La Région Charmante de CharenteWelcome to the enchanting Cognac region of France, where Ceangal retreats unfold amidst the serene landscape of vineyards and rolling hills. Our retreats typically held at the historic Logis du Paradis, a haven of tranquility that allows you to connect with nature, yourself, and others while enjoying the best of French culture and Irish hospitality.
Logis du ParadisLogis du Paradis is a charming 18th-century complex, built around a classic Charentais courtyard. Nestled near the small river Né and amidst the vines of the Grande Champagne Cognac region, it provides a perfect setting for our retreats. The property features a number of comfortable and spacious chambre d'hotes with ensuite bathrooms, luxury self-catering cottages, an outdoor swimming pool, and walled gardens, all designed for your relaxation and enjoyment.
The Cognac RegionThe Cognac region is renowned for its production of the world-famous Cognac brandy. Rich in history and culture, the area offers a plethora of experiences for visitors to explore, from visiting Cognac houses and distilleries to strolling through picturesque villages and markets. The region also boasts stunning landscapes and outdoor activities, ensuring a memorable stay during your retreat.
Proximity to Cities and Attractions
Our retreat location is just ten minutes from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, and thirty minutes from the cities of Cognac and Angoulême. In the vicinity, you can find a range of attractions and landmarks to visit, including historic chateaux, charming villages, and local vineyards.
The beautiful surroundings of the Cognac region offer a variety of outdoor activities for guests to enjoy during their retreat, such as hiking, cycling, and exploring the picturesque countryside. Take a leisurely walk through the vineyards or visit nearby attractions for a taste of local history and culture.
Accessibility and Transportation
Reaching the retreat location is easy, with the nearest airport located in Bordeaux, just an hour's drive away. The region is also well-connected by train, with the closest station in Angoulême. We also provide transport to and from Bordeaux airport included as part of your retreat, taking any stresses of navigating the other side of the road off your plate.
Climate and Weather
The Cognac region experiences a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers. Spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures, making these seasons ideal for exploring the outdoors and participating in retreat activities. Be sure to check the local weather forecast before your visit to pack accordingly.
Upcoming ExperiencesEmbark on an unforgettable journey with Ceangal's upcoming retreats. From the serene mindfulness retreats designed to calm your body and mind, to our gourmet cookery and cognac experiences that indulge your senses, there's an immersive experience waiting just for you. As we continue to create retreats that appeal to a variety of interests, each of our offerings aims to provide an authentic taste of the French countryside, its rich culture, and history.
Mná Mindfulness Retreat29th September - 1st October 2023
Join us at the exclusive Logis du Paradis, nestled within the breathtaking Cognac region of France, for a very special mná retreat aimed at rejuvenating both your mind and body. Led by Martin Towey, a qualified mindfulness teacher, this retreat introduces participants to various practices that help cultivate awareness, kindness, and compassion towards oneself and one's experiences.
Christmas Cuisine Weekend8th - 11th December 2023
Join us from 8th to 11th December for lots of fun in the kitchen as you learn from the wonderful Maggy some very special French recipes to dazzle your guests over the Christmas season. Enjoy the perfect balance between chilling and cooking as you pick up endless hints and tips to entertain and impress friends and family.
New Year Cuisine Weekend26th - 28th January 2024
Begin the New Year with lots of fun in the kitchen as you learn from the wonderful Maggy some very special French recipes to dazzle your guests throughout the year. Join us from 26th to 28th January for a weekend of cooking and relaxation as you pick up endless hints and tips to entertain and impress friends and family.
Cookery & Cognac18th - 24th February 2024
Join us for a delightful Cookery & Cognac Retreat from the 18th to the 24th of February, 2024. This immersive experience, returning by popular demand, combines the art of French cooking with the allure of the Charente region, home to the world-famous Cognac.
Spring Revival Weekend25th - 28th April 2024
Join us from 25th to 28th April 2024 at the exclusive Logis du Paradis, nestled within the breathtaking Cognac region of France for a special restful retreat aimed at restoring body and mind. Led by Natalia Ripsher, founder of The Little Room of Harmony, this experience will introduce you to practices, which help relax and still the body, quieten the mind and centre the spirit.