Women's Wellness Retreats

For those who value experiences and the magic of travel, our retreats are exclusive, unique small-group retreats to beautiful regions in Europe. With a focus on meaningful gathering, community, creativity, wellness and immersing ourselves in the cultures of where we are, the memories made will live on long past our time together. Book the trip, the flight, and leave the planning to us. We can't wait to welcome you soon!

Booking Now: 2024 Women’s Wellness & Culture Retreats to Provence

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page, or send an email to learn more and apply to attend a 2024 Spring or Fall retreat today.

Provence 2024 Retreat Dates:

Spring I. May 4 - 11, 2024 - SOLD OUT

Spring II. May 11 - 18, 2024 - SOLD OUT

Fall I: September 14 - 21, 2024 - Limited Availability

Fall II: September 21 - 28, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable week in beautiful Provence, France. Participants will experience and enjoy an incredible schedule of activities during this retreat such as: visiting the most charming towns, markets & shops in Provence, meeting local artisans, private wine tasting and tours, private chefs, bike tours through the Provençal countryside, dinner at incredible restaurants, guided tours, museum visits, Yoga/Pilates, access to the spa on property, etc.

Who:

  • For women who want to make meaningful connections that will last far beyond the week on location.
  • For the solo traveler who wants to meet new friends on a special trip.
  • For friends to come together.
  • For sisters, moms, daughters, for all.
Image from our Fall 2023 retreat in the village of Gordes.

Where:

  • The Provence retreat is located in the Luberon region in the South of France. This area is known around the world for its stunning natural beauty featuring vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields, ochre quarries, rivers, charming hilltop villages, daily markets & more. It has served as the creative inspiration for the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and many others.
  • We will be staying at a stunning 5-star resort's private villa in a delightful little town named one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France," which is a town distinguished for its special cultural heritage and beauty.
  • There's a reason Provence is called "Terre de Lumière," in other words, "Land of the Light." There's just something magical about this place that can't be explained- it's something that you truly have to experience for yourself- and there's no better place to do it than at our idyllic villa.

What:

  • Best described as luxury adult summer camp, this retreat is a special experience with a focus on gathering, community, creativity, wellness and immersion into the culture of magical Provence.
  • Attendees will experience a thoughtfully curated schedule to experience the full beauty of Provence including wellness offerings, visiting the best towns, shopping the best markets, unforgettable dining experiences and attending unforgettable group excursions.
  • The weather in May and September is perfect- it's warm enough to lay out by the pool in the afternoons and cool enough to throw on a sweater and cozy up by the outdoor fire each evening. Plus, we'll avoid the rush of the summer crowds.

Pricing & Logistics:

  • One attendee in a private room is $8,500 for the week.
  • A pair of friends, sisters or mom & daughter sharing a room is $7,000 per person for the week. There is only one double room available for each week.
  • Payment plans are available. The single-occupancy room rate is $2,900 divided into three payments. The double-occupancy room rate is $2,400 divided into three payments. Inquire for payment schedule.
  • Participants will book their own airfare + travel to Avignon (We suggest flying into Charles de Gaulle in Paris or Marseille and taking the TGV high-speed train to Avignon). Once arriving in Avignon, no need to worry about anything else for the week, we'll have everything planned perfectly for you. Transportation within Provence, activities/excursions and most meals are included in the cost of the trip.

Guest Reviews, Fall 2023

The Provence retreat was everything I was hoping it would be, and more! The whole experience was thoughtfully curated and well balanced, from multi-course meals with private chefs to Pilates classes and an immersive sound bath. As someone who often plans every detail of my own travel, I felt pampered to have such a bespoke experience curated for me. Salem has a true gift for bringing people together and facilitating memorable experiences with ease and grace. It was a delight to genuinely connect with the other women who attended, and I know we will all remember our time in Provence together fondly.

Rosie L. Seattle, WA

I truly think Salem could not have done a more wonderful job with every detail of the retreat week. It’s like she was born to do this. From the gorgeous villa (oh the villa!) to the places we visited, places we ate, chefs we had, right down to the playlist, it was all so beautifully and thoughtfully planned. This was my first time traveling alone in Europe, for fun, which was outside of my comfort zone, but Salem made it so comfortable for everyone. It was fun to see the magic in everyone’s eyes seeing her vision, especially when she had author and photographer, Jamie Beck, come meet us, sign our books, and share such a special experience with all of us. This retreat was worth every penny, and I am seriously considering doing again next year (no joke!).

