On our Cote D’Azur Perfume Making Experience, you will stay in The Chevre D’Or Hotel in Eze, in a Classic Room including Breakfast, make your own perfume, and go Olive Oil Tasting.
The medieval village of Eze is perched high on a hill above the French Riviera in south-east Provence from where it has lovely views along the coast and out across the sea.
Eze is one of the most beautiful villages in France and an unmissable highlight of a visit to south-east France. Due to the charm of the village, its tropical garden, and its proximity to the major resorts of the riviera such as Nice, it is true that Eze attracts a lot of visitors and can get quite crowded but that does not detract from the pleasure of a visit.
The whole medieval village is pedestrianised so you will need to park in the car park below. Next to the car park you can also find the Eze tourist office. The tourist guide has a useful map to help you explore and with information about the monuments to look out for in the village.
Hotel Chevre D’Or:
Nature is everywhere at Château de la Chèvre d’Or. There are lots of different gardens filled with sculptures, fountains, waterfalls, flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs. The area is perfumed with the scents of jasmine, bougainvillea and roses. The magnificent colours create a framework that blends into the horizon and the sea. This will take you into a voyage where it is pleasant to just relax or stroll around and breath in the freshness.
The many terraces provide you with lots of places to completely relax. Fresh and tranquil spots, which all have an incredible view over the Mediterranean and the hillsides, illuminated by sunlight. All the pastel colours melt together to form a magical setting.
Please note: There are many steps in and around the hotel.
Fragonard Perfume Factory
Established since 1926 in this magnificent factory, tannery in the 18th century, it became perfume factory at the beginning of the next century. Completely renovated and enhanced in 2013, it offers an original journey of discovery of the mysteries of traditional perfumery, from the treatment of raw materials to the packaging of finished products. The machines used, from copper stills to those in soap workshops, offer historical, social and cultural interest in the techniques and working conditions governing family perfumeries until the 1950s.
A visit to the perfume museum installed in these premises allows you to explore the world of perfume from Antiquity to the present day. Precious objects of perfumery (Egyptian make-up spoons, medieval pomanders, etc.) stand alongside paintings of women in the toilet and old Provencal furniture.
APPRENTICE PERFUMER WORKSHOP:
Become an apprentice perfumer by personalizing your own cologne. An unforgettable, fun and captivating sensory experience centred on the creation of a scent around aromatic notes, citrus fruits and orange blossom.
The session, led by a perfume professional, takes place in the Perfumer’s Workshop at the Fragonard factory.
At the end of this workshop, you will leave with your creation in an elegant personalized 100ml bottle and pouch, a diploma signed by the teacher and your apprentice perfumer apron.
Also included is an Olive Oil Tasting Experience:
As a central ingredient in the majority of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil can make all the difference. The sun-kissed regions of the Côte d’Azur produce some of the best quality of Olive Oil in all of Europe. The region of Provence is littered in magnificent olive groves. Many of which have stood here for centuries. Thanks to its high quality grade, olive oil from the region is considered Extra Virgin, meaning it has an acidity level of less than one percent. Your Olive Oil Tasting Experience takes places at a quaint restaurant in Eze, just a few minutes walk from the Chevre d’Or Hotel. Here you will taste different varieties of olive oil and vinaigrettes before enjoying a delicious lunch. Our favourite combination is lavender olive oil with raspberry vinaigrette!!
Please note : there are several steps leading to the restaurant.
Price from £605 per person includes:
• 2 nights at the Chevre D’Or Hotel in Eze in a Classic room including Breakfast
• Visit to Fragonard Perfume Factory, includes workshop to make and keep your own bottle of perfume
• Olive Oil Tasting Experience
The above Experience can be customised to suit your requirements.
If not included in the above, we can add accommodation from 3 to 5 Star Hotels, or self catering where possible.
Number of nights are flexible.
We can also book flights and transfers.
Please contact us for your bespoke quote