Reading / Study / Solitude

Surrounded by rolling hills, farmland and distant forests, Le Champ du Four is ideal as a quiet retreat for reading, writing and research, and for contemplation and meditation

The front lawn shaded by horse chestnut and cherry trees is ideal for reading in the fresh air.

With restaurants within 500 metres and village shops only 3 km (2 mi) away, the cottage is both far enough from interruptions and crowds and close enough for amenities and convenience.

Writing

The large refectory table in the bright dining room provides the perfect place to spread out and work indoors.

Take it outdoors and write al fresco in the (usually) gentle breeze in the yard accompanied by the lowing of the Charolais cattle.

Painting

Go ‘en plein air’ to the Arboretum – a large national park only 5km (3mi) miles away

Explore the local villages and capture the market life, cafe life – and life

 

Meditation, Contemplation, Prayer

There are also a number of places in the region for formal studies, private study and activities.

Buddhism

Buddhist centre of Paldenshangpa / Dashang Kagyu Ling with its Temple of a Thousand Buddhas is in our region, at La Boulaye. It has a range of programs

Paldenshangpa Buddhist Centre (in French)

Christian Ecumenical

The town of Taizé includes a community is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations.

Located just north of Cluny

Taizé Community (in English)

Roman Catholic

With churches and cathedrals in almost every town, these provide a place for prayer, a place for meditation and a place to admire the architecture, no matter what your faith.

Of particular note

  • The church in Trivy (500 metres away) built in the 12th century.
  • The remnants of the abbey in Cluny are still very impressive.
  • The balisica at Paray le Monial was built as a scale model of the Cluny Abbey and is intact