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COVID-19 POLICY
TRAVEL INSURANCE
PASSORT AND VISA
YOUR OBLIGATIONS
CANCELLATION POLICY

TERMS & CONDITIONS

In order to fully relax during the retreat, please make sure to read our Terms & Conditions thoroughly.

Your Booking with Rim Creative Energy  signifies that you accept

full responsibility and you are in full agreement as in the Terms and Conditions set out , and that Rim Creative Energy is fully exempt from any claims whatsoever.

COVID-19 POLICY

We follow France’s public health guidelines, which may change by the time this trip takes place. France no longer requires proof of a negative test result or vaccination certificate. Travel restrictions can change at any time and you should be prepared to tender any and all required health documentation, if necessary. You should also be prepared for changes to our safety policy, if we determine that conditions necessitate increased precautions.

We are not responsible for any delays or cancellations due to your lack of proper travel documents, including proof of vaccination, COVID-19 test results, and any and all other documents that may be required. We strongly recommend you purchase “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance to cover your expenses in the event you must cancel for any reason at all, including COVID-19.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

You must be in good physical and mental health to participate in the retreat. If you have any medical or psychological conditions, it is important you let us know well before departure so we can make extra arrangements if necessary. 

The retreat is not intended for medical or therapeutic purposes. We are not a medical facility and therefore have no responsibility regarding medical advice or medications that you or your doctor deem necessary for your safe participation.

You are strongly encouraged to consult with a physician to ensure that you are in adequate health to safely participate in the retreat. Our retreat takes place in a relatively remote area where there is little access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Medical expenses will be your responsibility.

We strongly encourage and recommend that travellers carry comprehensive health insurance and that foreign travellers purchase travel insurance with a comprehensive medical policy. European Union citizens may carry an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) card.

Additionally, we reserve the right at any time to refuse a participant the right to participate in the retreat if we feel you are mentally or physically incapable to attend or continue and/or if a trip member's continued participation jeopardises the group's or their own safety. Under these circumstances, refunds are not given.

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PASSPORT & VISA

Please check the visa requirements for your home country.

For travelers issues of some non-European Union countries (such as USA, Canada, Australia, UK),  if you are planning to travel to France as a tourist for a period not to exceed 90 days, you do not need to apply for a visa. You are required to be in possession of a valid passport, valid for a minimum of three (3) months beyond the length of your stay.

We regret we cannot accept liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry legal travel documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.

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YOUR OBLIGATIONS AS RETREAT PARTICIPANT

If applicable, follow all necessary COVID-19 Safety Protocols and provide documentation as required by us, our partners, and governmental regulations of the host country - France.

It is your sole responsibility to ensure you receive any and all digital correspondence sent by us. To ensure correspondence does not go into spam, add rim.creativenergy@gmail.com in your email contacts.

Understand the conditions implied in the activity level of the retreat.

Select the retreat if it is appropriate to your interests and abilities.

Prepare for the retreat by familiarising yourself with the retreat itinerary and preparation materials provided by us.

Bring appropriate gear and clothing as advised by us.

Follow considerate standards of personal hygiene to reduce risk of contracting diseases.

Follow considerate social behaviour with other trip participants and respect their habits.

Act in an appropriate and respectful manner befitting the customs of places you visit.

Respect the places we visit by staying on established routes of travel and not littering.

You must be in good physical and mental health to participate in the retreat. If you have any medical or psychological conditions, it is important you let us know well before departure so we can make extra arrangements if necessary. 

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Trip Cancelled by Participant:

All deposits are non-refundable.

Remaining balance must be paid 12 days before trip start date.

We are not responsible for any delays or cancellations due to lack of proper travel documents, including proof of vaccination, COVID-19 test results, and any and all other documents that may be required.

We strongly recommend you purchase “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance to cover your expenses in the event you must cancel for any reason, including COVID-19. Most policies must be purchased within 14-21 days of your first trip payment.

We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation if you cancel the Retreat.

