Villa Tropez is set to become the retreat destination in 2020 for boutique retreats in Europe, with the likes of the internationally respected American Yoga & Pilates Studios from the USA hosting their South of France retreat in September 2019, inviting guests to share in their international yoga experience. This season has been booked solidly with retreat groups from all over the world, enjoying the sanctuary setting, where Provence meets the Côte d’Azur, and guests reflecting on how similar it is to the Tuscany countryside.
What does this retreat venue give to retreat organisers? For the past 12 years Villa Tropez has largely been offered as a rustic luxury villa rental and filming location, though with the introduction of new wellness facilities a couple of years ago and Condé Nast Traveller rating it as one of the world’s most sought after getaway group destinations, it is now a top choice as a venue for yoga, health and wellness retreats. It’s not just the amenities on offer on-site, it’s also the location – a world famous bucket-list destination, making it such an easy on-sell for retreat organisers who may normally have been going to Tuscany Italy, and are looking for another bucket-list destination, with the same Tuscan feel.
Pair this with a serene setting, the former farming lodge is beautifully merged into the Provence landscape with views of ancient oak forests, rolling farmland, olive trees and vineyards, very Tuscan-esque in fact! Retreat facilitators booking Villa Tropez for retreat hire can chose between three ambiences for their retreat:
A back-to-the-earth therapeutic experience, where the tranquil sanctuary-like grounds, gentle rolling countryside and local farmland walks offer a rejuvenating setting for days on end. Without having to set foot in a car, your group can enjoy the solitude of the gorgeous Provençal setting, with nature surrounding every side.
Farm to Fork in Provence
Your retreat can include the theme of a farm-to-fork experience with visits to quaint gourmet towns, local markets, and traditional artisan studios. It’s so easy to be immersed in the simple Mediterranean healthy lifestyle, picking up culinary tips from the local food stalls and gourmet production houses.
Saint Tropez Sea-Side style
Retreat participants seeking a touch of glamour on their retreat will not be disappointed, with close access to the jet-set destination of Saint Tropez and the beach clubs of Pampelonne beach; or Grasse, Cannes and Nice as day trips. Villa Tropez has become known as a regular go-to for well-known health personalities seeking seclusion and tranquility, with the choice of then going into the glitz of Saint Tropez with the fabulous shopping, restaurants and beachclubs.
One of only three residences in France to be invited into the Healing Hotels of the World collection, Villa Tropez is perfect for boutique retreats: the villa accommodates up to 14 participants. (Further accommodation options are available to accommodate facilitators, all within walking distance of Villa Tropez.)
Facilities include six bedrooms with flexible twin/double/triple share, 4 rooms with their own ensuite. A fully equipped 12pax yoga pavilion with yoga and pilates equipment, basic gym machines; meditation, relaxation and workshop areas, a large pool, level grassed areas and the pool terrace all offer options for yoga/fitness classes. The acre of private grounds, the Oliveraie – olive grove – and the local countryside are ideal for walks in nature, and to experience the Provençal farm-to-fork traditions. Massage/beauty treatments, wellness and culinary experiences, as well as local tours are all options to make up the perfect retreat.