French Country

Farm & Foodie Retreat

April 26th-30th 2024 ~ Chartres, France

Immerse yourself in French culture & gastronomy while you live in the countryside for a few days & taste the authentic French slow life.

A little nature, a little luxury &

lots of wonderful food!

Come see what life is like in this little corner of the French countryside. You'll leave with a new sense of how to cook & eat with intention & enjoyment.

Learn how to take time to savor every experience, sit around the table for a few hours & leisurely converse with your new-found friends. See what kind of a relationship with food is possible for you. The French really have this down.

Setting the table at the gite
Come learn the art of cooking with Katrina

Stay in a beautiful 18th century "gîte" or vacation home in a quiet little country village outside of the city of Chartres. You'll have plenty of time to rest and renew, all while learning and soaking up the French way of life.

Chartres is about an hour by car from the Paris suburbs, or an hour to 90 minutes by train from the Paris Montparnasse train station.

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I want you to have time to relax, feel pampered and go away with new skills you'll use every day and experiences you'll always remember.

Be empowered to take the French way of life back home with you.

Kouign Amann
Vegetable Tian and potato souffle
Fontainebleau aux mures

Learn authentic French recipes and a variety recipes and cooking techniques from around the world. Katrina will take you on a gastronomic adventure in the kitchen! We'll use local, sustainably sourced and seasonal ingredients whenever possible!

There'll be time to explore the countryside as you like. You can walk or bike (free bikes provided on site) around the beautiful trails in the village and surrounding countryside. We'll even eat outside in the lovely garden if weather permits.

April weather can be unpredictable.

It could be warm and beautiful or it could be chilly and possibly rainy, so come prepared.

We'll have fun no matter what and keep our plans flexible so we can adjust on the fly when needed. Regardless we'll have access to the fabulous jacuzzi room throughout the retreat, so you can go in there and relax whenever you'd like.

Chartres cathedral illuminated
cathedral stained glass

We'll visit the stunning Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral, an incredible gothic cathedral from the time of Charlemagne. You'll visit it during the day and even see it lit up during an incredible musical light show at night.

basse ville stroll
Boat ride in Medieval Village
Storybook village
Night stroll basse ville

Experience what it's like to stroll the cobblestone streets and

see the sights by boat in these quaint medieval towns.

You'll even get spoiled at a fine-dining restaurant, one of the best in Chartres and we'll go visit the outdoor farmer's market of course!

Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market

Everyone who attends will get a one hour massage.

Plus you can unplug in the jacuzzi whenever you'd like.

Jacuzzi room
Massage

You'll have some free time to do what you'd like too.

All activities are optional, so join when you want to.

Come solo or bring a friend! I can't wait to meet you!