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Practical Information

  • How to Book
    To book your place on or enquire about a Manoir Mouret retreat please contact us at margaret@manoirmouret.com or +33(0)6 89 19 25 18 (call or WhatsApp) There is a brief Retreat Guest Contract which we will send you once you decide to book a retreat. By paying your deposit you will be agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Contract. If you would like a copy of the Contract before then we will happily send you one. All invoicing and payments are made via a secure PayPal account. A non-refundable deposit of 20% will be needed to secure your booking. We will send you an invoice for this when you ask to book. A minimum of 8 participants is needed for confirmation of the retreat. We will advise you of the retreat's status (ie confirmation or cancellation) no later than 6 weeks before its due start date. We recommend that you do not incur any travel or other expenses before the confirmation. Should the retreat not go ahead then we will refund your deposit in full. We will send you an invoice for the final payment which will be due for payment 4 weeks before the start of the retreat. Whilst COVID travel and other restrictions are currently in the past it shows how quickly things can change and we will all need to respect any future government requirements relevant to the retreat. Guests must have suitable personal medical and travel insurance including insurance against cancellation of a retreat for whatever reason. We will ask you to complete a simple health and food questionnaire before the start of the retreat and, in the case of retreats which include movement of some sort - yoga, Qi Gong etc, to check that the retreat is suitable for your level of practice/activity. If you have any allergies please let us know as soon as possible. We are unable to accept guests with life threating allergies but will accommodate other allergies where we are able to.
  • How many people will be on the retreat?
    There will be a maximum of 12.
  • What is the timetable and itinerary for the retreat?
    At the Welcome Session on the first evening, we’ll share and walk through the detailed itinerary. The Welcome Session will be at 18:00 so please plan your travel to be at Manoir Mouret in good time for this.
  • Will I be sharing a bedroom or bathroom?
    No, you will have your own ensuite bedroom.
  • What should I wear/bring?
    It’s all very casual here in the French countryside, no dressy dinners! We should have lovely warm days and evenings from May to September with October, for the second Nourish retreat, typically being a cooler month albeit a beautiful autumnal one. It is worth packing layers and a light rain jacket, just in case. Please can you bring comfortable shoes for the walks and training shoes if you’d like to play tennis.
  • What should I wear for the movement, yoga & Qi Gong classes & meditation?
    We suggest your usual gym wear for studio based movement and, for yoga & Qi Gong, loose fitting comfortable clothing with a top layer for whilst you warm up and for the final relaxation. Yoga sessions are done barefoot and trainers are needed for other movement elements. All mats, blankets and other equipment will be provided.
  • What about any other sports equipment?
    The pool is always open from May to September and often into October depending on the weather so do bring your swimming costume/trunks. Pool towels are provided. Tennis rackets and balls are available. If you would like to play any tennis or go for a local walk please bring training shoes.
  • Do I need to attend all the organised sessions/activities?
    This is your time, and you will be able to take things at your own pace throughout the retreat. We’d love you to participate in all the sessions to get the most out of the flow of the retreat, but everything is completely optional so feel free to be guided by your own body and mind.
  • What about shampoo, shower cream, hairdryer etc?
    We provide Occitan shampoo, conditioner and shower gel and liquid hand soap. Every bedroom has a hairdryer in it. We also provide dressing gowns.
  • I like a cup of tea 1st thing in the morning, do I need to bring tea bags, coffee?
    No, each house has its own kitchen, and we leave teas, coffee, milk and sugar for you to help yourself at any time of day. All the tap water in the houses, including the pool house kitchenette, is drinking water.
  • I have booked a massage. How does that work?
    We’ll let everyone know when their massages will take place at the Welcome Session on the 1st evening and show you the massage room. Please remember to have 60€ in cash to pay the massage therapist, after your session.
  • How do I get to Manior Mouret?
    Retreat address: Mouret, 322 Route d’Amarens, 81140, Andillac, France. The street name and number is relatively new so may not be picked up by some GPS systems but Mouret, 81140, Andillac works. Toulouse airport is the nearest airport with regular international flights and is about 1 hour from Manoir Mouret by car. Transfering to Mouret - transport to Manoir Mouret is not included in the price of the retreat but we are happy to help with your travel if we can. Hiring a car - many major car hire companies are based at the airport. Taxi - taxis in France are expensive and a one-way transfer from Toulouse airport can cost around 240€ depending on time of day, number of passengers etc. For a group of guests this might be a good option. We know a number of taxi drivers and will help you arrange a transfer (there might be other people on your flight coming to the retreat so please ask). Public transport - good public transport from Toulouse airport to Gaillac station exists and is a good option if you are travelling to arrive at Mouret for the start of the retreat between 3pm and 6pm. There is a shuttle bus from Toulouse airport to Toulouse Matabiau central train station which costs about 8€ each way. A taxi from the airport to the station takes about 30 mins and costs between 30€ to 45€ depending on traffic. The direct train from Toulouse Matabiau to Gaillac (our nearest station) takes around 45 mins, the fare is about 10€. There is no taxi rank at Gaillac station, so taxis will need to be pre booked and cost around 25€ from the station to Manoir Mouret. If we can we are happy to pick guests up from Gaillac but this would need to be pre-arranged so we can plan our timings. We're happy to help you organise your travel!
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