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Exhibitors at the 2016 Cracker Fair

LanguedocLiving, Nov 19

In this article, we will walk you through the beautiful Château-Abbaye de Cassan, with details about all the exhibitors on the way. We’ll go through the courtyard, down past the Herborium and the ancient kitchen, nip to the café, along the Grand Gallery, we’ll take a trip around the 11th century chapel, and then finally through the beautiful rooms overlooking the terrace.

Courtyard 

As you enter through the gates of the Château, you’re in the courtyard. Down each side of the courtyard, there are lots of lovely things to eat and drink. In the middle of the courtyard you’ll find some great exhibitors selling their wares. Further on towards the pond you’ll find more exhibitors, and then Santa Claus and some face-painting. 

Down the left hand side of the courtyard: 

LAB' ART DE FER - Christophe - blacksmith artist, offers a demonstration / workshop for adults and children. Come and make a candlestick, it’s fun! You can buy Christmas gifts too.

JOHN PRICE BUTCHERS - A full supporting cast of all their lovely goodies – pies, sausages, bacon, gammon joints, all-white meat rolled turkey breast, joints and lots more.

LABOY – For all you hop lovers, we have a bar outside this year. Last year they were in the chapel, but this year they are selling bottled and draft beer outside. They also have infusions and bio plant syrups.

BLACHE COQUILLAGES – Fred and Sandrine are back with their oysters and mussels from Meze. To eat there with a glass of Picpoul de Pinet, or take away.

CHAMPAGNE CHARLES COLLIN - Since 1952 Charles Collin has developed quality champagnes from hand-picked grapes, matured for 3 years in our cellars. Come and have a drink for €3 a glass and take advantage of our promotional offers for the end of year celebrations.

L’OMNIBUS – Mobile restaurant selling quality burgers. It’s a double-decker bus, which you can book for evening parties.

Down the right hand side of the courtyard:

LA CUISINE A GILLES - Gilles Aubert from Au Fil De L’Aire will be doing spit roast pork sandwiches.

LA FERME DU FINFOND - Roast chestnuts over a wood fire, fresh chestnuts to take home, and pots of chestnut cream.

CARLESS CAFÉ are back selling artisan bio teas, coffees, hot chocolate, warm wine, and caramelised peanuts.

RELAIS DE ROUJAN "Gîtes et Chambres d’Hôtes" 9, avenue de Caux - 34320 Roujan for weekend stays and tailor-made stays, more details are here www.relaisroujan.com. Come to the stand and have a chat, and warm yourself up with a vin chaud and homemade gourmandises.

CHATEAU DE CASSAN – Come and taste the wines from Chateau de Cassan.

LAABO BIIGA - Enjoy a Christmas mulled wine with spices, and taste our crepes, or munch on some traditional biscuits. You can also warm up with a good seasonal soup. All our ingredients are organic, and all profits go to the Association LAABO Biiga. This is fundraising for educating children and combatting malnutrition in Burkina Faso.

MR FISH AND CHIPS – The Cracker Fair wouldn’t be the same without fish and chips. As well as fish and chips though, there’ll be sausages and scampi too. Please form an orderly queue!

Through the middle of the courtyard, and down to the bottom: 

COOLEUR AUTREFOIS – Household linins, decorations, cuddly toys.

LE COING DES FILLES – Lovey products made from quinces.

AU RUCHER DES CATHARES – Beehives, honey and Christmas pains d’epices.

L’ATELIER DES DESSERTS – Pop-cakes, calissons, orange and lemon cakes, meringues and more.

MARLINGOTTE – Makeup bags, purses and bags.

SOIE LE GALL - Come and see Nicole le Gall’s silk painting. Painting on natural silk, with pigments, water, salt & alcohol. Heat fixed, so it can be machine washed. Scarves, shirts, lamps and paintings. Silk has a therapeutic and protective effect. Great Gifts

FLAOBRIENCE – Silver jewellery.

