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TERRE/MER

ceramics and cuisine week en Provence


Ceramics. Cuisine. Time. Immersion. Authenticity.

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The South of France has drawn artists and cooks, writers and weary travelers looking for respite. A place out of time and yet very much of its time, the Mediterranean is known for its crystal blue waters and rich terroir: Along the rocky white cliffs of the calanques buzz bees raised by eco-conscious beekeepers; just a few miles away, deep black Grenache, Carignan, and Mourvedre grapes are grown for the region’s dry, pale pink rosés. 


In the heart of historic La Ciotat, meanwhile, young entrepreneurs including organic produce vendors, winesellers, cheesemongers, and, of course, artisans like the ceramicists of ICI l’Atelier flourish, as the small city regains new life. TERRE/MER invites you to be a part of this space, with Emily and Camille as your guides. 

TERRE/MER is not your typical vacation – nor your typical retreat. A trip based in slow travel and full immersion, it's a brand-new way to take time just for you, all the while discovering the uniqueness of a typical, flourishing Mediterranean town. Let Camille share her passion for combining beauty and utility in the ceramics studio; glean no-waste cooking tips Emily has adopted after years of working closely with some of France's top chefs. And above all, get back in touch with savoir-faire and art de vivre à la française

 

If you are passionate about art and cuisine and looking to discover the South of France in a small group of women and non-binary individuals, then Bienvenue – we’ve been waiting for you.

 

Emily Monaco et Camille Drozdz

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  • Dreaming of a ceramics-driven weekend by the seaside with your sisters, friends, or cousins? Privatize a TERRE/MER excursion today! 

 

  • If you're looking for a softer approach to the typical bachelorette party, TERRE/MER is the perfect solution. Cultivate community – and create your own souvenirs before embarking on a brand-new adventure!

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THE WEEK

TERRE/MER is not your typical vacation, nor is it your typical retreat. Guided by the slow travel, eco-friendly, terroir-driven principles that Camille and Emily bonded over over a decade ago, the retreat encourages and fosters creativity, relaxation, and community in a beautiful Southern French atmosphere.

 

Over the course of a week, take full advantage of a 20-hour ceramics intensive with our product designer and ceramicist Camille Drozdz. Enjoy seasonal meals prepared with care (and local ingredients), and take advantage of our hands-on culinary workshops, nature- and artisan-driven excursions, and the bounty of the South of France. 

  • 20 hours of ceramics 

  • 3 hands-on culinary workshops 

  • 3 seasonal, local meals per day

  • 2 guided tastings with artisanal, local products 

  • 2* yoga classes with local professionals

  • 2 *guided walks to discover the richness of La Ciotat's natural surroundings

  • Free time to take full advantage of your surroundings, complete with tips from Camille and Emily 

 

*At minimum!

THE WEEK

Fall 2024 dates coming soon!

Price does not include

Lodging

Transport to or from La Ciotat

Optional restaurant meals

Optional additional activities (contact us for more details)

The retreat will run with a minimum of three people. Should we not reach this minimum, you will be given the choice between a full refund or a transfer to the next dates of your choosing.

Given the small nature of our experience, reservations are

non-refundable

Given the nature of the housing options for this retreat, we regret that we may not be equipped

to welcome those with certain mobility-related disabilities. 

We love your pets but this retreat isn't designed to welcome them :) 

Need a place to stay?
 

We've got you covered! Take advantage of the available rooms in our shared house

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TH WEEK END
Atelier de poterie

October 05 to 08 2023 

830 euros

THE WEEK END

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We heard you! You wanted to take advantage of the same slow travel, eco-friendly, terroir-driven mindset that guides our week-long adventure in a slightly shorter format. So here it is! Welcome to the TERRE/MER Long Weekend. 

 

Over the course of four days, take full advantage of a 10-hour ceramics intensive with our product designer and ceramicist Camille Drozdz. Enjoy seasonal meals prepared with care (and local ingredients), and take advantage of our hands-on culinary workshops, nature and artisan-driven excursions, and the bounty of the South of France. 

  • 10 hours of ceramics

  • 3 hands-on culinary workshops

  • 3 seasonal, local meals per day 

  • 2 guided tastings with artisanal, local products 

  • 2 yoga classes with local professionals ​​

  • 1 guided walk to discover the richness of La Ciotat's natural surroundings

  • Free time to take full advantage of your surroundings, complete with tips from Camille and Emily 

It does not include

Lodging

Transport to or from La Ciotat

Optional restaurant meals

Optional additional activities (contact us for more details)

The retreat will run with a minimum of three people. Should we not reach this minimum, you will be given the choice between a full refund or a transfer to the next dates of your choosing.

Given the small nature of our experience, reservations are

non-refundable.

Given the nature of the housing options for this retreat, we regret that we may not be equipped

to welcome those with certain mobility-related disabilities. 

We love your pets but this retreat isn't designed to welcome them :) 

Need a place to stay?
 

We've got you covered! Take advantage of the available rooms in our shared house

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ELLES PARLENT DE NOUS

"Being part of the Terre/Mer retreat was an amazing experience. I didn't know anyone before I arrived (and speak no French), and each day was full of art, excellent food, and the most lovely people and company. La Ciotat is a gorgeous little town; having an insider experience with the local cheese madam, a passionate beekeeper, and others made our time together truly unique and special. Camille is the most gentle, encouraging, amazing ceramic artist; our time in the studio was meditative and I created something I love (and started the ceramics workshop with no experience). Emily kept us all happy and well-nourished with delicious meals and has incredible knowledge about everything having to do with French cuisine and wine. Their friendship and respect for each other facilitates a warm, accessible environment. And finally, the yoga and pilates instructors really kept the vibe peaceful and zen at the end of each day. If you are hesitating, just do it! I dream of going back! And thanks to Camille and Emily for an unforgettable time, in an unforgettable place!"

 

Andrea, November 2022 session

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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ICI l'atelier agency

9 rue albert et georges Arnoux 13600 La Ciotat, France

terremerretreat@gmail.com 

Tel. Emily +33637823150 Camille +33648000603

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