About This Center

Nestled in the French Pyrenees at 750m altitude, 10km from the spanish border and surrounded by snowcapped peaks, waterfalls and forests, is the picturesque thermal town of Aulus-Les-Bains. In the town, housed in a beautifully renovated 19th century hotel, is CAMP - the first of a new breed of arts residency. in 2018, CAMP will run a short series of five-day arts, music, writing and arts-activist sessions. these are no ordinary courses - they are intense, artistic catalysts run by internationally acclaimed practitioners; creative flashpoints designed to change the lives of everyone involved. the courses combine work in our well equipped facilities with projects carried out in the mountains - check out the courses for full details.

Venue Highlights

We have a range of fantastic 5 day courses and retreats in the breathtaking Pyrenean mountains.

Included in the course fee: five days of classes and activities, a comfortable private room at camp, all meals - breakfast and lunch at CAMP, dinner at an excellent local restaurant, unlimited use of our recording studios, editing suites, rehearsal studios, library and other facilities, post-course benefits & support.

DEEP LISTENING, MEDITATION & LAUGHTER WITH LARAAJI - (contact info blocked)2/deep-listening-meditation-laughter-with-laraaji


We have 15 private, peaceful rooms at CAMP, each with mountain views and work facilities. Double rooms are available on request.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free


By air: Toulouse (TLS) is the closest airport, 1.5 hours drive from here. Other possibilities, though further away, are Carcassone, Pau and Perpignon.

By rail: highly recommended, French trains are brilliant. Get your ticket from (contact info blocked) and head for Toulouse Matabiau.

By bus: maybe the cheapest option if you're booking last minute, check (contact info blocked)

Once you get to Toulouse: from Toulouse bus station (next to the train station) get the 952 bus to Saint-Girons. Get off at the last stop, grab a coffee and wait for the next bus to Aulus. To check times and prices, a great site is (contact info blocked)

By car: from Toulouse, head southwest on the A64 to Junction 20, exit onto the D117. Continue to Saint-Girons, then follow the D3 to Oust, then the D32 to Aulus-les-bains. Aulus is signposted all the way from Saint-Girons. If you're coming from Spain or east France, you should arrive via the N20 - at Tarascon, take the D8, then the D18. Again, signposts are at all junctions.

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A guru says "Listen to me". A guide says "Follow your heart". Matt Kahn

Why Retreat?

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

Watching the sun come over the mountain in the morning inspires me! Holly

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.