Quaker Meeting for Worship

Sundays at 11:00 except second Saturday of the month. Details...

Circles of Silence in Congénies

First Friday of each month, 11:30-12:30 in the village square. Details...

Heritage Days Open House

Weekend in mid-September when important historical and cultural buildings are open to the public, including the Centre Quaker.



Vineyards & Villages by Vélo!

The area around Congenies is super for cycling! Judy and Dave, the amis-residents, lead biking tours through back roads and pathways. By the day or we can plan a cycling holiday week for you and your friends.

Also -ask about our self-guided driving tours:

-Ponts du Midi

-Couleurs de la Provence


Are you writing (or thinking of writing) a novel, a script, poetry, non-fiction or a memoir? Escape to the sun for a Writing Retreat and be inspired to write in the beautiful setting of the Centre Quaker in Congenies

English Language Program

If you wish, bring something you are already working on: give yourself the time and space to linger over it and let it develop. A perfect opportunity to work, in peaceful surroundings, on a second or third draft. Or come with an open mind and see where the week takes you.

Each day there will be a different stimulus for your writing which you can either engage with, or choose to do your own thing. After writing in the morning you may wish to borrow a bicycle and enjoy an afternoon ride through medieval villages, or go for a walk on your own or with others on the retreat. Or rest, sleep, read – or write.

There will be opportunities to read your work to the rest of the group. There will also be guidance to help you read ‘in public’.

Facilitator: Kim Hope: writer and educator will use her extensive experience in participatory and theatre-based training to offer warmups, drama, and improvisation games and coaching to help bring alive your work and encourage your written voice to appear on the page. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +44 (0) 1798 831263, +44 (0) 773318 4437

The program cost will be 595€ (475€ for shared occupancy) and includes musical fun with Jeff Dershin, 5 nights’ accommodation, meals, (all but one lunch) and some sight-seeing transportation. The optional days are 92€ (68€ shared) per day and includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner. They can be used to attend market day in the medieval village of Sommieres, or to visit sights such as the Pont du Guard or Provencal attractions. Enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching, etc. And yes, there will still be music!

All are welcome, Friends and friends!

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Maison Quaker
11 avenue des Quakers
30111 Congénies


General information

Françoise Tomlin
+33 (0)4 66 35 27 16
English spoken

For bookings:

Please contact the resident Friends at
+33 (0)4 66 71 46 41
English spoken

Clerk Languedoc Meeting

Eric Sonié
+33 (0)4 67 44 26 78