Our residential courses take place at la ferme du Bois-le-Comte, an eco-friendly venue for groups and guests in the South of Belgium (Orval), close to the French border and at a 20-minute walk throught the woods to the famous abbey of Orval. The centre enjoys a superb position in the midst of nature at one of Belgium’s most beautiful, quiet and energetically powerful sites. The farm’s permaculture grounds cover 10 hectares. They are surrounded by woods and pastures. The place offers peace, space, warmth, and lots of pure, unspoilt nature: fresh and unpolluted air, clear spring water, fragrant wood fire, marvellous star-spangled skies and ... heavenly silence. More information and photos of Bois-le-Comte.
All workshops at la ferme du Bois-le-Comte include meals and lodging.
All meals are 100% certified organic and plant-based, with fresh and local ingredients. We use natural, unrefined sugars and we do not use animal products in our meals. Dairy food such as butter, milk and yoghurt are available at breakfast, the other meals are vegan. We can take care of the following special dietary requirements: wheat free, gluten free, soy free and nut free. All meals are buffet style so you can always choose what you take.
Water, bancha tea, herb tea and cereal coffee are available throughout the day and included in the price. We serve real organic coffee at breakfast.Frothy Orval beer as well as, organic wine, cider, apple juice and snacks are available at the bar.
Standard accommodation includes three- to four-bedded rooms, most of them with bunk beds. Each room has its own bathroom.
We also have some single, twin and double rooms. They cost an extra € 30 per night and per room.
Camping is possible in Summer (May - October), the price is the same as in a four-bedded room. Camping space is limited, so you need to book your place in advance.
Telephone & internet
We like to keep the inner courtyard and the guests' lounge mobile-free and kindly ask you to turn off your phone at least during the night and during workshop sessions.
Wifi is available on request during daytime for activities that do not slow down the internet connection (like answering mails). Our internet connection is primarily used for the administration of the center, we wouldn't want it to slow down. Thank you for your understanding.
Overnight guests at La Ferme du Bois-le-Comte
The house also has facilities for overnight guests. If you need a day out, some nature and fresh air, energy and inspiration, or if you would like to come a bit earlier before or stay later after your course... you are wellcome. Please check the website for information and pricing.
Detailed travel information
You can also ask for a carpool list. Participants coming by car can pick you up at Florenville train station. If you don't want to be on the carpool list, please let us know when registering.