La Maison d’en Bas is a tastefully restored old stone house, located in the sleepy village of Etsaut, in the Pyrenees National Park, The house is situated approximately 50 metres from the central village square and 50 metres from la Maison du Parc (information centre for the Pyrenees National Park) at the junction of Rue d’en Bas, and Chemin de Yèse.
At other times throughout the year the house is used as a chambre d'hôte, receiving long-distance walkers and pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Most of the top floor of the house has been converted into a meditation studio and constitutes an ideal venue for meditation retreats.
In 2019 we were awarded the "Esprit du Parc" marque, by the Pyrenees National Park, in recognition of our green/environmental credentials.
On the first floor there are bedrooms which can accommodate up to a maximum of 5 participants. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. If there are more than five participants, we will arrange accommodation at the gite d’étape “La Garbure” just behind the house.
Breakfasts and evening meals are served in the dining room on the ground floor.
During the breaks from meditation, participants are invited to make use of the ground-floor lounge and also the back garden.
All food is vegetarian or vegan
3-day Intensive Programme
In the village of Etsaut,
In the heart of the French Pyrenees