Quilting Travels – Part 5 France…
Nantes History Museum at Chateau des ducs de Bretagne… Train to Avignon… La Maison du Boutis… Musee du Vieux Nimes…

On Thursday morning our quilting travels took us to Chateau des ducs de Bretagne which now houses the Nantes History Museum. Nantes is an interesting port town with a history of trading sugar, tobacco & slaves. The exhibits also included some interesting textile pieces.

Quilting travels - Chateau des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes History Museum

We were up early Friday morning to catch the train to Avignon. Here’s a few photos from our afternoon walk along the little lanes ending at the Pope’s Palace.

Avignon collage

Saturday morning we visited La Maison du Boutis. A fantastic museum with French quilts & quilted garments in chintz, toile & batiste. Photos were not permitted but it’s well worth a visit if you find yourself nearby. A little reproduction chintz is coming home with us… just a little!

Then off to Nimes, home of denim, to visit the Musee du Vieux Nimes but not before enjoying smoked salmon crepes in one of the little squares… watching everyone go by. Finished the day buying a couple of lovely silk scarves.

Nimes collage

The quilting travels continue… Part 6