LES SOEURS DELICIEUSES - The Sisters from South Africa, Patricia and Marilynne, locally known as Les Soeurs Delicieuses produce a range of delicious jams, English marmalades, chutneys and cakes that contain nothing artificial.

CUIR & RE-CUIR – Fine leather goods, bags, belts, handles, satchels, briefcases, and more.

NOIX SECHES DU HAUT-QUERCY - Annie and Jean Paul Bonnal are pleased to present their walnuts of Haut Quercy, the best of their harvest. At the approach of Christmas, you can treat children and adults with scrumptious desserts using our nuts.

ARTYBOIS – Wooden games and objects: puzzles, cars, animals, games, mirrors, and much more.

Fazulhaq FIRTHOUSE – Scarves galore.

LES FEES CONFIOT – Homemade creations of jams, chutneys and natural syrups, a mixture of fruits, plants and spices. The authentic taste of seasonal products, untreated or organic, made in the traditional copper pan.

JO’S GREAT BRITISH SHOP - For delicious home-made gingerbread and Christmas puddings and more, come to Jo's Great British Shop.

Colombe DUCOUDRAY – Men’s jumpers.

Mark WOOD - Artisanal pottery to brighten up your home.

LE MARCHAND DE BONHEUR - For the 13 Christmas desserts, or for the pleasure of giving presents, we propose fruit and nougat pastes from Provence, made by artisans.

SIODLAK - Hats and bonnets made from wool and leather.

Eric SIMON - We offer you our products which are based on local poultry, prepared and cooked in the traditional way. Superlative quality, with no chemical additives. Our ducks, chickens and pigeons are born, reared outdoors, and fed with our whole grain cereals. Come and taste our products!

Georges MUNIESA - A huge selection of quality French knives.

LES CONFITURES DE SOPHIE – Artisanal jams and vegetable confits.

Isabelle GONZALEZ - Bags, hats, purses.

PIALUCHA - Wool and leather slippers.

QUIDELLEUR - Dédé the charcutier offers his artisanal quality products, made in the mountain tradition and all naturally dried. You can find cured sausages and ham, made from pigs raised exclusively in the Massif Central.

DANS L’AIR DU TEMPS - Handmade retro jewellery, and teddy bears.

LES ROCHES ROUGES - Pure saffron stems, saffron honey, and more.

LA FERME D’AURE - Beautiful mohair creations

BIPOLE GLASS’ART - In my workshop at Frontignan (Hérault), I create inverted paintings under glass, using techniques developed in the XVth century in Murano. I can do private orders. I also do monotype engravings, inverted paintings on glass objects, as well as glass jewels with fine and precious stones.

C’EST LA FETE - Christmas Cards (various charities supported including Cancer Research), advent calendars, tissue paper and Christmas wrappings, plus unique Christmas decorations. kerithbiggs@hotmail.com 06 33 53 40 79 www.phoenix-trading.eu/web/kerithbiggs

Go down the step towards the pond to find:

LES CHENES - For over 5 years we have been supplying British Expats with their favourite British foods. This year we will once again be at the Christmas Cracker Fair with a variety of Christmas foods and special offers. Whilst we do our best to satisfy everyone, Supplies and space are limited and pre-ordering is essential to ensure you get your favourites. Visit our website: les-chenes.eu and email pre-orders to: les_chenes@orange.fr

DEVAKI -The goods that I sell come from India and most of my selection is hand made with love and good ethics. You will discover bed covers stiched by hand - vintage and new, beautiful bags made with old embroideries , woollen shawls and many others decorative items. Sandrine Albu works with families who she has come to know well, and her sales help these families.

LE PETIT VANNIER - Le Petit Vannier offers a range of baskets, toy trunks and various wicker and rattan items. Also a collection of bags, made of natural fibres, to make your shopping ecological.

SANTA – Santa will be in the grotto in the large tent at the bottom of the courtyard (near the pond). He’ll be busy helping out with the other charities each morning, but you’ll find him in his grotto on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.

