"It was like stepping into a Renoir painting." Caroline
La Roane is set in a peaceful and secluded 20-acre estate a haven of fun and laughter in a loving and supportive community. One-week holidays include yoga, music, dance and art. Enjoy pool, bicycles, sauna, canoeing. Delicious vegetarian cuisine by award-winning chef. Excellent value.
The film The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, is set in the local village of St Antonin.
La Roane is one hour from Toulouse in Southwest France; 3 miles from the medieval market town of St Antonin. Nearby is the famous Aveyron river and gorge.
An inexpensive taxi service from Toulouse airport is available.
There is normally an outdoor exercise class before breakfast, and two longer sessions during the day, based on yoga or the theme for the week. There are three excursions including a trip to the local market at St Antonin, picnicking, swimming or canoeing in a nearby river.
Sauna, massage, bicycles and table-tennis are available.
Prices: from £590pp for one week sharing a twin (or double) room. Single rooms available for a supplement of £50.
The price includes full board, course fees and excursions. An inexpensive taxi service from Toulouse airport is available.
See above web link for full programme, or check availability, or phone.
Guests are housed in three beautiful buildings surrounding the swimming pool. Choice of comfortably furnished single and double rooms and a yurt.
What can I do?
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How ethical is the holiday?
- Acts with respect, honesty and fairness towards guests and staff
- Employs locals
- Fosters real relationships between guests and locals and ensures that the local community benefits
- Supports the local wildlife protection society, Les Amis des Causses
- Other ethical aspect: the food is vegetarian
How environmentally-friendly is the holiday?
- Provides info on how to arrive by public transport and/or bicycle
- Offers an incentive or discount if you arrive by public transport and/or bike
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Composts organic waste
- Uses eco-friendly cleaning products
- Other eco aspect: own organic kitchen garden
"I went on a yoga holiday last year and had the most wonderful week... Nigel, Linda, Simon and Enzo are a fantastic team. They are heart-connected perfect hosts! I felt as if I was 'coming home'.
The ease with which the days reveal themselves is just perfect for unwinding, relaxing, and completely restoring mind, body and spirit." - Guest
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