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Circle of Misse Creative Holidays & Courses

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Address: Rue de l'Abbaye, 79100 Thouars, France
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+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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Fantastic writing retreat

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 meals. And just the right number of activities scattered throughout the week: occasional trips out,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 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.

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Thank Angela L
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I tried hard to remember if I ever had a writing course where I found all those elements of love, support, nurture, more support, confidence, encouragement, friendship and great food, all in once, but I can't. At one point, writing in the living room, I had this strange & beautiful feeling of being "at home" or "on holidays" or simply... More 

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Thank Nacerart
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

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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Reviewed 20 January 2016

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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Reviewed 28 September 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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Reviewed 19 June 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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Reviewed 3 June 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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Reviewed 9 May 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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Reviewed 30 March 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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