5 independent reviews for South of France walking and yoga short break

Reviews for South of France walking and yoga short break

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review 31 Oct 2021

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Some of the yoga/meditation/workshops were really good for me. I enjoyed the company of a diverse bunch of really switched on people.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Try everything but donít be afraid of doing your own thing if something is not for you. Watch out for a heavy vegetarian/ vegan culture - which didn't work for me

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Mainly very good

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Steven, I totally understand that you may have not seen the actions that we take to try reduce our impact on the environment, so here are just a few examples: * all the food we provide is 100% organic, as much as possible from the season and locally produced, and homemade * all the food we make ourselves is nowadays vegan (we do provide cow milk, cheese and yogurt as well as an alternative to the plant milks and yogurts and vegan cheese we offer for people who prefer though as we don't want to impose anything neither) * in term of energy, in the last 5 years, we regularly subscribe our energy contract with the "greenest" energy provider of the moment according to Greenpeace classification...we have changed 3 times in the last 5 years to make sure we are always up to date * all the bulbs within the house are Leds/ecologically friendly * all our showers/taps are equipped with system that reduce water consumption * we recycle and compost as much as we can, and encourage our guests to do so as well...as we also encourage them to drink the tap water which is very good in our village instead of buying plastic bottles: we provide them reusable bottles at the beginning of their stay ...I could continue this list much more, but as a sign of our environmental engagement, we also receive the label "Green Key" every year since the last 10 years, you can see on their website all what it is required to receive this label I hope this will help you realize all the "little" things that one can do on a daily basis and that does reduce the impact on the environment.

review 12 Aug 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The combination of the yogaclasses and local activities (hike, perced villages, cooking class). The nice and relaxing house, the kind people. Benoit even provided dayrucksacks for the hike, with camelbags and walkingsticks for a hike, it all was excellently organised!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

It's situated very close to Nice, easy accessable by public transport. During the weekend, there were not so many people and no organised activtities besides the yogaclasses (so you can relax or visit other places in the neighbourhood on your one)

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, very much

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a very pleasant and memorable stay!!

review 7 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

That I actually relaxed.. Its not just the yoga.. its the ambiance in general. St Jeanet is not touristy at all, the hosts Benoit and Corinne are very welcoming and the excursions are interesting.. oh and the breakfasts perfect.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take note the yoga is included as are any daily activities if you wish to do them. Saturday and Sunday the yoga is at 9am (very civilised) and brunch after that so you really can relax on the weekend (no scheduled outing)

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes - the town was not touristy and one bought supplies for lunch or dinner at the local bakery/ butcher or ate out at one of a few restaurants/ bars in town. the property took an environmentally concerned approach to not just cleaning and washing but also to the food for breakfast.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

wonderful. highly recommend for those in need of a break without the yoga being onerous.

review 1 May 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The atmosphere of the house and the people, Benoit and Corinne really make this a warm and welcoming place to stay with a very special ambiance. The yoga was fantastic and set in a beautiful chapel in the village. Saint Jeannet itself is a very picturesque medieval village with a stunning backdrop of hills behind, with the snow covered Alps in the distance and views over the Cote d'Azur. Benoit is a very interesting and engaging guide and really made the day trips a fascinating experience. Corinne provides delicious and sumptuous meals and all the yoga teachers were delightful as well.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Maybe pack some walking shoes to make the most of exploring the hills (if you want to!)

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, Benoit and Corinne clearly have strong links with local food and wine suppliers, other local businesses and the community, and are very mindful of environmental impact. Food is composted and waste is recycled.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A fantastic place to stay, where you can be as active or as lazy as you wish, and explore this beautiful part of the country in great company.

review 18 Oct 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The warm welcome and atmosphere

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I think you need to have some experience of yoga to benefit from this vacation, in particular if you are older or have health problems.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the staff were all aware of environmental considerations and local suppliers were used.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A really enjoyable experience. The staff were all charming and helpful and well informed about the area. An excellent and varied programme of activities.

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