Come and Learn Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Meditation with Danny in a gorgeous location:  The Art Farm in Saint-Laurent-sous-Coiron, France.  Spend five nights in the French countryside this spring from April 4th – 8th, 2009.

2009 Tai Chi and Qi Gong retreats at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre:

About the Art Farm:


Nature creates the setting. Birds provide the music.

We constructed the shelters so you can simply relax.

Planning on a zero or low carbon holiday in France. Come join us at The Art Farm. Stay close to nature without sacrificing your comfort. Enjoy a unique setting on a volcanic hill close to all the attractions the Ardeche has to offer. This location will inspire you, tempt your taste buds, provide a setting for you to enjoy deep relaxation or even encourage you to re-design your home. A holiday location designed by Interior designers, architects and artists. The Art Farm make most of their own products and furniture on location.

We are in the process of organising workshops to increase the number of lodges. Each lodge designed by different natural builders and architects. For more information on our workshops and lodge building courses please see the events page.

Levant et Couchant

Sun-Rise and Sun-Set lodges located on the volcanic hill of Crete de Blandine. Overlooking the hiking trail of the Col De L’Escrinet. National pine forest and protected area of natural beauty and spectacular wildlife.

Zaca. “In search of inner peace”.


The Zaca-lodges have been created to provide an inner space for inner peace. Made from locally grown douglas fir trees. The roof collects rain water. Windows face south for passive solar heating. Natural paint pigments add gentle colour tones to help blend into the surrounding area. Enjoy your stay.

Hectors of natural beauty, national pine forest and a volcano just off the beaten track.

07170. Saint Laurent Sous Coiron.

Closest airports Lyon and Grenoble 1 1/2 hours drive.



Zaca lodge

Each Zaca-lodge has been carefully designed by The Art Farm using materials from the local area. The roof waters the herb and veg garden which surround each lodge. Water is heated by solar collectors. Each lodge is equipped with cooking facilities and solar lighting. Zaca-lodges come in family size (2 adults, 2 small children) Couples and singles (we do not have an extra sur-charge for singles). The couple and single lodges are separated from family lodges. For a touch of luxury there is an original, hand painted by Art Farm Interiors, cast iron roll top bath tub with shower in each.

Lodges are only availble from June to September.

The Art Farm farmhouse  

At the heart of the Art Farm are the 250 year old Granite buildings being transformed using all natural building materials. The furniture is made from materials found in the local area. Antique objects restored and brought back to life.



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