LANGUEDOC SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES (LSR) – Join us in Santa’s tent for face painting, a lucky dip with lovely prizes and information about how LSR is making the lives of refugees a little bit easier. When we all a do a little, a lot gets done.

Herborium

As you come inside the Château from the courtyard through the left hand side door, you’ll come across the beautiful herbarium, made even more beautiful with the goodies inside from:

Catriona McLEAN – Garden tools, high-end gloves from Foxgloves and Goldleaf, secateurs, garden accessories, and Christmas wreathes.

Ancient Kitchen

The ancient kitchen, equipped with tools and copper pans will delight you. It’s brought back to life with:

DOUCEURS D’OC – Chocolate blocks, melted chocolate in a pot to take away, patisseries and breads.

FROMAGES DU SALAGOU – exquisite cheeses – goat, cow and sheep.

Café 

The room which normally houses the mannequins showing some ancient costumes, will be home to the inside café for the weekend. You can find it by going straight on, past the Grand Gallery towards the back terrace.

KEN AND ALISON’S CATERING will again be offering refreshments to keep you going. Drinks include coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and mulled wine. Our new falafel sandwich will bring our sandwich choices to 5 and of course we'll have all of your favourites sweets including carrot cake, cocoa brownies, and red velvet cupcakes. You can find Ken and Alison and their smiling team at the end of the entrance corridor, or look for the signs to the indoor cafe. There's a tent on the back terrace just next to the café with tables and chairs. 

The Grand Gallery 

The Grand Gallery runs the length of the chateau, and is a light airy place, with an aspect to the central courtyard.

ALBION HOUSE DESIGNS - We are back with loads of new colours and a beautiful new wide lace on our thermal range. All made in the UK and many designs exclusive to Chateau de Cassan. Stock up as it is a once-a-year offering!

CHILLIS AND SPICE - Cook authentic Indian at home with our easy-to-use meal kits. Discover the flavours of Mexico, and banish boring BBQs with our spicy rubs and sauces. Spice up your life at chillisandspice.com.

DE TOUTE FACON - Fashion designer and painter, I create, design and manufacture elegant collections in my workshop where the arts and fashion are closely intertwined. I create only unique and custom pieces. I associate with the rigor and sobriety of the cuts, hand-painted graphics from my research on canvas or paper. I like the clean compositions, the details carefully thought out and measured. I am settled in the heart of the old town in Marseillan.

YDILIK - Timeless fashion jewellery and accessories for modern and active women to wear everyday. Handcrafted, with a genuine bold and trendy spirit!

LANGUEDOC WINE TOURS AND EVENTS - English ales, available in presentation boxes and baskets.

Corinne PONSAILLE – Embroidered pearl bags, cuddly toys, cushions.

ATELIER 714 – Painted porcelain.

RATSI – English books and children’s literature, and some Swarovski jewellery.

Katharina ROTHELI – Woven textiles using a variety of wools. Scarves, shawls, table runners, cushions, rugs, and more. Each piece is unique. katharinaroetheli@west-telecom.com, 04 67 95 40 Shop “vue sur cours” at Narbonne (www.vuesurcours.com) and “Coin de Lune” Olonzac (bijouxcoindelune.com).

OZ ET LA TERRE - Hand crafted perfumed ceramic jewellery.

Diana WHITE - Fabulous new range of gifts by Diana White. The ever-popular Aprés le Marché design is now available on Fairtrade cotton Tote Bags and bone china Mugs. For DIY enthusiasts there's a new bone china Mug featuring a very handy cat. A wide selection of Coasters, Cards and splendid Crackers too!

Frances MACVE – Fine art painter, selling paintings and reproductions of her work.

LES PERLES D’ELIANE ET PASCALE - Eliane and Pascale create jewellery and fashion accessories with beads and a technique of weaving them with a needle. Each piece is unique and handmade.

