Experience La Creuzette

At La Creuzette, we offer a creative collection of exciting seasonal itineraries. These ever-evolving week-long courses are constructed with experts presenting hands-on, interactive classes and lifestyle experiences. Local and international chefs, artists, writers, designers and wine connoisseurs make up the creative team at La Creuzette.

Every holiday is carefully planned and built around guests’ expectations. Exquisite attention to detail makes each La Creuzette package a unique and stimulating event, often referred to by guests as life changing. The all-inclusive programmes incorporate everything from the first glass of champagne to aprons, paints, all excursion fees and tickets. The essence of our motto is to inspire and motivate.

Aubusson, the tapestry capital of France, and Limoges, famous for its fine porcelain, are both on our doorstep. Because of the rich diversity of the region, you can customise your programme and create your own bespoke La Creuzette experience.

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experiences

Tailor-made Holiday at La Creuzette: Gouws Group 23 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

This exciting program resembles a cultural internship and includes all the best that our area has to offer. La Creuzette becomes your luxury base from where we visit several castles, gardens, markets, etc. In the evenings we gather around beautifully set tables and feast on the abundance of good food, wine, and friendship.

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€ 3 350 Fully booked

Chef’s Table Experience 15 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

At La Creuzette we take cooking seriously and we have built a healthy reputation for being a frontrunner on the culinary scene without disregarding the rich and valuable aspects of traditional French cuisine. We share our kitchen secrets with you and show you all the tricks of the trade: some molecular gastronomy, we take you to harvest saffron and show you how to cook with it and we teach you foolproof recipes that you will replicate with ease and confidence.​​

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€ 3 250 pps

Botanical Art Course at La Creuzette: An Analysis of the Iris 10 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

In the springtime the countryside comes to life, the irises are in bloom and the fresh produce is abundant. Join Louis Jansen van Vuuren in the La Creuzette studio, where the varied creative explorations will focus on diverse interpretations of spring flowers in aquarelle, acrylic and pastel techniques. The guests that will not be painting will join Hardy in the summer kitchen and get a new appreciation for cooking according to the seasons.

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€ 3 250 pps

A Potpourri of the Most Beautiful Summer Gardens of Central France 06 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020

Spring has changed to summer and the glorious gardens are in fragrant bloom. Experience a magnificent overview of French traditional and contemporary botanical garden styles with Penny Dobbie. From the spectacular gardens of Courances just outside Paris to the world-renowned garden festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire. Join us on this remarkable expedition.

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€ 3 500 pps

Exploring French Garden Styles with Keith Kirsten and La Creuzette 15 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020

Experience a magnificent overview of French garden styles with Keith Kirsten, the guru of gardening and world-renowned horticulturist. From the wonderful garden of Monet just outside Giverny, and the incredible gardens at Chateau de Courances to the world-renowned garden festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire. At La Creuzette we focus on the variety of garden styles of Central France and in the evenings we sit down at beautiful tables and enjoy delectable meals.

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€ 3 500 pps

A Portrait Painting course and Bastille Celebrations at La Creuzette 12 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020

Louis Jansen van Vuuren presents this creative approach to portrait painting. Explore an exciting range of new techniques in pastel, chalk, ink, and acrylics. Work in different formats and on a wide selection of substrates. We arranged a series of classical recitals performed by celebrated musicians and guest chefs will prepare some of the sumptuous dinners. On the evening of the 13th July, a seductive feast will take place in the shimmering park.

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€ 3 350 pps

La Creuzette Summer Shopping Affair 25 Jul 2020 - 30 Jul 2020

Twice a year Paris goes on sale: Winter and in the Summer. La Creuzette chooses the July summer sale session to present our guests with the shopping time of their lives. Hardy Olivier and Louis Jansen van Vuuren will inspire and advise you on our stylish shopping sprees. Together we shall be exploring some of the best-kept shopping secrets in the City of Lights.

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€ 2 950 pps

Summer Abundance: A Wine Master Tour 16 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020

A gastronomical highpoint in the La Creuzette calendar features wine tastings in Sancerre, Chateaumeillant and in Saint Pourçain-sur-Sioule. Delectable dinners with excellent instruction on wine pairing and of course, cheese tasting. We share our kitchen secrets with you and show you all the tricks of the trade: some molecular gastronomy and we teach you foolproof recipes that you will replicate with ease and confidence.

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€ 3 350 pps

A Special Tailormade Holiday at La Creuzette: Van Schalkwyk group 06 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020

Autumn is here – the leaves have turned to ochre and gold and the French countryside is the place to be. La Creuzette becomes your luxury base from where we visit several castles, gardens, markets, etc. In the evenings we gather around beautifully set tables and feast on the abundance of good food, wine, and friendship.

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€ 3 250 Fully Booked

Autumn Harvest. A French Culinary Dream 05 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020

Autumn is here. The program starts with an exciting day in Paris visiting the Poilâne bakery for a bread-making session and Pierres Hermé for macaroon tastings. On our way to La Creuzette we visit the famous Rungis market where the world’s leading chefs, restaurants, and hotels shops for fresh French produce. At La Creuzette guest chefs join the group in the kitchen to celebrate the abundance that autumn has to offer.

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€ 3 350 pps
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