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7 Days Yoga & Detox Retreat in Occitanie, France

  • Herrick House, 7 Rue Rollin 11120 Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude, Canal du Midi en Minervois, Ginestas, Narbonne, Aude, Occitanie, France

Relaxing Detox and Yoga Retreat France

If you are looking to unwind, cleanse their body and mind, and recharge your batteries, this retreat is perfect for you! The Herrick House runs a small and intimate retreat in a beautiful area in the South of France. Herrick House has combined yoga and meditation sessions with a cleansing and alkalizing diet to help rid your body of toxins so you have plenty of energy to spend either relaxing or exploring the pretty area.

Highlights

  • Morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Walks and bike rides along the canal du Midi
  • A homemade goody bag of superfood balls for BookYogaRetreats guests
  • 6 nights' accommodation in beautiful surroundings
  • Use of a beautiful swimming pool
  • Daily healthy meals & snacks
  • Unlimited herbal teas
  • 4 days with instruction
  • French, Spanish, English
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Simone and Claire like to make the Herrick House feels like home to their guests, it is bright and spacious where you can find the time and place to relax. There are also three outside terraces and three big gardens you can walk around.

They have two very loving and friendly dogs that will make you feel more than welcomed. Most rooms are made of double beds. Linen and towels are provided. Internet access is also available. The house is within a walking distance from local village shops.

Daily schedule

  • Morning yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Free time
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Late afternoon yoga session
  • Dinner

The Herrick House is located in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region, in a small village called Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude 11120, very close to Narbonne.

Nearby places

  • Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR) - 40 minutes
  • Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (PGF) - 40 minutes
  • Carcassonne Airport (CCN) - 45 minutes
  • Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL) - 1 hour
  • Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS) - 1 hour 30 minutes

Herrick House believes dietary changes and lifestyle modifications are a great way to help flush out all the toxins that build up in our bodies on a daily basis.

They have brought together knowledge and experience to create menus that will help bring your body back to an alkaline state, cleanse and detoxify your body and mind, with the aim to make you feel more energized, happier and leaving your skin glowing.

All the food is prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They also have an orchard in the back yard where cherries, figs, and plums are in season during summer and they are delicious.

All the meals are vegetarian and vegan as they believe this could be a good break for your digestive system. But also they would like to show you that our bodies can still function by reducing our intake of animal products without feeling deprived and that we can sometimes benefit from it, especially for those who have skin problems and sensitive digestive systems.

The meals

  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • Free from wheat, dairy or animal products, processed sugars
  • Fresh, local, seasonal and organic where possible
  • Whole foods, healthy fats, and alkalizing foods
  • Healthy cooking methods
  • Plant based protein from grains, nuts, seeds and legumes
  • Seasoning using fresh herbs, spices, and sea salt
  • Benefits of raw and cooked foods
  • Lunchtime meals are prepared with raw vegetables
  • Evening meals are prepared with cooked vegetables
  • Grain-based dishes are available at all meals
  • Low fructose with only fruit, citrus, and nuts as our source for sweetening

Refreshments and snacks

  • Fresh flavored water (lemon, cucumber etc.)
  • Variety of teas (green, ginger, mint etc.)
  • Fresh fruit (right off the tree if you like what is in season!)
  • Canal boat cruise
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Chinese medicine massage - 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Go to the beach
  • Healthy cooking demonstration
  • Horse riding
  • Relax by the swimming pool
  • Ride bikes along the Canal du Midi
  • Thai massage with a professionally trained medical masseuse - 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Visit Cathar castles, ancient monasteries, Cit de Carcassonne
  • Walk through the vines
  • Wine Tours

You can request for a Thai massage with Wanida, a professional masseuse from Thailand (she is incredible) or a Chinese medicine massage. This session is not included in the price.

  • 6 nights' accommodation in beautiful surroundings
  • A homemade goody bag of superfood balls for BookYogaRetreats guests
  • Daily healthy meals and snacks
  • Morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Pick up in Narbonne
  • Unlimited herbal teas
  • Use of beautiful swimming pool
  • Walks and bike rides along the canal du Midi
  • Airport transfer
  • Beer and wine
  • Healthy cooking demonstration
  • Massages and other treatments (available on request)
  • One on one yoga sessions on request

Arrival by airplane

If you are coming from Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS) or Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL), you would have to make your way to Narbonne so Herrick House can pick you from Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR), Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (PGF) or Carcassonne Airport (CCF). The pickup is not included in the price.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Verified BookDetoxRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    Hedrick House Review

    PROS Pros: The Herrick House team is friendly and responsive to guest needs.

    2017-Aug-07 01:48:59

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    Review by Rhonda Parry from New Zealand

    Time to reset and refresh

    CONS Cons: No real negatives.

    PROS Pros: Food was exceptional Yoga instructor brilliant and beautiful Plenty of free time Hosts very accomodating

    2017-Jul-23 03:18:37

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    Review by Ruth Chesworth from United Kingdom

    2017-Jun-13 05:16:41

Testimonials

  • Review by Aline from France
    10 out of 10

    "How to properly thank you for what was an unexpected break from the world and the opening of a window into the present. Thank you for inviting us into your home and giving us the opportunity to discover a bit of ourselves and make meaningful connections. I look forward to returning to this oasis of calm, happiness and possibilities. Namaste."

