Rebecca from Somerville, America wanted to do something special for her 30th birthday this year that combined relaxation, learning and travel – so decided to go on our precious metal clay jewellery making holiday in South West France and had the best birthday vacation ever!
Set in the heart of Gascony, this stunning jewellery school is surrounded by 50 acres of private meadows and boasts a lovely swimming pool to relax in. Learn to make your own distinctive PMC jewellery with friendly jewellery tutor Caroline. There are no single supplements for solo travellers making this the perfect jewellery making singles holiday.
Read her review of the jewellery making vacation here…
“This vacation was exactly perfect.”
Caroline picked me up from the train station in Agen and immediately made me feel welcome. The countryside we drove through was stunning, and when we arrived at the house I was impressed by the accommodation. The main house, with the studio and dining room, was beautiful, and the gite where I was staying was immaculate. Everything was new and clean, and my room was massive.
By the end of the week, with Caroline’s instruction, I’d created a ring, a bracelet, three pendants, and two pairs of earrings. For each assignment, I was given just the right mix of structure and artistic license.
The same with the week itself–just the right mix of learning and day trips and time spent sitting by the pool sipping wine. And eating. Did I mention eating? There was a lot of that!
Three-course restaurant quality dinners every night and lunch every afternoon with copious bread and cheese in between. Several nights there were also guests for dinner, neighbors or friends, which gave a nice sense of the region.
We went on several day trips to nearby towns and to a vineyard for winetasting. Caroline and her family were nothing but wonderful—her kids even made me a chocolate cake and fresh squeezed orange juice for my birthday breakfast!
Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better time, and would highly recommend this vacation to anyone looking for something both creative and relaxing.