Martine JACQUOT – I have been passionate about mosaic for a decade, and I have developed my art with recognised mosaicists. I offer various decorative items for the house in contemporary mosaic and mini raku. My sites are: www.martinejacquot.com and http://martine-jacquot-mosaique.alittlemarket.com/

LA FOLIE DES CONFITURES - Ginger syrups, jams, confits, mustards, products containing ginger, turmeric and hibiscus.

LA SARDINE ROUGE makes personalised decoration panels, so that your interior takes on your image, or to offer as an original gift. The artist makes your wood panel entirely by hand on recycled wood.

THE BARREL BOUTIQUE - I'm Jane Griffin of The Barrel Boutique, I create unique items for the home, all recycled from French Oak wine barrels. This year I've teamed up with some very talented local people and together we've made some stunning Christmas gifts...we're at the end of the Grand Gallery near the chapel.

LANGUEDOC LIVING – This year we have a stand at the end of the Grand Gallery, so please feel free to come and talk to us.

CHATEAU DE CASSAN – If you're ready for a glass of wine by now, stop by the bar to taste the wines of the Chateau. 

 

At the end of the Grand Gallery, if you turn right before you get to the chapel, you’ll be in one of the charity areas.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Are you willing to support Human Rights? If so, you can buy presents like books, Christmas cards, candles, calendars at Amnesty International Béziers stand. Why not also get involved in Solidarity projects with the Townships of Cape Town, by buying a bilingual book of interviews of Mandela's people.

CANCER SUPPORT FRANCE (CSF) – CSF-Languedoc provides linguistic, practical and emotional support to English speakers affected by cancer. We will be at Cassan to increase awareness of our services and to hold our Christmas raffle, which raises funds to support our work. To find out more, visit www.csf-languedoc.com or call our helpline on 04 67 44 87 06. 

Chapel 

The 11th century chapel is a magnificent building, created by Guiraud, priest of Cassan, born 1070 in Puissalicon. The chapel was consecrated on October 6, 1115 by two archbishops and six bishops during a dazzling ceremony in the presence of a large crowd of people from all walks of life. 

This year we have 57 stands in the chapel. 

Starting on the left as you enter the chapel, here are the exhibitors: 

L’ATELIER D’AUDREY present their handmade unique creations. Aprons for kitchen and gardens in cotton and linen; colourfully themed for adults and children. The tablecloths, table mats, table runners, tea towels, and bread bags complement the collection.

David McEWAN – Original artwork

Frederique PIERI - Useful and decorative ceramics, a bit of poetry and humour to brighten the day!

Catherine CLERICY - Sculptor and ceramist. In my workshop in Bédarieux, I model clay statuettes - mainly women and children. After a first firing, the pieces are enamelled using the Raku technique. I also run courses. You can contact me either by email: clericy@hotmail.fr or at 04 67 23 27 15.

Nadine ORCAJADA - Painted glasses, vases, and bottles, to add a touch of fun and glamour to your dinner table or your aperos.

JD ART - A unique and charming range taken from Jennifer Dennis’ original paintings - choose from Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, calendars for 2017 (signed by the artist), bookmarks, mini cards (perfect for invitations) and a poetry book, as well as her range of greeting cards, fine art prints and original paintings.

Patrick AMORSI - Graduate of the Fine Arts of Geneva. I have loved the region for 30 years. I am presenting my watercolours, gouaches, and pastels. Different formats for an original gift idea.

LE CLOS CERAME – Christophe and Catherine Bodin-Hullin will be pleased to meet you their stand to present their new creations in engravings and prints.

LA ROSE DE DAMAS - My weaving workshop is located at 16, rue Alfred Sabatier in Pezenas. I work on a jacquard loom that is two centuries old. In my shop you will find many brocade products: vests, ties, bags…as well as stoles and scarves in silk or cashmere.

