5-night Mary Magdalene tour/retreat to Languedoc region of France with optional extra time in Carcassonne.  Register your interest for 20-25th with optional stay to 28th March 2022

Staying in a beautifully modernised wine domain, now 3 Gites, each with lovely accommodation in one double or one twin sharing, bathroom between two bedrooms, with chill-out lounge space and kitchen in each.

Your breakfasts, packed lunch on full tour days, and 2 delicious ‘en maison’ evening meals with local wines, will be prepared by our hostess Honor. We’ll experience two nights local French dining, including the exquisite cuisine of a Michelin star restaurant in the village with wine tasting from the region, and one night in the village of Aude, nearby.

We’ve enlisted the services of a great guide Fred Fons, whose knowledge (and personal research) of the Cathars and secrets of Mary Magdalene is excellent, and not only that, he is a personal friend of one of the co-authors of the book ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’ on which Dan Brown’s book The DaVinci Code was based.

We will discover the mysterious past of Rennes le Chateau, Carcassonne, and other Cathar castles and beautiful villages in the Languedoc.

Together we will hold a beautiful healing ceremony on the top of Montsegur where the final surrender of the Cathars took place, surrounded by the fabulous valleys and snow-capped mountains.

We can connect to the energy and amazing presence at the Basilica of Saint Marie de la Mer where Mary Magdalene landed after fleeing from the Holy Land, and behold the Black Madonna, St Sarah the patron saint of gypsies.

Book your own flight, (not included in the price).

Price includes transfers (from Carcassonne airport assuming everyone arriving at the same time, and departing together). Our own minibus and guided tour for two full days and one half-day, and a visit to the local French markets on Sunday. Meditations (we shall be there for the Spring Equinox) and group processing. From there the group will move into Carcassonne town for a further 2 nights (optional). [Air B&B cost-shared between those choosing to take part in the extra days]. Free time to wander at leisure around the old city, or relax and shop).

Price including all the above based on 8 people is £835 for 5 days. Payments can be made in instalments. Deposit of £200 required)

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What people said about last years’ Carcassonne retreat:

“I heard about the trip from a friend. Not having done any of these trips before I had no what to expect. It was a magical trip from start to finish. I met the most amazing group of people. We gelled as a group so well. Everyone we dealt with was very warm and welcoming. The gites were so beautiful and Honor was a very good hostess. Fred our guide was a local and very passionate about the history of his area. I loved all the beautiful little towns we visited. My favourite part was the trip to Montsegur. That was really special. I also loved Carcassonne. I would have loved a little more time there. The trip definitely stirred something in me that makes me want to explore my spirituality more. I absolutely loved the whole trip so thank you Chrissie for organising it.”
Anne McNeill ( Dublin, Ireland)

“I certainly enjoyed the experience! Carcassonne was a place I had long since wanted to visit. With the added advantage of visits to follow the Magdalene story another passion of mine, it was a perfect time! Being with like-minded people and having a knowledgable personal guide make it was just about perfect.

I loved every aspect of our time in France! Each visit had its own highlights. Even the travelling was fun as we got to know each other really well and Fred told us about the histories of the area.

The experience had a profound effect on me and continues to do so! I feel I was meant to go to Carcassonne to help anchor the light and bring healing to the area. I also feel it was part of my personal journey to acknowledge things from previous lives. I also know now that it is an integral part of my journey which will continue this year in the Holy Land!!

I realise that we where meant to be together as a group. Everyone had so much to bring to the experience it really was wonderful from start to finish!! 

Maison de la Roche is an oasis of calm! It’s a really beautiful venue and Honor made everyone feel like family! It is a really special place and I feel it enhanced the whole experience!!

 I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!! If I was to change anything I would make it longer.” Amanda Wilson (Cardiff, Wales)

“I would happily go back again and am looking forward to the next one with Chrissie in the Holy Land this year. Being with Chrissie and the group and using our collective energy and healing light into the areas that needs it seems the most natural thing to do. I feel that we made a difference in an area that had a dark and sad past. This to me is the wonderful thing about Chrissie’s trips, that although you go for the experience and the history, you become involved in the healing process too.” Frances Smith (Brighton)

“I recently went on an amazing retreat to Carcassonne with Chrissie. From the moment we touched down at the airport to the return journey, everything was so well organised. Our very knowledgeable guide Fred Fons was a perfect fit for a group such as ours. He picked us up at the airport and brought us to the wonderful gites, Maisonette de la Roche, just approx 30 km in Ferrals-les-Corbières. There, Honor and the girls looked after our every need, cooking us mouth-watering meals in the evening and providing us with packed lunches (with treats) every day after setting us up with breakfast.  We also dined in a Michelin star restaurant, En-Catamini, which was just a stroll away in the village. This was magnificent.  Fred led us on an adventure from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, to Aigues-Mortes, Fanjeaux, Mirepoix, Rennes-le-Château, Bugarach mountain, Lagrasse and la cite de la Carcassonne. All of these destinations were unique and the knowledge both from Fred and Chrissie was almost spellbinding. We each had our own individual experiences and supported each other every step of the way. We made friends for life and found such a profound love for the area, that all of the group want to go back again, asap.

I cannot thank you enough Chrissie, for leading us on this beautiful journey, with your knowledge, wisdom, meditations and your beautiful energy.  Please continue with this work because you touch so many lives.”      Mary Reidy (Galway, Ireland)

  • Chrissie Astell Spiritual Retreat in Carcassone 2019