Writing Retreats & Courses

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreats

English & French Language Courses

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At Le Verger our tutored writing courses are led by experienced, acclaimed published authors, while our retreats offer you the time and space to write that novel, collection of poems, memoir or dissertation in conducive surroundings with the feedback and support of other writers. Listed with the Writers' & Aritsts' Year Book, we welcome and support people working on any creative project.

Le Verger offers you a retreat to deepest France for a precious opportunity to experience deep relaxation and powerful re-connection with yourself and nature. Led by experienced tutors, we offer yoga, meditation and mindfulness guidance with the opportunity for creative response in writing, art, song...

Le Verger offers total immersion residential French or English courses to get you speaking confidently in real contexts. Highly trained and specialized teachers in both Frech and English make learning effortless and fun. Our French A-level revision course has had over 60 successful participants, while our new English in France course takes you to an authentic English speaking environment without crossing the channel...


The retreat run by David and Michele Lambert is - for me - one of the very best places to write. The setting is lovely, the hospitality fantastic but more than this: there is a great sense of both peace and productivity.
"A fabulous retreat venue with plenty of spaces for relaxing in the sun, and idyllic Périgord countryside. The spacious meditation/yoga area provides a quiet nature-embedded space for practice. The hosts were wonderful at integrating the group and taking part in enriching exchanges. I'm excited to come back for a Yoga retreat in July 2018!"
"Le Verger was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone studying AS or A2 level French no matter what grade you are hoping to get. It helped me become so much more confident in my speaking, especially constructing a debate and discussion. David and Michèle are excellent teachers, always very encouraging, but also making sure you challenge yourself to improve."