Harness your imagination, refocus and hone your skills on our life-affirming creative retreats.

Take time out to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and your path to getting there at our life coaching, personal mentoring and personal strategy retreats. Develop your literary skills during our creative writing break or boost your blogging potential at our social media weekends. Recapture your mojo during our uplifting singing and instrumental retreats. And capture the moment with our fine arts, crafts and photography breaks.

Retreats are based at our 'fairytale' Chateau in the Pays de la Loire.  Our haven of tranquilty has been extensively renovated - tastefully integrating period authenticity with modern luxury and convenience.

Each retreat is hosted by experienced and highly skilled creatives and supported by our expert professional team. We help grow your creativity whilst enjoying every moment - providing ample 1 on 1 time as well as activities within the group. All in the company of like-minded individuals.

Harness your potential.

ART & photography

The beautiful backdrop of the Mayenne region provides a plethora of opportunities for the creative artist: from the wonders of the prehistoric caves at Saulges; to the castles and cathedrals in Laval and Chateau Gontier; to the beautiful, meandering Mayenne river itself. Our professional artists. photographers and craftspeople guide you through your journey, helping you grow and improve in your chosen field. Recuperate and relax in the beauty of our Chateau and enjoy delicious food and drink, restorative yoga and therapeutic massage. Discuss the days' activity with your hosts, in the company of like-minded individuals.

Art of the Matter (Spring Awakening)

Fine Art Retreat

Hone your skills on our fine art break. The beautiful and varied landscapes of the Loire provide a stunning backdrop: grand Abbeys; medieval streets and castles; artisanal villages and meandering rivers, speckled with working locks and cliff-hugging villages. Known as one of verdant wonders of France you will learn from our experts whilst enjoying some time to reflect and relax at our stunning Chateau with friends, old and new.

Capture your imagination

Photographic Retreat

Grow as a person and a photographer on our visually creative mindfulness retreat. Your expert hosts will lead your program, not only showing you how to get the best from your camera but also the experience of photography. Focussing on landscape, wildlife and abstract photography, you will enhance your technical skills with informative seminars on editing, exhibiting and publishing. In parallel, relax and restore with daily yoga and meditation classes, therapeutic massage and mindfulness sessions. All based out of our 'fairytale' Chateau, set in over 9 hectares of tranquil parkland grounds.

life coaching

Kickstart your next chapter at our life coaching retreats. Renowned life coaches, personal mentors and narrative strategists will help you reevaluate where you are, where you want to be and give you guidance on how to get there. Experience one-to-one sessions and daily workshops with your host. Rejuvenate with therapeutic massage, yoga and meditation classes and daily excursions. Savour our delicious menu and local wines. And chill out at our delightful Chateau, with our extensive health & fitness facilities, 25m swimming pool and secluded relaxation areas.  Leave inspired and foucsed with a clear plan to move forward and evolve.

explore your path

life affirming retreat

Pause and take the time to explore where you are and where you wish to go. Hosted by experienced life coaches, ably assisted by expert therapists and instructors, our life affirming breaks help you reevaluate and provide you with the tools to move forward. Based at our gorgeous Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, immerse yourself in one-to-one sessions with our Team, experience our group workshops and enjoy our daily yoga and group excursion program . Relax and enjoy: delicious and nutritious meals; a wonderful selection of local wines; boutique style luxury accommodation; and therapeutic massage.


Hosted by professional musicians, our musical retreats are designed to promote wellbeing and mindfulness through the medium of music, whether instrumental or choral, classical or modern. Our singing and instrumental retreats help you explore your music with like-minded individuals, in an inspirational, boutique hotel, environment. Enjoy delicious and nutritious food and drink, the occasional glass of local wine, therapeutic massage and daily restorative yoga and meditation classes. Experience excursions to local sites, festivals and choral events. And complete your experience by relaxing in the peace and tranquility that is Chateau de la Motte Henry.

daydreams in music

musical wellbeing

Join our professional musicians and expert team of therapists and instructors at our glorious Chateau in the Pays de la Loire. Re-balance through our uplifting musical program, intriguing excursions and stimulating performance events. Restore during daily yoga and meditation classes and therapeutic massage sessions. And relax at our stunning Chateau with its boutique style accommodation, peaceful relaxation areas and stunning health and fitness facilities. Attend informative seminars and meet like-minded individuals whilst enjoying our delicious and nutritious menu and a glass or two of the excellent local wines.     


Our program of literary arts retreats helps improve your written word. Covering the art of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, blogging and personal reflection through the medium of journaling, our courses are hosted by expert facilitators. Highly successful in their fields, your hosts will spend time with you one-to-one, as well as in group to help you develop, whether you are a novice or more experienced. The peace and tranquility our Chateau offers provides the perfect setting, free of daily distractions and stresses, within which to take the next step.


Creative writing development

Led by bestselling novelists, our creative writing retreats include seminars on research methodology, plot design, character development, and getting published. In addition, you will be given creative writing exercises and one-to-one sessions to discuss your thoughts, ideas, frustrations and anxieties with your host. You will have plenty of time to focus on your own work, and to relax in our stunning grounds, enjoy the luxury of our 'fairytale' Chateau and explore the charm, beauty and heritage of the Pays de la Loire. Leave us with fond memories and a clear understanding of how you can reach your potential.    

Spring 2022

Writers Retreat with Leigh Russell

Autumn 2022

Author Announced Soon


Capture your Imagination

14th-18th November 2024 |

From £1,500
Single room supplement £300. Accompanying partners £1,000

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Death at the Chateau – Murder Mystery

21st - 24th November 2024 | 4 days

From £795
Solve the mystery of the Death at the Chateau. Inclusive of food, drink and accommodation.

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Explore your Path

11th-17th December 2024 | Life Coaching & Wellbeing Retreat

From £2,500

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Write, write more

2024 dates to be confirmed | Creative Writing Retreat

From £1,500
Single room supplement £300.

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The Art of the Matter

2024 dates to be confirmed | Creative artists' retreat

From £1,250
Assumes 2 people sharing twin, en-suite double room. Single person supplement £250.

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Make Music Together

2024 dates to be confirmed | Creative Music Retreat

From £1,350
Single room supplement £300.

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