Chateau de Bardouly

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Bardouly was built in the reign of Henry IV and is situated halfway up a limestone hill above the Dropt River. This Perigordian Chateau brims with the charm and nobility of its 400 years of existence. The house maintains its original features including a panelled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state rooms at Versailles. Michel de Montaigne’s historic estate is nearby and is the place where he wrote extensively about the area and other topics in his famous ‘Essays’. Many illustrious visitors spent time at Bardouly throughout the 20th century such as Charles de Gaulle and John D Rockefeller.

The house brims with antiques but maintains the atmosphere of a comfortable family home. Enjoy the absolute privacy in the meticulously maintained house and park. The estate includes a heated swimming pool and hard surface tennis court as well as a lake surrounded by ancient oaks. Hike through the close to 100 acres of exquisite wooded hills and fields. The area boasts the most number of UNESCO World Heritage sites outside of Paris and abouts with sporting activities such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing and golfing.

We partner with teachers from well respected studios including the Life Centre and triyoga in the UK and Yoga Works in the US.  In addition to retreats, Yoga Works has hosted 4 week intensive teacher trainings at the property.  We have a professionally designed indoor yoga studio (800 sq ft) with studio specific heating and a wooden outdoor platfrom, also designed with the help of Yoga Works.  We supply all props including: 30 mats, 90 assorted sized blocks, 20 blankets, 20 bolsters, 30 straps, a white board and skeleton.

Tags: meditation yoga

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