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‘LET’S SALSA’ – 5 - 8TH APRIL 2018

Learn the different dance disciplines of Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Regaetton, Kizomba, and Street Dance on this fun four-day, all-inclusive luxurious residential retreat, led by dancers Laith Sami, John Let’s Salsa and Simon and Becky Mascarenhas.

The retreat caters for both beginners and experienced dancers wishing to improve footwork skills. Dancing is complimented by fitness activities designed to improve core and leg muscle groups used in dance. These include core strengthening and fun swiss ball sessions, plus water and Latino aerobics, boxercise and a tennis workshop. Wine tasting and evening cocktails are enjoyed with street dance sessions and themed party nights.

Details: Three nights’ full board costs £1,250 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £998 for 2 guests sharing, price includes all meals and wine, open bar over the four days, a champagne reception, daily dance and fitness classes, excursions and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).

TENNIS ACADEMY – 3rd – 7th MAY 2018

This five-day all-inclusive tennis event caters for up to 18 guests, on a luxury all-inclusive basis. All healthy and delicious meals, drinks and wines are included and served around the chateau’s heated infinity pool, in its historic cloisters or period reception rooms.

Tennis sessions, held at nearby club are led by Richie Baker and his experienced team of French and English tennis professionals. Richie is a Level 4 LTA coach, a Sports Physiotherapist and Specialist in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Tennis coaching sessions take place each morning, with singles or doubles played in the afternoons. A tournament is then held, followed by celebratory, closing dinner. Non-playing partners are welcome to attend the event and can relax by the heated swimming pool, or visit the Cote d’Azur’s local beaches and historic attractions. Local town Frejus holds a Provencal market and the picturesque beaches of Agay and St. Aygulf are a short drive away.

Details: Four nights’ full board costs £1,360 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,030 person for 2 guests sharing, with all meals, drinks and wines over the 5 days, inc. elegant three-course dinners, daily professional tennis coaching sessions, a Tennis Tournament and Awards Dinner and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).

30th MAY – 3rd JUNE & 20th – 24th JUNE, 2018

Held in the beautiful French Riviera countryside Body Tonic at Lou Casteou provides guests with a balance of energetic, fun training and vibrant Latin dance classes, stunning coastal and mountain treks, balanced meals and chateau accommodation. Body Tonic is designed to appeal to all ages and levels of fitness, whether seeking to improve strength and well-being or kick start a healthy regime.

Guests stay at the luxurious chateau on an all-inclusive basis. All meals, drinks and wines are included. Highly-talented Italian chef, Matteo Mangerotti and Michelin Star restaurant Manager and Sommelier, Silvia Ravello prepare healthy and delicious, low-carbohydrate, nutritionally-balanced meals prepared from the best local ingredients. Meals are served around the pool, in the historic cloisters or elegant, period reception rooms.

Fitness classes include stretching, core and kettlebells, boxercise, TRX strengthening and toning exercises, cardio blast, circuit training, water and Latino aerobics, salsa, legs, bums and tums classes and a relaxing massage. The programme also includes tennis, kayaking and treks along the stunning coastal routes.

Details: Four nights’ full board costs £1,550 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,350 for 2 guests sharing, with all meals with wine over the five days, a champagne reception, daily fitness and dance classes, coastal treks, water aerobics, one massage, yoga & stretching classes and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).

For more information about the new dance or any of Lou Casteou’s other retreats or hiring the chateau for corporate or private events, please contact Morag McLaren Baxter by email on morag@loucasteou.com or telephone +44 (0)7990 573 287.


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About Lou Casteou:
Lou Casteou, which means ‘The Chateau’ in old Provençal French, was built in 1904 by Lord Amherst of Hackney - a lover or antiquities who funded the Howard Carter expeditions to Egypt, and the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. The property was purchased in 2006 by Chris and Morag Baxter, who restored it to its former historical glory, adding touches of modern luxury, such as a home cinema seating 40, heated outdoor pool, and commercial kitchen. The chateau can accommodate 32 guests in luxury, with inside and outside reception areas, for events of up to 100 people. Lou Casteou offers weddings, with blessings at Lou Casteou’s small historic chapel, or within the chateau’s grounds. With a home cinema and board room facilities, Lou Casteou also caters for conferences and formal events. All pricing proposals are personalised depending on required dates, duration of stay, number of guests, and objectives of stay. Lou Casteou is situated in the Esterel Mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez; forty minutes’ drive from Nice airport and five minutes from sandy beaches, excellent sports facilities, boutiques and restaurants. Amongst other accolades, Lou Casteou was selected by Simon Cowell as his ‘judge’s house’ on The X Factor in 2011.

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