7 Day French Immersion Course

Daily classes & activities ALL IN FRENCH

2018 Sept 10 – 16: SOLD OUT Sept 24 – 30: beginner level

2019 July 8 – 14: interm. level July 22 – 28: beginner level

100% FRENCH EXPERIENCE

How best to improve your French conversation skills than by being in France, surrounded with French culture and French people who will ONLY speak French to you? Yet so many times I have heard visitors express their disappointment at not really being given the chance to practice their French. Why? Because more & more French people, especially in big cities, speak English fairly well and are just so excited to practice their new skills with you! This ends up being nice and comfortable for you but not so satisfying or helpful for improving your French speaking ability!

2018
Sept 10 to 16: This week is designed for intermediate level students SOLD OUT
Sept 24 to 30: This week is designed for beginners

2019
July 8 to 14: This week is designed for intermediate level students
July 22 to 28: This week is designed for beginners

If you’re unsure, contact me to schedule a free Skype call

DAILY FRENCH CLASSES

This is the reason why I have created this 7 DAY FULL IMMERSION COURSE for you, filled with daily classes & enriching adventures with French people who will only speak French with you. No English! It’s amazing how much you can learn and retain in such a conducive atmosphere in as little as 7 days. Mornings will be dedicated to French language classes and afternoons will be filled with interesting activities such as: visiting local artists or entrepreneurs workshops, meeting with local wine makers and farmers, guided hike in nature, cooking class, painting class, cinema, & museum… all in French!

Daily French language classes & enriching adventures (visit local artists, meet wine makers, cooking class, etc.) with French people… ALL IN FRENCH!

DAY 1: Bienvenue dans le Parc Régional du Pilat!

Le Parc Régional du Pilat is located in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes French region. Gorgeous French nature and rich community of 48 typical villages. I will welcome you in Pélussin, one of these villages.

Morning: Petit-déjeuner at the hotel, general introduction, and class.

Lunch: free or together with suggested options.

Afternoon & evening suggested activities: visit local soap fabric & workshop + meet the owner / walk in nature with French guide / cinéma & discussion.

DAY 2: Art in Pélussin

Because Pélussin is a adorable & peaceful village, it attracts lots of talented artists you will love to meet!

Morning: Petit-déjeuner at the hotel & class.

Lunch: free or together with suggested options.

Afternoon & evening suggested activities: visit local artists & farmers / walk in nature with French friends / board games.

DAY 3: Vienne, old Roman Capital

Vienne is a charming roman town where you’ll also enjoy medieval and Renaissance architecture. After taking our breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head there!

Morning: Coffee & croissants at the Bar du Temple (Roman Temple built for the glory of Augustus, first Roman emperor) followed by a visit of the nationally renowned musée gallo-romain with our French guide.

Lunch: free or together with suggested options.

Afternoon & evening suggested activities: exploring the city (architecture, cute little streets, shopping, lounging at cafés) / painting class.

DAY 4: Nature, Vineyards, and local Farmers

The Parc régional du Pilat contains 48 villages, Malleval is one of them and it is stunning.

Morning: Petit-déjeuner at the hotel & class.

Lunch: free or together with suggested options.

Afternoon & evening suggested activities: rent electric bicycles (just like bicycles but without effort!) and head out of Pélussin to its neighbor Malleval to visit local winemakers and fruit growers. Not to worry there are other options in case of uncooperative weather!

DAY 5: Cooking class in farmhouse & Silk

Véranne & Lupé are 2 adorable villages of the Pilat regional park.

Morning: Petit-déjeuner at the hotel & class… only this time it’s a cooking class at my friend’s gorgeous farmhouse! My friend Marie-France is a wonderful cook who uses typical foods from local small businesses.

Lunch: Let’s eat the result of our class! This is the long relaxing French lunch everyone raves about.

Afternoon and evening suggested activities: Marie-France, her husband Gilles, and their friends will take us on a lovely walk in Véranne the little village where they live / visit silk workshop in Lupé.

DAY 6: Pique-nique & cinéma

Le Parc Régional du Pilat is famous for its many gorgeous hikes. You can’t stay in the Pilat and not go for at least one long luxurious hike with a French guide.

Morning: Petit-déjeuner at the hotel & class.

Lunch: Let’s pack a picnic from the local farmers coop!

Afternoon & evening suggested activity: Long hike in the gorgeous Parc Régional du Pilat, clean up and off to the local cinéma followed by discussion about the movie in the great restaurant next door.

DAY 7: Au revoir in Lyon

Lyon is the second biggest city of France and is truly rich and lovely. Perfect for our last day together and a potentially great spot for you to spend a few extra days by yourself!

Morning: Petit-déjeuner at the hotel, class, and off to either Vienne if we feel like going back or Lyon if we’d rather go there directly.

Lunch: free or together with suggested options depending on location.

Afternoon & evening suggested activities: visit le Vieux-Lyon, the old part of town, where you can enjoy typical lyonnais restaurants, la cathédrale St Jean, the funiculaire taking you all the way up to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. From there, you’ll admire the best panoramic view of Lyon, silk workshops, cute cafés, walking along the river, you name it! This can be a free afternoon but we’ll meet one last time for dinner in a traditional bouchon lyonnais to say au revoir!

More Info

The Pilat is great for walking and moving our bodies. Since we’ll be sat pretty much every morning for class, we’ll make up for it the rest of the day by exploring, if the weather allows cycling (don’t worry it’s electric so effort free!), and of course lots of walking! Walking is the finest way to soak in every spark of beauty of the culture and landscapes. We don’t rush, we take the time to appreciate. France has a fantastic public transportation system, which will make going to Vienne and Lyon smooth & easy.

2018
Sept 10 to 16: This week is designed for intermediate level students SOLD OUT
Sept 24 to 30: This week is designed for beginners

2019
July 8 to 14: This week is designed for intermediate level students
July 22 to 28: This week is designed for beginners

If you’re unsure, contact me to schedule a free Skype call to make sure you’ll fit right in! You can also take advantage of this call to ask me all the questions you may have.

Price

€1,750 covers 7 days for 1 person and includes:
-All classes (language, cooking, painting)
-Me with you all day every day to guide and accompany you
-Suggested activities may vary depending on weather
50% non refundable deposit to book your spot – balance due 2 months prior to the first day of your course

The price does not include air, hotels, restaurants, public transport, insurance (cancellation, medical, repatriation, etc.)

We need a minimum of 4 people to validate the trip. If you pay the 50% deposit and we don’t meet our minimum of 4 people, it will automatically be refunded to you. Our small group will hold 8 people maximum to keep things intimate, flexible, and connected. You’ll make some wonderful new friends!

Suggested Hotels

PÉLUSSIN

Le Cottage
6, rue de la barge
42410 Pélussin
www.hotellecottage.com

Le Gîte du Vieux Château
2, impasse du vieux château
42410 Pélussin
http://www.hotellecottage.com

LYON

Fourvière Hôtel 
23, rue Roger Radisson
69005 Lyon
www.fourviere-hotel.com/dormir

Collège Hôtel
5, place Saint Paul
69005 Lyon
www.college-hotel.com/accueil

LYON

Phénix Hôtel
7, quai de Bondy
69005 Lyon
www.hotel-phenix-lyon.fr

Hôtel Gourguillon
46, montée du Gourguillon
69005 Lyon
www.legourguillon.fr

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