Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses

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Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses

Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses
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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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DarcyLlew
Pambula, Australia1 contribution
Excellent
Oct 2019 • Solo
I spent a week at Circle of Misse and what a week! For my writer self it was one of the most exciting things I could have done. Wayne is such a talented guy and his ability to help the Writer wherever they are in the process is uncannily spot on. The environment is superb - you know as soon as you enter that the place is a touch of heaven, you sink in and you be. It was so stimulating and enriching. Wayne & Aaron have made something special there. Merci, merci. Darcy
Written October 30, 2019
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Katy W
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia9 contributions
Paradise
Oct 2019 • Solo
Having read all the reviews - I was expecting something special but the experience of actually being in this fabulous place was way beyond anything I could have imagined. Tremendous support when needed, wonderful food, a creative and ambient environment, diverse and interesting fellow travellers and a feeling of peace. Perfect.
Written October 24, 2019
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Hi Katy Thanks for such a warm and generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed being here as much as we do. Look forward to seeing you again
Written October 25, 2019
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Jskohler
Whitmore Lake, MI4 contributions
Plein aire painting
May 2019
I just returned from a heavenly week of painting twice a day, with Janette's demos and instruction we all completed many paintings of remarkable expertise! Traveling to the Chinon Fortress, wine "cave" and market as well as the visit to the Orion Chateau (now containing European Modern art!) added an exceptional experience of the surrounding area towns. The sensational food, prepared by our hosts Aaron and Wayne and the quaint Chateau we stayed in completed the most remarkable trip I've ever experienced!
Written June 6, 2019
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Wow! Thank you for this Janet. We loved every minute of it too. Aaron
Written June 7, 2019
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Escape562809
2 contributions
Merveilleux Misse
May 2019 • Friends
I've just returned from a week of painting at C of M. Aaron and Wayne are the consummate hosts who make you feel as though you are staying with long lost family members. The en-suite rooms are comfortable and the food is to die for( I gained 4 lbs). Janette our painting guru was so helpful and encouraging when the painting was not going as well as desired. The evenings were delightful with wine and nibbles at 7pm and then a long leisurely dinner with fascinating conversations. The week was pleasantly broken up with a day in Chinon and a morning at Chateau D'Orion
Written May 28, 2019
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Thank you thank you for your generous review. We had such a fun week, and agreed on the long lost family members :) If it makes you feel any better I think that we put on a few pounds too. Oi!
Written May 29, 2019
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Jane H
2 contributions
Wonderful experience!
May 2019 • Friends
Just spent a wonderful week painting Plein Air with Janette.
Aaron and Wayne are the perfect hosts, creating amazing meals and introducing us to the region with visits to a chateau and nearby villages.
A great group of people. We laughed a lot.
Highly recommended as a creative and relaxing experience!
Written May 26, 2019
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Jane Thank you so much for your warm and generous review. It was indeed a fun and productive week, I am so glad that you joined us. Aaron
Written May 29, 2019
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Crosbeia
London, UK6 contributions
Recipe for success
Oct 2018 • Solo
Circle of Missé is the place to learn, relax and have fun. Wayne and Aaron run a mix of courses and retreats in a quiet corner of France. They attract writers of all abilities who benefit from the focused atmosphere and the very high quality teaching. But the food is so good that this time I wanted to learn some cookery. Aaron is a passionate chef and I enjoyed learning from his varied recipe book, while taking full credit for the amazing results. The chocolate and caramel tart will never be forgotten! You can make the holiday as relaxed or as intensive as you like. Your hosts will do everything they can to make sure you enjoy yourself. You’re surrounded by people on similar tracks and it makes for a memorable week. I’ve been three times and I doubt it will be my last.
Written October 28, 2018
