Accommodation

We offer a range of excellent accommodation options to our students. The most popular choices are French Host Accommodation with our long-standing host Francis and an independent Studio Cottage with private terrace and small garden which is situated in the grounds of Language In Provence.

These accommodation options can be included in our French Immersion and Magical Provence packages and are also available to friends and partners who are not participating in a course.

If you prefer to stay in a charming local hotel or chambres d’hôtes we have a number of suggestions for our students. In and around the village of St Saturnin lès Apt there is a growing number of well-appointed chambres d’hôtes (B&B). There is also a pleasant village hotel as well as 2 sophisticated 5* deluxe hotels (Domaine des Andéols and La Coquillade).

Many self-catering options can be found on airbnb.com and Booking.com.

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The village hotel, the Saint Hubert, now a highly regarded restaurant – catch up with Lise & Eric, the chef-owners at https://www.kitchenstories.com/en/stories/to-market-we-go-join-us-in-provence-france

French Host Accommodation

If you would like to experience 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 17 years and is a great favourite with all our students.

SUSAN & FRANCIS M. Jullien (Francis) chatting with Susan

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M. Jullien – or Francis as he is known to our students – lives in an impressive 18th century village house, ‘L’Ancien Palais’, about ten or  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.

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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 light meal, or sit and chat. There is also a washing machine that you can use and a hairdryer in each room.

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Our weekly ‘package’ with M. Jullien includes 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation and a delicious welcome dinner with wine. M. Jullien also offers optional dinner on 3 other evenings during the week at a cost of 28 euro (3 course dinner payable direct to him). He is an excellent cook and produces tasty, fresh local food. Each generous 3 course dinner at his table is accompanied by wine and conversation!

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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!

PRICES

6 nights accommodation (single room) with breakfast and welcome dinner : 550 euro per person

6 nights accommodation (double room) with breakfast and welcome dinner : 400 euro per person based on 2 people sharing

Optional dinner with wine (to be booked in the morning) : 28 euro

 

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Francis with students Angela, Jean, Susan & Jim

CÔTÉ JARDIN – STUDIO COTTAGE AT LANGUAGE IN PROVENCE

       

  Côté Jardin is a charming recently renovated studio cottage in the grounds of Language In Provence and is ideal for students, either single or couples, who are looking for a little more independence. Friends or partners who are not attending a course are welcome to stay in the cottage.

The cottage has been finished to the highest standard with all modern conveniences (large double bed, wifi, TV, air-conditioning, fully fitted kitchen, BBQ) and is beautifully decorated throughout. It has a private terrace overlooking the vineyards, truffle oaks, olive trees and the village, a ten minute walk away. The pretty terrace is ideal for enjoying your morning coffee and croissant or relaxing with your evening aperitif!

Students staying in the cottage are welcome to use the swimming pool at the property.

PRICE

500 euro for a 6 night stay including all linens and welcome pack.

85 euro per night for additional nights

OPTIONAL: meals with our French host M. Jullien at a cost of 28 euro per person for 3 course dinner with wine

To avoid disappointment please reserve your accommodation at the time of booking your course.