Useful Information

Getting here

Facilities

You may travel here by car, air or train. Let us know if you have space in a car for a passenger. There are no public bus routes that serve this village but we can arrange to pick you up from Poitiers Airport or Railway Station with a minibus for courses. The TGV runs from Lille or Paris. The transfer in Paris involves the Metro. You may change at Lille, Marne de la Vallee (Disneyland) or Charles de Gaulle Airport. See the Eurostar website as there are some very reasonable prices, especially when the tickets first become available. Cars can be hired at the major airports and stations.

Workshops – stay longer

If you are coming for a workshop and would like to arrive beforehand or stay after, please ask. This is often possible.

Accomodation

  1. We provide single room accommodation for our workshops. We have four bedrooms here and then book accommodation in nearby gites.
  2. We provide bed linen and towels and basic toiletries.
  3. We provide 3 meals a day plus tea, coffee and cake. There are supplies of tea, coffee, herbal teas, and cocoa for your sustenance.
  4. We share communal meals in the Lodge or outside.

Swimming Pool

We have an unheated pool that is in use from the end of May to the end of September. If you wish to swim, bring a costume. We provide pool towels.

Labyrinth

In the orchard there is a stone and grass labyrinth to walk as you wish. Mind your head on the apple trees.

Studio

The main house has a large space where we can meet, but also houses art materials and a piano or two and guitars. Please feel welcome to use them.

Hanc

The village has many white roads and not much traffic. It has lavoirs and a bread oven but no shop or cafe. Consider bringing shoes for walking. This is an area with lots of wildlife and therefore ticks. Check after walking and ask us for advice if you find one: do not attempt to pull it out yourself. We also have bicycles and maps.

To think about

  1. Make sure you bring your EHIC (still valid at time of writing) or relevant health insurance.
  2. Mobile phone coverage is patchy but possible. We have WiFi.
  3. Unfortunately we are not wheelchair friendly.
  4. We can provide for most dietary needs but we do not have a nut free kitchen and we also have walnut and hazel trees in the grounds.
  5. Make sure you make your dietary needs clear on booking as our nearest shop is 5 km away and Sunday opening is limited. France is now well supplied for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan in shops, but restaurants less so.

Prices

If you come for your own reflection time we ask you to make a donation for your time with us. In our pricing of the workshops we aim to be as cost effective as possible. We are aware that some who wish to attend may be deterred by the cost of travel plus the workshop. There are some bursary funds available. Please contact us for details.