Six of the best hands on holidays

Perfume coursesFrom watercolour painting to cheese-making…six of the best hands-on holidays in The Independent on Sunday

Learn the secret art of the perfumer and make your own signature scent on cologne and perfume making courses in France with GoLearnTo (+44 (0)208 144 5990;

Teach your nose to select the top, middle and base notes from a menu of essential oils on an organic perfume course in the Languedoc, or head to Grasse, the home of Chanel No 5, where you can learn all about the history of France’s most famous scent and create your own secret recipe, which is kept in a vault for you to order on demand. Four days, from £449 per person, including accommodation, meals and 14 hours of tuition.

We also offer cheese making, painting holidays, photography and much more…

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