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Our lovely trip to Paris!!

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Paris in April

We are back from our stitching holiday (safely thanks to travelling by coach and the Chunnel!) and I think I can say that everyone enjoyed our five nights in the city of Paris – we visited the Museum of the Middle Age and had chance to see the remarkable Cluny Tapestries. I think they came as a surprise to everyone when we turned in to the room and saw the size of the tapestries and the still rich colours! It was really good to be able to get really close to the stitching and see the details.

We spent three or four hours at Bonheur des Dames, probably the best needlework shop in France. Just bliss! After this we all went to a tiny restuarant where Bill and I had goose cooked in honey!

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Bonheur des Dames

Out with the Vessieres

After the dinner with the Vessieres

Our second visit was to the Museum of  Toile de Jouy, just outside Paris, where our excellent English speaking guide, Isobel, took us through the processes of wood block printing and copper plate engraving. All very interesting as was the pretty, though rather costly gift shop!

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Our last day in the city was spent wandering around the Estate of Versailles. The Palace is very beautiful but for me the grounds and ornamental gardens were fabulous.

waiting for the coach

As on all the stitching holidays, our guests have a themed pack of projects to stitch during the holiday and the minute we find a seat, out comes the stitching!

We broke our journey back to the UK by spending two nights in  Bruges and Bill and I took our favourite boat trip and had the compulsory hot chocolate. Oh well! Back to the diet….

Next year’s holiday is from 30th April to 7th May and we are going to Germany

We will be visiting the German Sampler Museum in Celle, Vaupel and Heilenbeck (Linen band people)in Wuppertal,  the Zweigart Factory Shop and the Madeira factory…. Lots and lots of stitching shopping!

More details will be announced shortly – if you are interested, do just send us an email and we can add you to our Tour Mailing List

Talk to you again soon

Date posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Comments

Comments (6)

Hi! Sounds like you all had a fantastic time in Paris. I look forward to reading more about your adventures in “Stitch That!”

Comment by Hazel Anderson on Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hi! Sounds like you all had a fantastic time in Paris. I look forward to reading more about your adventures in “Stitch That!”

Comment by Hazel Anderson on Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yes please, put me on the list for next year’s trip. Thank you for the card from Versailles.
Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yes please, put me on the list for next year’s trip. Thank you for the card from Versailles.
Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Please add me to your tour mailing list for next year. Many thanks.
Joan Fraser

Comment by Joan Fraser on Monday, May 3, 2010

Please add me to your tour mailing list for next year. Many thanks.
Joan Fraser

Comment by Joan Fraser on Monday, May 3, 2010

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