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The Storyteller's Weekend

B&B Experience

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of traditional storytelling, where narratives come alive through spoken word rather than mere text.

Fairytales, fables and fabulous stories from around the world –

a storytelling adventure for adults. 

July 4 - 7th 2024

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Creative Awakening Retreat

Art Retreat

Transform your smartphone photos into unique art pieces, and craft a beautiful, personal memento of your French getaway at Manor and Maker, regardless of your artistic experience. Elske will guide each step of the way.

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The Main Character Retreat

Content Creators' Retreat

Romanticise Your Content at a Private Castle Retreat!

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to re-awaken your inner main character? Want to create amazing content, guided by top level Content Creators?

Picture this: A week-long retreat set amidst the ancient walls of a majestic Château, where every moment is infused with magic and possibility. 

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Partner With Us

Stay & Share Your Skills

Find out what we offer to facilitators.

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Creative Adventures Retreat

Art Adventure

Ready to embark on a thrilling journey of self-discovery through various creative avenues? Let's find out what truly ignites your passion!


Silk, Gourmet, & You

Art Retreat

Explore silk dyeing and painting on a long weekend at the chateau. Dine on meals prepared by two Chefs trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Relax and be inspired by great instruction, great food, and an authentic slice of France.


Wood-fired Kiln Workshop

Practical Workshop

Join expert kiln builder Claude Aussage for a week of instruction and practical application of kiln building.


September 2 - 6, 2024


Games & Gourmet

B&B Culinary Retreat

Olympic Games.

Gourmet Food.
Private Château.

Why Choose?

August 1st-5th 2024


Sewing Weekend - Bridgerton-Inspired

B&B Weekend

Join fellow makers who sew on the Bridgerton S3 release weekend. Bring your projects, use our antique sewing machines, and enjoy the viewing party. 

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November Writing Residency

Writers' Retreat

Just write. Ditch the distractions, leave the daily details to us. Be inspired by a stay at private chateau with other writers', and just write. 

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Propose Your Workshop

We want to hear from facilitators with adult education experience, who want to run workshops & retreats in a private Château in the French countryside. Please read our guidelines below, and if you think your workshop fits, please reach out via email.


  • Workshops for 6-10, who would stay on-site or near by 

  • You provide the itinerary and daily structure for the event

  • We provide accommodation, and food & beverage for you and the guests

  • We provide flexible workspaces with tables and chairs,  additional equipment could be by negotiation

  • Ask us for connections to local providers & excursions to enhance your itinerary

  • Use our templates for pricing, marketing & sales support

  • Professional graphic design services in house (RGD with 25 yrs experience)

  • Host your retreat page on our site - we provide the hosting, and page set up using UX reviewed design

  • Inclusion is important to us, and our accessibility may be limited in the early days - please ask for what you and your guests may need

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