About BijouFest

The principal aim of this week at the Chateau du Bijou is to allow guests to enjoy some self-improvement in conjunction with relaxation, pampering and fun.

The week features Amanda Free leading her unique style of freeflow yoga.

As well as these classes and workshops, the Chateau offers a range of extra-curricular activities. For full details on all these please refer to “The Chateau” and “The Festival” pages on this website.

Can't spare a week?  Join us for a short break or long weekend.

No places available? Contact us and we may able to squeeze you in!

*BijouFest is a trading name of Prowess Ltd (Company Number 02783810) which is a member of The Prowess Partnership whose other partners personally own the Chateau du Bijou.
**The activities and timetables shown on the individual pages for each week and generally are guides only.


Also on offer will be a variety of complementary (and complimentary!) fitness classes/activities. 

Exercise facilities on offer at the Chateau to use at your own leisure include:

  • swimming pool                               tennis                         volleyball                          badminton                       boules                         croquet
  • mini-gym                                        road-bikes                  spin bikes                         table-tennis                     table-football

As well as these on-site facilities, you can try out some other extra-curricular activities while you're here. 

  • Kayaking – test your kayaking skills and take in the beautiful views of the Drome or Ardeche - we usually kayak on the Isere as being the most peaceful and relaxing experience and away from the main tourist areas.
  • Horse riding – whatever your ability or experience with riding we have affiliated with the local riding school in Chomerac, giving you an opportunity to learn the ropes or enjoy a hack in the surrounding valley
  • Golf – A beautiful 18-hole golf course (and club hire) available for use when pre-arranged. Whether it’s for you or your “plus one” let us know if you are interested and we’ll arrange a round for you.

As important as exercise, of course, is nutrition and this is our 'statement' on food:

We design our menus with your wellbeing in mind and, of course, we make sure it's delicious too. Somewhat uniquely our menus are offered in the opposite pattern to most establishments - dishes are "Vegetarian with, optionally, a meat or fish side"

To complement our physical and mindful activities we offer these services to enhance your BijouFest holiday.

  • A gentle afternoon kayaking on the Isere river in La Drome
  • Mini Sauna and steam rooms available to all of our guests, all of the time
  • Al Fresco Movie Night - Sit back with a drink or two to watch a favourite film on a big screen under the stars