“A dream is a wish your heart makes when you are fast asleep…” Cinderella


MAY 19 – 26, 2025

Our Castle. Château de Cadrès

Once upon a time in a beautiful 19th century castle on a hill, with breath-taking views of the Lot-et-Garonne valley, there was a fairy tale yoga retreat. And you were there.

Château de Cadrès, the castle that will be exclusively ours, is the place of serenity that you’ve been dreaming of. A place where you can reconnect with nature, take a deep breath and relax, knowing all of your needs are being taken care of.

This fairy tale retreat is limited to only 10 guests. Don’t wait until the clock strikes midnight…it might be too late.

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Organic and Locally Sourced Foods Await You

Practice yoga and meditation at tree-top level on the South terrace or in the shade of the sequoia trees on beautifully manicured lawns.

Linger over delicious, organic, locally-sourced meals prepared by our private chef, Florent, a professionally trained French chef from Toulouse.  Swim or sunbathe by the pool, play tennis with a new friend or ride a mountain bike through the French countryside.

Explore medieval villages and markets filled with artisan crafts; float down the Dordogne river in a traditional-style gabarre boat; have lunch next to the water lily pond in the botanical gardens that inspired Monet.

Immerse yourself in the heart of medieval history in a 13th century castle with turrets, draw bridge, and dungeon. Climb the steps to the caves occupied by our pre-historic ancestors.

Tour an underground Monolithic church from the 12th century. Enjoy a winery tour and wine tasting and then savor a gourmet lunch at a renowned Saint Emilion winery.

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” (unknown)

Your happily-ever-after fairy tale week at Château de Cadrès awaits. No glass slippers required!

Enjoy the Chateau’s Gallery of Photos

Gabarre Boat Cruise on the Dordogne

What’s included in the Fairy Tale in France Yoga Retreat?

  • Transfer to and from Bordeaux city center or airport to Château de Cadrès in the heart of Lot-et-Garonne.
  • Seven night stay in a luxury bedroom with ensuite bath/shower rooms in our castle at beautiful Château de Cadrès.
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes taught by Jeni Martinez in either the indoor yoga space or one of the numerous inspiring outdoor spaces.  High-quality yoga mats and props are provided.
  • All meals prepared by our professionally trained gourmet French chef using organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. (Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners.)
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool, tennis court, and mountain bikes to explore the surrounding countryside.
  • 10 hectares of private park, forest and fruit orchards to roam during free time.
  • English and French speaking concierge staff to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
  • Dedicated space for a professional massage therapist with over 20 years of experience to offer treatments. (Cost of massage is not included in the retreat.)
  • A guided tour of LaTour Marliac Gardens to see the water lilies that inspired Monet. This will be followed by a delicious lunch overlooking the lily ponds.
  • A visit to St. Emilion, a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine region that includes a guided tour of the 12th century underground Saint-Emilion Monolithic Church.
  • A guided tour and wine tasting at Chateau de Candale near Saint-Emilion followed by a gourmet lunch at the Atelier de Candale.  Chef Renaud Bernadet celebrates fresh and local products in his unique recipes.
  • A visit to La Roque-Gageac, a village located at the foot of a cliff on the banks of the Dordogne River, that has been occupied by humans since prehistoric times.
  • Enjoy a leisurely one hour float down the Dordogne River in a safe replica of the traditional gabarre boats.
  • Explore Bonaguil Castle located in Lot-et-Garonne, a fortified castle from the 13th , 15th , 16th and 18th centuries classified as a Historic Monument. Bonaguil with its dungeon, cave and drawbridge will immerse you in the heart of medieval history.
  • Wander through the outdoor Sunday market in Penne d’ Agenais, voted the prettiest village in France in 2023.


Please note: these offerings are subject to change depending on the availability in 2025. A comparable experience will be substituted if necessary.

Not Included:

  • International Airfare: to and from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, France.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance: highly recommended including trip
    cancellation, personal injury and medical coverage.
  • Alcohol: except the wine offered as part of the wine tasting experience.
  • Tips: for tour guides, hotel staff, bus driver etc.
  • One non-hosted lunch: during our visit to La Roque-Gageac.


France Yoga Retreat May 19-26, 2025    


$2895.00 per person Double Occupancy

Limited to 10 Guests Total

Final Balance due February 19, 2025
No Refunds after February 19, 2025

See Terms and Conditions page for refund policy