With its international team L’Eau Vive is very happy to welcome visitors from abroad. Thinking of organising a missions retreat, a church holiday, a youth camp or why not a week’s art class? We are here to help. With its easy access to Marseille Provence airport and Aix en Provence TGV there is a wide choice for international arrivals and we are happy to help organise transport to and from the centre. A range of destinations for the discovery of this beautiful region are within easy access for a day trips and we can recommend Ventabren and its immediate vicinity for a choice of short or longer walks. Aigues Mortes and the Cevennes with its rich Protestant history is worth the extra time. As a team we enjoy working in partnership with visiting pastors and youth leaders in order to support and encourage their ministry.

The family atmosphere and personalized welcome takes the hard work out of organising a trip abroad. At the same time the team are dedicated to maintaining an authentic French identity and you will be immersed in French culture, with French Christians and of course delicious French cuisine!

If you’re tempted to come for one of our camps or seminars you will find a warm and friendly atmosphere conducive to progressing in French as well as enjoying fellowship and teaching!

Don’t hesitate to contact Amanda for further information on 0033 442 28 80 41

Self catering

The centre and all its facilities are available to hire in a self-catering capacity for a weekend, or longer, in order to enjoy a time of agapé and relaxation. There is a clearly defined organisation in place which is clearly explained following any reservation.

At your disposition there are 17 rooms containing 45 beds, a dining room (in 2 parts – 60 places), a library which is suitable for small group meetings, a cosy sitting room with fireplace, television, DVD player, a meeting room (70 max) equipped with an automatic screen, overhead projector, piano and PA. (Videoprojector and microphones + stands are not included). Our chapel for quiet reflection and prayer is open 24 hours a day. There is complete access to the fully-equipped kitchen.

Within our extensive grounds there are 2 football pitches, volleyball, table tennis and petanque. The use of the pool in summer must be negotiated with the team.

The centre is exclusively available for your group so that you can feel entirely at home. We do not take more than one group at any time but there is a minimum feel (see below).

On arriving you will find the premises perfectly clean and we ask that when you leave they are left in the same state. This is a very important part of the arrangement for often we will have a seminar that begins the day following your departure.

ARRANGEMENTS: Once a reservation has been made a representative for the group must visit L’Eau Vive Provence with the director in order to acquaint themselves with the centre and understand the workings of the amenities. At the same time a deposit will be requested to confirm the reservation. This visit will take place at a mutually convenient time. Any damage to the material during the stay must be indicated upon leaving and we will inform you of the amount to be reimbursed. A deposit of 200€ is required on reserving, this deposit will is non-refundable in case of cancellation less than 30 days before the fixed date. If you prefer not to do the cleaning at the end of you stay (800m²) a fee of 100-200€ (according to the number of rooms used) will be added to the bill.

We require a minimum total payment of 650€ for any reservation.

NB : Self-catering is only available within the framework of our organised activities. Telephone the office, 04 42 28 80 41, for availability.

Self catering rates

Please note that these rates are only for the self catering option. Pour camps and seminars please consult the individual brochure for each activity. See the programme)


20€ per person, per night, from age 18


15€ per night, per child (12-17)


10€ 5-11 inclusive

Sheets and serviettes

5€ (obligatory)