Frequently Asked Questions

7. Would Slow Life in France fit into my corporate incentive program?
Absolutely. Studies show that happier employees are more productive employees. Your staff will benefit greatly from a week of relaxation at Le Couloumé and will learn skills to handle stress better in their work environment. Discounts of 10% are offered to companies who will enroll five or more people.

8. When does the session begin? End?
Sessions begin on a Sunday and end the following Saturday.

9. Is it okay if I don't speak French?
Absolutely. Annie is fluent in English, and quite a few people here speak English as well, as many British people have homes in the Gers.

10. Are gift certificates available?
Yes. This makes a lovely gift for a birthday or Christmas. Just contact Annie at

11. Do I need to be a good cook?
No. Beginner cooks are welcome. If you have a sincere wish to eat better and learn about the many ways to achieve healthful eating habits, that is all you need. Annie will adapt her teaching to each student's level of competence.

12. Are the classes hands-on?
Yes, some more than others, depending on the nature of the recipes.

13. What if I have a food allergy or a dietary constraint?
Just let Annie know in advance so she can accommodate your needs.

14. What if I don't want to do yoga?
No problem. However, the exercises are gentle stretching exercises done, for the most part, lying on the floor. No headstands here!