RETREATS

Our retreats are exactly what they sound like, the chance to step aside from life for a while, to rest and just 'be' in a welcoming, peaceful place. Whether you want to develop your interests, need some time away for reflection, or just wish for some 'me' time, Le Grand Joux is in the perfect place. We allow you to book a different package to your Room partner to ensure everyone has their ideal break.
YOGA & MEDITATION
JUICE DETOX
TAKE BETTER PICTURES
4 Days > €830
SPA EXPERIENCE
4 days > € 875
incl.Spa treatments
SOUL TO SOLE
4 days > € 860
incl. Spa treatments
FITNESS
4 days
incl. Spa treatments
€ dependant on number of days booked
HIKING
4 days > € 630
incl. Guide & Spa treatments
BIKING
4 days > € 740
incl. Bike Hire & Guide
GOLFING
3 days
€ dependant on number of days booked

YOGA & MEDITATION

Luxury spa, nourishing yoga and deeply relaxing meditation retreat.

Relaxation, deep rest and re-connection are key on this long luxurious 4 day break. The daily schedule has been carefully thought through so you can truly kick back and be looked after by the warm, friendly yet professional team. We encourage you to take a digital and media detox, slow down a few notches and soak up the incredible surroundings, get cosy in the snug mountain lodge atmosphere and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
The daily yoga and meditation sessions take place on our stunning yoga deck and, weather permitting, on the plateau of our hill where the breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva surround you, under the instruction of our highly experienced international senior teacher. For this break there is an emphasis on simple yet powerful and deeply relaxing yoga and meditation practices. A private consultation and individual practice plan to take home with each participant is included in your package. All levels of yoga interest are catered for through the creative instruction and inspirational teaching on offer.

Our excellent chef will prepare menus carefully planned to gently detoxify, using gluten and sugar free vegetarian recipes that are delicious and wholesome. You will not feel hungry and our fantastic smoothies, juices and soothing teas are available throughout the day on request.

This beautiful Yoga package is designed to leave you feeling, rested, cosseted, recharged yet serene and with some memorable experiences and valuable tools to take home with you so that your relaxation experience can continue long after your departure.

Duration 4 Days
Throughout May-November

Cost
• For the Yoga Meditation and Spa Treatment package
Double/Twin Room €750pp (when shared)
Single occupancy €910pp


Please mention at the time of booking if you are happy to share your twin room with an unknown (same sex) yoga partner, and we will try to accommodate.

• For the Yoga and Meditation Package
Double/Twin €600pp (when shared)
Single occupancy €730pp


What's included
3 nights Luxury accommodation
2 x Yoga and meditation sessions
Use of yoga equipment
Early breakfast daily
Wholesome Brunch daily
Buffet lunch daily
Fine dining dinner daily
House wine
Unlimited soft drinks, smoothies and refreshing teas.
Use of the Lodge facilities during your stay
Use of Spa facilities during your stay including 1 treatment per day (with the Spa treatment package )
20% discount on all Spa treatments
2 x Mountain guided walks

JUICE DETOX

TAKE BETTER PICTURES

An accelerated introduction to digital photography by professional photographer, Stephen Hyde whose work resides in the National Portrait Gallery.

This course is designed for relative newcomers through to advanced amateurs who seeks to rapidly to get up to speed with D-SLR cameras, photographic techniques and post-production skills using Adobe Lightroom®. While covering some theory, the course is primarily practical and will involve mini-assignments, group critiques and will place a high premium on understanding your equipment and post-production software so that you can achieve the very best results breaking through technical barriers which you see as preventing you from achieving the sort of shots you want to create.

Stephen Hyde is a practising professional photographer based in London.
And spends much of his time photographing hotels and resorts around the world; his work can be seen here
here. Has also appeared on BBC News 24 as
an industry expert.
He is a member of
The Association of Photographers and his work has been featured in many exhibitions, notably Twenty for Today, a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London; many of his images are held in their
permanent collection.
Stephen is the Great-grandson of the eminent Victorian photographer P H Emerson

Stephen will take you on assignments around the area where you will be presented with a breathtaking backdrop for some stunning shots. The post production tutorials will be conducted each day to ensure you are learning on the spot how to overcome any difficulties with post production technology, enabling you to improve each day and allowing you to take home not only a wealth of new information and experience but some great shots for your portfolio.

What you will need
• A DSLR camera (or equivalent high-end camera) which has manual exposure control and preferably has the ability to shoot JPG and RAW files. You will also need a basic understanding of your camera (although help  will be provided) and you should bring the camera’s manual. If you are unsure of the suitability of your camera  please contact us.
• You should bring sufficient memory cards to shoot all day (16Gb or more, depending on camera).
• A reasonably fast laptop with a copy of Adobe Lightroom® 5 installed. You could  download a trial version free of charge timed to coincide with the course. The laptop should also have a card  reader or suitable means of transferring the files from camera to laptop.
• You should watch beforehand the
YouTube videos on Adobe Lightroom®
The following would be nice to have, but are not required:

• A range of lenses
• Dedicated flash for your camera
• Tripod
• a href="http://adobe.ly/10ekpOA" target="_blank" style="color: #000000;">Adobe Photoshop® <
• To help you get up to speed beforehand, read
The Digital Photography Book: Pt. 1 by Scott Kelby and
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

Duration 4 Days
Please enquire for available dates
Cost €830 per person when sharing a Double/Twin Room


Single Supplement available upon request.
Non-photographer rate of €500 when sharing with a photographer N.B. non-photographers can book one of our other retreats at the same time.