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Wow Arif Thanks for taking the time to share your Missé experience. It's great to get feedback which helps us to know if we are on track, and getting things right. Look forward to your next visit. Aaron
Written November 6, 2018
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Annie46Perth
Perth, Australia57 contributions
Absolutely Fabulous - Always
Oct 2018 • Solo
With 2018 drawing to a close, I look back on my two visits (my ninth and tenth!) this year to the Circle of Misse with nostalgia and pleasure. One reviewer says Misse is "a slice of Heaven", another writes "Still Magical". The Circle of Misse deserves such praise. It is an extraordinarily creative environment, so unique that it’s difficult to put into words, but I'll try. Aaron and Wayne are remarkable hosts. Whenever I step through the front door, the stresses of everyday life melt away. What awaits guests are a warm welcome, delightful bedrooms with ensuites, aromas of the first meal (they're all sensational), a browse in the library or a stroll in the garden. But there’s more. Wayne Milstead is an inspirational writing mentor, Aaron Tighe is a superb chef, together they make the Circle of Misse a place to return to over and over again. And I will!
Written October 28, 2018
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Margaret Thanks so much for another warm and generous review. As you know we also value your visits to Missé. You bring great energy to what you do and share that with other writers/cooks. Looks forward to seeing you soon. Aaron
Written November 6, 2018
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watermark58
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
A slice of Heaven
Oct 2018 • Solo
It's my fifth time to Misse and once again Wayne and Aaron have provided the best environment to write. My week was wonderful. Thank you to you both for feeding my passion. Maureen G
Written October 16, 2018
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Dear Maureen Thank you for a warm and generous review. It was good to see you and we are delighted that you got so much work done. A bientôt...
Written October 17, 2018
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VVarrior
Greater London, UK27 contributions
Wonderful Writer's Retreat!
Sep 2017 • Solo
The most incredible week in the most beautiful surroundings. Wonderfully generous hosts with a wealth of knowledge. Wayne really believed in us and got the very best out of us as new writers. A very well structured course; every need met and Aaron's wonderful cooking was an inspiration! I will definitely be returning. I cannot thank you enough for helping me to get my novel started. See you soon!
Written September 10, 2017
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Apologies for missing this. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It was an action packed week and I am glad it was a productive time for you.
Written October 17, 2018
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Sarah L
Sydney, Australia113 contributions
Magical writing / cooking / art retreat (with cool hosts)
Aug 2017 • Solo
As part of my 3 week trip around Europe, I had booked a week at Circle of Misse to get some much needed headway on my novel that I have been writing on the side for the past 3 years. People often hear the word 'retreat' and conjure up pictures of vegan food, yoga, and caffeine & alcohol-free zones etc.. that's exactly what you need when trying to write a novel! (Not) Don't worry - Circle of Misse is certainly not of that vein!

Misse itself is stunning, and I had a lovely private room with desk and ensuite on the 3rd floor of Wayne and Aaron's beautiful home. When I wasn't writing I went running or walking in the French countryside, plus I also got to see a couple of sights around the local area with Wayne and the other guests.

Each meal throughout the day was tailored to me having a gluten free diet and Aaron lovingly prepared gluten free dinners with fresh local produce, which started with cocktail hour (code for 'wine o clock') at 7pm each evening. And don't worry if you don't drink, the intellectual & highly enjoyable conversation will keep you upright till bedtime.

Wayne provided me with invaluable writing exercises and insightful feedback which I will be forever thankful for. My writing has improved already, in such a short amount of time.

I left feeling enriched in so many ways. Go. You won't be disappointed. Aaron & Wayne are two of the best hosts I have met in my life. I feel it's highly likely they will see me again :)
Written September 6, 2017
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Sarah Thanks so much for such a positive and thoughtful review. We loved having you with us at Missé, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. You achieved so much while you were here, please keep up the good work. Your novel definitely has legs, we look forward to seeing which directions you take it in when you have a first draft to share. Thanks again for making us part of your vacation, and part of your writer's journey. Aaron & Wayne
Written September 7, 2017
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