Start 2023 breathing in the fresh sea air and singing from the heart

Winter singing retreat holiday at the seaside in Agon Coutainville Normandie

7-14 January 2023

Singing Retreat Holidays in Normandie

France 2023

Join us from 7-14 January 2023 for our HeartSong winter singing retreat holiday in Agon Coutainville on the Normandie coast. A week of singing, relaxation and good food in beautiful France.

Absolutely all singing abilities are welcome. Our singing retreats are about sharing the joys and many benefits of finding your voice, singing together - and most importantly singing from the heart.

Your days will be filled with activities to nourish the heart, body and soul. From joyous daily singing, meditation/relaxation sessions, exploring the beauty of the Normandie coast and countryside, sharing delicious home cooked meals and the all important relaxing in front of the wood burner with a good book, the view of the sea and a hot chocolate.

You will be staying in a comfortable and cosy seafront town house - the perfect location for relaxing and exploring the town and coast straight from the front door.

January is a beautiful time of year to visit Normandie. A quiet, tranquil time when nature is resting and recharging itself in readiness for the coming spring. We mirror the seasons during our retreats - providing the time and space for you to recharge, rest and nourish your creativity and well-being.

We have been running singing retreat holidays in France for over 25 years, both in retreat centres and our own venues. You can read more about one of our previous singing and meditation retreats (before our move to Normandie) that was featured in a retreat special in The Guardian.

You can read more about what our previous guests have said about us and our retreats on our testimonials page. We are so grateful that we have so many regular and loyal guests, many of whom have become good friends and have been attending our events for over 25 years!

For any more information about our singing retreat holidays in France please get in touch and we will be happy to help. We look forward to singing with you soon.

Ema & Peter

HeartSong Normandie

Nurture your creativity and wellbeing and sing from the heart

During your singing retreat holiday we will sing songs in a variety of musical styles; including pop, rock, folk and world music, as well simple, soulful songs, chants, mantras and sound meditations from around the world to uplift, relax, bring joy and nurture our wellbeing.

We provide a fun, friendly, supportive and non-judgmental space for singing and using your voice where absolutely all singing abilities are welcome. There is no need to read music, as all songs will be taught by ear. The only requirement is a curiosity to explore your voice, creativity and singing with others.

We will work holistically with the breath, tone, control and vocal range to develop and use our own authentic, natural and beautiful voice. Singing is for everyone, and we can all sing from the heart!

breath in the fresh sea air

"With all the health positives of getting away to a natural environment, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the coast can offer great benefits for your mental well-being too. One of the simplest examples comes from sitting on the shore and listening to the waves. It's been claimed the combination of rhythmic crashing waves and proximity to the natural world helps us achieve a meditative state, which can help reduce stress, increase relaxation and happiness."

The Power of Vitamin Sea: Why the coast makes you happier and healthier

feel good singing for wellbeing

"When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. So it’s not surprising that group singing is on the rise."

Singing changes your brain

delicious, seasonal meals prepared every day

From slow cooked winter stews to home baked cakes and puddings. Our food is made with love and enjoyed at shared group meal times everyday during your singing retreat holiday. Ema is a keen cook and has had her recipes featured in numerous publications.

Our singing retreat holidays in France include:

all group singing sessions, meditation/relaxation sessions, 7 nights accommodation full board/3 meals a day and afternoon tea/cake apart from on your free day.

Optional extras:

1-1 singing lessons/vocal coaching

reiki healing sessions


€900 per person single room

€780 per person shared room

Read about our previous singing retreat holidays in Normandie & Brittany

Singing at the seaside in Agon Coutainville Normandie

3-10 September 2022

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Singing retreat holiday on the Normandy Coast

Join us from 3-10 September 2022 for our HeartSong singing retreat on the beautiful Normandy coast at Agon Coutainville.

We'll be staying at a stunning luxury beachfront townhouse (6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/shower rooms, 6 toilets, open plan living area, private terrace and courtyard and just a few feet from the sea). Located in the heart of Agon Coutainville with the beautiful beach just steps away - perfect for a quick dip before singing!

Read more about our singing retreat venue location - Agon Coutainville - the 'seaside resort par excellence' here.

Tranquil countryside singing retreat holiday in Feugères - Normandie

14-21 May 2022

Join us in Feugères, Normandie in this peaceful and tranquil retreat venue located in the Regional Nature Park of Cotentin and Bessin Marshes, and just 20 minutes from the west coast of Normandie with its stunning beaches and coastal walks. This beautifully renovated 17th Century country house sits in 5 acres of organic land with its own private gardens, further surrounded by farm fields with no local neighbours. It has 6 double bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a large studio space which we will use for singing and meditation, an orchard where you are welcome to pick your own fruit, herbs, and nuts, a terrace with BBQ and outside dining furniture. There is also a separate art studio available for you to be creative, art materials are available or you can bring your own.

Read more about our singing retreat location - Feugères here.

Singing and relaxation at the seaside in Belz, Southern Brittany

11-18 June 2022

Singing Retreat Holiday in Brittany

Modern and comfortable seaside house in Belz, Southern Brittany with a large private garden and direct access to the shores of the Ria d'Etel – the coastal sea river inlet and gateway to the Atlantic ocean, where swimming is possible right in front of the house. A perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

The house has panoramic views of the Ria d'Etel, and is also close to the large beaches of Erdeven & Etel, and has access to coastal walking routes

The house offers 2 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with a single bed and 1 triple bedroom (1 double bed, 1 single bed). There are 2 bath and shower rooms, and the house is equipped with all mod cons: fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, dish-washer, washing machine, BBQ as well as free WIFI.

Read more about our singing retreat location - Belz and the beautiful Ria d'Etel here.