Nutrition Retreat In France: For Wellness Professionals

This is a holistic nutrition camp, suitable for both students and professionals who love food and want to learn while they visit one of the most beautiful regions of Southwest France.  This retreat, designed for small groups of only 4 participants, includes both class time and field trips.  Enjoy the company of like-minded people while eating tasty meals and visiting sites related to the lesson of the day.

Visit the sites of Castle Hautefort and the Museum of Medicine,  stroll through the open-air markets, and discover prehistoric villages.  All you need is a desire to learn, a good appetite, and a love of history and beautiful architecture to have a great time.

Next Dates:

May and September 2024 Max 4 Participants


Itinerary and Curriculum

Tuesday – Welcome Day

Meet at Brive-la-Gaillard train station at 2 pm and transfer to
Coly-Saint-Amand cottages to settle in to your room.
Afternoon Tea: Riverside terrace at Le Petit Bijou
Early evening: Tour Saint-Amand-de-Coly Abbey and village
Dinner: Al fresco at Le Petit Bijou

“It was so good to be in France again with students from my own school.” – Danielle Perrault, Late Founder Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

Wednesday – History of Medicine

Sleep in followed by an easy morning walk.
Breakfast: French Brunch
Morning class: History of Medicin and the Four Humors
Field trip: Musée de la Médecine & Chateau Hautefort
Afternoon Tea: Chateau Hautefort Creperie and Tea House
Dinner: Al fresco at Le Petit Bijou

“I honestly couldn’t have dreamt of a better experience.” – Bobbi

Thursday – Macrobiotic & Vegetarian Diets

Morning walk
Breakfast: Vegetarian/Vegan
Morning Class: Macrobioc, vegan, and vegetarian diets
Demonstraon: Seitan from flour
Lunch: Macrobioc lunch in house (Seitan burgers)
Aernoon Field trip: Bread tour and tasting
Aernoon Tea: C’Art Thé Sien – Saint Amand de Coly
Dinner: Al fresco at Le Petit Bijou

“A unique and memorable experience.” – Sue

Friday – The Paleo Diet

Morning walk
Breakfast: Paleo
Morning Class: Understanding the origin of Paleo diets
Lunch: Riverside restaurant in Saint Leon-sur-Vezere
Field trip: La Roque St. Christoph troglodyte village
Afternoon Tea: Paleo snacks at La Pete Bijoux
Dinner: Al fresco at Le Petit Bijou

“LEBW was the ultimate venue for good food.” – Margo

Saturday – The Mediterranean Diet

Morning walk
Breakfast: Mediterranean
Field trip: Sarlat Market
Lunch: Sarlat Market square restaurant
Aernoon Class: The Mediterranean diet and the French
Paradox with “Le goûter” (French style afternoon snack).
Dinner: Farewell dinner al fresco at Le Petit Bijou

“We loved, loved, loved all the delicious food and drinks.” – Leslie

Sunday – Farewell

French Breakfast and transfer to Brive-la-Gaillard train station

“I loved getting to know all the different diets and eating styles. It was an added bonus to my education!” – Meghan