La Maison des Marronniers, an indulging and idyllic yoga retreat resort easily accessible

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 14 August 2022 at 12h08
Picture this: a holistic place of life to enjoy yoga retreat and unwind without leaving Île-de-France. La Maison des Marronniers is this very haven of peace withing RER reach where wellness and good food are the watchwords. Come along to this unusual spot expecting you in Essonne.

Are you looking for the perfect place to unwind? We have found a genuine haven of peace in Île-de-France. Maison des Marronniers expects you in Essonne, in Ris-Orangis, close to the RER station. Walk the private road lined with chestnut trees (hence the name!) and stop in front of this 1870 gritstone house that has lots of surprises inside.

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For the concept of Maison des Marronniers is a holistic place of life providing you with a great moment of disconnecting in a gorgeous and verdant setting. This is where Alena and Jean-Victor – the lovely couple living there – expect you and who have found the very concept of the spot. By mixing their talents, the couple intends to bring the relief you have been looking for. Whilst Alena provides yoga classes, Jean-Victor works in the kitchen to make delicious vegetarian dishes to reward your efforts!

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To Parisians and tourists who happen to be exhausted by the city’s fast life, Maison des Marronniers provides yoga retreats coming in several formats to fit your timing and budget as well as possible. For a morning, a day, a weekend, great programs await including photo workshops, card reading and more surprises.

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When we came, we tried what we call the flash retreat that took place for half a day. Costing €65, it is the perfect deal to discover the concept or make an original and affordable gift. This experience includes a yoga class, a sound bath, as well as lunch and you will feel out of this world!

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As soon as you get in, you feel like at the crossroad between several eras with bargain-hunted pieces. You have already started to dive into their universe. You are welcomed like good friends: after removing our shoes, Alena took us to the garden, walking us through the yoga studio set in a winter garden, before comfortably seating us on deckchairs, around the swimming pool. Beyond, a verdant garden where plants live their best lives along with the hens. The city’s hustle and bustle seem to be so far away from us.

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Whilst the different guests introduce themselves in a warm atmosphere, Jean-Victor awakes our taste buds with iced tea based on cantaloupe and mint from Milly-la-Forêt, alluding to the plant the lunch of the day will be revolving around. After this refreshing tasting, it is time to follow Alena again to the studio basking in daylight. Everything is put at your disposal, even eyes cushion: you just have to come with the right outfit!

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That day, we followed a Yin Yoga class, a soft practice inspired by Chinese medicine. Very good at explaining, Alena makes of this class a genuine moment of wellness and sharing, speaking to novices and regulars. With kindness and benevolence, she corrects positions, shares tip to easily recreate some poses at home, specifies the benefits and the situations they can relief you the best. Spots being limited to a dozen guests, no one is whisked away!

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Then, Alena invites you to lie down and relax. With your eyes closed, let yourselves be lulled by the vibrations and surprising sounds she produces with carillons and bowls. This ancestral method originating from Tibet and China is based on the principle that your entire body – and not ears only – is sensitive to sound and it can harmonize it all. Lulled by this strange melody, empty your heads and let Alena’s voice guide you.

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Once perked up, it is time to have lunch. Jean-Victor bases his menus on a plant to make his guests discover it, and this time we had mint from Milly-la-Forêt – as we said earlier.

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Seated in the garden, surrounded by hens, we had spring rolls, roasted vegetables, cauliflower and potato fritters, very indulging and well-balanced dishes leaving no room for doubt: Jean-Victor is a culinary artist sticking to his inspiration and he manages to surprise taste buds to vegetarian recipes, complying with the natural flavor of produces and limiting waste as much as possible. The meal closes on a great note with dessert, some mint panna cotta and cantaloupe granita.

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What a great way to end our daytime getaway. Our adventure finished as it started, on a taste of cantaloupe, mint and conviviality. We feel like we had a weekend’s rest and yet, we still have the day to go. As for stress, we feel like it was far away from us and now, we know how to deal when we feel low or under the weather!

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 10 August 2021

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    Location

    10 Avenue des Marronniers
    91130 Ris Orangis

    Access
    Ris-Orangis (RER D)

    Prices
    à partir de: €65

    Official website
    maisondesmarronniers.com

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