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Carcassonne Quilting Retreat

Carcassonne Quilting Retreat

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Stitching within the ancient walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne creates a truly special quilting experience. This retreat, with workshops led by our quilting expert, also visits beautiful Mirepoix and the textile museum at Lavelanet.

A wonderfully relaxing trip to historic Carcassonne in France’s sunny south-west corner to savour the amazing architecture and atmosphere of this World Heritage Site, enjoy the luxury of a top-class hotel and indulge in four days of quilting.

Carcassonne really is a fantastic sight to behold and on this tour we not only stay right in the historic heart of the medieval fortress town, we quilt there too. The patio doors of our workshop room lead to the tranquil hotel garden; a perfect location to focus on our projects. Our expert will be on hand to teach new techniques and lend her expertise, and there are Bernina machines to work on.

We'll also enjoy an excursion to Mirepoix and Lavalanet and an introductory walking tour of medieval Carcassonne. You’ll also have time some free time to wander the perfectly preserved cobbled streets here; the ideal opportunity to unwind.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Return international flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse with 1 piece of hold luggage
Airport transfers
7 nights in 4* accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis + city tax
Welcome & farewell dinners in the hotel
Coach travel as described in the itinerary including driver tips
Walking tour of medieval Carcassonne with English-speaking local guide
Guided visit to Lavelanet textile factory
4 full day workshops with our expert, including use of Bernina machines (kit also included for April departure)
Tea/coffee morning and afternoon on workshop days
The services of our experienced Tour Manager throughout


Alison White at Arena Travel
2 Rue du Comté Roger
11000 Carcassonne
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  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Residential
  • Seniors

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8 days (flexible times to suit)

Next available date

12th April 2021

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