What's included
3 nights Luxury accommodation
Photography tuition
Breakfast daily
Picnic Lunch daily
Fine dining dinner daily
Soft drinks, smoothies and refreshing teas.
Use of the Lodge facilities during your stay
Use of Spa facilities during your stay (excluding Alpha Lounger, Dry Floatation and Steam Room)
20% discount on all Spa treatments

SPA EXPERIENCE

Our Spa Manager has designed a Spa package for you to experience total relaxation and rejuvenation. With an intensive boost of all nature's vitamins and minerals, a Warm Infusing Massage will maximise penetration of these essential vitamins and minerals into the deeper layers of the skin. This ultimate massage indulgence is tailored to your skins needs to purify and deeply cleanse, or nourish, to leave your skin hydrated and toned. Restoring forgotten elasticity and radiance, this is more than just a massage, it's Nature's Body Lift. Our in-house Yoga instructor will take you through a daily program to stretch and awaken your body each morning. Our Chef will prepare locally produced Organic food to nourish you with an emphasis on high density nutrition and wellness.

Duration 4 days (longer available upon request)
Cost > € 875 pp when sharing a Double/Twin room

What's included:

• Body Treatment
• Daily Yoga Session
• Daily continental breakfast
• Daily Lunch
• Daily Evening meal
Complimentary use of Spa facilities: indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna.
• Luxury accommodation
• Airport Transfers (included but optional)
The option to book spa treatments from the Spa Menu.

SOUL TO SOLE

Our Spa Manager has designed a Spa package for you to experience total relaxation and rejuvenation. Beginning with a warm Infusing Mask which will maximise penetration of the essential vitamins and minerals into the deeper layers of the skin. Restoring forgotten elasticity and radiance, this is more than just a facial, it’s Nature’s Face Lift. On Day two we exfoliate with Organic Green Tea Salt Therapy that will leave your skin soft and enlivened. A warm Marine Body Mask is then applied before you are cocooned in a comforting wrap and left to rest and restore as you enjoy a session on the Dry Floatation Bath. Finally to finish, a luscious lotion leaves the whole body rejuvenated. Day three concentrates on sore feet, we will soothe and revitalise them, with an invigorating Sea Salt Polish, to refresh the skin and stimulate circulation. A Mint Foot Cream with the oils of Arnica, Lavender and Peppermint, is massaged into your feet and lower legs enabling you to walk away feeling lifted and refreshed.

Duration 4 days (longer available upon request)
Cost  € 750 pp when sharing a Double/Twin room

What’s included

Body treatments as describes above
3 x Alpha Lounger session (25mins)
3 x Dry Floatation session (25 mins)
Complimentary use of spa facilities: indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna.
3 nights luxury accommodation
Daily Breakfast (other meal plans available)
Buffet Lunch
Daily Afternoon Tea (included but optional)
Daily Pre-dinner cocktail & canapés (included but optional)
A €25 Spa voucher with the option to book further Spa treatments
The option to book dinner at the Restaurant@LGJ
Free WiFi

FITNESS

With our open package scheme you are able to tailor-make a retreat to suit your personal needs. We provide you with the location, facilities, equipment and qualified staff to enjoy a hassle-free sports retreat. This includes the use of Le Grand Joux Spa to relax and unwind and a Michelin 2 Rosette awarded chef to prepare a pre discussed menu.

It couldn’t be easier; choose the activity and spa treatment you would like to do each day from the list provided. Please advise us if you would like the use of our Activity Planner.

Choose: 1 activity plus 1 spa treatment from the options below for each day you wish to stay at the Lodge.

HIKING

Hiking in the Alps from Le Grand Joux will be a memorable, enjoyable, and rewarding Alpine adventure. Our mountain guide will take you on mountain paths showing you routes that are within your ability level, giving you an unforgettable experience. Alternatively they will supply you with maps and suggested routes for you to experience the paths alone. Walks can be round trips or point to point with a collection service available. Whatever you choose, the staff at the Lodge will be waiting on your return with spa treatments to help with any aches and pains, and the chef will prepare wonderful mountain fare in order for you to truly experience the mountain way.
Duration 4 days
Cost €630 per person when sharing a Double/Twin Room

Single supplement available upon request

What's included
Mountain Guide (included but optional)
1 x Foot & Calf Recovery Treatment
1 x Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
3 x Alpha Lounger sessions (25 min)
3 x Dry Floatation Bath sessions (25 min )
Energy drinks & energy bars each day

- Complimentary attendance to group classes of yoga or keep fit (when available)
- Complimentary use of spa facilities: pool, hot tub, sauna & steam room.

