LOCATION OF THE RETREAT CENTER
HOW TO GET THERE
Jonzac is the closest local town, it is 10 km away, and has a railway station.
From London you can fly direct to Bordeaux airport.
Airport transfer to and from Bordeaux airport (an hour by car) is charged at 45€ per person each way, for two or more people (90 euros for one person, one way). Alternatively, there is a simple and quick non-stop coach transfer from right outside the terminal at Bordeaux airport directly to Bordeaux St Jean train station. Details here. Then take the train to Jonzac and organize a transfer to PraanaWellness at no extra cost.
When flying to places that you are not familiar with, this site, TravelMath, can be helpful in calculating distances and figuring out where things are.
If you have time, renting a car is a lovely way to explore France and will come in handy if wishing to explore in your free time during your stay at PraanaWellness
Car hire is available (book online) at Paris airports, Bordeaux airport and Angoulême train station. There are two types of main road: the National Routes (N) and the Péage that are the much quicker toll roads.
For trains, we have used this link or here for train timetables and booking (Google says there are many you can book from, though.)
The journey by train from Paris (CDG to Angoulême) is 3h20m. When booking always check the premier (first) class price, as it can sometimes be only a few euros more than second-class. Also, when reserving your seat you may have the choice between an upstairs seat (a better view of the countryside) but a downstairs seat may be better if you have a lot of luggage!
It is even possible to take the train from London (Eurostar changing in Paris for Angoulême) going through the Channel Tunnel.
The best station to arrive at is Jonzac, which is just 15 minutes from our retreat centre. PraanaWellness can collect you from this station at no cost. However, if you are coming into Angouleme then getting to Jonzac on the train is long and may take you via Bordeaux – you are better off arranging pick-up from PraanaWellness.
Angoulême is an interesting, buzzy fort city built on a hill. It's 40 minutes away from the retreat centre by car or taxi. PraanaWellness can collect you from this station at a cost of 30€ (euros) per person, for two or more people (60€ euros for one person, one way).
Alternatively, you could get to our retreat centre using car rental or shared taxi.
PLEASE NOTE: PraanaWellness centre offer a 10% discount on their normal B&B price if you wish to book a night either before or after the retreat,
You can contact Amanda directly for this booking