This exciting program opens with a visit to the legendary Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry cycle at the Cluny museum and a sojourn at the majestic Vaux le Vicomte outside Paris. We visit both Aubusson and Felletin for a comprehensive study of the ancient tapestry craft.
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We offer an opportunity for you to invite a group of friends or family to compose your own bespoke dream holiday. A personalized sejour designed to suit your every need and desire. (Minimum 8 persons sharing)
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.
Cutting it Fine is our second doubleheader for the season. Printmaking and a Chef’s table experience where the culinary artists will work equally as creatively as their fellow printmakers. Create a small edition of linocuts with Theo Paul Vorster in the La Creuzette art studio.
Spring has changed to summer and the glorious gardens are in fragrant bloom. Experience a magnificent overview of French 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.
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.
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.
Dedicated to the French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, this twenty square metre bedroom has a spectacular 19th century tapestry carton, hand painted on French linen. It almost covers the entire wall behind the two three-quarter beds.
Her beguiling beauty, creative spirit and joie de vivre, inspired many fashion and decorative trends. Joséphine de Beauharnais' Château de Malmaison became the focus of the beau monde and the creative avant-garde. Her famous gardens were fragments from paradise.
Two centuries after her death by guillotine in 1793, the name of this French queen remains shrouded in infamy and intrigue. Nonetheless, Marie Antoinette's undeniably unique sense of style and creative genius reflected at Le Petit Trianon at Versaille, heralded a new vogue in decorating.
At the beginning of the Belle Epoque, the Divine Sarah was a French stage and early film actress. In her heyday she was referred to as the "most famous actress the world has ever known".
Named after the celebrated 19th century writer and local personality, this north-facing twenty square metre room overlooks the parterre garden and decorative lily pond.