We tailor stays for instructors and groups looking to escape the speed and stress of everyday life, and instead spend time in a place where life is altogether more gentle and calm.

Set in the lush valley which overlooks the historic and picturesque hilltop village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in the heart of the beautiful Tarn region in south-west France, St. Jean is a stunning, large stone house nestled within landscaped gardens and meadows surrounded by over 150 acres of private hillside woodland.

We offer our beautiful location as a venue for private groups, and invite instructors and teachers of holistic and creative disciplines to bring their students here to us. We have a a small friendly team waiting to provide you with everything you need in the comfort of this stunning, rural idyll, while you focus on rejuvenation and relaxation as part of your retreat here at St. Jean.

St. Jean has nine rooms for guests to stay in, all of them either en-suite or with dedicated private bathrooms. We have an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by mature shrubs and plants, furnished with Moroccan sun loungers. The grounds include a tennis court, a 10th century chapel, a dedicated yoga studio and outdoor wellness platform.

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Indoor and outdoor Yoga, swimming, tennis, massage, media room, woodland walks… Find out more about our facilities.

Wifi is available in most public rooms throughout St. Jean and guests are invited to read our many books and magazines during their stay.

With 4 bedrooms in the House and 5 in the Old Stables… find out more about the accommodation.

What visitors say!

  • There is so much space for quiet reflection with tranquil little quiet areas aswell as huge areas for togetherness, this retreat would make a perfect location for a special family occasion or birthday. (We have already booked!)

    - Julie -
  • This could be the most relaxing place on Earth. Just a stones throw from the beautiful village of Cordes, there’s lots of culture and history to fit in between sunning yourself by the pool, brilliant yoga classes and perfect massages. I can’t wait to go back and soak up some more sunshine, wine and relaxation.

    - Holly & Sam -