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Do I need a passport/visa?

US citizens will need a passport to visit France, but no visa is required at this time.  All passports will need to be valid for at least 3 months after your date of arrival and have at least one blank page for entry stamps.  Entry information can change so please visit the State Department’s website for current information. Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their retreat.

Do I need insurance?

Travel insurance is the guests’ responsibility and it is recommended by Live and Learn. Some information here or here

Covid restrictions

Click here for specific Covid information

What airport should I fly into?

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

How do I get from CDG airport to Dijon train station?

It takes an average of 2h 14m to travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Dijon Ville by train, over a distance of around 162 miles (261 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Dijon Ville and tickets for this journey start from $42.81 when you book in advance.


Departure station : Paris Charles De Gaulle airport

Arrival Station : Dijon Ville

Can I meet you at Villa Saunières?

Oui ! We will be present at the Dijon train station at 6:00pm to offer transportation from the Dijon train station to the villa on the arrival date. However you are welcome to meet us straight there. The address of the villa is


5, rue de la Barre


Will we have access to WiFi?

Yes, wifi is included

Can I bring someone along who doesn't know any French?

Yes - French is not required and participation in activities/excursions is included but not mandatory. One can choose to cycle around the region and meet us for dinner! 

For the intermediate week - know that French will be spoken during the retreat and someone who doesn't speak any French might be better suited for our beginner/introductory week.

What does a typical day look like? 

  • French breakfast

  • French lessons

  • Free time

  • Lunch

  • Cultural excursion or workshop

  • Free time

  • Dinner

Can my dietary restrictions/needs be accommodated? 

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please let us know when you sign up under “Dietary restrictions”. But remember France loves its gluten and dairy :)

Can I bring my children along?

The retreat is for adults only (18 and over). We do plan to offer family retreats in the future. Let us know of your interest. OR

Can I book a group retreat?

Yes - you may book the entire retreat for your group. Please contact us to discuss details.

What is the electrical current/outlet in France?

France is on plug type “E” and 220v.  Anyone coming from a region with a different plug or voltage should pack their adaptor and/or converter.

What is the currency in France? 

France uses the Euro and while we suggest you get cash in Euros when or before you arrive, credit cards are also widely accepted (purchase minimums may apply).

How to get to Villa Saunières

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