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Carcassonne Crochet Retreat

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 crochet workshop with Lucy from Attic24 We stay right in the historic heart of this medieval fortress town, where the patio doors to our workshop room lead to the tranquil hotel garden. 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 Tour Includes

  • Enjoy inspirational crochet workshops with Lucy from Attic24
  • 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 and discover secrets of the textile trade at the textile museum in Lavelanet
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Itinerary

Overview

Meet Lucy and our Tour Manager at the airport for our flight to Toulouse. Our coach and driver will meet us at the airport and take us to our hotel. A 3-course evening meal is included this evening.

Overview

Meet Lucy and our Tour Manager at the airport for our flight to Toulouse. Our coach and driver will meet us at the airport and take us to our hotel. A 3-course evening meal is included this evening.

Overview

Enjoy a full day of workshops with our Lucy.

Overview

This morning we’ll take a break from our projects and enjoy a walking tour of medieval Carcassonne. Our guide will take us through 2500 years of history as we visit the highlights of the old town. The afternoon is yours to do as you wish; continue your exploration of Carcassonne or return to the hotel to relax or continue work on your projects.

Overview

Continue with your projects in another full day of workshops with Lucy.

Overview

Today we’ll visit Mirepoix; a beautiful medieval bastide town and an important textile centre in the 15th century. The highlight of the ancient town is the central square which is surrounded by medieval timber-framed houses and covered walkways. We’ll take some time to admire the woodwork involved in these houses, much of the carpentry and decorative features have fascinating detail. The café terraces and shops make it a lovely spot to visit. We’ll round off our day out with a guided visit of the textile museum at Lavelanet, housed in the town’s first textile factory. The visit will take us from the Middles Ages to the 20th Century with demonstrations showing each stage of the fabric making process; from spinning through to dyeing and weaving.

Overview

Enjoy a full day of workshops with our Lucy.

Overview

Transfer to Toulouse airport for our return flight to London.

Accommodation

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?