What to expect during your French stay?

Your Private School offers Personal French Language course that will allow you to combine learning the French language and discovering the charming Region of Bordeaux.

Stay with French locals and experience an authentic lifestyle!

1- Your Private Cottage

Your private accommodation and garden is adjacent to our house, so you will have your privacy.

Come alone, with your family or friends and enjoy your private cottage in the middle of the vineyards.

You can chill out to the sound of the cicadas, enjoy a nice glass of local wine on your private patio. The view is spectacular!

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2- Private Classes

 

Every morning the class will take place either in your cottage or on your patio in the shade of the fig tree. We can also take a walk in the vineyards and the forest nearby if one day you feel just like having a conversational class. We also have the possibility to walk to the local épicerie (grocery store) or go to a local market together for you to practice your French in context during the class!

3- Excursion (optional)

I can accompany you to visit the area once or twice according the lenght of your stay- eg. a visit to Saint Emilion, a guided tour at Toulouse-Lautrec's house, a visit of one of the numerous Castle of the region- according to your interests.

4- Meals

On your arrival day, you will have the choice to take our Option "Dinner Hamper basket":

A light meal ready in your fridge so you can settle and relax from your trip in your own apartment.  It varies according the season but it will be a mix of charcuterie ( deli meats), fresh food with veggies, fruits, bread and cheese and  bien sûr (of course) a bottle of our local wine!

We can discuss previously if you have any food preferences.

As part of your package, the first morning, you will find a hamper basket at your front door! We will provide you with the breakfast on your first day so you can take your time to go shopping

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Your cottage has a fully equipped kitchen where you will be able to cook your own meals. There are few restaurants around but you will need to have your own car as they all are at a minimum of 5 kilometers distance.

 

You will find more information about Excursion -  Classes - in our section program.

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                "I had the most positive experience in my immersion week with Edwige at her home near Bordeaux. Edwige put me at ease the moment I arrived and that continued all week, regardless of whether I was having my structured lessons, going on an excursion with her, sharing a meal or asking questions and discussing things about the area.

This very relaxed atmosphere really facilitates learning and I found myself conversing with her without feeling at all self conscious, even when I stumbled over a word or “went blank”.

Edwige is obviously a very experienced French teacher."

Bev, USA