Bastille Day Celebrations in Boussac

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Overview

La Creuzette is making a Song and a Dance about this year’s Bastille Day Celebrations! We arranged a series of classical recitals performed by celebrated musicians and singers. Guest chefs will prepare some of the sumptuous dinners and we will visit a magical garden in the verdant countryside. On the big day, a seductive feast will take place in the shimmering park. We all dress up in period French costume while the Jazz Quintet keeps up the rhythm as the fireworks and champagne corks start to pop.


Cost Breakdown

La Creuzette special interest programmes are carefully compiled to ensure that you have the ultimate, hassle-free luxury holiday experience. Our all-inclusive land arrangement means that everything aside from flights, Schengen visas and personal expenses are taken care of as follows:


  • €3 500 per person sharing
  • Collection from Charles de Gaulle airport and road transfer to La Creuzette
  • Luxurious accommodation at La Creuzette
  • Full board accommodation (i.e. all meals with drinks, also at restaurants we visit)
  • All excursions including entrance fees and gratuities
  • All music concerts and entertainment
  • All cooking demonstrations and guest chefs
  • Renting of dress-up costumes
  • Transfer to Châteauroux and train back to Paris at the end of the stay at La Creuzette.


A non-refundable deposit of €1 000 secures your booking with the balance due on or before your arrival at la Creuzette. A single supplement of €650 for the week applies for single occupation. 


Itinerary

Day 1 (Wednesday, 10 July)

Early morning collection at Charles de Gaulle airport or Paris hotels, and road transfer to La Creuzette, your château holiday residence in Boussac village. We drive via the city of Bourges and stop for a delicious lunch at Bistro La Gargouille or restaurant Le Cercle. After lunch, there will be some time to visit the magnificent Cathedral, before we drive further to La Creuzette. You arrive at your holiday destination in time for tea, coffee and mignardises (typically French confectionaries). Take time to unpack and explore the estate. We meet in the dining room of the summerhouse at 19h30 for a glass of champagne followed by a special welcome dinner.


Day 2 (Thursday, 11 July)

Market morning in Boussac. After breakfast, we meander through the colourful market stalls that are laden with fresh fruit and vegetables, fragrant soap from Marseilles and other artisanal products from the region. With the help of Hardy and Annalize, we find inspiration for our lunch menu. Using the fresh ingredients selected at the market, lunch will be prepared and enjoyed at the long stone table in front of the La Creuzette summer kitchen. After lunch, we meet Rob, our English guide, who will take us on an interesting walk through medieval Boussac. We conclude the day’s activity with a visit to the 11th century Château de Boussac (Boussac Castle). The château is filled with superb antiques and tapestries. Later, we meet for a glass of champagne and our first music concert in the salon of La Creuzette. Dinner follows.


Day 3 (Friday, 12 July)

Breakfast will be served at 9am in the main dining room. After breakfast, we take the short drive to the picturesque village of Aubusson where tapestries and carpets have been woven and restored for centuries. Our first visit is the new Cité de la Tapisserie where a superb collection of ancient and contemporary tapestries are uniquely displayed. It also showcases every aspect of the manufacturing process. We enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants on the banks of the river and visit a master weaver’s studio, the carton (tapestry pattern) museum, and a restorer of antique masterpieces. At La Creuzette we meet in the kitchen where Hardy and Annalize will present an evening cooking demonstration. Dinner follows.


Day 4 (Saturday, 13 July)

Today’s excursion is to Limoges – the porcelain capital of France. Our first stop is at the National Porcelain Museum with its fabulous exhibition of ceramic and porcelain dating back several centuries. There are also antique glass and enamel works in the collection. Lunch is enjoyed at a local bistro in town and thereafter we visit one of the contemporary porcelain manufacturers. We will also visit another Limoges manufacturer where one can purchase affordable gifts, before returning to La Creuzette. Entertainment for the evening includes a short concert and a pre-Bastille day surprise.

Day 5 (Sunday, 14 July)

Bastille Day! After breakfast, today’s excursion takes us to the picturesque village of Apremont which is located on the banks of the Allier River. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. It is home to the romantic French Folly Gardens filled with rare trees and floral borders; a Chinese bridge and a Turkish pavilion that seems to float at the edge of a lake. We have lunch at the Bistro de la Lavoir. Afterward, we amble through the quaint village. We return to La Creuzette and en-route we stop at a costume collector’s castle where we rent an ensemble for tonight’s masked party. Later, champagne will be served as we enjoy a live jazz band in the garden of La Creuzette. Our farewell Bastille feast follows.

Day 6 (Monday, 15 July)

After a leisurely breakfast, we visit a brocante (country bric-a-brac and antiques market) where we hunt and forage for the best bargains. Later, we depart for Chateauroux from where the fast train to Paris departs.

Please note that this itinerary may be amended to accommodate suppliers, service providers and the weather.

Terms and Conditions apply

10 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019

€ 3 500 per person sharing

  • Collection from Charles de Gaulle airport and road transfer to La Creuzette
  • Luxurious accommodation at La Creuzette
  • Full board accommodation (i.e. all meals with drinks, also at restaurants we visit)
  • All excursions including entrance fees and gratuities
  • All music concerts and entertainment
  • All cooking demonstrations and guest chefs
  • Renting of dress-up costumes
  • Transfer to Châteauroux and train back to Paris at the end of the stay at La Creuzette

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