We offer a range of excellent accommodation options to our students. The most popular choice is French Host Accommodation which can be included in our French Immersion and Discover Provence packages and gives our students the opportunity to enjoy and understand French life from the inside.
You may prefer to stay in a charming local hotel or chambres d’hôtes and we have a number of suggestions for accommodation for our students. In and around the village of St Saturnin lès Apt there are 2 pleasant village hotels, 2 sophisticated 5* deluxe hotels (Domaine des Andéols and La Coquillade) and a growing number of charming chambres d’hôtes (B&B).
For clients who prefer the independence and flexibility of a comfortable self-catering apartment or house there are many self-catering options. Many of these can be found on airbnb.com and Booking.com.
Please contact us if you would like our recommended accommodation list.
French Host Accommodation
If you prefer a true flavour of Provence with a wonderful French host then we can organise your accommodation with M. Francis Jullien. A member of a long-established and well-known local agricultural family, M. Jullien has been part of the Language In Provence family for the last 14 years and is a great favourite with all our students.
M. Jullien (Francis) chatting with Susan
Entrance hall of L’Ancien Palais
M. Jullien – or Francis as he is known to our students – lives in an impressive 18th century village house, ‘L’Ancien Palais’, less than two minutes’ walk from the school. The house is classed as a historic monument and was the original ‘seigneur’s’ house in the village. It later became the village courthouse before passing into private ownership in the 19th century. There is a mass of historical details in the house which M. Jullien is happy to share with you including drawings etched onto the ceiling of the wine cellar by Italian prisoners during the Napoleonic wars and a secret staircase.
Two of the comfortable bedrooms chez Francis
M. Jullien’s home offers 4 comfortable and well-appointed ensuite bedrooms for the use of our students. Each room has a TV, kettle and refrigerator, comfortable bed and easy chairs. Two of the bedrooms have far-reaching views over the beautiful Luberon valley. There is a separate kitchen/dining room with cooking facilities for students who wish to prepare a snack or sit and chat. There is also a washing machine that you can use and a hairdryer in each room.
Our weekly ‘package’ with M. Jullien includes 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation and 4 delicious dinners with wine. M. Jullien is an excellent cook and produces tasty, fresh local food. Each generous 3 course dinner at his table is accompanied by wine and conversation!
View from Francis’s balcony
Please note we do not charge a single room supplement for students travelling alone.
Arrival with M. Jullien is normally on Sunday before your course begins and departure is on Saturday. There is some flexibility in this arrangement – please check with us. Students staying for longer than one week are welcome to stay in their accommodation during the weekend at no extra charge.
For those staying in other accommodation it is sometimes possible to organise dinners with M. Jullien if he is catering for other students. The convivial moments around his table provide not only an excellent opportunity to practise your French in a relaxed and natural way but also a means to gain insight into local life and culture in a way rarely experienced by tourists.
Highly recommended by everyone!
Please reserve your accommodation at the time of booking your course. If you wish to make independent arrangements for accommodation we will deduct the accommodation price from your package price.