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Taste and See: Savoring the Sweetness of Life Through the French Countryside, October 9-16, 2021
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

The Borgogne region of France, full of ripening grapes, ancient castles, meandering rivers, charming towns and world renowned cuisine offers a perfect tableau to “Taste and See” the goodness of nature and the abundance of your own life.

Daily life in France prioritizes savoring each moment, basking in beauty, connecting with the earth and delighting in conversation and companionship. You'll spend the week experiencing the abundant satisfaction and peace that comes with that way of living and gain tools to enrich your own life when you return home. You will root your experience in daily yoga and meditation, enjoy local, market-fresh meals prepared by a professional chef from the region, learn to cook authentic French cuisine, pedal through the local villages, vineyards and forests along the old railway track converted to green way, float above the region in a hot air ballon, lounge by the beautiful salt-water pool, and learn about the wine, cuisine and ancient history of the area.

Shared Occupancy: $2250 per person : 2 double/twin rooms and 5 King sized rooms are available

Single Occupancy: $2750 (King Room)

(For VIP suite - only 2 available - add $400 per room)

A NONREFUNDABLE $500 Deposit will secure your spot with the balance due by July 1, 2020

What's Included?

7 nights accommodations in a luxurious 19th century Chateau
All meals with the exception of 3 lunches per day prepared by an esteemed chef with fresh organic regional and seasonal ingredients
Daily yoga and meditationCooking class
Arrival andd Departure transfers from the town of Beaune.
Unlimited internet use
Unlimited use of pool and facilities
Hot air balloon right departing right from the Chateau!

What's NOT Included?

Rail tickets and transfers to the town of Beaune
Alcoholic Beverages
Extra spa treatments or excursions
Travel Insurance


The Château Aquila has eight double bedrooms (of which two are VIP rooms); three on the first floor and five on the second floor. All are equipped with ensuite bathrooms with either a bathtub or shower. The VIP suites offer views out across the park and vineyards, a balcony, high definition TV, Blu-ray DVD player, double washbasins, hairdryers, and a bath with massage jets.

Travel Details:

US Citizens traveling to France need a current passport. Check the expiration date to make sure that it does not expire within 6 months of your trip. Visas are not required.

Flying into to France

The easiest way to reach Beaune is to fly into Paris.

Regular trains and buses run from Paris to Beaune and are very reasonably priced (between 15-30 dollars one way). The train trip will last approximately 3 hours. Please plan to arrive in Beaune in time to be picked up at 4pm on Saturday. Your hosts will meet you at the train station and bring you to Chateau Mercurey then. Should you miss the pick up, taxis are available. You can purchase train tickets in advance HERE.

Another option is torent a carin Paris and make the drive yourself. This might be desirable if you wish to do any turning on your own while you are in the region. The drive is easy and beautiful and will take you about 4 hours.

We understand that booking transportation can be daunting! Don't let that stop you from fulfilling a travel dream! Sheila is more than happy to guide you through the travel booking process if you need help. Simply email with any questions or concerns.

Oct 9, 2021
9:00 - 9:00pm