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  • Review by Rose Marie & Chris from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a fabulous week, great venue, amazing food (thanks to Claire and Alex), beautiful yoga and most importantly - lovely fun people. I feel like we have been at the best house party ever!"

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  • Review by Rob from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Simone, Claire & James. Thank you so much for having open the doors of your wonderful home and welcome myself and my fellow yogi students. This last week has been above all genuinely memorable. Every aspect of the retreat was excellent - teaching, food, venue, hosting. And such a fun crowd of people to spend the week with. Lots of love xxx"

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  • Review by Aums Ishwara from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "So good! So good! To be here with you all again. Nourishing spiritually and in every way. Thank you! Let's do this again. Beautiful people. Love."

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  • Review by Emily from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you all for your wonderful hosting and a week of beautiful yoga, lounging by the pool, swimming in the river and a trip to the beach. Absolutely amazing food (well done Claire and Alex) great company and fantastic stay in your beautiful house. Wishing you all the best for many more successful yoga retreats and I look forward to coming back. It was perfect, just what I needed. So nice to see you again. Lots of love."

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  • Review by Stephanie from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for a fantastic week. Best hospitality, amazing food, amazing house, looking forward to coming back! xx"

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  • Review by Mira from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you very much for this wonderful week. Everything was perfect! Wishing you all just the best for your future and to realize all those dreams you have. Namaste."

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  • Review by Stephanie from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Coming here not knowing what's going to happen, how the people would be, how the yoga would be like - I really can say thank you for having a really good time with a lot of laughing, excellent food and I enjoyed the yoga - That's for sure! Looking forward to staying in contact."

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  • Review by Vanessa from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you very much for an inspiring week of healthy eating and yoga. This experience will serve on the basis for a new direction in some important areas of my lifestyle. I very much appreciated the friendliness and warmth of everyone at the retreat, both the participants and you lovely people who took care of us. Thanks again!"

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  • Review by Sophie from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "It was a wonderful experience being at Herrick House! I enjoyed the yoga very very much. The massage was amazing and the food was really FANTASTIC! I also enjoyed the company of all of you! Hugs for Izzy and Mitzy! Lots of love."

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  • Review by Jeannette from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for having us to your lovely home for the long weekend. The food for sure was the star of the visit - but followed closely by the beautiful setting, yoga with Daisy, the fantastic Thai massage and the adorable dogs. We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back soon!"

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  • Review by Kim from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful 4 days with incredibly delicious food, wonderful yoga, fabulous hospitality in a gorgeous setting!"

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  • Review by Beverly Smart from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Fabulous location, fabulous food, fabulous welcome. The perfect occasion to get yourself back on track in every possible way."

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  • Review by Neil from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Simone, Claire and Leone. Words can't express, wishing you three and the dogs love, happiness and vibrant health."

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  • Review by Jenny from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful weekend at Herrick House! The food was the highlight - such vibrant colours, flavours and textures. I have never eaten so well. And the yoga with Daisy and the massage with Wanida was such a treat. I felt so relaxed at Herrick House. Simone and Claire are the best hosts and took care of our every need. Can't wait to come back to Herrick House! A bientôt!"

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  • Review by Dana from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you very much for my most relaxing 4 days. The food was amazing. Claire you are so talented! Daisy was a fantastic yoga instructor and Wanida's massage will go down in the books as one of the best. I am returning home feeling renewed and inspired to get creative. Thank you so very much!"

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  • Review by Karine & Manuela from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Coming to your house, being part of the beautiful yoga and detox retreat and meeting all of you, was one of these life changing experiences. We will keep you in our hearts and know that we will see you again very soon. The food was amazing, the best we have ever had. Much love and happiness."

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  • Review by Ailsa from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I arrived at Herrick House exhausted and tired and am leaving rested and rejuvenated! Thank you for putting me back in shape again. Simone’s wonderful, Claire & Leone‘s amazing food and of course the very excellent yoga teacher Ishwara. New lovely friends whom I hope we can all meet up again somewhere warm & sunny. Am missing Herrick House already!My love and thanks to you all."

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  • Review by Jeremy from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "5 star cuisine and hospitality from the Queen of Saint Marcel."

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  • Review by Philippa from France
    10 out of 10

    "Claire and Simone both cook amazing food."

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  • Review by Elizabeth from France
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for an extraordinary week of delicious food, yoga and company. This week was exactly what I needed to recharge and reset. I don't think I have ever eaten this well before! I appreciated your generous hospitality and warmth. You've organized a wonderful retreat and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!"

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  • Review by Elise from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Merci du fond du coeur pour votre accueil, votre naturelle bienveillance envers vos guests. Je suis chanceuse et tellement reconnaissante d'avoir pu vivre ces moments avec vous. Je suis arrivée ici épuisée, j'ai suivi mon instinct en choisissant de venir me ressourcer chez vous. Je repars avec mes batteries rechargées, pleine de bonnes énergies et le coeur chargée de souvenirs émouvants. Merci. Vraiment, merci."

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Languedoc Roussillon, France

The Herrick House runs a small and intimate retreat in a beautiful area of the South of France, the Languedoc Roussillon.

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