The entire experience was also very healing for me, from setting an intention at the beginning of the week to hearing everyone’s stories, sharing similar experiences, and being around such a supportive group. Thank you for that, and thank you for following your dreams and bringing us into your beautiful world in Provence. I can see why you love it so much. I am forever going to cherish the memories we made on this magical trip. It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and I can’t thank you enough for everything.

Yasmine W. Los Angeles, CA

I am not exaggerating when I say that Salem’s Provence retreat really could be one of my favorite trips ever. I think that when we travel, we typically try to make sure everyone we're traveling with is appeased; but this retreat was very much for oneself. We all deserve a trip that is catered to us; a trip for women who want to be treated from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep. Salem has excellent taste and researched the most luxurious experiences for us, put together in a way that felt both relaxing and adventurous. 

This trip to me meant taking a chance on doing something that would be easy to put off until later; "Once my kids are older,” "Once I have more free time,” "Once my mom turns X age.” I like to think now's the time; who knows if I'll be in a position to do it later and why wait until something happens in order to do something this special? Carpe Diem.

This trip also helped me remember that I need to slow down time. I need to be present. I need to stop and smell the roses. I will never be this same age again; I will not always have my mother to travel with; etc. Life in Provence seems to take its time. Reading Jamie Beck’s book, An American in Provence, which Salem gifted to each of us, reminded me of that as well. We might not make the move to France like Jamie did, but taking some notes from life in a calm place like Provence and taking that home with us means learning not to rush from thing A to thing B. Life will always be full of appointments and places to get to, but this week showed me that it’s a good thing to let time slow down a bit more.

Another thing I took away from the trip was how much us women need to meet other women and just spend some girl time together. Sometimes we just need to talk beauty, boys, fashion, etc. It feels good for the soul to do so, and where better to do it than in gorgeous Provence. I loved learning more from each one of the women, and I came back home feeling warm feelings for all of them. Each one had her own unique background, looking for an adventure abroad. I would travel with any of them in a heartbeat again, and I really hope we do. 

I loved that the itinerary is exploring a focused region. We got to really explore the culture of Provence, especially the Luberon region within it, instead of attempting to visit multiple countries or big cities in one trip. 

My mom and I still think about those first moments upon waking up, knowing we had a full day ahead of exploring, opening our room windows to the most gorgeous villa and having a delicious breakfast spread waiting for us downstairs. I look back on the trip and smile. I miss it; I'm glad it happened. I cannot wait for our next adventure. 

Alma C. McAllen, TX

I absolutely loved every minute of our Provence retreat. I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to go on this trip. In the beginning, I was just excited to be traveling with my oldest daughter and to explore more of France. What an amazing surprise when we arrived and saw the villa for the first time. It was incredible!! Every space was so beautiful. As the weekly activities started, I just couldn’t believe how every day was better than the one before. Salem really exceeded my expectations. Every detail that went into creating this trip with things that women truly enjoy made all the difference; the markets, the wine tours, the Pilates classes, the delicious meals and visiting the most beautiful Provençal towns made this one of my most enjoyable trips. And experiencing all of this with women I had just met and quickly became our friends was also wonderful. Looking forward to Gallivant and Gather’s next retreats!

Esther C. McAllen, TX

  • What’s Included?

    • 7 nights accommodation at a 5-star resort’s private villa
    • Transportation while in Provence on the retreat
    • A delicious breakfast spread each morning
    • An afternoon "goûter" including a delightful seasonal pastry and tea/refreshments.
    • Incredible dining experiences each evening (Private chefs, multi-course dinners at specially chosen restaurants, etc.)
    • Wellness offerings including: Morning and afternoon Pilates/stretch sessions, a Yoga session, sound bath meditation ceremony, and more.
    • Cultural programming including: Trips to multiple morning markets/towns in Provence, winery/vineyard tours, a museum visit and additional excursions.
    • NEW to 2024: We are so excited to be able to offer a special perk to our guests this year! As a travel agent and an expert on where to stay in Provence, Salem is happy to advise guests on where to stay before and after the retreat. When we book your hotels for you, you'll have the potential to access perks such as; preferred rates at hotels, upgrades upon arrival, resort credits, and more.

    * Programming is subject to change slightly based on the discretion of host and provider availability.

  • What’s A La Carte?

    • Spa services at the on-site full service spa; including a variety of facials, massages, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, and more. Menu for the Pure Altitude Spa at the Bastide de Marie available to preview here.
    • Additional Wellness services if you choose to add such as Reiki, Somatic healing, etc. Inquire for full menu of options from our wellness partner.
    • Additional private Pilates or personal training sessions with our wonderful ACE/TPI/Balanced Body certified instructor, Anna Clagett.
  • What’s Not Included?

