New Year’s in France ! Details…

Awaken the divine woman in you this New Year’s

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Schedule :

Estimated schedule (times my be subject to change)

Official program from Tuesday December 27 – January 1

Possibility of early arrival on Monday December 26 and late departure January 2nd.

Monday and Tuesday

Arrival and Pick -ups from Bordeaux

Tuesday (Âne Vert Bed & Breakfast, Saint Méard de Gurçon)

5:00 -6:00 PM – Registration

6: 30 PM- Dinner

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Opening women’s circle


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Workshop in the hall (Saint Méard de Gurçon)

12:45 PM – 3:00 PM Lunch and Rest

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Workshop in the hall (Saint Méard de Gurçon)


8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM transport to Bordeaux

10:45 AM – 12:45 AM Shopping and make overs

12:45 AM  – 3:00 PM Lunch in Bordeaux*

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Shopping and make overs

6:00 PM transport back to the Bed & Breakfast

7:30 PM Dinner

*lunch in Bordeaux not included in retreat fee


8:00 AM- 9:30 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Workshop in the hall (Saint Méard de Gurçon)

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch and Rest

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Workshop in the hall (Saint Méard de Gurçon)

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Preparation for dinner

7:00 PM Transport to Saint Emilion

7:45 PM Dinner in Saint Emilion at “La belle perdrix”

10:00 PM Return to the Bed and Breakfast


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast


12:45 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch and Rest

2:45 PM Transport to Bordeaux

4:00 PM Visit to the “Cité du Vin” wine museum

6:30 PM Wine bar

8:30 PM – 2:00 AM Dinner and Dancing on the riverboat “La Dame de Shanghai”

2:00 AM – Return to the Bed & Breakfast


morning – 11 AM Breakfast

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Final women’s exchange circle

1:30 PM Lunch

Departures and transport to Bordeaux




Prices :

500$ non-refundable reservation deposit will be reduced from total price. (organiser reserves the right to cancel up to 90 days before retreat, in this case all deposits will be fully refunded)

In large shared Bed & Breakfast La Chartreuse available for 8 -10 guests (all meals will be held in this B&B)

2300 euros/ 2500 dollars – single bed in shared room of 3 beds (2 rooms available)

2500 euros/ 2700 dollars – private room with queen size bed

2600 euros/ 2800 dollars – private room with king size bed and kitchen (La Mouthe)

2300 euros/ 2500 dollars – for friends who want to share the the king size bed


In Bed & Breakfast La Mouthe available for up to 5 guests (5 mins. by car from center, we will accompany you)

2500 euros/ 2700 dollars – private room with queen size bed

2700 euros/ 2900 dollars – large private room with king size bed and kitchen (La Mouthe)


Cancelation Policy :
If you cancel your booking after full payment, the following cancellation charges will be made:

59 and 45 days before departure: 20% cancellation fee

44 and 30 days before departure: 30% cancellation fee

29 and 15 days before departure 40% cancellation fee

14 days to 8 days before departure: 50% cancellation fee

7 days to 0 days before departure: 100% cancellation fee

All purchases are secure through the eventbrite web site in case of cancellation.

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Included in Price :

  • 2 1/2 day “awaken the divine woman in you”  workshop
  • lodging with full pension (meals will be held at the Chartreuse Bed & Breakfast)
  • New Years dinner and dancing at the “Dame de Shanghai” riverboat in Bordeaux
  • Shopping* and full make over accompaniment in Bordeaux
  • Dinner in 5 star restaurant “Les Belles Perdrix” in Saint Emilion
  • Entry to “la cité de vin” wine museum
  • Visit of wine caverns in Saint Emilion
  • All transport*

*you may arrive Monday, December 26th, there is no extra cost for the first night in Bed & Breakfast, official retreat starts on Tuesday at 5:00 PM

Not included :

  • Flights or train tickets to Bordeaux. (estimate between 700$ – 1200 $ for flights depending on season)
  • Thursday lunch in Bordeaux
  • Personal shopping and make-overs
  • The complete standard menu at the restaurant “Les Belles Perdrix” is included, extra expenses for wine, dishes or menu upgrades.

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Transport information :

Some common airlines used to arrive in Paris or Bordeaux are Wow Airlines and XL Airways (low cost to Paris), American Airlines, United, France Air. Prices vary between 700$ – 1200 $ depending on season

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for help with transportation information and if you desire to prolong your stay in France.

Pick ups from Bordeaux will be twice Monday December 26th and Tuesday December 27th. Please try to arrive by early afternoon.

The workshop and lodging are located about 1 hour west of Bordeaux in the countryside of the Dordogne region

La Chartreuse Perigordine Bed & Breakfast

Saint Méard de Gurçon, 24610

La Chartreuse Bed & Breakfast is  a large 17th century stone building opposite the front door of the Church in the town center plaza. It does not have a sign.

If lost, call us or ask someone in the town for “Brigitte du gite La Chartreuse.”  (pronounced shart-ruz)

If you arrive in :

Bordeaux, France

Pick up – please communicate your flight arrival time and we will organise group pick-up times on Monday December 26th or Tuesday December 27th.  If you have time to wait, go to city center train station where we can pick you up there.

From Airport : take airport shuttle to city train station (Gare Saint-Jean). We will pick you up at the corner near the street next to the Tram stop.

Airport : please wait at departures level near the giant wine bottle outside near the parking.


If you want to arrive on your own from city train station (Gare Saint-Jean)

take train to Montpon – Menestrol, it is 10 minutes from the Bed & Breakfast, we will pick you up

or: By car

Rent  a car at the Bordeaux Airport. (calculate 1hour 15 mins. depending on traffic)

Take A89, exit Montpon Menestol

go south on D708 direction Saint Méard de Gurçon.

If you arrive in :


you will need to take train to Bordeaux (1 hour from retreat) or Libourne (45 mins from retreat)  (the train from Paris is about 3 and a half hours ) buy your train ticket with or

Calculate about 2 hours from flight arrival time to get to the train station (travel time from airport to train station about 1 hour)

To get to the train station (Gare Montparnasse)

  • Aéroport (airport) Charles de Gaulle terminal 1 take the underground – RER Ligne B – direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse
  • 15stops : 44 min to Stop Denfert-Rochereau
  • from Denfert-Rochereau take underground  Métro Ligne 4 – direction Porte de Clignancourt
     3 stops : 3 min to  Montparnasse-Bienvenue


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