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Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses

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Address: Rue de l'Abbaye, 79100 Thouars, France
Phone Number: +33 2 72 64 38 57
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The Circle of Misse house sits on one branch of the historic Pilgrim’s...

The Circle of Misse house sits on one branch of the historic Pilgrim’s route to Santiago de Compostelo. We continue the ethos of the Pilgrim’s way by being a way-station offering succour, guidance and encouragement as you venture out into your creative pursuits and projects. So come Cook, Write, Paint or just Be.

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A slice of creative paradise

I have been attending creative courses and retreats with Circle of Misse for almost 2 years and I cannot express enough how wonderful the setting, the atmosphere and the food are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julianna35
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been attending creative courses and retreats with Circle of Misse for almost 2 years and I cannot express enough how wonderful the setting, the atmosphere and the food are, but above all I am impressed with the quality of my writing that keeps on flourishing with every visit. A lot can be said about the picturesque and peaceful... More 

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Perth, Australia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my seventh visit to Circle of Misse Creative Holidays (6 in France and 1 in Spain) and, like a Strad violin, the experience gets better and better. Aaron and Wayne thank you again for giving this well-matured gal from Perth memories that last long after I arrive home. Your food is amazing. Can't forget the wild boar ragout... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Back from Circle of Misse after a wonderful and productive week of writing encouraged by Wayne and Kirsten, with admirable culinary support from Aaron, as always. Best way of spending a week and I highly recommend it. Also enjoyed great hospitality from Eva-Lotte and Peter at La Pomme d'Or in La Chapelle Mouliere, where Circle of Misse took place. Beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just back from another (5th?) wonderful retreat at Circle of Misse where my writing took shape and the location and hospitality provided by Wayne, Aaron, Echalotte and Ben were second to none. Can't wait until September for another dose of Misse medicine!

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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this review

Thank you Lucille. We can't wait to see you in September. Happy writing meantime. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

In February this year I spent three weeks on writing retreat at San Juan des Los Terreros in Spain (nearest airport Murcia). Imagine mountains, desert, palm trees, a wide promenade leading into the quaint Spanish town, marvellous accommodation a stone's throw from the Mediterranean, luscious food and you have Misse @ The Beach. Hosts Wayne Milstead and Aaron Tighe do... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a fantastic day with Aaron & Wayne in April. It was like hanging out with cool friends who have a neat place in the beautiful French countryside. They plan ahead really well for your visit - we filled out a questionnaire about what we were interested in cooking and learning. And we really did learn some excellent tips.... More 

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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this review

Thanks Ansley and David. He also had a great time cooking, talking and tasting wine with both of you. And thank you for a great review, we couldn't have described the Misse experience better ourselves. We hope the rest of your trip was good. More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Circle of Missé is a writing and cookery school like no other. A cosy, creaky old house bristling with character and swaddled in the aromas of its rural setting, and of the always-on fresh coffee, local wines and provisions and, of course, the magnificent feasts-in-preparation. I slept in a bed more comfortable than my own, in a room that fell... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had an amazing wine weekend with the gentlemen at Circle of Misse. They arranged absolutely everything and made our whole group feel so at home. We definitely didn't want to leave (and can't wait to go back!). We weren't really sure what we wanted to do or see, except that we wanted to learn more about wine and pairing... More 

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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this review

Hey Joann Thanks so much for this review. Wayne and I had a wonderful time introducing all of you to the Loire and its wine, and I love the way that you summed a Misse weekend. More 

Perth, Australia
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What can I say, that I haven’t said already. This was my fifth visit to this very special writers' retreat in the Loire Valley. This time for three glorious weeks. I will continue returning until I am too feeble and old to fly from Australia to France. The food is luscious with many local specialities. The “lunch box” is a... More 

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Clonmellon, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It does what it says on the tin. A retreat where if you want peace and solitude, you can get to grips with what you are doing - in this case writing a novel ( there are also painting and cooking courses ) The food is sublime, you will be part of a "family", you will shed a tear when... More 

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