    • Flights to and from France and train, or other forms of transportation to the Gare d'Avignon TGV train station
    • Daily lunches and additional alcohol outside of the wine provided on-property and on tasting & tours 
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Travel insurance

Itinerary

Saturday, 9/23

  • We will be picking guests up in Avignon at the TGV train station around 4PM. After a 45 minute drive to the villa in Mènerbes, guests will be greeted at the villa and settle in. Anna will lead a gentle stretch/meditation class for all who would like to attend. We’ll kick off the retreat with apéro hour, go through the full itinerary/set intentions for the week ahead, and get to know one another over a delicious dinner. 

Sunday, 9/24

  • Each day we’ll begin with an early morning Pilates Class taught by Anna, followed by a delicious breakfast spread, prepared by the hotel's fabulous chef, where we'll fuel ourselves for the day ahead with fresh breads, crêpes, yogurt with accoutrements, charcuterie, cheese, fruit juices, coffee & teas. Today we’ll be visiting the town of Isle Sur La Sorgue, the "Venice of Provence,” for their renowned market where you can find lots of treasures and shop one-of-a-kind antiques in the village. Each afternoon, guests will have free time to relax and enjoy the grounds (pools, vineyard, spa, additional wellness services, etc.) or choose to participate in an afternoon Pilates class. We’ll enjoy a special sound bath meditation before enjoying a multi-course dinner at the lovely Bastide de Marie.

Monday, 9/25

  • After Pilates and breakfast, we’ll be off on a guided wine tour from 10AM-6PM of the best wineries and vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Our charming and charismatic guide will be teaching us along the way so we get to learn about the history and process of wine-making in Provence while we sip. Perk, the end-of-September will be peak harvest time- the perfect time to see Provence in all her glory! We’ll offer our afternoon Pilates class and catered dinner by the Bastide's chef in the evening.

Tuesday, 9/26

  • After Pilates and breakfast we'll be visiting Gordes, the most iconic hilltop town in Provence. There's a lovely market, and lots of shopping and exploring to be done. For lunch we'll have a special charcuterie board workshop and spread. In the afternoon we have a bike-tour of two hilltop villages in the Luberon ending with a wine tasting at a special winery in Ménerbes. Dinner this evening will be by a pair of incredible private chefs at the villa (they previously worked for a multi-Michelin stared restaurant).

Wednesday, 9/27

  • After Pilates and breakfast we'll visit Saint Rémy-de-Provence. It's very charming with lots of great shops, galleries, a lovely, winding morning market and some fun lunch options. Next we’ll be visiting the Carrières de Lumiéres in the neighboring Les Baux-de-Provence. This is an incredible experience in a former limestone quarry with beautiful art projections accompanied with music (Exhibit will be Vermeer to Van Gogh)- it will completely transport you! We’ll have our afternoon programming and a fun dinner reservation at Café du Progrès in Mènerbes.

Thursday, 9/28

  • After Pilates and breakfast, we’ll explore our darling little town of Ménerbes during their market day. We have a private chef taking us thorugh the market to pick out ingredients for our dinner. We’ll also visit the town of Roussillon, a special town set amongst the ochre quarries of Provence. We'll do a short hike here- it's guaranteed to be one of the most unique experiences of the trip! At 4PM our cooking class begins, and we’ll have apéro hour with special guest, Jamie Beck, before enjoying a delicious meal that everyone helped to create!

Friday, 9/29

  • After Pilates and breakfast, we’ll be visiting the town and market of Lourmarin, which is one of my very favorites! The town is adorable, tons of unique boutiques, there's just so much to do and see. We’ll then head back to villa for some time to relax by the pool and begin packing, before a special farewell dinner at a spectacular restaurant in the hilltop village in Gordes.

Saturday, 9/30

  • We will have our last class and breakfast spread before saying our goodbyes. We will leave the villa by 9AM to drop everyone back off at the Avignon train station.
*Itinerary is not final. Subject to change per host’s discretion and provider availability. Additional programming may be offered depending on the final number of attendees. Additional/other activities may include a cocktail making class, pastry workshop, floral arranging workshop, visit to Avignon, Eygalieres and/or Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt etc. A full itinerary will be provided to participants a few weeks in advance of the retreat.

To apply to sign-up for the trip, please fill out the form below and let us know why you want to attend the retreat, what you would bring to the group, which session you would like to attend, and if you'll be traveling solo or with a friend. Feel free to ask any questions you might have as well!

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