Why Retreat at the Razès Gîtes?Escueillens Village 1

We offer affordable 5 to 7 day get-away rural retreats in a sleepy village near Carcassonne, 90km inland of the Mediterranean and 90km north of the Pyrenees.

Our retreats draw on our specialist training, experiences, competencies and the historic nature of this beautiful part of Occitanie otherwise known as the Pays Cathare. Principally, our retreats include: guided walks, walking meditations, nature symbology courses, creative writing courses, and historic trips around the legendary Cathare Castles.

We want everybody who retreats at the Razès to leave with renewed energy and a deep-rooted sense of wellbeing. We generally keep retreat numbers small (4 to 6) so that no-one gets lost in a crowd.


massageFrom time to time we team up with other wellbeing specialists to offer exclusive wellbeing treatments and activities to ensure you leave feeling back in control, rested, de-stressed and enriched. The most popular include:

  • Mindfulness and the natural world;
  • Wellbeing for Women – a balanced blend of walking, reflexology and aromatherapy;
  • Iyengar yoga for beginners and intermediaries.

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potter testimonialHere at the Razès Gîtes, we can provide you with the place and space within which to unwind: your own gîte, private and tranquil gardens and grange, and the Razès countryside on your doorstep, just a breath away.

Rambling through this area, you can follow in the footsteps of the renowned Cathar martyrs, walking their trails and exploring over twenty 12th Century castles, appreciating the proliferation of wild orchids and birds of prey.


‘Get-away-from-it-all’ Wellness Retreats with Flexible Catering and Transport Options

You choose whether you want to come self-catering, bed & breakfast, half- or full-board to suit your dietary requirements, taste and budget. Different retreats may vary on catering options available so be sure to check the details on our Events page.

Our retreat prices include all transportation and airport transfer costs. Should you prefer to hire your own care, simply deduct €200 from all quoted prices.


If you're looking for a digital detox, to leave behind the draining hum-drum of the towns and cities for a while, to step back in time even, and take the time and space to feel the connection of the vibrant, living and breathing natural world, try a retreat in a Razès Gîte.

If you want to renew your sense of well-being through exploring diverse ways and means of unwinding and relaxing, not just once a year, but as and when you need it, then the Razès Gîtes can help you achieve this.grange


DIY Retreats

If you don't want to attend a group event at a specific time, you can also choose to make your own DIY retreat. You decide what you want to do, when and where or simply relax in peace and tranquility in the secluded gardens, enjoying the taste of your own space and freedom or maybe wine-tasting in our local vignobles celebrated for their Blanquettes, reds and rosés.

Razès Gîtes can accommodate singles and couples in Soujeole, Corbières and Malepère Gîtes and four people in La Cour du Blé. This means that you can choose to come alone, as a couple or with friends, as each gîte and three secluded gardens safe-guard your individual needs for privacy and space.

Choose to come for a weekend break, five days or a week, even longer if you prefer. Check out our DIY Retreats page for more details. Feel free to Contact Us for more details.


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