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Plein aire painting

I just returned from a heavenly week of painting twice a day, with Janette's demos and instruction... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2019
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Merveilleux Misse

I've just returned from a week of painting at C of M. Aaron and Wayne are the consummate hosts who... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2019
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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...more
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Reviewed June 6, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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actisup, Co-Founder at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

Wow! Thank you for this Janet. We loved every minute of it too. Aaron

Reviewed May 28, 2019

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(...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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actisup, Co-Founder at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

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!

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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actisup, Co-Founder at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

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

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

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

Reviewed October 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

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

Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

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...

Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

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.

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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actisup, Owner at Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

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...More

Reviewed March 28, 2017

I went back to Spain for the second year running on a writing retreat. As last year, it was great. Wayne and Aaron put together all the ingredients you need and deliver them perfectly. Peace and quiet to write, excellent writing support from Wayne, fabulous...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

No better to place to get writing. The atmosphere is nurturing, encouraging & supportive; the company & food are great. Wayne & Aaron are wonderful hosts. No wonder people (me included) keep going back.

Date of experience: March 2017
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