Terms and Conditions


To confirm booking, a completed application form and deposit of €500 is required.


You need to pay a deposit of €500 on booking. Payment of the balance is due 2 months before the start date of the retreat. We accept bank creditcards and PayPal.


Deposit is non-refundable

Refund of final balance

More than 2 months before start of retreat 100% Refund. Less than 2 months before start of retreat: 100% Refund if your place can be re-booked, 0% Refund if not.

If we need to cancel the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances, the total price paid will be refunded in full.


As a condition of attending the retreat, you must have travel insurance. We strongly advise cancellation insurance as well, to protect you in case you need to cancel.


Please check in advance if any visas are required. We accept no liability if your passport, visa or health requirements are not in order.


You are responsible for your own actions. If we believe your behaviour or actions upset, annoy or endanger other people, your booking/stay will be ended immediately. Any costs as a result of this decision are yours to pay. In the case of damage or theft of château belongings, we hold you responsible for any costs of repair or replacement.





Meals, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, beer and wine

Day trip

Alcoholic drinks other than beer and wine

Packing and shipping costs of your work

Transfers to/from the airport or train station

Air fares



Retreat rates are based on single occupancy of the rooms. The rooms vary and are assigned in the order of bookings. We have 5 guest rooms available and 2 spacious and luxury bathrooms. This means that the guest rooms are for private use, though the bathrooms need to be shared.


The retreat is fully catered. Each morning a full continental breakfast is served with fresh bread, croissants, eggs, local cheeses and meats, fruits, yogurt, juices, coffee and tea. In the evening, a typical French 4-course dinner is served, consisting of a starter, main course, cheese and a dessert. Wine, water, coffee and tea will be served as well. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.

If you have any special dietary requests, please let us know in advance. One dinner and two lunches are planned outside the chateau, in restaurants.


Château des Mussets is a privately-owned chateau, where you will be received as a guest of our family. So, forgive us for mentioning that the chateau is a home, not a hotel. Rather like a guesthouse, we do not have staff to make up your bed every day. Therefore, we kindly ask you to keep the guest rooms and bathrooms as you would like to find them. We would very much appreciate if you would ‘muck in’ as the British say, by helping to clear the table after meals.


Photographs taken by us during the retreats are our property and therefore may be placed on our website or other promotional means. If you do not wish to be photographed during the retreat, please inform us before the retreat starts.

Château des Mussets
43-45 Rue du Bourg
03260 Magnet
Allier, France
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