L’ATELIER DE FLORENCE - For the past 10 years, we have been producing handcrafted linen and antique fabrics such as hemp, jute and mestizos. You'll find bread bags, hemp cushions, shopping bags, kits, , door stoppers, embroidered hearts, and items that smell of lavender.

DECO2FILLES - Lampshades, mirrors, decorative items for the home.

BY MARIONNETTE – Accessories, clothes, jewellery.

CITADELLES & MAZENOD – Fine books.

Marguerite GENDROT – I have been a ceramist for 15 years , I studied pottery at London. My love for nature inspired me to make handmade birdfeeders, birdbath, birds, turtles etc...it’s my small contribution to support the lovely birds. I use special clay for outside use, fired at 1040 degres celcius. I live in Reillanne 04110, a little village in Lubéron.

LFB CREA - Needlework, sewing and knitting. Christmas decorations, dolls clothes, bags.

LILY KI LA FEE - Hats, berets, scarves, mittens.

CREATEUR DE VITRAUX - Stained glass creations.

Alain AUTHIER - 100% natural soaps for your well-being. My soaps of 100g with 28 perfumes, made from of 72% vegetable oil enriched with shea butter and scented with essential oils from Grasse. My candles are 88% vegetable wax and 12% natural fragrances. I am proud to present my FABRICATION FRANÇAISE on www.savonnette.kingeshop.com.

Angela HARRIS & Peter HOLMES - Our jewellery is created by hand using sterling silver and silver plated components, We specialise in using authentic Swarovski crystal beads and semi precious stones to create beautiful sparkly earrings, necklaces and bracelets - ideal for gifts!

TIME & AGAIN - Time & Again specializes in ancient (Greek, Roman, Egyptian) and medieval artifacts in bronze & ceramic, ancient & world coins, medieval antiphonary pages, antique & Renaissance maps & city views (some of Languedoc). We have been in business for 20+ years in the U.S. & France.

LA MALLE DES INDES offers a wide variety of scarves and shawls in pure silk or fine wool, and silver jewellery set with semi-precious stones. Talented designers and craftspeople of India make all items selected by Carine during her regular trips.

CREATIVE FAIRY – come and discover my 100% hand made creations made in France. I offer jewellery for adults and children, page markers, scarf jewellery .... I also work with aluminum wire. I can create something especially for you. You will find a stand full of lovely gift ideas at a small price.

TRACES CREATIONS – Sophine Navis makes hair accessories, jewellery from semi-precious stones and feathers, mobiles for children, decorations.

MISS CRAPOUILLE - Jewellery and accessories using glass beads, paste, textils and lace.

ANOUSH DANS LES ETOILES – Handmade lamps, clothes and bags in wool, leather & textiles, leather clogs.

Patricia GUILLAUME – Magnetic jewellery.

ZOE TRALALA – Teddy bears, decorations for children's rooms.

Rosemary GEORGE will be selling and autographing her new wine book Languedoc : The wines of Faugères, making the ideal Christmas present for your wine-loving friends and family. Françoise Ollier will be pouring her white Faugères - on Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm and on Sunday from 11am to 1 pm. The wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon by Wendy Gedney will also be on sale. 

Rosemary said “Allegro is one of my favourite white wines from Faugères, a delicious blend of vermentino and roussanne, with some lovely fresh herbal flavours. Françoise Ollier of Domaine Ollier-Taillefer does one of the best cellar visits in Faugères, while her brother Luc makes the wine. The estate celebrated its 40th anniversary of bottling their wine this year. “

AGATHE AIRLINES will be selling a unique range of contemporary ceramics. Agathe Boulangé,
 1096 route de Saint Vincent, 
34730 Prades le Lez. Tel 
06 83 14 72 80 
04 67 59 78 53

Stephane SZENDY – Sculptures and unique pieces of jewellery.

Marie Thérèse VIVAREL – ‘Shabby chic’ decorations, and ‘esprit bohème’ presents.

