Guest review: Jewellery making in France is Rebecca’s best birthday vacation

Rebecca from Somerville, America, wanted to do something special for her 30th birthday this year that combined relaxation, learning and travel.

After a good search, Rebecca decided to go on our precious metal clay jewellery making holiday in South West France and had the best birthday vacation ever!


jewellery making holiday guests enjoy champagne outside

Rebecca and guests with tutor Caroline

About Rebecca’s jewellery making holiday

This jewellery making school is set in the heart of Gascony. It’s surrounded by 50 acres of private meadows and boasts a lovely swimming pool to relax in too.

You’ll 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 creative singles holiday.


So Rebbeca, how was your birthday vacation?

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.

Related: Meet Caroline, our jewellery making tutor

What was the accommodation like?

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.

Guest showing handmade ring on jewellery holiday

The ring Rebecca made

How did the jewellery making go?

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.

What did you do in your free time?

During the week, there was just the right mix of learning and day trips. Plus time spent sitting by the pool sipping wine. And eating! Did I mention eating? There was a lot of that!

We had three-course restaurant-quality dinners every night. Our lunch was served with copious bread and cheese every afternoon.

Several nights there were also guests for dinner, neighbours or friends, which gave a nice sense of the region.

Read more: What to expect on this jewellery making holiday

Where did you visit on the day trips?

We went on several day trips to nearby towns and to a vineyard for wine tasting.

Caroline and her family were nothing but wonderful. Her kids even made me a chocolate cake and freshly squeezed orange juice for my birthday breakfast!

Would you recommend this holiday to other travellers?

Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better time. I would highly recommend this vacation to anyone looking for something both creative and relaxing.


Discover Caroline’s fantastic precious metal clay jewellery making holiday or jewellery making and cooking holiday for yourself and join the holiday of a lifetime today.