The Bergerac Hub

The Bergerac Hub offers opportunities to explore what it really means to live more consciously together.

The Hub is nestled near the River Dordogne and just a few minutes walk from Bergerac’s beautiful town centre. A perfect location from which to enjoy both the glorious French countryside and the vibrant medieval town.

The Hub is used both as a Life Itself Praxis Hub and is available to other groups and communities to create their own retreats, workshops and residencies. If you are interested please contact us.

Overview

The house is finely decorated with antique furniture and a rare view onto the Dordogne. It is situated just a few steps from the river itself, and a beautiful park in a quiet area. The space is one of a kind, and its atmospheric surroundings are the perfect setting for deep exploration.

The gorgeous view of the Dordogne from just outside the house.
The view of the Hub from the garden.

Common Spaces

The main house has a large dining room, a spacious kitchen, a spectacular living room, a separate sitting room with open fire, a gorgeous shared garden and good parking access.

Dining Room – complete with gorgeous antique furnishings, capable of comfortable seating over 20 guests.

Painting Room (large living room) – suitable for group meditation, workshops and other activities.

Fire Room – cozy and atmospheric, with a working fire place.

Garden – sunny and full of beautiful plant life.

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Bedrooms

There are three types of bedroom: basic, standard, premium. Basic are still functional but are smaller and are not ensuite.

There are currently 8 rooms available at the Hub: 2 basic, 3 premium and 3 standard.

7 of these rooms are capable of being shared if desired, however for the best experience we recommend booking a standard room or above if you wish to share.

Basic

Our smallest rooms are still pleasantly furnished, just without the bells and whistles. Single beds throughout.

Standard

Generously sized with double beds throughout and still impressively furnished. No ensuite bathrooms but easy bathroom access.

Premium

Generally ensuite. Large. May have special features e.g. a balcony or particular view.

Amenities

  • Internet: there is high speed wifi access throughout.
  • Washing facilities: there is a dedicated laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer available for common use.
  • Parking: ample parking both on the square directly outside the Hub, and in the surrounding streets when the square is used for a market on Fridays.
  • Kitchen: high spec kitchen suitable to cook for 10-20 people. Includes dishwasher, microwave, oven, induction hobs and extensive other utensils.
  • Crockery: a full store of all the crockery you might need, with enough plates, cutlery, glasses and cups for even the largest groups.

Book the Hub

The Hub is available to other groups and communities to create their own retreats, workshops and residencies. If you are interested please contact us. We can also offer our food service and design a nourishment for your community if dates match with our Tenzo (zen cook) .

Life Itself Praxis Hub

The Bergerac site is home to the Life Itself Praxis Hub, which offers residencies designed to explore what it means to live more consciously together. Residents have the opportunity to participate in an array of collective practices, alongside workshops on topics ranging from deep adaptation to collective intelligence and reflective writing. See our Sympoiesis Residency program.

How to Reach Us

Location

The address of the Hub is 11 Place Barbacane, Bergerac, 24100, France.

🚩 Please note that google maps does NOT send you to the correct place if you just put in “Life Itself Bergerac Hub”, this will guide you to the farmhouse 20min. outside of Bergerac…

You can view the correct location on the map below:

By train 🚆

Bergerac has a train station. We’re a 20 minute walk from it through the heart of the beautiful medieval part of the town.

There are regular services from Bergerac to and from Bordeaux Saint-Jean, taking just over 1 hour. From there it is easy to reach much of the rest of France, for example it is a couple of hours to Paris.

By air ✈️

We are only an 8 minute drive from Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport, or alternatively it is easy to fly into Bordeaux and then travel by rail or car from there.

By car 🚗

The Hub is a little over 1 hour 30 minutes from Bordeaux by car, around 2 hours 40 minutes from Toulouse, and a little under 5 hours from Lyon.

There is free parking right in front of the hub at Place Barbacane and alongside the riverside next to the house.

🚩 If you park in Place Barbacane itself you need to move your car out of there every Thursday night (by ~11pm) until Friday afternoon because of the market that takes place on Place Barbacane.

Alternative free parking can be found in the riverside and the public parking lot named  “Jean Barthé” (google maps), 3 min. walk from the hub.