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Tourné

Retreat in the Foothills of the Pyrenées

The Manor house at Tourné is set in a secluded river valley in the foothills of the Ariège Pyrénées mountains. Spacious accommodation in the main house or adjoining stone cottage offer an excellent base for your holiday in France. We offer breakfast and evening meals for guests with a range of traditional French cuisine as well as vegetarian and oriental. Tourné and the Artillac River are in the very centre of the Ariège Pyrénées national park. Tourné has substantial gardens and outside seating areas with 1000m of private river frontage. The altitude of just under 500m allows you to enjoy exceptional air quality, warm sunshine with cool shade never far away. Numerous local activities include skiing, walking, lake bathing, cycling, parapente, horse riding, white water canoeing, historic sites. The area is a favourite with serious cyclists many of whom have chosen Tourné as a base within easy reach of challenging Tour de France climbs. Tourné is 2kms from the nearest village, Castelnau Durban and is on the edge of the Forêt de Bellissens where one can walk for days without meeting a soul.

ACTIVITIES AT TOURNÉ

Cycle Tours in the Pyrénées-Ariègoise

Tourné is in the heart of some of the best road and off road cycling int he Pyrénées. Off road pistes can be accessed directly from the house. The Col de Portel and col de la Crouzette are both directly accessible from here either by road or off piste via a virually...

Climbing Adventures

Visit the Website Enjoy some amazing days out at the Sequoia Vertigo park near Carla Bayle, 40 minutes drive from Tourné. We went for our son when he was aged 6, but really, we loved it! There are climbs from half  a metre to 30 metres. A very safe fully harnessed and...

Motor Bike Tours

This area of the Pyrenees is perfect for bike tours. Winding roads, very little traffic, mountain and forest. We can provide covered parking for up to six large bikes. Usual bed and breakfast prices €69 per room per night. Dinner can be provided if...

Fishing

The Artillac river which runs in front of the house and through the grounds at Tourné is full of peaceful places to fish. Read a review of a fisherman who stayed 2 weeks…. It’s not a river for trophy fishing. Rather, an ultra lightweight sporting approach...

Yoga, Tai Chi & Meditation at Tourné

Choose your dates - minimum three nights
Take a private retreat-alone, as a couple or with a group of friends. A programme adapted to your needs, emphasis on stress reduction, increased energy levels, beter breathing and function under stress.
Yoga, Tai Chi & Meditation at Tourné
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


OUR UPCOMING RETREATS

Healing with the Voice

7th April - 12th April 2018
Whispers of Tao-Healing Voice: harmony through dao-in, sutra, mantra and song. With daily qigong or tao yoga. Opening the heart, clearing the mind through sound. €550 per person all inclusive
Healing with the Voice
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Artistry Evolves

26th May - 2nd June 2018
An exploration of the Creative
Join us on a seven day dynamic interactive and supported art retreat in the stunning raw and natural energy of the French Pyrenees. Immersed in artistry, express from the deepest creative force. £830
Artistry Evolves
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Ba Gua: Eight Trigrams Circle Walking

6th August - 12th August 2018
Learn, improve and deepen your understanding of the ancient Taoist art of ba gua: eight trigrams circle walking. Dynamic meditation! €525
Ba Gua: Eight Trigrams Circle Walking
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Yoga, Tai Chi & Meditation at Tourné

Choose your dates - minimum three nights
Take a private retreat-alone, as a couple or with a group of friends. A programme adapted to your needs, emphasis on stress reduction, increased energy levels, beter breathing and function under stress.
Yoga, Tai Chi & Meditation at Tourné
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Dzogchen Retreat 2018

18 September - 24 September 2018
A weekend or full week's retreat on the nature of mind transmitted by an authentic Dzogchen lineage holder, Lama Lena. Accomodation and meals €560. Teaching by donation
Dzogchen Retreat 2018
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Winter Retreat January 2019

4th January - 13th January 2019
complete instructions in Tao breath techniques for longevity, introduction to Tao meditation-essence, the nature of mind, dharmata. Shared room: €750; single room €850 includes all meals and teachings.
Winter Retreat January 2019
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


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