L’ATELIER DE STEMAELLE – Enter into a universe of colours and delicacy. These little everyday things that become objects of art ... cheerful and colourful. Where Jessica, creator of the workshop, transforms boxes into objects of art, both decorative and useful, with great passion, taste and mastery. The studio of Stemaelle also produces necklaces, jewellery, fairy lights, a whole universe and style to discover.

WARGNIER – silk and cashmere scarves and shawls.

LE VITRAIL D’AUDREY – Paintings and lamps, hand-painted on glass.

PRECIEUSES FANTASIES – My workshop, created in August 2015, is located in Haute Garonne. I create, draw and imagine my unique jewellery. A new collection called " Histoires Naturelles" was born a few months ago, it is about high-end creations based on lace, dried flowers and blends of resins to retain transparency and femininity in my creations.

ANETH PORCELAINES - Annette Burin des Roziers makes painted porcelain objects. Gifts for all occasions (births, weddings, birthdays, Christmas, Easter ...), unique pieces, hand-painted, for a festive table, or bathroom accessories. Bespoke pieces can be made. Contact 06 71 91 65 25.

LA CHOCOLATERIE DE NATHALIE - Artisan chocolatier. Manufacture of artisanal chocolates with and 100% pure cocoa butter. ganaches, pralines, rochers, orangettes, ... there is something for everyone! Come and discover all the gift ideas (ballotins, gourmet boxes ...) at my stand.

ATELIER JIBOUX - Discover a world of light fine jewellery, with pure shapes, inspired by nature, architecture or sculpture. Made mainly of silver, but also steel or Plexiglas, Atelier Jiboux jewels are light, graceful and pleasant to wear.

KOKEDANA – Poema Barba produces original Japanese floral art. Plants covered with a natural moss, a living piece of art.

DEMETER CUIR -Founded in 1998, Demeter specialises in the manufacture of leather goods. Based in Mazamet in the Tarn, a region where the leather and wool industry has made its international reputation, they are selling leather rugby balls and footballs.

Emma MORGAN – Fashion jewellery and glass.

L’ECLAT DE VERRE - Passionate about manipulating glass, I make aesthetic and useful objects using the modern technique of "fusing". Come and see me, Thierry Domalain, on my artisan glass stand, where each dish, napkin ring, fruit basket, is a unique and signed glass piece.

ETHIQUETTE is a social and ethical boutique, where we gather different types of handicraft from India. Our producers are tribes, untouchables, leprosy patients... all the marginalized populations of India. We propose high quality products, made of noble materials: silk, cashmere, angora and merinos wools, lambs leather, organic jute and cotton.

ARBRE BLEU – Accessories in clay polymer.

MCD OENOLOGIE - Wine flavoured chocolates.

SMA - Painted light bulbs, and vanilla from Madagascar.

DEC-AU-NATUREL - Hanging decorations for scenting rooms. Scents using soaps, perfumes, and decorated with plaster objects – angels, roses, hearts, and lots more, all in natural tones.

LE SAC DU BERGER - Handmade goods in leather and wool.

LES COLS CHICS – Hand sewn neck decorations for men and women, made from vintage ties. Every piece is unique, and made in France. Contact: lescolschics30@gmail.com, Facebook: Les Cols Chics.

TOURNESOL – Hand painted porcelain with a relief effect in white and yellow gold. 

As you come out of the chapel, running parallel to the Grand Gallery there are some lovely rooms, which are also full of exhibitors. With views out to the gardens and terrace, you can meander through the rooms. So turn right as you leave the chapel, and then take a left…

Bishop’s Bedroom 

The Bishop’s bedroom has an ancient bed, which was used by the Bishop. 

Chloe BERCOVICI - I create ceramic Raku jewellery. The designs I create allow me to play on the contrasts of colour and matter. In the asymmetry I seek the harmonious balance to achieve an aesthetic between sobriety and elegance. I draw my inspiration from the many forms of nature and modern art.

L’ATELIER DE SYLVIE - Restoration of furniture, old patina effects, decorative painting.

