calm • restore • nourish

A Holiday and Retreat centre in southern France

Welcome to La Pierre Verte

A calm, family run small holding nestled in the french countryside. An enchanting oak woodland with surrounding vineyards and olive groves. Within walking distance to the village of Arpaillargues and 5 km from the medieval market town of Uzes, in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. Tranquil green horizons and clean, fresh air. La Pierre Verte offers all who visit an opportunity to reconnect with nature and return to your source.

We offer both holidays and retreats promoting health and well-being.

We tend to the land using permaculture principles to produce some of our own food and herbs. We nurture the native species found on the land while working to live a more sustainable, self sufficient existence. La pierre verte has been an ongoing family project since 1974. The family history and flowing stream of wonderful visitors to the land helps to make it thrive and more towards its full potential.

A place to relax, unwind, explore the area, or just sit and do nothing. Perfect for families, couples, singles and groups.


We are Ella, Ed and Lily. We live here with our dog Ruby, our 4 cats and 6 hens and sometimes foster donkeys. Former residents of London, ten years ago we moved here with baby Lily in our arms. We bought a yurt, started chopping, clearing, planting and the project evolves.... we enjoy creating a peaceful, productive and transformative place for all to enjoy.

Ella is a chef, massage therapist and yoga instructor. Ed is an english teacher and landscape gardener. We embrace the multitudes of skills that rural life teaches us. 

Each year we have new planting and construction projects and in the off-season months we carry out land and yurt maintenance and woodland management. We love to bring improvements to the land and develop the various energy systems that exist within it. We are moving gradually but surely towards an off-grid vision for the future.

We welcome volunteers and wwoofers to the land from march 1st. For our listings please visit or


At La Pierre Verte we welcome groups and can facilitate retreats and workshops in the following.....

Yoga, Meditation, Tai chi, Music and Art workshops, Kids camps, Dance and more.....

We are ideally suited to cater for groups of between 6-12 people. The accommodation is in shared yurts and bell tents, 3 to a dwelling. 

If you are interested in bringing a group here or would like more information on this years retreats please refer to the details button at the top of the page, or contact Ella, or  +33 4 66 22 56 31


We have 4 unique dwellings to offer you. 1 Mongolian yurt, 1 French yurt, a Bell tent and a Mazet (stone cottage). Each yurt sleeps a maximum of 5 people and the bell tent a maximum of 4 people.

For larger groups we can provide additional 2 man tents which we install for you next to your dwelling. The whole site can accommodate a maximum of 15 people. 

The mazet is the dwelling for those of you who prefer more luxury and those less inclined to camp. It is a lovingly restored stone cottage and has all indoor facilities. It is suitable for couples only (with extra space for a travel cot).

If you are interested in renting the whole site as a group booking please contact us to discuss your needs.

Our camping accomodations are available from 1st April - 1st november. The mazet accomodation is available all year round.


Our garden cafe offers you free tea, coffee and a pay later honesty bar. We also have fresh eggs and veg for sale (season, crops and hens permitting).

Other things to enjoy here....Swimming pool (open mid may - mid Oct), shady yoga deck, play area with slide, swings and rope swings, hammocks, slack line, bikes, scooters, table tennis, trampoline, books, toys, games, bbqs, loungers........and lots of beautiful trees to sit under and dream. A woodland playground with abundant space for you and your family to run free.

During holiday times you can take part in Restorative Yoga sessions which take place twice a week. If you are interested in a full weeks yoga or a retreat then please click the details section at the top of the page where you will find information on the upcoming retreats for this year.

Evening meals served in the garden, (season and weather permitting) all made using organic home grown and locally sourced produce. Meals are vegetarian with an emphasis on healthy fresh foods. 

Local winery visits, river trips, hiking, beaches, markets, Roman architecture, and many more local excursions nearby.....we are more than happy to offer any help and advice you need during your stay.

We welcome all visitors to the land with open arms. Come as you are. Love the land and it will love you back. At La Pierre Verte you will find a peaceful time in beautiful, friendly, natural surroundings.

We are now taking bookings for 2017. Please visit the details page to see more about each dwelling and how to make a booking.....

If you would like to see some pics of seasonal goings on then please feel free to follow us on instagram @lapierreverte .....

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