MAGICAL PROVENCE: Theme Weeks

Our MAGICAL PROVENCE weeks include 17 hours of high-quality language tuition in small groups of maximum 5 adults of the same language level combined with a fun and interesting programme of all the best that our wonderful region of Provence has to offer. Helped by our extensive knowledge of our region we love to find visits that reveal the best of our area and are often off the beaten track. Although this is not possible for everything, we do wherever possible try to avoid the large tourist crowds.

Below you will find a selection of some of the visits and excursions that may be included in our programmes. These will depend on the season of the year, weather and availability. We do have specific dates for our LAVENDER WEEKS (see our Dates & Fees page). Please contact us for detailed programmes for any specific dates you have in mind.

Your classes with our fully qualified and experienced teachers usually take place in the morning and, depending on the student’s language level, will often include materials relating to modern France and our specific area. There is lively conversation in French during our breaks and lunchtimes and plenty of guidance and encouragement for students who are just beginning to discover the wonderful French language,

Our school is 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.

AVAILABLE MAY, JUNE, JULY, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE PRICE :

  • ALL FRENCH TUITION (approx 17 hours)
  • ARRIVAL LUNCH
  • WELCOME APERITIF & VILLAGE TOUR
  • FRIDAY LUNCH CELEBRATION
  • ALL REFRESHMENTS AT SCHOOL
  • EXCURSIONS & ENTRANCE FEES
  • WIFI

NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE PRICE :

  • ADDITIONAL RESTAURANT MEALS AND DRINKS DURING EXCURSIONS AND NOT SHOWN IN PROGRAMME 
  • OPTIONAL COMFORTABLE FRENCH HOST ACCOMMODATION WITH 6 NIGHTS BED & BREAKFAST AND WELCOME DINNER WITH WINE ALSO AVAILABLE.

OUR VISITS & EXCURSIONS…….

ROAMING THE ROSÉS : VINEYARDS & VILLAGES

Dates available :

From April to October

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1650 euro        Individual tuition : 2100 euro

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

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1650 euro        Individual tuition : 2100 euro

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

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1650 euro        Individual tuition : 2100 euro

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 :

June & July

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1750 euro        Individual tuition : 2200 euro

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

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1650 euro        Individual tuition : 2100 euro

Cooking class : supplement 100 euro

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 :

April, May, September, October

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1650 euro        Individual tuition : 2100 euro

Please advise us if you would be interested in walking

The herb-scented hillsides surrounding our village of St Saturnin lès 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)

PACKAGE PRICE : Small group : 1650 euro        Individual tuition : 2100 euro

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 champagne and delicious of black truffle apéritifs.

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