Reviving retreats in France

Written by on October 12, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do

Scenes from the Happy Hamlet retreat in France

The Happy Hamlet, a centuries old farm-hamlet in the sunny Tarn-et-Garonne, countryside southwest France, has been transformed into a special hideaway. It has quickly become the place to go for many travellers seeking a relaxing and meaningful holiday.

Reenergising retreats in southwest France

Autumnal scene in the Tarn et Garonne region of France - greens and oranges

Heaven on earth; great people, warm hearts, caring and genuine hospitality. Charming room decoration and a cosy feeling – this is what Happy Hamlet is made of! Come for a retreat, for meditation, for getting in touch with nature and enjoying wonderful French cuisine – all with grace and style!” Guest comment.

Retreat themes vary as the charming environment offers a safe haven for various types of activities. It’s a great way to connect people with the same interests from all around the world.

You may indulge in yoga or learn about wine, pilates, photography and self-expression, or food and photography and more, led by professional instructors. It’s easy to come by yourself because you immediately feel like you’re visiting a friend, and a lot of care is taken to make you feel at home.

Joie de Vivre retreats in France

pink flamingo float in pool at Happy Hamlet

It is the combination of the French “joie de vivre” or joy of life, locally sourced fresh food and wines, hectares of surrounding nature and the intimate ambiance that attracts so many and makes guests want to return. They often say it is the only holiday they have taken where they are free from decision-making, budget counting or stressing about schedules.

Happy faces as retreaters enjoy a stay at The Happy Hamlet

The stay includes a lot more than just themed activities. There are visits to the vineyards, farmers’ markets and a “brocante” (flea market) for those into treasure hunting. The atmosphere is relaxed allowing you to disconnect from daily routines and stresses. You’re free to choose to relax in a hammock or by the pool, read a book or take a nap or to explore the region.

The Happy Hamlet – a relaxing retreat holiday

Barrel shaped sauna at The Happy Hamlet retreat in France

Left speechless by the heart-warming feeling and beauty. Enjoyed the stay with every one of my senses. Felt like I’d been there before and definitely going to return…” Guest comment.

To its owners, Suska and Nicolas, the Hamlet is a life long project, with many plans to develop in the future. Not a corporate retreat, this is a place that is authentic and comfortable. Guests find the vast property which offers privacy, relaxing décor and the presence of nature and animals, very inspiring. There’s a positive energy at this place and you’ll leave a little of your soul behind…

Once you arrive you never ever want to leave! The most beautiful place, the most warm hearted and kind hostess, the most caring service, the most delicious food… I still miss those tomatoes from the farm! French farmhouse living at its best. Bisous to Suska, I will be back!” Guest comment

Discover the 2019 retreats at The Happy Hamlet.

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