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France- Wine , Wisdom and Wellness

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This is the opportunity to restore your balance in the most beautiful setting of Perigord, France. Experience yoga, meditation, mindfulness, local cuisine, culture, and history.

Start your morning with yoga sessions, then breakfast on local products, wonder to historical sites, medieval castles, a Buddhist monastery, enjoy a picnic, and dine at restaurants with the best local food.

You will prepare a meal “at home” and discover the Perigord cuisine and a wine tasting.

Visit Plum Village, the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, where people can learn the art of living in harmony with each other and with the Earth. It’s a simple environment cultivating the mind of awakening.

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

Daily yoga

Be enlightened by Thich Nhat Hanh teachings at Plum Village

Step back in time and get a better understanding of the prehistoric people, their way of life, arts, and myths

Learn the basics of the French gastronomy

Learn about the Middle Ages by visiting perched fortresses and preserved villages

Express your creativity on a conducted sculpture workshop

Why This Program Is Unique

Exceptional accommodation in luxury hotel or in Renaissance palace

Intense spiritual experience by practicing meditation with Plum Village community

Reconnect with the ancestors by participating at local prehistoric workshops

Experience a unique combination of yoga session and wine tasting at the organic vineyard

Discover the French “art de vivre” by being invited to the chef’s house for a cooking class and a shared meal

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Keeping history alive and supporting historic sites of the area

Local actors raise awareness of importance to preserve heritage and promote public education

All meals are freshly cooked from locally grown produce

Reduction of the carbon footprint by limiting transportation helps the preservation of the local environment and public health in the area

Program Itinerary

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Services Included

• Arrival transfer from Bordeaux airport to hotel with assistance • 7 nights accommodation at a Luxury Manor • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners with drinks • 1 cooking class with dinner with drinks • 1 light dinner (2 courses without drinks) • 1 picnic during the sculpture session • Yoga session every morning mats included • Yoga teacher for a full day in Plum village • English speaking guide for day 1 to day 5 • All entrances fees and tasting mentioned in the program (please list all the sights) Guided tour in prehistoric shelters, Commarque castle. • Professional local experts • Departure hotel-Bordeaux airport transfer • Hotel taxes/fees

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