If you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, the following fees apply at the time we receive written notice of your cancellation

(please email to rim.creativenergy@gmail.com)

The following Retreat cancellation charges apply:

  • 90+ days before the first day of the Retreat – receive a full refund of your trip payment, excluding your deposit.

  • Cancellation days 60-90 days before the first day of the Retreat– 75% of the full fee will be retained by us, excluding your deposit.

  • Cancellation days 31-59 days before the first day of the Retreat– 50% of the full fee will be retained by us, excluding your deposit.

  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the first day of the Retreat– 100% of the full fee will be retained by us.

Retreat modified by Rim Creative Energy:

We begin planning the arrangements we offer many months in advance and so we reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the itinerary where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of retreat participants both before and after bookings have been confirmed. 

 

We reserve the right to make changes to any aspect of the retreat if, in the absolute and sole discretion of Company, it is necessary to do so due to conditions that may be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other threatening or adverse conditions such as COVID-19 or other pandemics, weather, political, military, terrorist or otherwise or any other reason considered necessary by us. We also reserve, in its absolute and sole discretion, the right to cancel any retreat due to any material change in any government travel warning or advisory.

 

In the event of any change, postponement, cancellation, or delay, you acknowledge that you will have no right to full refund of the retreat price and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation, postponement or delay.

 

In the event that a retreat must be canceled due to a COVID-19 related reason, we reserve the right to postpone said retreat.

In the event that the retreat must be postponed, 100 percent of all payments made for the previous booking will be applied toward the same retreat on future dates, less any non-refundable, non-transferable fees including but not limited to airlines, train, bus, entrance tickets or permits purchased by us on your behalf.
 

Trip cancelled by Rim Creative Energy:

_Force Majeure:

If we are prevented from performing any of our obligations under this Agreement by Force Majeure - Natural Disaster, strikes, trade disputes, fire, weather, breakdowns, interruption of transport, government or political action, acts of war or terrorism, acts or omissions of a third party or for any other cause whatsoever outside Rim Creative Energy and retreat leader's reasonable control, we will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may either cancel or postpone the retreat.

 

_Cancellation Due to Retreat Booking Numbers:We reserve the right to cancel any retreat prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments, including the deposit made to us. We strongly encourage and recommend that you purchase your flight and/or train ticket after your retreat is confirmed, which will be at least 20 days prior to retreat start date.

You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage, either direct or consequential, or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation, including but not limited to visa and passport fees and expenses, flights, flight cancellation and reservation fees, train tickets and train cancellation and reservation fees, and vaccination costs). We strongly encourage and recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

 

_We reserve the right to terminate your holiday if you do not abide by our rules at Rim Creative Energy and Parenthèse en Luberon, without compensation or any refund.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

We reserve the right to use photographs or videos from the retreat for promotional purposes. By making a reservation with us, you agree to allow your image to be used in such photography. If you prefer that your image not be used, please notify us in writing before the retreat commences and we will not use your image.

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PAYMENT PLANS

This trip has been set up to receive a €500.00 deposit, plus either full amount or  a plan of  3 equal payments at no additional charge. Final Payment is due at least 30 days before the first day of the retreat.

This trip is valued at a higher rate than some other retreats you may come across due to the following factors:

  • We know that most of our travelers will fly into France and will not rent a car. A one-way transfer from Avignon for just 1 person is about €300.00 (€600.00 return). To avoid surprising travelers with unexpected high, yet essential costs, we have included round-trip group transfers to/from Avignon.

  • We’ve also included several art, healing and wellbeing workshops, as well as materials (and ingredients) and excursions (with transport).

  • I picked Parenthèse en Luberon because it is a beautiful, quiet, private house, so that we can be an intimate group. Gourmet food will be served by our private chef so that we can stay in the special energy provided by the house and our retreat activities. 

In order to provide that safe and quiet regenerative space, we must charge accordingly.

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GETTING THERE & AWAY

Our guest house is located 30 min walk away from the village of Rustrel.

