Life Coach Retreat in Paris & the Loire Valley

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  • Paris
  • July 8-14, 2021
  • 7 Days/6 Nights
  • 8-15 Guests


“Go on vacation and return home with a life plan!”

Yes you heard right. Head off to Paris and return home with a plan in hand for the next steps in your newly transformed life! Whether you are in transition or anticipate a transition, or you simply want to plan a fantastic year ahead for yourself, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy the best of Paris and work with a world-class life and executive coach to figure out your next steps.


  • Stay in a Prince’s Chateau known for its heirloom tomato collection
  • Visiting one of the newest most revolutionary museums in Paris
  • Working with the best life coach on the planet
  • Dining at an old time Chanson Establishment in Belleville
  • Triping the Bagatelle Chateau, not open to the public as well as the Bagatelle with a guide and expert
  • Learning about the famous women in French history
  • Dining at a superb Michelin star restaurant in Paris and another in the Loire
  • Visit the three best Loire Valley Chateaux
  • Wandering through Vieux Tours

This is rare offering and unique collaboration with the founders of Women on Fire and Girls’ Guide to Paris. You are invited to experience the inspiration of Paris plus the tranquility and opulence of the Loire Valley coupled with the opportunity to move your life forward towards your dreams.

Debbie Phillips is the founder of Women on Fire and Vision Day, a  strategic planning program for your work and life. Best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls Women on Fire “the ultimate you-go-girl community for inspiration, strategies and support.”

Doni Belau is the founder of Girls’ Guide to Paris, the premier women travel program for Francophiles, specializing in bespoke, women-only luxury trips to France and beyond. Doni is also a proud member of the Women on Fire Community having worked for many years with Ms. Phillips who has been her personal life coach. Doni credits Debbie as THE person who helped her create the life she always dreamed of. Doni & Debbie did their first Vision Day Paris Trip back in 2011.


Day 1 – July 8th, Thursday

Arrive and taxi/Uber to the 4-star Hotel Jobo in the MaraisWe love Jobo; it’s fantastically girly, superbly decorated, in a fantastic walking neighborhood and the staff is wonderfully kind.

Meet for champagne at 7pm at the hotel and then dine at a classic Parisian bistro.

Day 2 -July 9th, Friday

This morning is our opening group session w/ Debbie – through fun and easy exercises and inspiration, Debbie will set the stage for you to explore your vision, dreams and goals.

This will be followed by brunch nearby in the Marais, sitting outside at one of Doni’s favorite cafés. (weather permitting)

This afternoon we’ll visit the Atelier des Lumieres, the most exciting new museum in Paris. This is an immersive museum, with sound and moving images – most find it utterly mind blowing!

Head back to our hotel to relax and regroup.

Tonight we’ll travel north to walk the backroads of Montmartre and enjoy a trip of Amelie’s stomping ground. After our walk we’ll stop for an aperitif. Then we’ll head over to Belleville to sing for our dinner with our own Accordion player and some classic Chanson. Think Edith Piaf.

Day 3 – July 10th, Saturday

Today we’ll take a walking trip to learn more about the History of Women in Paris with Doni’s friend Katrin Hodapp, a former literary agent and 20-year resident of Paris.

We’ll end the walk at Shakespeare & Co (the best bookstore in the world) to buy your favorite book on Paris and then we’ll lunch at a charming crêperie.

Afternoon off for free time to shop on your own, suggestions given.

A late afternoon Tea at our hotel will give us time for a discussion with Debbie on how to live your life “on fire” with passion and purpose.

We’ll feast tonight on superb Moroccan food.

Day 4 – July 11th, Sunday

Day 4 starts with a morning Session with Debbie on self-care practices and a continuation of discovering your dreams and setting plans for your future at Doni’s apartment on the Ile St. Louis. A simple French baguette sandwich will be our lunch at her flat.

This afternoon we’ll head out to the Bagatelle gardens where we’ll take a trip with one of the most knowledgeable florists and gardeners in the city; she does the flowers for the American Embassy. She also has special permission to get into the Bagatelle Chateau, frequented by Marie Antoinette. It is a jewel box and a wonder.

