Ultimate Runners Retreat – South of France

We are beyond excited to return to incredible St Jean’s Retreat at Cordes-Sur-Ceil in 2023. This is the ultimate getaway for runners who love to run but also enjoy fabulous food, amazing scenery and could do with a little time to switch off from a busy life!

The focus of our Apr/May 2023 trip will be to help you relax, rejuvenate, run and rest. A little focus on your running motivation, technique and strength will be an added bonus too. As always with our getaways there is plenty of chats about running (and other stuff!), chill out time and sightseeing. Did we mention the pool?

Who are we staying with ? 

Our hosts at St Jeans are the wonderful Chris and Liz (runners themselves) and the venue is the childhood home of Chris whose parents bought a ruin in the 80s and have turned it into somewhere just amazing.

The Food (and wine)

All meals are prepared fresh by local chefs and served in one of the many group dining areas at our private venue. The foods are locally grown organic where possible.

The whole setup is incredible. To have running trails passing literally through the garden an outdoor yoga deck for us to balance out the leisurely miles couldn’t be more perfect.

So here is our plan:

Dates : 6 Days/5 nights : Thurs April 27th – Tues May 2nd  (over May Bank Holiday weekend)

Flights : We all travel on the same Aer Lingus flights to/from Dublin/Toulouse and are collected from the airport by our hosts

Accommodation : 10 Luxury private bedrooms across the property at St Jeans Retreat. Everyone has their own room.

Typical Day in St Jeans : 

Each day  will be different but here is a sample :

  • Morning Leisurely Trail Run
  • Stretch class on the deck
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing or Relax
  • Lazy Lunch
  • Late Afternoon Run/Class
  • Coaching Workshop
  • Gourmet Dinner

Pricing : €1885 : Paid in 2 installments. Deposit €385 (upon booking confirmation) and balance €1500 by 31st Dec 2022. 

Whats included : 

  • Private Transfer from Toulouse Airport
  • 5 Nights Full Board Accomodation
  • Private en suite bedroom
  • Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Access to pool and full grounds of St Jean estate
  • Daytrips and adventures with Mary/Aoife
  • Daily Guided runs with Mary/Aoife
  • Daily Mat based strength/mobility classes on the outdoor deck
  • Daily Coaching workshop (over a cocktail)
  • 5 days to pick the brains of Mary and Aoife!
  • A few more surprises!

Whats not included : 

  • Flights to/fromDublin
  • 2 Lunches where we will be away from venue

Pricing : 

€1845 : Paid in 2 intallments – Deposit €345 and balance by 31st Dec 2022.

Book your place : There are very limited places for this retreat. Booking opens on 6th November. 6pm.

BOOK YOUR PLACE : From 6pm on Sunday 6th November – send an email to mary@forgetthegym.ie and we will confirm with you on Tuesday 8th November if you were lucky enough to secure a  confirmed place or if you join the waiting list. Any emails before 6pm will not count.