It’s about Sharing: Mothers & Daughters, Friends, Family or You & your alter ego!

Overview

Share the uniqueness of the La Creuzette experience with someone special. It is difficult to explain the magic that happens at this very special place in only words and snapshots, thus the idea of Mother’s and Daughters program that includes all the highlights of what La Creuzette Holiday has to offer came to be. Bring the special person to experience the La Creuzette magic first hand!

(Optional extra: visit the biggest Décor fair in the world, Maison & Objet in Paris)


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:

  • €3 250 per person sharing
  • Train or road transfer from Paris to Boussac
  • Luxurious accommodation at La Creuzette for the 5 nights / 6 days
  • Full board accommodation (i.e. all meals with drinks, also at restaurants we visit) 
  • All excursions including entrance fees and gratuities
  • All cooking demonstrations and guest chefs
  • Train transfer 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 (Tuesday, 4 September)

Train or road transfer from Paris to Château La Creuzette, your holiday residence in Boussac village. We stop for lunch at the famous l'Escale truck-stop. You arrive at your destination in time for tea, coffee and mignardises (typically French confectionaries). Take time to settle in, relax and explore the estate. We meet in the dining room of the summerhouse at 19h30 for champagne followed by dinner prepared by your hosts. 


Day 2 (Wednesday, 5 September)

Breakfast will be served at 09:00 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 superb collections 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. Back at La Creuzette, we meet in the summer kitchen for a cooking demonstration, followed by dinner.


Day 3 (Thursday, 6 September)

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. Here 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 Louis in the dining room of the château for a session on French table etiquette and tips on how to set a magnificent table that will impress your guests. We will supply all the detail of where special items can be purchased. As the sun sets, we enjoy cocktails and a French-style barbecue.

Day 4 (Friday, 7 September)

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 porcelain, before returning to La Creuzette. A special guest chef will prepare dinner for us.


Day 5 (Saturday, 8 September)

After breakfast, we drive to nearby Montluçon where it is their market day. We stroll through the beautiful medieval part of the village and along the way, we visit our wine merchant for a wine tasting. We also stop at a quaint cheese boutique that is listed in the Guide Michelin.  We enjoy lunch at a lovely bistro in the old village. After lunch, there will be ample time for shopping (tablecloths, kitchen-ware, perfume, clothes and all that your heart may desire.) We will visit the auction house where interesting items come under the hammer. We return to La Creuzette where you will have time to pack before we meet for drinks. Our farewell dinner follows. 


Day 6 (Sunday, 9 September)

After an early breakfast, we drive to Châteauroux station where you board the train for your return journey to Paris. 

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



Optional Extra: Maison et Objet Décor fair

€550 per person sharing and this includes:

  • Transport La Creuzette to Paris
  • Excursion and entrance fees to the two castles as per the itinerary
  • Two nights stay in central Paris in twin rooms on half board (dinner, bed, and breakfast)
  • Entrance badge to the Maison et Objet Décor fair


Day 6 (Sunday, 9 September)

For the guests who join the extra Maison et Objet part of the tour, there will be an excursion to the Château de Bouges. The last owners Monsieur et Madame Viguier (of BHV fame) restored and furnished this opulent mansion with taste and care. They later bequeathed the Château to the French nation. Our next stop is at Château de Valençay. We visit the magnificent castle, its manicured gardens and most importantly, the kitchen, where the first Star chef of France, Antonin Carême, cooked. He is the founder of the haut cuisine de France. We continue our journey to Paris. We book in at our hotel and later, we meet for an early dinner at a nearby restaurant


Day 7 (Monday, 10 September)

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide accompanies you at the Maison et Objet decorating fair. Entrance to the fair will be arranged as part of the optional package cost. Around 18:00 we return to our hotel and enjoy an early dinner

Day 8 (Tuesday, 11 September)

We check out of the hotel, (luggage can be stored should you wish to not stay on). The final day at Maison et Objet will be spent finalizing your orders and also to purchase available stock. 


Terms and Conditions apply

04 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018

€ 3 250 per person sharing

  • Train or road transfer from Paris to Boussac
  • Luxurious accommodation at La Creuzette for the 5 nights / 6 days
  • Full board accommodation (i.e. all meals with drinks, also at restaurants we visit)
  • All excursions including entrance fees and gratuities
  • All cooking demonstrations and guest chefs
  • Train transfer back to Paris at the end of the stay at La Creuzette

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