MAGICAL PROVENCE: Specialist Theme Weeks

All our MAGICAL PROVENCE weeks include 15 hours of high-quality language learning in small groups of a maximum of 6 adults of the same language level. Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced and will support you fully in your language learning experience.

We are very close to the village centre and our students have limitless opportunities to interact with local people and use their French in a natural setting, enhancing the classroom experience. All learning is overseen by Susan, who offers continual support and assistance with every aspect of our students’ stay.

We have put together a selection of different programmes including the very best of what this amazing region has to offer to combine with the French language tuition. Please see below a description of our visits and experiences. Please contact us for fully detailed programmes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDE ALL FRENCH TUITION, ARRIVAL LUNCH, WELCOME APERITIF & VILLAGE TOUR, OPTIONAL COMFORTABLE FRENCH HOST ACCOMMODATION WITH 6 NIGHTS BED & BREAKFAST AND 4 DINNERS WITH WINE & A MINIMUM OF 2 EXCURSIONS DURING THE WEEK


OUR VISITS & EXCURSIONS…….

ROAMING THE ROSÉS : VINEYARDS & VILLAGES

Dates available :

From April to October

The Luberon area has become renowned worldwide for its production of delicious rosé wines. This programme gives you the opportunity to visit the vineyards, taste the wonderful variety of Luberon wines under the guidance of our entertaining wine guide and oenologue and at the same time visit and enjoy some of the picturesque famous ‘perched’ villages of the Luberon including Gordes, Roussillon and Bonnieux.

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IN VAN GOGH’S FOOTSTEPS

Dates available :

From April to October

The beautiful town of St Rémy has strong associations with Van Gogh. Van Gogh arrived in St Rémy in 1889 and produced more than 150 paintings and sketches in the space of a year. This period is considered to be a highly significant and happy one in the work of Van Gogh. Our visit includes the town of St Rémy, a guided tour and a drive through the sublime landscapes so loved by Van Gogh to the village of Les Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumière. Here we will visit one of the most breathtaking natural exhibition centres in the region.

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Carrières de Lumières

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GLORIOUS GARDENS OF PROVENCE

Dates available :

From April to October

In our elevated location between the Mediterranean and the Alpes de Haute Provence, we are privileged to have on our doorstep a wonderful selection of romantic, Roman and spiritual gardens. Come and discover them with us!

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THE LAVENDER FIELDS OF HAUTE PROVENCE

Dates available :

July

A wonderful opportunity to visit the spectacular lavender fields of Haute Provence and the Luberon and a lavender distillery. Our excursions will also include enchanting mountain villages and a picnic in the scented hills. A great week for photography lovers and hugely popular with all our previous participants!

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TASTE OF PROVENCE (with cooking class)

Dates available :

April to October

Cooking class : June (please advise us if you are interested in other dates)

The colours, smells and sights and sunshine of our Provence markets are legendary. From antiques in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, to produce at Coustellet and a vast array of everything in Apt – and many many more – the choice is infinite. Our week includes daily morning market visits and a fabulous cookery lesson with lunch or dinner and wine. Afternoon classes will teach you just how to ask for everything you need or want!

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WALKING WONDERFUL PROVENCE

Dates available :

Please advise us if you would be interested in walking

The herb-scented hillsides surrounding our village of St Saturnin les Apt and the Luberon itself are renowned for their extensive network of enchanting walking trails. Walks will be led by an experienced guide with thorough knowledge of local walks. These walks are a fantastic way to discover the local countryside and can easily be done by those who enjoy walking regularly. Good walking shoes or boots and a hat are a must!

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TRUFFLE DELIGHTS OF THE LUBERON

Dates available : 

April to October (depending on weather and availability)

Our visit to a truffle farm and plantation in the heart of a magical Provence landscape is the opportunity for you to learn how truffles are cultivated and dogs are trained, and to participate in a truffle hunt. To finish these fascinating tours we are treated to a feast of delicious of black truffle aperitifs and olive oil accompanied by local wines.

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