calm • restore • nourish

A Holiday and Retreat centre in Southern France

Welcome to La Pierre Verte

Happy Autumn times everyone!

A huge thank you to all of our wonderful visitors this season. Our hearts are full as we come to a close on another beautiful summertime here at La Pierre Verte. We will begin to take our yurts down at the end of September ( they need a rest too) and allow the land and ourselves to regenerate and re-nourish during these cooler months ahead.

Our Mazet is open all year round for those of you looking for an autumn or winter getaway.

We are now open for 2018 bookings! 

More about La Pierre Verte....

We are a calm, family run small holding nestled in the southern 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.

We offer both holidays and retreats focused on health and well-being. Fresh, vegetarian, holistic food to nourish and restore your senses during your stay. Natural unique dwellings in yurts, bell tents and a beautiful old shepherds cottage, the mazet.

We tend to the land and gardens using permaculture principles producing some vegetables (season permitting) and herbs to feed ourselves and hungry visitors. We nurture native species found on the land and work towards a more sustainable, self sufficient, conscious existence. La pierre verte has been an ongoing family project since the 70's. The family history and flowing stream of visitors to the land helps to make it the place it is today. A place of reflection, of peace and of possibilities....

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

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

ABOUT US

We are Ella, Ed and Lily. We live at La pierre with our dog Ruby, our 4 cats, 6 hens and sometimes foster our neighbours donkeys, Fred and Ginger. With urban roots in London and Sheffield and hungry for a green adventure, in 2006 we moved here with our baby Lily in our arms. With aim to put into practice all we had learned whilst travelling and volunteering on farms in New Zealand and Spain. La Pierre (the 'verte' came later) was formerly owned and tended by Ellas' grandparents and has been a well-loved home for families and friends over many years. We set about restoring the house and nurturing the trees on the land. A year later we bought the neighbouring field, stuck a yurt on it, continued chopping, clearing, planting and the project continues....

Creating a peaceful, productive and transformative place for all to enjoy is the driving force behind this project. 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 and english teacher. 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 as well as tending to the health of the woodland. With the help of our dear volunteers we learn, share and 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 www.wwoof.fr or www.helpx.net

RETREATS

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, ellacade@wanadoo.fr or  +33 4 66 22 56 31

HOLIDAYS

We have 5 unique dwellings to offer you. 1 Mongolian yurt, 1 French yurt, 2 Bell tents 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 2 man tents which we install for you next to your dwelling.

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 with a hemp brick 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.

MORE INFO

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 run free.

Take part in Restorative Yoga sessions 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 2018. 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 .....

We are also listed on www.goglamping.net