calm • restore • nourish

A Holiday and Retreat centre in Southern France

Welcome to La Pierre Verte

Happy Autumn times Everyone! May these cooler days be abundant with peace, love and healthy times.

A huge thank you to all of our wonderful visitors this year. Our hearts are full as we begin to close another beautiful season here at La Pierre Verte. The yurts are soon coming down after their summer visitors and the land is beginning to rest as autumn opens her doors. 

Bookings for 2019 are officially open! Nab your spot before its too late!! ...

We are very excited to be welcome more yoga teachers and practioners here next summer to hold retreats and trainings. Please visit the 'Retreats & Workshops ' page for more info!


La pierre is a calm, family run small holding nestled in the southern french countryside. An enchanting oak woodland with surrounding vineyards and olive groves. We are within walking distance to the village of Arpaillargues and 5 km from the medieval market town of Uzes, in the Languedoc Roussillon region. Tranquil green horizons and clean, fresh air. We offer all who visit an opportunity to reconnect with nature.

With emphasis on health and well-being we are creating a peaceful, productive and transformative place for all to enjoy. 

Our dwellings are natural and unique. We have yurts, bell tents and a beautiful old shepherds cottage, the mazet. We are open from April - October, The Mazet is open all year round.

A place of reflection, of peace and of nourishment....

Relax, unwind, explore, or just sit and breathe..... Everyone welcome, families, couples, singles and groups.

"The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want you already are." Rumi


We are Ella, Ed and Lily. We live at La pierre with our dog Ruby, a few cats, hens and sometimes we foster our neighbours donkeys, Fred and Ginger. With urban beginnings in London and Sheffield and hungry for a green adventure, in 2006 we moved here with our baby Lily in our arms. Aiming to put into practice all we had learned whilst travelling and volunteering on farms in New Zealand and Spain. La pierre verte has been an ongoing family project since the 70's. Formerly owned and tended by Ellas' grandparents, then parents, the land has been a well-loved home for families and friends over many years. The family history and flowing stream of visitors to the land help to make it the place it is today. 

We tend to the land using permaculture principles nurturing native species and working towards a more sustainable, self sufficient, conscious existence.   

With eternal thanks to our families and friends who help make La Pierre a sacred place for all who visit. We could not do this without you.

Ella is a passionate foodie with trainings in massage, aromatherapy and yoga. Ed is a landscape gardener, english teacher and all round very handy person :)

We embrace the multitudes of skills that rural life teaches us. With every new challenge comes a new opportunity for growth.

Each year we have new planting and construction projects to acheive in the off-season months. Ongoing land and yurt maintenance, planting, chopping and tending to the health of the woodland. With the help of volunteers we learn, share and aim to bring improvements to the land and all the various energy systems that exist within it. We are moving gradually but surely towards an off-grid vision for the future of La pierre Verte.

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, Permaculture, Dance and more.....

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

Private dwellings can be arranged at request.

If you are interested in holding a retreat here or would like more information 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, 1 Bell tent and a small stone cottage, the Mazet. Each yurt sleeps a maximum of 5 people and the bell tent a maximum of 4 people, the mazet sleeps 2, with additional space for a travel cot.

For larger groups we can provide additional bell tents which we install for you next to your dwelling.

The mazet is the dwelling for those who prefer more luxury and those less inclined to camp. It is a lovingly restored stone cottage with a modern extension and has all indoor facilities.

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 October. The mazet accomodation is available all year round.


Our garden cafe offers you free tea, coffee and wifi ( sometimes we turn it off, you will find a better connection in the forest!)

Other things to enjoy.... Swimming pool (open 1st may - 1st 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 enjoy.

Take part in Restorative Yoga classes held twice a week (July and August) If you are interested in a full weeks yoga or a retreat then please click the details section at the top of the page.

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

Local winery visits, river trips, hiking, beaches, markets, Roman architecture, caves 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 2019. 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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