Julie & François Gerland
Susan Doyle
Providence - Les Peyrouses
09100 Bonnac
Ariège-Pyrénées, France



Tel: (33)
05 61 60 38 99
05 61 68 33 02
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English spoken

Vegetarian bed & breakfast

A 42 acre secluded property crowning the top of a hill with majestic 360° views on the Pyrenees mountain range and surrounding valleys... Providence is an ideal place to revitalise your body, open your heart and expand your soul whilst communing with the oak trees and unspoilt nature.

Providence is just 6 kms north of Pamiers, approximately 1 hr. drive from the cities of Toulouse and Carcassonne whilst Andorra and the Mediterranean are only 1 1/2 hrs. away. There are many things to do and see in this rich cultural, historical and spiritual region of France. We receive guests from all over the world for individual stays, group courses and self catering accommodation. Providence, in the heart of Cathar country, is only 2 kms from the village of Bonnac, from "bon aqua" meaning "good water" which was renowned for its "spring of rejuvenation".

Your hosts
François and Julie Gerland each have over 30 years experience in the field of personal development. François currently works as an alchemical hypnotherapy trainer, has a busy practice in hypnotherapy and is an airline captain.

Julie, English from Hong Kong, is a pioneer in the field of holistic personal development. Through her own personal story from chaos to fulfilment including intense research and study, Julie specialises in the mind/body connection and holistic living skills. She is the Founder/Director of The Holistic Parenting Programme: Preconception to Birth & Beyond... She also gives private sessions, workshops, and professional trainings. Julie is an international speaker, workshop leader and her work is published around the world.

Susan Doyle, has been involved in personal development for the past 20 years. Originally from England, she lived in Hong Kong for many years before coming to Providence "Holistic Lifestyle Centre". Sue will make sure that your stay at Providence is a memorable and warm experience.

Your stay
Together we combine our passions for life, well-being and nature with a wealth of diverse experience to make your stay here happy, healthy and enriching. So whether you need a quiet spot to rest and restore, a programme to stimulate, explore, walk or simply BE... we'll leave you alone or help you make up a programme to suit your needs. We offer bright, colourful accommodation for up to 8 guests as well as healthy, tasty vegetarian or vegan cuisine. We can organise a selection of natural therapies. We ask that you stay with us for a minimum of two nights.

Guest comments
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Guest Accommodation Bed and Breakfast
2 double/twin rooms, 1 ground floor, 1 first floor, with ensuite shower rooms, 1 twin room with a shared bathroom and 1 single room sharing the same bathroom in the corridor. All our rooms have superb views.

(breakfast included)
Double/twin room with ensuite shower room Euros65.00
Same room for three persons Euros79.00
Same room for four persons Euros90.00
Double/twin room with shared bathroom Euros57.00
Single room with ensuite shower room Euros55.00
Single room with shared bathroom Euros46.00
3-course vegetarian meal with wine or veg/fruit juice and hot drink Euros19.00
3-course vegetarian meal for children under 12 Euros13.00
2-course vegetarian meal with wine or veg/fruit juice and hot drink Euros17.00
2-course vegetarian meal and hot drink (without wine) Euros14.00
Sauna for two persons (One person Euros6.50) Euros10.00
Weekly Self Catering
Weekly self catering fully equipped guest accommodation may be available for 6/8 people.
This comprises 1 twin room (en suite) with extra bed in the mezzanine, 2 twin/double rooms, one single room and 2 independent shower/bath rooms. Use of a living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD/VCR (videos in French and English), hifi, piano and fully equipped kitchen.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Providence!

WellBeing Weekend Packages
We offer a weekend package with nutritious meals plus a programme oriented towards body, mind and soul which includes walking, relaxation, conscious breathing and guided visualisation or massage plus a talk or video on keeping healthy. This can be organised on an individual basis or join one of our groups.

Providence is a non-smoking domain and we regret that we are unable to accommodate your pets as we have our own cats and dogs.

Please note: Due to its modern low chlorine technology, our swimming pool doesn't meet the French administrative standards for public use, please contact us for more information.

Download a pdf file of our brochure here.

Courses and workshops at Providence

Providence hosts courses workshops, professional trainings and individual sessions in a variety of methods of personal development. For more details please contact us directly

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