3 nights luxury accommodation
Daily Breakfast (other meal plans available)
Daily Afternoon Tea (included but optional)
Daily Pre-dinner cocktail & canapés (included but optional)
Airport Transfers (included but optional)
The option to book spa treatments from the Spa Menu.

BIKING

Located at the foot of Roc d’Enfer, Le Grand Joux is perfectly placed to provide you with an excellent road cycling or mountain biking holiday. This 4 day programme gives you the opportunity to experience the most popular bike destination in the Alps with the largest selection of trails to suit all levels - beginners to advanced. The Portes du Soleil is recognised as one of the best mountain biking areas in Europe. With 24 lifts operating throughout the summer and over 650km of marked trails, 10 permanent downhill tracks and 4 bike parks you will always find something new to ride.

The trails vary from short and easy family-orientated loops to technically and physically demanding cross country and downhill trails: you are guaranteed to find the perfect route for you.

Duration 4 days
Cost > € 750 per person when sharing a double/twin room.
Single supplements available upon request

What's included :
Bike hire
1 x Foot & Calf Recovery Treatment
1 x Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
3 x Alpha Lounger sessions
3 x Floatation Bath sessions (25 min)
Energy drinks & energy bars each day
3 nights luxury accommodation
Daily Breakfast (other meal plans available)
Daily Afternoon Tea (included but optional)
Daily Pre-dinner cocktail & canapés (included but optional)
Airport Transfers (included but optional)
The option to book spa treatments from the Spa Menu.
Complimentary attendance to group classes of yoga or keep fit (subject to change)
Complimentary use of spa facilities: pool, hot tub, sauna & steam room.

GOLFING

Golfing in the French Alps offers magnificent scenery and a fantastic diversity of courses. The uncrowded fairways and panoramic views from a choice of challenging to easy courses means there is something for everyone. Choose your course for each day of your stay and we will take it from there.

The Course at Avoriaz is at an altitude of 1600m with great views of the surrounding mountain, it offers a 9 hole, 36 par and a total length of 2930 meters. The course is fairly challenging and requires a certain level of fitness.

Les Gets has an impressive course and is a 15 min drive away. It's a fairly technical course but with lessons available for all levels it is suitable for everyone. The many golf buggies on hand make it easy to get around the course; with 18 holes a par 70 and 6054 meters it is a good golfing experience not to be missed.

Evian Masters Golf Club has gradually been enhanced to become one of the top courses in the world. An integral part of the Evian Royal Park, it is a magnificent resort and rated by many as one of the most beautiful courses in Europe. A top championship course, Evian offers lovely parkland golf in a tranquil setting with majestic trees, impeccable fairways and Lake Geneva making up the exceptional scenery. With 18 holes par 72 and 5,008 meters, and at 40 minutes drive away it is well worth a visit.

Accessible to players of all levels, the Golf du Lac d'Annecy ranges over the listed site of Roc de Chère, a protected nature reserve. This hilly and wooded course, which calls for skill and accuracy, will surprise you with some lofty tees and magnificent views of the mountains, the lake and Château de Menthon St. Bernard. With 18 holes, par 69 and 5,008 meters ,the course is 75 minutes drive away.

The golf course at Chamonix was designed by the world famous Robert Trent Jones Senior and is based in a magnificent setting between the stunning Mont Blanc range and the Massif of the Aiguilles Rouges. The course has a wonderful club-house and excellent golf shop on site and has 18 holes par 72 6,076 meters. It is a 70 minutes drive away from the Lodge.

Flaine Les Carroz Golf Course at an altitude of 1,900 metres is one of the highest in Europe, with a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding massifs (Mont-Blanc, Aravis, Jura). The course has 4 hours 30 minutes of fun climbs and descents with variable difficulty levels. There is also a putting green, driving range, approach area, club-house and restaurant. The course has 18 holes, par 63, 3,693 meters, and is 55 minutes drive away from the lodge.

The challenging course, Mont d'Arbois is situated on the plateau of Mont d'Arbois and is an enjoyable challenge to all golfers due to the one or two difficulties linked to its high altitude. Situated at an average altitude of 1,320m, it is the oldest mountain stylised golf course. With 18 holes, par 72, 6,100 meters, 80 minutes drive.

What’s included for each night booked
1x Green fees for chosen golf course
€75 Spa Voucher redeemable during your stay (non/ transferrable).
Luxury Accommodation
Morning Tea or Coffee in Bed
Breakfast (other meal plans available)
Afternoon tea (Included but optional)
Pre Dinner cocktail & canapés (included but optional)
Complimentary use of Spa facilities: pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Hot tub.
Complimentary use of the Lodge facilities.
The option to book further Spa treatments from the Spa Menu.
Private transfer to and from golf courses can be arranged at an additional cost.


2 Nights € 450pp
3 nights €650
4 nights €850
€200 for each additional night thereafter

based on sharing a double/twin room
Single supplement is available on request

A suggestion - If someone in your party is a non-golfer why not book the spa package for that person instead.