paris.
It has been claimed by court historians that the brother of the Sun King Louis XIV, Phillipe, Duke of Orléans, often used this château for romantic encounters.
Refurbished in recent years, the Chateau is now a perfect blend of modern comfort whilst upholding much of the building’s history, with rooms adorned with original paintings and antiques.
Château Larose is located in Mandres-les-Roses, a small town in the south-eastern part of the Paris metropolitan area. In close proximity guests will find local restaurants, a bakery, butcher and grocery stores.
For those wanting to explore all that Paris has to offer, the city centre can be reached by car in 25 minutes, or via train in 27 minutes from the RER D metro rail station in Brunoy (4km from the building).
All of our retreats are pitched towards all levels of yoga – from newcomers to skilled yogis – our Retreat Leaders will always adapt classes to accommodate the abilities of our attendees.
During our retreats, guests will enjoy Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Yin yoga sessions along with meditative elements. Your retreat leader will run two yoga sessions daily, in the morning where guests will undertake a more dynamic class and in the evening where the focus will be around relaxation (see example itinerary: Alpine Retreat Itinerary). All classes are optional and aim to rejuvenate our guests, whilst also helping you to build on your practice.
This retreat will be led by wellness expert and yoga teacher of 25 years, Jennifer Ellis (view profile).
We believe that on a retreat our guests should eat well and plentifully and therefore we employ a private chef to cater for your meals. Our recipe creator will cook a range of healthy and delicious meals using fresh, local produce and a buffet brunch will be available every morning until 12.
During the retreat, guests will also enjoy one evening meal at a local authentic restaurant.
Our meals are vegetarian and pescatarian. We are happy to accommodate food preferences or allergens where possible, though specific dietary requirements will incur a small surcharge of £50.
(This is because many specialist products i.e. gluten free / vegan are not easily available in retreat locations and thus need to be sourced further afield.)
For each of our retreats, we handpick our favorite excursions to help you explore your surroundings and have unique and memorable experience. Excursion information will be available after booking and we are more than happy to assist you booking onto external trips.
As part of your retreat booking you will be entitled to a free group transfer from the airport to the retreat chateau on the retreat start date as well as a return transfer on the last day of the retreat. These vehicles are pre-booked and the times cannot be altered.
The group transfer from Gare du Nord train station to the Villa will depart from the airport at 2pm.
The return transfer from the Villa to Gare du Nord train station will depart on the last day circa 9am.
We recommend that if you would like to use the free group transfer that you organise your trains / flights at complimentary times.
Alternatively, if you would prefer a private transfer to suit your exact travel details this can be pre-arranged for a charge of €100 per journey (based on 1 person).
No. of nights: 5 nights.
Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 9am
This retreat includes as standard:
8 x Double Bedrooms Available | For Single Occupancy or Couples
There are 6 bathrooms to share throughout the building.
£1595 pp – shared occupancy
£1995 pp – single occupancy
Guests can also book with a £250 deposit* and pay the remainder in 3 installments – the due date of these installments will be emailed to you upon booking. To book with deposit email email@example.com
Additional Costs: (subject to individual booking)
£50 Dietary Preference Surcharge
£90 Optional Private Transfer
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* Please note deposits are not refundable.