Who we are

We are Jean and Monique Hendriks. We took the decision in 2017 to embrace a French adventure. We have created a small-scale holiday site in the Cathar country where the sun shines around 300 days a year. Below you can read a little more about us.

Some people of the Netherlands know Monique from her former practice “Praktijk Parcival”, a place that animal-owners could visit with their pets for behavioral therapy and alternative veterinary medicine. In her practice she also organized various courses. In France, she still does the latter by offering guests, who wish to do so, the possibility of writing retreats and intuitive painting. Monique also writes books and regularly publishes articles in the spiritual monthly magazine ParaVisie. In the South of France she likes it to investigate the mystical places and the locations with fascinating stories. There are a lot to be found in this part of France and you can read all about it in the documentation material that she has put together that can help you design a holiday that is appealing to you. She also takes care of the dinners in the vegetarian table d’hôtes of Le Petit Ermite.

Jean has worked for a long time in the transport world and after that he guided youth soccer players during their careers. In the Netherlands his life had a busy schedule, in France he enjoys the silence, the beautiful nature and the wild animals that live in the mountains. Jean also loves it to visit the fascinating locations that can be found in the nearby area and he enjoys the cozy French life with Monique a lot. At Le Petit Ermite he mainly focuses on the maintenance of the gîtes.