Group Transfer: We will provide round-trip group transport to and from Avignon (1h20 by car). The pick-up/drop-off location will be at a central location in Avignon.

Avignon to Parenthèse en Luberon: Our group transfer will meet for departure on June 6th at 2:00 pm

 

Parenthèse en Luberon to Avignon : Our group transfer will return to Avignon on June 11th at 10:30 am

 

How to get to/from Avignon: You can take the TGV train to Avignon from Paris, Lyon or Marseille. 

There’s also an international airport (Aéroport Avignon-Provence) linking Avignon to several cities in the UK, located 8km away from the town centre. 

If you  are traveling from a different time zone, we recommend that you arrive at least one day early. Avignon is a beautiful city to spend half a day to a full day in. 

If you are extending your travel in France before or after your retreat, you may wish to consider the trains in Aix-en-Provence as well depending on your plans. 

The arrangement and cost of your airport transfer are your responsibility; though we will provide resources and recommendations to help you make arrangements in Avignon.

 

Taxis/transfers in France are expensive and there is no Uber in Luberon. We are including the cost of transportation for an excursion so that you can see a typical Provençal perched village. There will be a bike at the guest house that you may borrow if available. You may also rent a bike at the nearest town (Apt), but please note that it’s a little bit far to walk there (8km).

If you think you may want to explore in your free time, you might consider renting a car. Roads in Provence are paved, safe, and easy to get around. 

 

Should you choose to arrange your own transport to/from Parenthèse en Luberon, please note:

Check-in is 4:00-4:30 p.m. on June 6th

Check-out is 10:30 a.m. at the latest on June 11th

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CLIMATE & WEATHER

Early June is a great time to visit the region and enjoy the sight of all its flower fields blooming (sunflowers, poppies, and lavender), with dry, sunny weather, just before the crowds invade the area for summer.

Provence has a dry mediterranean climate. 

Average temperatures in June fall between 20°C (68°F) and 26°C (79°F).

Nights and early mornings dip around 15°C (59°F) at this time of year and it can get windy at times (the Mistral), so plan a warm layer.

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WHAT TO PACK

Clothes etc...: Bring comfortable, light and breathy clothes, as well as a warmer layer for the early mornings and evenings.

For the day out at the ochre site, please bring an outfit and shoes that can be dirtied without problem (the pigments do stain quite a bit!) - better to avoid white unless you want it to get painted ;-)

A pair of comfortable walking shoes.

A pair of breathy sandals.

A swimsuit.

A hat and sunglasses.

Sun protection cream.

Mosquito repellent (June is normally not mosquito season, but better to be prepared anyway)

A beach towel for the swimming pool.

 

Art Supplies: The necessary supplies for the purpose of the retreat will be provided. Feel free to bring your favourite supplies such as your favourite pens or brushes if needed.

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FOOD, ALCOHOL & SMOKING

Food: Our local chef will serve delicious, healthy Provençal meals that focus on preserving the taste and texture of seasonal, locally grown fresh ingredients. It is a food of the sun, simple yet bursting with aromas and colours.  Animal products such as eggs and meat will be offered. Please inform us of your dietary needs in advance so that we can do our best to accommodate.

 

Alcohol: Alcohol is not prohibited, but we kindly request that retreat guests refrain from bringing alcohol into the retreat center to be sensitive to those in recovery and the way in which alcohol has potential to change the group dynamic. However, guests are welcome to consume alcohol in moderation at the guest house (they have some good bottles of excellent local rosé) and while visiting the village of Roussillon at their discretion.

Smoking: Smoking and illegal drugs are not permitted on the property.

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LANGUAGE

The retreat will be conducted in English primarily.

Additional language - French

PHOTOGRAPHY
PAYMENT PLANS
GETTING THERE
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
WHAT TO PACK
Food, Alcohol, Smoking
Language
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Have further questions? Please contact us or book a free exploration chat with me to get your questions answered.

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