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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...

OUR UPCOMING RETREATS

Winter Retreat 2017

2nd January 2017 - - 11th January 2017
complete instructions in Tao breath techniques for longevity, introduction to the Tao of meditation.
Winter Retreat 2017
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Sound Do-In: Whispers of Tao

5th November 2016 - 11th November 2016
Conducting energy through sound and mantra for health, longevity and concentration
Sound Do-In: Whispers of Tao
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Baguazhang Toulouse

26 novembre 2016 - 09h30-12h30
An introduction to ba gua zhang, the ancient Taoist art of circle walking for health and meditation.
Baguazhang Toulouse
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


Dzogchen Retreat 2017

21 April 2017 - 27 April 2017
A weekend or full week's retreat on the nature of mind transmitted by an authentic Dzogchen lineage holder, Lama Lena.
Dzogchen Retreat 2017
Tourné
Castelnau Durban
Castelnau Durban, Pyrénées 09420


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