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Carcassonne Quilting Retreat

20th – 27th October 2021

8 days from £1,889pp

Stitching within the ancient walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne creates a truly special quilting experience. This retreat, with workshops led by our quilting expert, also visits beautiful Mirepoix and the textile museum at Lavelanet.
  • Enjoy inspirational machine-quilting workshops with Pat Archibald 
  • Stitch in our lovely workshop room, using Bernina sewing machines 
  • Stay in the heart of the medieval town of Carcassonne 
  • Travel through 2500 years of fascinating history on a guided tour of Carcassonne 
  • Visit the charming bastide town Mirepoix  
  • Discover secrets of the textile trade at the textile museum in Lavelanet 


Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Carcassonne Quilting Retreat

20th – 27th October 2021 with Pat Archibald

A wonderfully relaxing trip to historic Carcassonne in France’s sunny south-west corner to savour the amazing architecture and atmosphere of this World Heritage Site, enjoy the luxury of a top-class hotel and indulge in four days of quilting.

Carcassonne really is a fantastic sight to behold and on this tour we not only stay right in the historic heart of the medieval fortress town, we quilt there too. The patio doors of our workshop room lead to the tranquil hotel garden; a perfect location to focus on our projects. Our expert will be on hand to teach new techniques and lend her expertise, and there are Bernina machines to work on.

We'll also enjoy an excursion to Mirepoix and Lavalanet and an introductory walking tour of medieval Carcassonne. You’ll also have time some free time to wander the perfectly preserved cobbled streets here; the ideal opportunity to unwind.

Your Accommodation

Best Western Hotel Le Donjon, Carcassonne


The 4 star Best Western Hotel Le Donjon is located at the heart of the medieval city and is surrounded by the city’s ancient ramparts. 

Please note that due to the central location of the hotel in the old part of the city, access to the hotel is via a cobbled street. There are also a number of steps to navigate within the public areas of the hotel.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
A buffet breakfast is served at the hotel each morning and the nearby Brasserie Le Donjon serves traditional French cuisine using regional produce. The hotel’s bar and garden are ideal locations to relax after a busy day sewing or sightseeing.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The bedrooms offer an ideal blend of comfort and style and are individually decorated. Flat screen TVs, mini bar, telephone and hairdryer are available in all rooms and free wifi is available throughout the hotel.