All accommodation is Plum Village is communal. Most living areas and all rooms are shared to encourage community living and mutual support in our practice. We cannot provide single rooms.
Most beds are single beds, and some beds in dormitories are bunk beds. In rented “gites” (guesthouses), there may be the option of a double bed for couples.
If a room with two beds for a couple is too expensive, you may consider staying separately in the single-sex dormitories (for men in Upper Hamlet and for women in Lower Hamlet or New Hamlet). See housing preferences below.
We have a few rooms available with wheelchair access and with a nearby dedicated car parking area (guests would need to provide their own wheelchair). We do recommend that wheelchair users come to Plum Village with a car because of the required commuting between hamlets (Thénac, Loubès-Bernac, and Dieulivol) during the retreats. We also recommend that wheelchair users and differently-abled guests bring someone who can provide extra support during their stay, because currently our accessible facilities and resources are limited and under development. For example, for our wheel-chaired guests, support may be needed to help open the manually-operated doors to the communal buildings; those who are visually-impaired may need to bring someone who can help to navigate them safely around the hamlets for each activity and to read the whiteboard for daily announcements, and those who are hearing-impaired may need to bring someone who can help to interpret our talks and spoken communications into sign language for you.
Please do contact one of the hamlets for more information and to check how best we can support you.
Most times of the year, outside large retreats, all bedding is provided: mattresses, pillows, sheets, duvets and covers. In the cooler months, you may want to bring your own sleeping bag or light blanket for extra warmth and comfort.
During large retreats such as the July Summer Retreat, each hamlet may have a different policy. Some hamlets will provide a mattress and a pillow only, others will provide undersheet and pillow covers. Please check with the hamlet you have registered in to know what you need to bring.
We have rustic camping areas in each hamlet, sometimes on unlevelled ground. Camping is only available in the warmer months of the year from late spring to autumn (mid-March to 1st November). Please bring your own tent, a foam pad/mat, sleeping bag, pillow and any other items that will make your camping comfortable. A limited number of tents may be available for rent on a first come first served basis. On site bathrooms and toilets are available to campers.
There are limited spots for camper vans. You may come with your own camping vans but please note there are no utility hooks up (to water or electricity). You can park your camper van in the tree-lined parking lot of the hamlet you are staying in.
If you choose to come as a “commuter” you need to find lodgings yourself outside Plum Village and pay for them separately, in addition to the commuter fee you contribute to Plum Village towards retreat expenses (which include the food, the Teachings and all the facilities at Plum Village). The hamlet you register with can provide a list of local “gites” (guest houses) on request.
The fees listed below vary according to the type of lodging you choose and are per person per week, all included. They cover lodging, food and Teachings.
If you request a shuttle to and from the train station, 20€ will be added to your fee.
Teenagers (13-17) receive a 30% reduction and children pay only 50%.
There is no charge for children under the age of 6, but we request you to make a booking for each member of the family, even young children.
Read further about Contributions and Refunds here.
|Contribution from 13 July 2022||Adult|
(18 yrs +)
|13 – 17 yrs||6 – 12 yrs|
|Bed in double-bedroom, private bathroom||€ 665||€ 465||€ 332|
|Bed in double-bedroom, shared bathroom||€ 595||€ 416||€ 297|
|Bed in 3/4-bedroom, private bathroom||€ 595||€ 416||€ 297|
|Bed in 3/4-bedroom, shared bathroom||€ 560||€ 392||€ 280|
|Bed in the dormitory, private bathroom||€ 490||€ 343||€ 245|
|Bed in the dormitory, shared bathroom||€ 420||€ 294||€ 210|
|Tent / Campervan||€ 350||€ 245||€ 175|
|Commuter||€ 315||€ 220||€ 157|