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.
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.
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.
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.