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Retreat in the Foothills of the Pyrenées

Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends

Have visited Tourne many times and never tired of being there and experiencing the warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere that Paula and Ram provide...
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I hope to be back very soon!

April 2012 Thank you so much for having me to stay for these last 10 days. Such a fantastic space, delicious food and great...
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Ideal setting surrounded by beautiful countryside

26th May 2016 We loved our stay at Tourné with our wonderful hosts Paula and Ram. The house is in such an ideal setting surrounded by beautiful...
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Feeling deeply nourished and invigorated

Feeling deeply nourished ans invigorated, I return home, leaving this precious retreat and home in the mountains with a great peace in my heart and...
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The House

Tourné is a fine maison de maitre in the Artillac valley, built by the Vicomte de Bellissens in 1858, reputedly for his maitre d’affaires. Hence, it is a genuine maison de maitre-built by a noble for his right hand man . With extensive gardens, woodland and river access, the house has three floors with a large adjoining activity studio and separate gite. The house, studio and gite are available for family holidays, private retreats and group events . The valley is  an area of protected environment in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées ariégeoises. In the park there is virtually no industry (1%) , the population is sparse 1 person for every 2km and consequently traffic minimal, with very few cars passing the House. There are many walks, for all levels of fitness, of astounding beauty that can be made directly from the house. Beautiful wild flowers in spring, stunning walks in summer cooled by the forest. The voie verte is a recently opened 42km route reserved for cyclists and walkers running from St Girons and  Foix accessed at Castelnau Durban and is wonderful at all times of year. In the house you will find guides and maps with local attractions and walks.With no pollution the River runs clear and the nights sky bright for star gazers. Many local activities and historic sites are under 3O mins drive. There is lots to see and do in the area and the House provides a very calm and tranquil base from which to experience the different flavours of the region.


Tourné offers the following:

  • A variety of rooms for  guests with private bathrooms en suite. All bedrooms have clothes storage, arm chair, desk and hair dryer.
  • Comfortable and peaceful environment
  • Over 2 hectares of mixed woodland and formal gardens with river frontage
  • Immediate access to wild unspoilt forest and river valley in the foothills of the Ariege Pyrenees
  • Outside eating areas
  • lounges
  • library
  • wifi [when required, always availabe but kept off until required]
  • large dining room [main house]
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Gournet vegetarian meals
  • Indian and oriental meals on request
  • Family holidays
  • outside childrens play area
  • silent meditation retreats
  • detoxification retreats
  • gite for four people
  • private retreats
  • visiting teachers
  • detox retreats are available all year outside of scheduled retreat times


As far as possible, we use only vegetables and fruit grown in our garden. Additional supplies are purchased from local organic gardens or suppliers. Generally, our cooking is vegetarian. . Our cuisine has an oriental and middle eastern emphasis. We provide well balanced and nutritious food that we have prepared and where possible grown ourselves. Guests who are undertaking detox retreats will be provided with all the necessary supplements and special diets can be prepared according to the regime being followed. See here for example menus for chambres d’hôte guests and retreat guests. See here for detox retreat menus and supplements. Guests staying in the gite may also make use of the table d’hôte..

Booking Information

To make a booking or to check availability please use the button or contact us directly if you prefer


You can use the book now button above to check availability, alternatively, please call Paula or Ram on 00 33 534 14 09 83 or e-mail

Tourne B&B

5.0 of 5 stars 26 Reviews


Tourné rates. Chambres d’hôte.
Per night, bed & breakfast included: per room:
€69 includes breakfast of freshly cooked croissants, fresh fruit, fruit juice, teas, quality coffee, yogurt, cereals, muesli.
Evening meal if  pre booked: 18 euros per head.
Payable in euros.

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