Conditions for accommodations

Arrivals and departures

Transfers to and from the airport (Nice) or the railway station (Les Arcs Draguignan) are arranged and covered by the foundation.


Invitations are strictly personal; then, spouses or companions are not allowed.

Guests are lodged in a number of houses spread out over the estate, the closest to the “Grande Maison” only a couple of minutes away. Cars are available to reach more remote houses (up to two kilometers following the road), but walking remains by far the most agreeable means of transport.

Each house has between one and three rooms each with a shower or bathroom. Each guest will find the necessary household linen and, in accordance with the express wish of the founder, a torch and an umbrella.

The Foundation provides an environment which frees its guests from every-day worries and in return asks that they take good care of the surroundings and any material provided.


Each house has at least one kitchen, where participants take their breakfast.

Lunch and dinner

For seminars and large group residential studies, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room of the Grande Maison.

Regarding small group residential studies and residencies, lunch and dinner are delivered to each house. However, when several activities are hosted on the estate, the dinners will be shared with other guests at the “Grande Maison”.


Working conditions

Each house is equipped with a work table, a telephone and Wifi access.

For seminars and large group residential studies, a large and fully equipped conference room is available. Small group residential studies of 1 to 4 people are hosted in houses for up to 4 people and have a work room.

Participants also benefit from a library [access the catalogue] equipped with two computers and color printers.


The estate is situated in a landscape of hills and valleys at an average altitude of 600 m. The view stretches over wooden hills to massifs such as Esterel, Sainte Victoire and even to Corsica on some beautiful cold days. It covers 300 hectares and is ideal for walking. In order to move around the property in comfort, shoes with heels are not recommended and for hikers walking shoes will prove very useful.

If it is recommended to take sunglasses and a hat with you, we remind you that the nights in spring and autumn can be rather cool.

The essential peace and quiet of the property has a single disadvantage: it is at a distance from a number of services.

Health related: the closest medical practice is 5 km away, the nearest hospital 13 km and the nearest pharmacy 7 km.

The Foundation is equipped with a very basic first-aid kit but it is vital that guests bring with them the medication that they need.

For other requirements (clothes, computer-related, etc.): Salernes : 8 km, Draguignan : 15 km.