About us

We invite you to immerse yourself in the pure beauty of nature. To connect with the elements and rediscover your most joyful state of being. Alauzet is an idyllic hideaway. Here you will have the time and space to refresh your mind, to energize your body, and to uplift your spirit. We offer Vision Quests, wellness vacations, transformational retreats and detox programs.

Alauzet is a magical place created to provide a nurturing space for anyone that feels the need to reconnect with Nature and their own essence. 

We have constructed the various buildings on the terrain with our own hands, lots of love and eye for detail. The accommodations are constructed and decorated with natural materials and a bohemian style. Providing you with a unique, comfortable and romantic home away from home. A truly inspirational place to experience a transformational vision quest that you will remember forever.

Alauzet is a true hidden gem. We are located in the Aveyron, a rural department in the South of France. We are right on the lake of Castelnau de Mandailles, providing us with breath-taking views and plenty of opportunity for water activities. With just a few steps you can jump in the water for a refreshing swim or in a canoe for a scenic tour. Being a nature reserve our area is raw, lush and green. It’s a true paradise for bird lovers. An amazing number of birds populates the area including; woodpeckers, owls, hoopoes, falcons, buzzards, eagles and even griffon vultures. There is also other wildlife that you can spot, when you are quiet and lucky, such as; bore, dear, squirrels, martens, weasels and snakes. The Aveyron is a well-kept secret. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions of France, even in summer. It’s the forgotten land, a place where time stood still and the landscapes and villages have that romantic medieval allure.

Alauzet is the most magical place I have been to for a long while. The quiet, the stunning nature, the beautifully and tastefully decorated houses, all sprinkled by the charm, wisdom and beauty of the lovely Melissa and her partner Jasper. We have spent an amazing, nourishing and very generative two weeks here. I am definitely coming back!

Venue Highlights

Beautiful location
Mesmerizing lake with very clean water to swim in
Lush and green nature
Accommodations build with natural materials and eye for detail
Personal and welcoming atmosphere
Great energy


  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Dairy Free


There are several accommodations "lake houses" on the terrain which all have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. Some rooms have a shared bathroom, and other rooms have a private bathroom.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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