Margaretha Montagu’s


4 unique wellness retreats in the sun-blessed south of France

Walking the Camino de Santiago Wine Tasting and Wellness RetreatMore Info
Introduction to Intermittent Fasting Weight loss RetreatMore Info
Connect with Horses Mindfulness and Meditation RetreatMore Info
Write Your Story Writers RetreatMore Info
Your Magical Future Residential or Virtual RetreatMore Info
Christian Womens’ Spiritual RetreatContact

With so much uncertainty, it doesn’t make sense to plan any international travel just yet however painful that might be. It was because of that and my dire dire need to have a break that I did some research and the Universe pointed me in Margaretha’s direction.
Not only did I have a truly wonderful time being totally looked after, but I have made a lovely new friend that I hope will be part of my life for a very long time. Margaretha offers a variety of retreat options and being the sole retreatant, I took a 10-day hybrid retreat with food, wine, walking, a weeny bit of yoga, some writing, horse stroking and as many interesting conversations as I wanted (or none if I wasn’t up for talking). I read (a whole book which I haven’t done for a very long time!), relaxed, slept and walked a couple of stretches of the Camino de Santiago. We visited a social community project where Margaretha volunteers (fantastic!) and I had lots of coffees and lunch with her friends. I even remember one saying “next time you come we’ll take you…” It was just what I needed to be made so welcome and spoiled.
So a huge thank you Margaretha and to all the lovely people you introduced me to during my time in the Gers. If anyone is looking to catch their breath in a little corner of paradise with its own in-house angel, this is it…
M Richards 2021 More reviews



Bonjour, my name is Margaretha. Dr. Margaretha Montagu actually, I used to be a medical doctor, but that was in another life. I now am a facilitator. I facilitate magical futures. This means I help people cope with change and thrive during transitions, with the help of a small herd of Friesian horses. That is where the magic comes in. On the picture with me is my soul-mare, Belle de la Babinière. She has inspired me to write 5  books and she helps me to run 1 virtual and 5 residential retreats here in the south of France.

My Story

I have spent the last fifty years of my life learning how to cope with change: expected or unexpected, planned or imposed, sudden, intermittent or gradual. Name a life transition, I bet I have experienced it personally. It was painful to retire from medicine, to embark on a new career, to start a business from scratch, to get divorced, to lose people I love. It was terrifying to move lock stock and barrel to another country, several times, but the most frightening of all was to lose one of my eyes and to live with the constant threat of losing the little vision I have left in the other.

I have gotten much better at managing change. I am, by now, an expert at handling life transitions, but I am still learning and there is still some room for improvement.

In my books and during my retreats, I help clients cope with change, whether planned or unplanned, enabling them to feel in control at all times and deal confidently with whatever challenges they have to face

You get one life. Make it meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling by investing in yourself.

Facing a (major or minor) Life Transition? Contact me today:

My Mission

To empower you to

  • compassionately accept yourself and appreciate your unique talents and abilities,
  • free yourself from immobilising fear and substantially increase your self-confidence,
  • communicate more efficiently and with more assertiveness,
  • eradicate limiting beliefs and replace them with inspiring beliefs,
  • develop more successful problem-solving skills,
  • believe in yourself so that you can make the changes you want to make in your life,
  • build strong, long-lasting relationships,
  • create a solid and reliable support network so that you can ask for help before you feel totally overwhelmed,
  • set firm boundaries and say NO without feeling guilty or needing to explain,
  • discover simple techniques to easily and effectively deal with stressful situations and
  • celebrate your success without needing to apologise for being brilliant.

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Escape to the south of France…

It is the middle of the working day and you find yourself in a difficult situation. All you want to do is to escape to somewhere peaceful, somewhere far from the ever-increasing stress and never-diminishing demands threatening to suffocate you…

Would you like to escape on a virtual visit to the sun-blessed south of France for 10 magical minutes where you can quickly recharge your batteries and come back bursting with supreme self-confidence?

Of course you do!

I will take you on a virtual visit to one of the most unspoilt parts of south-west France, where you can lose yourself for ten minutes in the gorgeous pictures of the meadows, mountains, lakes, orchards, vineyards, lost-in-time villages, decadently delicious food and outstanding wines of this region while you listen to some of the most beautiful French chansons ever written.

You will quickly feel much more relaxed and once you are in this state of mind, you can read your complementary copy of my 10 Simple Steps to Instant Self-Confidence guide and as well as my Coping with Change Cheatsheet and Checklist. This means you will be back at your desk 10 minutes later, much more relaxed, much more confident and able to handle whatever crisis demands your attention.

All you have to do is to fill in your e-mail address below and subscribe to my mailing list so that I can let you know when I publish new blog posts, book releases, book giveaways and send you details of last-minute discounts/early bird special workshop offers, available only to my mailing list subscribers.

Reading my blog can enable you to

  • free yourself from your immobilising fear,
  • deal with stress more effectively,
  • accept and appreciate yourself,
  • communicate more assertively,
  • get rid of the limiting beliefs that hold you back,
  • develop more successful problem-solving skills.

Having thus substantially increased your self-confidence, you could 

  • leave your dead-end job and find a much better one,
  • ask for that raise you know you deserve,
  • start the business you have always dreamed of owning,
  • go back to school and get the qualifications you want,
  • build solid relationships with your significant other, your parents, your children, your friends and family

So fill in your e-mail address below and you’ll be off to the south of France! Your e-mail address is 100% safe and you can unsubscribe at any time.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. 
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Enquiries of all kinds are welcome. We respond to all e-mails asap, so if you don’t hear back from us within a reasonable time, please contact us again (sometimes e-mails disappear into black holes in cyberspace!). Please leave your e-mail address (and phone number if you would like us to phone you) when contacting us. Your personal details are confidential and will not be sold, shared or distributed to a third party company.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any further information. We speak English, French and passable Dutch – please feel free to write to us in any of these languages.  please send us some feedback. We are always interested to hear the views of our visitors (positive or negative).

To contact us, please send an e-mail to margarethamontaguATgmailDOTcom, fill in the form below or contact us via social media:

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