Kickstart | Aix-en-Provence: Design your own wellness retreat in Southern France

Awaken your senses and reinvigorate your health and wellness

Kickstart gives you the opportunity to experience life in the south of France, where you’ll rest, recharge and awaken your senses. You will stay at a beautiful villa, located in Aix-en-Provence, set against a backdrop of olive trees, lavender and quiet places to relax and reflect.  Work with Medcan to design the wellness experience of a lifetime.

A holistic experience in a stunning setting 

Kickstart offers a range of activities to awaken your senses including physical and wellness activities, and lots of time to relax. Working with a personal fitness trainer, you will design a schedule that may include hiking the Calanques in Cassis, climbing Mont St. Victoire, cycling the roads of Provence, or one-on-one or group classes on or near the property. Other activities and amenities include massage, yoga, tennis, golf, day trips to neighbouring Aix-en- Provence, St. Remy de Provence, Marseille, Cassis, wine tours to Chateauneuf du Pape or Chateau la Coste or simply relaxing by the pool.

Prepared, healthy meals

Medcan Executive Chef Jason Smidt will design healthy meals and snacks for you daily that will fuel your body for all of the challenging activities that you will partake in. If you wish, you can shop and cook with him to educate yourself on healthy food preparation utilizing local ingredients. Plus, you will drink beautiful French wines from local vineyards, and any spirits or other beverages you desire.

About the accommodations

The six bedroom villa has five full bathrooms and comfortably sleeps 14 people. It is located about 25 minutes from the Marseille airport. You are very close to amenities, including:

  • 5 minute drive to golf and tennis facility
  • 10 minute drive to the town centre of Aix-en- Provence
  • 20 minute drive to the Aix TGV

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Carrie Siu Butt, Vice President, Live Well Programs at 416.350.5687 or email

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