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Burgundy Retreat
 September 11-18, 2023

Curated experiential retreat in beautiful Burgundy
Exclusive and authentic tours and workshops to discover the French culture

The Live and Learn experience

Our immersion trips are for those who want to travel differently.


Maybe you have already been to France but wished that you could have met a few French people to show you around and really feel what it is like to live the French way. Or maybe you haven’t been yet because you would rather not do all the touristy things and are looking for a more authentic way to travel. If this resonates with you then this trip to Burgundy is what you have been looking for. 


Join us with your partner, your friends or your family to discover one of our favorite regions in France. You will stay in a luxurious and authentic French manor, venture into small towns and villages, learn to cook regional specialties. There will be time to explore, as well as time to slow down and embrace the French way of life.


This fully immersive cultural experience will leave you feeling like you lived your best French life for a week. If you wish to experience France in a more authentic and intimate way, Live and Learn is what you’re looking for!

Authentically, comme à la maison.

Hortense and Marie-Anne

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The Manor

Located in the heart of beautiful Burgundy, the manor you will be staying in is an ancient wine castle built on the remains of a feudal mound. It was carefully and tastefully renovated in 2015 to keep its historical charm while providing all the modern comfort of today.
The manor offers six spacious bedrooms, five of them with en suite bathrooms, two welcoming living rooms, a majestic dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.
The garden is almost a hectare and boasts centuries-old trees. The large heated salt pool with its terrace and lounge chairs offers a quiet oasis in a dynamic wine village. The outdoor kitchen and  covered dining area is the perfect location for our delicious and authentic outdoor dinners to reminisce about our day or simply enjoy nightfall with a great glass of wine.

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5 en suite bedrooms

Stylish, spacious and fitted with your comfort in mind, the 5 bedrooms have full private bathrooms, offering each guest their own private space to relax.

Each room is set up with a queen bed but can be converted into two twin beds.

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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.

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Outdoor area

The garden  offers something for every taste. In the park between the centuries-old trees lie a little rose garden and an old "lavoir". Relax in the shade of the majestic Sequoia that dominates the park.

You can cool off in the heated salt pool (5 x 11 meters) or relax on one of the lounge seats on the pool's terrace.

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What is included*

Our curated experience 

Transportation to and from Dijon train station to the Manor

Seven night retreat (Monday to Monday)

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* (ie : wine tasting, Farmers market, French cooking lesson, truffle hunting, historic city tour, private shopping tour)

Transportation to and from excursions

$3200 per participant, save $500 off the total price if you book for two and share a room

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

More questions? Check out our FAQ page

*Not included: flights, transport to Dijon train station, lunches, personal expenses

*Private French lessons during 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 schedule


Arrival at the Manor followed by free time to get settled, group introductions. Gourmet dinner at the Manor.

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Breakfast at the Manor followed by free time. Visit of Beaune and the Hospices museum. Optional exclusive shopping for our group at the local clothing store Cléopatre et Secotine in the afternoon. Gourmet dinner at the villa.

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Breakfast at the Manor followed by free time. Afternoon tour of an organic vineyard and winery. During the tasting, discover the richness of the Rougeon terroirs, a unique site in Burgundy, remarkable for the diversity of its granite and limestone soils. Light dinner at the villa.

Mustard Dijon Live and Learn Retreat


Breakfast at the Manor followed by free time. Lunch and visit to the beautiful city of Dijon. Guided tour and tasting at a moutarderie where you will learn the process of making real Dijon mustard based on ancestral heritage methods. Return to the villa for free time and dinner.


Breakfast at the Manor. Late morning guided tour with truffle hunting specialists and their dog who will introduce you to the world of the truffle and the work of truffle hunting. The walk is followed by a “everything à la truffe” lunch prepared with carefully selected artisanal and locally crafted products. Return to the Manor for free time and dinner.

Truffle lunch Live and Learn Retreat


Breakfast at the Manor. Visit to a local organic berry farm and museum to learn about the production of cassis.

Cassis Black Currant farm Live and Learn Retreat
Chalon Market Live and Learn Retreat


Breakfast at the Manor followed by a visit to Chalon farmers’ market. Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Saône river that will bring us to an authentic French restaurant for a gourmet diner.

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Breakfast at the Manor and departure late morning.


September 11 -18, 2023
* Prices starting at $2700

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