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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Knitting Retreat in France March 2012

I have just organised the dates for the 2012 Knitting Retreats in France. The first one is from the 1st - 6th March at La Verderie, book here. See the suggested programme below, or for further details email

Knitting Retreat programme
Wednesday 1st March: Arrive at Angouleme/La Rochelle/Bordeaux.
Transfer to La Verderie, meet your fellow guests over aperitif’s followed by dinner.

Thursday 2nd March: A relaxing day at la Verderie with your knitting. Explore the local lanes by foot or bicycle, browse through my library of knitting books and magazines and be wined and dined in style.

Friday 3rd March: Optional day trip to Bordeaux (car journey of approximately 1 ½ hours each way). The beautiful city of Bordeaux is of course famous for wine; however it also has a fairly impressive collection of shops including La Droguerie an Aladdin’s cave for yarns and accessories. Back to La Verderie for dinner.

Saturday 4th March: Outing to St Jean d’Angely market in the morning. A covered food market, plus outside stalls selling a mix of fruit, veg, clothing, plants and flowers. Back to La Verderie for lunch and a lazy afternoon.

Sunday 5th March: Optional visit to Chateau Roche Courbon. This beautiful Chateau is known locally as the sleeping beauty’s castle. The ornate interior has painted beams and furniture dating back to the 17th century. The formal French gardens pre-date those at Versailles and feature terraces, geometrical flower gardens and lawns, fountains and a small lake. Return to La Verderie for a late and leisurely Sunday lunch and more knitting.

Monday 6th March: Return transfers to your chosen airport or railway station.

Total cost of the holiday £295 per head, based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single room supplement £75

The idea of the knitting retreat is to relax; all the above outings are optional and can be changed to suit guests’ preferences. The price of the holiday includes transfers from specified stations and airports to La Verderie, transport for all the excursions, accommodation and all meals (with wine) at La Verderie.

NOT included – flights/train travel to France, entrance fees to any places of interest and any meals or refreshments taken outside of La Verderie.
We will provide free transfers to La Verderie from La Rochelle or Bordeaux airport and Saintes or Angouleme station.

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