Nantes: Quiltmania's Pour L'Amour du Fil April 2024

Tour Dates
Wednesday 17th - Sunday 21st April

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We recommend booking as soon as possible

 

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Enjoy two - or even three - days at Quiltmania’s renowned showcase of quilting, patchwork, embroidery and knitting, plus a guided tour of the historic city of Nantes.

Pour l’Amour du Fil, or 'for the love of thread', is an annual celebration of antique, traditional and contemporary textile works created by yarn artists from all over the world. The theme for the 2024 edition is 'Made in France', celebrating the beauty of French craftsmanship.

 

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With two - or even three - full days at the show, our programme allows you plenty of time to see the exhibitions, browse the more than 80  stalls and take part in the busy programme of talks, practical workshops, and demonstrations. Inspiration is guaranteed!

 

 

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What We Love

Nantes - Por L'Amour du Fil 2023

Experiences you will treasure

How much is it?

Tour package in twin/double £795p/p
Single room supplement £200
Return EasyJet flights from Gatwick £350p/p
You can make your own way and join us in Nantes
Please contact us if you wish to extend your stay
Quilts Quiltmania Pour L'Amour du Fil 2021, France
Nantes City France Quiltmania Pour L'Amour du Fil 2021

What's included in your holiday

Hotel Grasslin Nantes

Where you will be staying

Pour L’Amour du Fil Quiltmania Quilt and Patchwork Show Wednesday April 17th to Saturday 20th, 2024 Pommery Shopping Centre

Itinerary

Pour L’Amour du Fil Quiltmania Wednesday April 17th to Saturday 20th, 2024 Castle in Nantes

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Pour L’Amour du Fil Quiltmania Quilt and Patchwork Show Wednesday April 17th to Saturday 20th, 2024 City of art and culture
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A Deeper Dive

The capital of Brittany for hundreds of years, Nantes has a fascinating history. Here are some suggestions for your free time.

Architecture & History

Surrounded by a water-filled moat, the imposing Château des Ducs de Bretagne with its 500m of curtain wall was built in the 15th century by Francois II, one of the last rulers of Brittany, and later became the Breton residence of the French monarchy. After an extensive 15-year restoration programme, the castle now houses Nantes’ history museum, where you can learn about the city’s past as France’s largest port

The city’s other great architectural gem is the Cathedral St. Pierre. Built in the 15th Century and still an active place of worship, it boasts an impressive collection of contemporary stained glass windows.

Art & Museums

The city has several museums, including the newly refurbished natural history museum and the Musée d’Arts de Nantes, home to one of the finest art collections in France. The permanent exhibition contains over 900 works ranging from the 13th to 21st Century, so whether your taste is for Tintoretto, Rodin, Monet, Delaunay or Anish Kapoor, there is sure to be something here to delight and surprise.

Shopping

Some of the city's best shopping can be found in the Bouffay district of Nantes’ old town. As well as half-timbered houses, you’ll also discover some speciality food boutiques and the Galeries Lafayette department store. In the newer part of town, the spectacular 19th-century glass-roofed shopping mall, the Passage Pommeraye, is not to be missed.

Landscape

Nantes lies on one of the most beautiful estuaries in the world and so we recommend that you make time for an  'Estuaire' boat trip. This 2 hour 45 minute journey is the best way to see the rich wildlife reserves, huge industrial buildings and maritime heritage sites that make up the region's unique landscape. 

The Elephant

And of course, no one should miss The Grand Elephant! One of several robotic animals which roam at the Machines de Ile, this famous elephant stands 12m tall and is made from 45 tonnes of steel and wood. If you would like to take a ride, you need to book tickets here.  Places go fast, so do book well ahead. 

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