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.


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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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.


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


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


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


  • 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 :

Sympoiesis in Life Itself Praxis Hub 2021/2022

How to Reach Us


The address of the Hub is 11 Place Barbacane, Bergerac, 24100, France. You can view the location on the map below:

By train

We’re a 19 minute walk from Bergerac train station. There are regular services to and from Bordeaux Saint-Jean, taking just over 1 hour. From there it is easy to reach much of the rest of France.

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.