Music Room 

The music room has a grand piano, which is painted with a mural. Normally this is on full display, but for the Cracker Fair we’ve closed it up for safety reasons. The walls of the music room are decorated with a light sunny hand-painted mural. 

LA HAUT SI J’Y SUIS - Glass vases, bowls, prisms and good karma from Thierry Galhac.

ANAHATA MINERAUX & BIEN-ETRE - While enjoying the natural beauty of minerals, I am interested in their energy properties and their role in supporting physical, psychological and emotional health. Thus, I create semi-precious stone jewellery adapted to your needs. More information on my site: www.anahatamineraux.fr

LES DOUDOUS DE NANOU - Craft creations for children, soft toys, accessories, periculture, clothes with gentle colours, made from soft and warm materials. All my items are manufactured by my own hands in the Minervois. I am a mother of three boys, and this is why my products are important to me. All my creations are made of Oeko-Tex fabric, 100% cotton, jersey sweatshirt, minkee velvet, and are machine washable.

FAI VIRAR - Creative discs. I offer my musical universe through the vinyl record. Clocks, notepads, glove boxes, jewellery, themed frames, 33 rpm and 45 rpm discs decorate my stand.

SOUFFLE - A beautiful complete collection of hand crafted murano glass jewellery. Select your style, size and colour. Sterling silver chains. Perfect travel accessories. Full bespoke offering available including Wedding and Special event service.

Vestibule 

The vestibule joins the Grand Gallery and the rooms looking out onto the terrace and gardens. 

SOLIDARITE FRANCE SAHEL – This is an organisation which helps to finance an aid program for a village in Senegal. Cosmetic oils, soaps and products from Senegal are for sale.

SOME LIKE IT HOT! - Chris, Rachel and Florence Thornton have the pleasure of presenting their recent work. Blown Glass, Jewellery, Paintings and much, much more… Totally unique gifts handmade in Lodève.

FLORA CASTILLO – Bags, scarves and purses made from recycled materials.

CLAIR’DABELLE DU PLATEAU - Plants from Larzac, transformed into liqueurs and syrups.

Library

The library, with its dark red lined walls, is a restful room brought to life by four interesting exhibitors.

ABRACADAPATCH - Linen, patchwork, accessories for babies. Unique creations of quality and neat finishing, but also tailor-made to your dimensions and your desires. From the classic, to the refined, to the contemporary, everything is possible. The only limit is your imagination ... We are waiting for you!

Gaelle MARTINEZ – Textile creations, with a focus on children, puericulture, and ecological issues.

LA MAIN DES SABLES – David Santandreu is an expert on dyeing with woad, which used to be mass-produced in the region, before indigo plants were discovered in India. David is passionate about bringing this technique back into the region, and is currently working with the Chateau de la Serre. He is bringing his textiles dyed with his woad.

Annie LESAGE – I draw and paint watercolours, in particular my subjects are: cow, donkey, hen, cat, owl, turtle, frog, rabbit, rooster, goat... but especially the SHEEP. My designs are shown on different objects – cards, posters, t-shirts, mugs, magnets etc.

Dining Room

The wood-panelled dining room normally has a large table and chairs set up for a grand feast with silver and crystal.

SAVEURS & CIE make products of fine local ingredients: 14 varieties of salts from Aigues-Mortes, ginger syrups, fresh plant syrups, honeys, varieties of gingerbread, soaps with goat's milk.  All the ingredients for the products are natural and handmade.

LUNES - Lunes Atelier-Boutique takes recycling art to another level. Discover our latest Christmas gift ideas and gadgets. Wrap up in colourful restored ties. Join us in the Dining Room and see what happens when oak & silk are recycled. Quirky, colourful and clever. Wine Barrel Stave Art – Crav’arte Art www.lunesatelier.com

After all that, you’re probably ready for a cuppa. Well, you’ve found yourself back at the café again!

 

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