Back to hotel by 6p to rest and relax.

Dine at a unique Michelin Star restaurant serving only natural wines.

Day 5 – July 12th, Monday

Brief check-in with Debbie for questions and answers.

11a depart for the Loire Valley (2.5 hour drive)

Stop for lunch in Orleans and if time allows visit the birthplace of Jean D’Arc.

Check into our Loire Valley Chateau. This hotel is known for its extraordinary gardens and its collection of heirloom tomatoes. We’ll be there during peak tomato bloom time!

Dine at the hotel amongst the flowers.

Day 6 – July 13th, Tuesday

After breakfast we’ll have a morning session with Debbie to craft the blueprint of your dreams and desires.

Visit Vieux Tours and enjoy an alfresco lunch there.

Visit Villandry, Doni’s favorite Chateau known mainly for its extraordinary gardens.

In the early evening, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting in Chinon followed by a special dinner and then we’ll head to the specatacle at Azay-Le-Rideau.

Day 7 – July 14th, Wednesday

Rise and shine on the early side so we can head to Château de Chenonceau – the most beautiful of all the Chateaux!

Mid-day closing session with Debbie on taking your plan home and establishing the support you need to put it into action!

During lunchtime we’ll savor a Michelin star meal in Blois at a very avant guard place.

3pm Train back to Paris.

Trip Notes:

This is something special! Investment for an individual Vision Day with Debbie in the U.S. is $7,500-$10,000. So, for the price you’re paying, you’re getting an entire vacation plus a Vision Day. You will return home from this one-of-a-kind experience with a blueprint in hand. Plus you’ll enjoy a first-class vacation with soon to be life-long friends.

Additional Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Sessions: Each attendee will have a 45 minute pre-trip session with Ms. Phillips to explore what you want to work on in France. After our trip, she will check in with you to see how you are doing with your new plan.

GG2P always reserves the right to alter the itinerary based on weather or availability as well as exciting opportunities that might crop up!

NOTE -> Not to worry – Vegetarians will be well fed in all cafés and restaurants as well as those allergic to seafood or gluten. Options are plentiful.

Trip Cost

Retreat Cost: 7,365 Euro*


  • * All our trips are organized and priced based on single occupancy at all the places we stay. Everyone gets their own fabulous room! If you’re traveling with a friend/relative, or would prefer to save some money by sharing a room, we can usually organize double occupancy at a reduction in cost. Please inquire.
  • * All our trips are priced in the home currency of the trip’s location; however, we will invoice you in the equivalent USD calculated at the exchange rate at the time of invoice.
  • Interest-free payment plans are available. Please inquire.

What’s included?

  • Everything stated in itinerary above including all meals and wine with dinner
  • All guides and trips
  • Museum or other entry fees
  • Transport within Paris as well as to and from the Loire
  • Your Vision Day Experience (a $7,500 value)

What’s not Included?

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Train back to Paris
  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • Any personal souvenirs or purchases.
  • Additional wine, beer or spirits beyond what is offered at meals
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended) and trip medical coverage (required for travelers over 50 years of age).

I’m interested, so what do I do next?

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If you’d like to come, press the Reserve Now button above. You will be prompted to complete a form with your pertinent details, put down a refundable $250 deposit, and . schedule a time to speak with a GG2P representative. We like to speak with everyone before they embark on their first trip with Girls’ Guide to Paris & Beyond. This allows you to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have. These are intimate, small group trips; a quick yet personal conversation allows you to get to know how our trips work and make sure it’s right for you. If it’s not, we’ll immediately refund your $250 deposit.

If it’s a Go! after your call, we’ll bill you for a non-refundable deposit, usually 35% of the trip’s cost (less the $250 place-holder deposit, if you already paid it) and your place is reserved. At this point, you’re committed to the trip, so we recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case your plans change unexpectedly. The balance will be due approximately 2 months before the trip.

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