MAY 27 - JUNE 3, 2019.

During this week we will walk on the 'Sentier Cathare', a 200km-long walk that leads from the Mediterranean to Foix, along major Cathar sites. This year, we will walk the last stretch, from Château Puivert (Troubadour castle) to  Foix. The walks are between 15-20 km per day and we will stay in gîtes d'etape or hotels. We will accompany our walk with texts and reflections on T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, which is among the greatest mystical poetry of the 20th century. Wednesday is a rest-day (in the village of Montségur). Some training and a good physical fitness are required for this week! Luggage will be transported by car, so we will walk with day-packs. Come and join us on this special tour where we will walk through spectacular countryside in the foothills of the Pyrenees, meanwhile visiting some major Cathar historic sites. Please email us for more info:

PRICE: 750 EURO (Excl. travel, travel insurance, personal expenses and some meals)

Cathar Pilgrimage 


Retreats 2019

Come and join us for an inspiring retreat in the beautiful Cathar Region


In the footsteps of Mary Magdalene

OCTOBER 13-20, 2018. 

The legend goes that Mary Magdalene lived and taught in this area after she fled Jerusalem after the crucifixion of Jesus. During this week we will go on a quest and explore the hidden mysteries of Mary Magdalene. In many places we will find signs of her presence: in churches, in little chapels dedicated to her, in caves and in Cathar Teachings. We will explore her message in the Gospel of the Beloved Companion. The charming location where we will stay 'Les Labadous' is a tranquil place where legend has it that Mary Magdalene has taught or even lived! Among our excursions will be: Rennes-les-Chateau, the Mary Caves, the black Madonna in Limoux, la fontaine des Amours and source du Sals where MM is said to have baptized, Gorges de Galamus, Minerve (optional) and many more. The week will consist of inspiring talks, interesting outings in the beautiful landscape and of course there will also be time to relax and immerse yourself in the wonderful French countryside. Please email for detailed programme: 

PRICE : from 750 EURO (for a shared room/studio) (Excl. travel to location, travel insurance, personal expenses, entry fees and hotel-stay in Minerve). 

Review & Renew Retreat - into 2020

28 DECEMBER 2019 - 4 JANUARI 2020.

 Further information on this retreat will be published later in 2019. 

Book your Cathar Retreat 2019

With David Lorimer & Marianne van Mierlo 
Tel: +33699142337
Ste Colombe sur l'Hers, FRANCE 

21018 by Marianne van Mierlo.