"Stunning place, beautiful people, the location is so tranquil and OMG the FOOD! Mmmmm"


Marion Bevington, Award winning Professional Speaker Coach, Teacher, Trainer and founder of Corporate Yoga London and Stage Fright Away


"There was something so peaceful about the converted farm house retreat centre. Every detail just helped you relax and feel at home. The salt water pool was a wonderful way to start the day, the shady lime tree filled with birdsong was a beautiful place to dine. Special mention must go to the superb food, lovingly prepared by our expert, attentive hosts Matthew and Emma. What a delight to be served such fragrant, tasty and deliciously fresh food all week." 


Renira Barclay, Therapist and Coach, Sussex

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” 
― Albert Einstein

Dive into Life 9

Painting Retreat in the South of France

August 25-31, 2020 (covid permitting)


Our hosts: The French Retreat

It is quite simple, an amazing venue. 

Run by my friends Emma and Matthew,  situated near Bordeaux in the south of France, the rooms here are stunning and the food award-winning!

There’s also a lovely saltwater swimming pool on site. 

Lots of love has gone into the attention to detail everywhere. 

It is quite frankly, a wonderful venue. 



The food at The French Retreat is highly acclaimed. Matthew has won awards for the food in his own restaurants in the UK.

The retreat is fully catered, with 3 (vegetarian) meals per day plus all refreshments.





We are hoping this retreat will run as normal this year, but right now, due to the universal lockdown, it is not possible to tell. We are accepting bookings but not taking money for it yet. However, your expressions of interest would be very, very welcome by our hosts and myself.

Please email me for this year's prices and other info.