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 South West France.  This retreat, designed for small groups of only 6 – 8 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, canoe the Dordogne river, stroll through the open-air markets, and discover prehistoric villages.  All you need is a desire to learn, a good appetite, a love of history and beautiful architecture to have a great time.

2019 Dates:

October 13 – 19, 2019


Itinerary and Curriculum

Day 1 – Afternoon/Evening – Welcome

Pick up in Bordeaux at 3:30 pm.
Transfer to your accommodations to settle in.
Evening reception with a light meal offering an opportunity to
meet fellow guests.
Evening:  Walk through the village/countryside.

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

Day 2 – Detoxification: Raw & Vegan Diet

Breakfast: Raw & vegan
Field trip: Chateau Hautefort and Musee de la Medecine
Lunch: restaurant in the hilltop village of Badefols D’ans
Class: Principles of Detoxification
Evening: Vegetarian dinner at home base.

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

Day 3 – Healing: Macrobiotic Diet

Breakfast: Macrobiotic
Field trip: Medieval village of Rocamadour.
Lunch: Terrace restaurant with view in Rocamadour
Class: Macrobiotic diets – Balancing Ying & Yang.
Evening: Macrobiotic dinner at home base.

“A unique and memorable experience.” – Sue

Day 4 – Sarlat Market Day

Breakfast: Traditional French
Field trip: Sarlat market
Lunch: Restaurant in the Medieval city.
Afternoon field trip: Chateau Beynac (Home of Richard the Lion Heart)
Evening: Co-op dinner from the day’s shopping at the market.

“The week I spent in France with Bianca was amazing!” – Melissa

Day 5 – Building: Paleo Diet

Breakfast: Paleo
Field trip: La Roque St. Christoph troglodyte village
Lunch: Les Ezyies restaurant
Class: The origin of Paleo diets.
Evening: Paleo dinner at home base

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

Day 6 – Maintaining: Mediterranean Diet

Breakfast: Mediterranean
Field trip: Canoe the Dordogne river
Lunch: La Roque Gageac riverside restaurant.
Afternoon Class: French Paradox, cardiovascular health & weight loss.
Farewell Dinner: Mediterranean outdoor dinner at home base

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

Day 7 – Farewell

Brunch: Buffet
Photo shoot
Time to pack and exchange contact info with new friends
Transportation to airport

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