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Brittany Retreat

Curated experiential retreat in beautiful Brittany
Authentic tours and workshops to discover the French culture and language 

The Live and Learn experience

June 17-24 2024

Finistère, nestled in the heart of Brittany, is a place we like to call Home.  Both of us have rich ties to this picturesque corner of Brittany and this enchanting blend of natural beauty and rich culture has captivated our soul for many years. It is a haven for nature enthusiasts, boasting rugged coastlines that give way to pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs, and hidden coves. Wander through charming villages, where centuries-old traditions come to life in colorful festivals and lively markets. Taste the essence of Finistère in its delectable seafood, crepes, and cider, all while savoring the warm hospitality of the locals. Whether you're exploring mystical forests, hiking along coastal trails, or simply basking in the timeless allure of Finistère, you'll find yourself drawn to its captivating charm. Discover a world where history meets the sea, and where the spirit of Brittany thrives, inviting you to create unforgettable memories.

Come with us, let Finistère's unique blend of authenticity and natural beauty captivate your soul like it has ours. 

The house

Located at the edge of the sea, this magnificent 300m² (3229 sq ft) villa boast a beautiful terrace overlooking the Perharidy Peninsula, in Roscoff. Aside from the gorgeous views you will undoubtedly fall in love with the contemporary and spacious interior, including two large living rooms, one with sea view, a bright dining room, 4 beautiful bedrooms with their ensuite bathrooms and and a modern and fully equipped kitchen.

The outdoor space is just as spectacular and the perfect location for delicious and authentic outdoor dinners and to enjoy nightfall with a great glass of wine. The space comes with a terrace and outdoor dining area, a private hot tub and heated indoor pool (28°C) with its en-suite shower. The pool is soundproofed and accessible from the house and the terrace. 

4 en suite bedrooms

Modern, spacious and fitted with your comfort in mind, the bedrooms have full private bathrooms, offering each guest their own private space to relax.

Each room is set up with a queen sized bed.

Living quarters

Enjoy gourmet meals with the modern and fully equipped luxury kitchen (premium range cooker, dishwasher, American style fridge and Nespresso coffee maker).​


The two vast and cozy living rooms, each one with its own fireplace, offer plenty of space for our guests to spread out.

Outdoor area

The outdoor space offers something for every taste. ​Take in the gorgeous views of see, relax in the quiet garden, on one of the lounge seats on the pool's terrace, in the hot tub or have fun in the covered heated pool.​


What is included*

Our curated experience 

Transportation from Morlaix train station to the house

Seven night retreat

Your room and full access to house, pool and grounds

Daily French breakfast and dinner

Gourmet French dinners cooked on site or at local restaurant

Daily excursions or onsite cultural activity/workshop* (All optional i.e. : sailing, French cooking lesson, painting outdoor class, historic city tour, horse back riding, hiking, cider house visit, island tour)

Transportation to and from excursions

$3200 per person (double/shared occupancy), $5900 per person (single occupancy)

Refer a friend to the retreat and receive a 4 lesson-pack (transferrable) when they sign up (limited to 1 referral bonus)

More questions? Check out our FAQ page

*Not included: flights, transport from airport to/from train station, lunches, alcohol, personal expenses

*Private French lessons before the retreat available for additional fee.

**Excursions and cultural activities are subject to change depending on availabilities.

***All excursions and cultural activities are included in the cost but are not mandatory. 

Retreat activities*


Aboard his beautiful 40 ft sailboat, our friend Jean-Loup will take us along the bay of Carantec. You will be able to try your hand at sailing or simply enjoy gliding along. We will chat about the history of the bay, enjoy some wine and food and for those who wish to jump in the pristine crisp waters of the bay. We will go by Brittany's “Alcatraz”, the Château du Taureau. This amazing island fortress is visible on the horizon for miles around, and was indeed a prison for many years. 

Cooking lesson

Learn traditional dishes from the area alongside a Michelin star Chef. You will prepare and savor a full meal (appetizer, main, and dessert). The cooking class will take place at the chef’s restaurant in an XVIIth century home - you will feel like you traveled through time!

Horseback riding

Hop on a horse with Hortense, Marie-Anne and local riders for an adventure on the trail or the beach depending on weather conditions.


Join our friend Guillaume for a 3-hour painting course open to all! Beginners like us, or even experts, you will all enjoy meeting Guillaume and learning his many techniques.

Born in 1951 into a family that introduced him to painting and music from an early age, his school is that of life, work and the keen observation of nature, which he loves above all else. After numerous exhibitions throughout France Guillaume turned professional in 1992, setting up his studio and gallery in Brittany, the land of his origins, where he works in a spirit of research and evolution that makes his signature shine beyond borders. Oil on canvas is his main mode of expression, but he has also practiced other techniques, notably drawing, to which he attaches great importance.

Isle of Batz

A few miles from Roscoff (about 15 minutes crossing), Enez Vaz is located in the Gulf Stream's wake. This quiet island conceals many treasures, the most remarkable living in the heart of its inhabitants : authenticity.

Series of dunes, white sand beaches, Georges Delaselle's verdant garden, wild coastlines with gorgeous views as you stroll along. Several buildings and relics are testimony to the ancient settlement of the island, such as the remains of the Bronze Age or the ruins of Saint Anne’s chapel (to the East) or Saint Pol’s stole (in the village church). More recently the lighthouse, Captain’s houses or the guardroom have shaped the outline of the island.

Cidrerie - Cider house

Visit a cider house and a brewery both at the same time! These beers are made from organic barley produced on-site and malted in Brittany. Thrill your taste buds with their authentic flavors. Issued from organic orchards, these ciders and apple juices are the perfect companions for crepes and many other meals.

Kerjean castle

At the height of Brittany’s golden age, towards the end of the 16th century, the Barbier family built a castle that surpassed the most beautiful residences in the region. A Renaissance architectural jewel, surrounded by an exceptional walled enclosure to protect it, the Château de Kerjean and its 20-hectare wooded grounds offer a multitude of treasures, both architectural and natural.

Lighthouse in Brittany
Marie-Anne and Hortense became family. Their attention to detail and emphasis on an authentic French experience was remarkable. The excursions were short & sweet with plenty of relaxation built into our days. All of the food was well planned and delicious; from a private chef, learning to make French cuisine myself, or eating a wonderful meal out. This is a trip I will never forget and am truly grateful they were by my side.
Stéphanie W., Boise ID

Alexa Young, CA

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