8 yoga retreat ideas in France

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Looking for a break from the daily grind? Treat yourself to a yoga retreat in France! Here are 8 ideas for places to relax!

Would you like to enjoy an exceptional experience, far from your daily routine? We’ve selected 8 yoga retreat ideas for you in France. Explore your body, clear your mind and eat healthily for a weekend or a week. Our selection takes you on a journey of discovery through some of nature’s most beautiful places. Take your mat with you, and let’s get on with some unique moments!

1. Mios – Hen Hao Yoga Studio

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Treat yourself to a relaxing interlude, close to the sea and the dunes… In the Bassin d’Arcachon, Mios is a welcoming place to practice yoga in France. Here, you can practice yoga in an invigorating setting, just 40 minutes from Bordeaux. The family home offers all the comforts you need to relax. The yoga studio is attached to the house. The swimming pool and delicious meals add to the charm of the place. It can accommodate a total of seven people, ideal for sharing convivial moments. In addition to classes, you can enjoy relaxation sessions. You can also take advantage of the region’s natural attractions: pine forests, a river, bike rides and immense beaches. To top it all off, the Dune du Pilat offers a magnificent view of the Arcachon Basin.

  • Where to practice? Hen Hao Yoga Studio
  • Length of stay: 5 days/4 nights
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: from €699/pers, including accommodation, meals and 10 yoga classes

2. Payanet

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In the heart of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Payanet wellness center is an exceptional place to practice yoga in France. Azure skies, lavender fields, Provencal garrigue: awaken your senses in this unique setting. Here, you’re in the middle of the Verdon natural park and its magnificent gorges. Blending into its surroundings, the Payanet gîte is made entirely of eco-friendly wood. Yoga stays are available for a weekend or a week. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, don’t worry! Various styles are on offer, including Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa. In between classes, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the surrounding area, as there are several footpaths around the gîte. The retreats also include free time for swimming at the wonderful Lac de Esparron. Note: classes are often held outdoors – a pleasure not to be missed!

  • Where to practice? Le Payanet, 2 kilometers from Saint-Martin-de-Brômes
  • Length of stay: a weekend, 5 days or a whole week
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: from €270/person for 3 nights/2 days. Rates vary according to type of accommodation and number of days.

3. Lac de Sanguinet – Harmony Yoga Therapie

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Just 25 minutes from the famous Dune du Pilat, enjoy a yoga retreat in a villa on the shores of Lake Sanguinet-Cazaux. Nature is everywhere. Breathe in the sea air of the Atlantic Ocean, go for a walk in the dunes, and of course practice yoga at all levels. For a freshwater swim, the lake is a 10-minute walk away. Here, the practice is confidential: workshops are private and personalized, with a maximum of 4 people. All types of yoga are possible, from the most gentle to the most dynamic: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative, etc.

  • Where to practice? Harmony Yoga Therapie
  • Length of stay: 4 days/3 nights
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: from €540/person

4. Hossegor – Yoga’rt Trip

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Hossegor is a famous surfing resort on the Landes coast, but that’s not all! If you’re looking for a yoga retreat in France, this is the place to be. The sandy beaches, the ocean, the marine lake and the evening walks provide the perfect setting for a detox. Yoga’rt Trip combines yoga classes, meditation and healthy meals. In this popular holiday destination, you’ll enjoy the privilege of being immersed in a caring atmosphere, in small groups of up to 6 people. Everything is done to make your stay comfortable, relaxing and energizing. Two yoga sessions a day, two meditation sessions and detox workshops are on the retreat program.

  • Where to practice? Yoga’rt Trip, with Anne, Yoga Alliance certified trainer (200 h)
  • Length of stay: 4 days/3 nights
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: €690/person

5. Massif des Bauges – Murmure Yoga

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There are many places to practice yoga in France. But what could be better than practicing in the fresh mountain air? The Parc Naturel Régional du Massif des Bauges is an exceptional location for a retreat. Just 30 minutes from Grenoble or Chambéry, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking setting, summer and winter alike. You can combine the pleasure of yoga with meditative or rejuvenating walking. In this environment, Chalet du Blanc is a warm and welcoming place where relaxation is king. Just a stone’s throw from the lakes of Annecy and Aix-les-Bains, this cosy home allows you to combine several sporting activities, in the studio or in the great outdoors. Every year, a yoga retreat on the theme of the five elements is held here. You’ll explore the body through the elements of water, air, earth, fire and ether.

  • Where to practice? 5 elements retreat with Murmure Yoga
  • Length of stay: 5 days/4 nights (full course)
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: 750 €/pers. for 5 days

6. Domaine de Bel Air, Dourdan – Pruna Hathayoga

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Enjoy a yoga retreat in France just outside Paris. Domaine de Bel Air lies on the edge of the Dourdan forest. It’s a discreet place, full of history, which has welcomed many personalities, such as Jean Mermoz and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The beautiful 19th-century residence is surrounded by a quiet, unspoilt park. It’s an ideal place to recharge your batteries, surrounded by century-old trees. As for the Dourdan forest, it’s the perfect place to extend the benefits of yoga with long, rejuvenating walks. Classes are open to all, and focus on hatha yoga and yin yoga. Beginners benefit from in-depth attention.

  • Where to practice? Pruna Hathayoga
  • Length of stay: 3 days/2 nights
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: 265 €/pers. with 5 yoga classes, 2 nights’ accommodation and home-cooked meals (ayurvedic massage optional)

7. Hauteluce – Yoga’rt Trip

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How about a yoga retreat in the mountains of France? The village of Hauteluce should satisfy your desires. Nestled in the Beaufortain valley, it boasts breathtaking views of Mont Blanc. Here you are in the middle of the Alps, a fantastic place to treat yourself to a few days of detox and serenity. Several hours of yoga a day, meditation sessions and free time to explore the surrounding area are all part of a retreat at Hauteluce. You can also combine yoga practice with skiing down the slopes. The village is at the crossroads of several resorts, including Les Saisies and Hauteluce-Contamines-Montjoie.

  • Where to practice? Yoga’rt Trip, with Anne, certified Yoga Alliance trainer (200 h), detox coach and emotional intelligence consultant.
  • Length of stay: 3 nights / 4 days
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: €690/person

8. Luberon – L’Oustaou du Luberon

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The Luberon region reflects the very best of Provence: lavender fields, garrigue, perched villages, colorful markets and arid rocky outcrops. Both typical and contrasting, these landscapes leave no one indifferent. The sun, the smells and the mistral breeze invite you to regenerate. L’Oustaou du Luberon is a haven of peace dedicated to wellness retreats. Set in almost 20 hectares of garrigue, hills and olive groves, the estate is both a gîte and a dynamic activity center. Several yoga and meditation courses are held each year for an enchanted break from the daily grind.

  • Where to go? L’Oustaou du Luberon
  • Length of stay: from 2 days/1 night
  • Level: all levels
  • Price: from 190 €/pers. for a weekend with 1 night, 3 h of yoga and meditation, meals