(optional non-programmed days May 27, June 4 & 5)

Erik DriesOur retreat facilitator is Quaker volunteer Erik Dries. Erik works with various media, including watercolour, pen and ink, and acrylics.

He has created a comic book, and produced calendars, postcards, and bookmarks for Quaker organisations and Stop Fuelling War. He is looking forward to sharing the exploration of art through different media, including a very special day painting in the style of Henry Newman, the English Quaker who painted many scenes around Congénies in the 19th century.

The Accommodation
Our accommodations are simple and comfortable. Some rooms are en-suite, some share bathroom facilities. We have rooms available on the ground floor to ensure ease of access for guests with mobility problems and we have a shower room adapted for guests with disabilities. The meeting room has a piano which guests are welcome to play. We have a large attractive garden with many sunny and shady spaces.

The Food
We offer a buffet breakfast each morning from 8.30 am. At lunchtime the lunches generally consist of a salad, a quiche or other savoury dish, a dessert, fresh fruit and drink. In the evening there is a three-course meal with wine. Throughout the day there are a selection of teas and coffee available as well as biscuits and fruit. We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets upon request.

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Facilitated Programme: 6 nights - 715€ private / 625€ shared accommodation, includes all meals, transport to local sites, accommodation
Additional Days: 92€ per day private / 68€ per day shared accommodation includes accommodation, transport to local sites, breakfasts and evening meals.

200€ per person, balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. You can pay by euro currency cheque or bank transfer in euro or we can take a cheque in your own currency which we will hold and return to you in exchange for euro cash when you arrive.

For Transfers in euro:
An easy and inexpensive way to send your dollars or pounds to us in euro is to use transferwise

Ask us for our bank details if you wish to use this method.


Maison Quaker
11 avenue des Quakers
30111 Congénies


+33 (0)4 66 71 46 41 or
(0)6 52 24 70 82 (mob)
English spoken

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