The venue of Koumkinvi is a centre for short courses, retreats and accommodation in an ancient house within extensive wooded and landscaped grounds. Located in Western Brittany between the sea and the magical enchanted moorlands of the Monts D'Arrée.  The area has a magnetic beauty, combining gentle woods & twinkling streams with the wildness of open moors and cliffs. 

The accommodation at Koumkinvi is warm, served by numerous open fires burning logs from the land surrounding Koumkinvi, comfortable and tranquil; the ideal setting for a music retreat.  John and Daphné are the perfect hosts making sure everyone has everything they need. The food is generously served, locally sourced, fresh and mainly organic, often grown on the grounds of Koumkinvi. Below you  can watch a video of the owner and host John walking us through the space surrounding the retreat and also look through the picture gallery taken on the retreats in 2018/2019.  For the first time, in 2020 some students wanting single or double (for the non participating spouse package) rooms may be housed in carefully selected nearby accommodation suitable for students to enjoy the full benefits of the retreat. 


Koumkinvi is a short drive from Brest airport, only 30 minutes from Roscoff port with regular crossings from Plymouth . The local train station is a 3 hour train ride from Paris. Koumkinvi can supply a discount code for people coming by sea with Brittany Ferries (recomended) - for full travel info visit:

To hear what previous retreat attendees and blues course students have to say about the experience watch the testimonial videos on the home page.