The School

LANGUAGE IN PROVENCE is located in the hillside village of Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt in the beautiful Luberon Valley in Provence. It was founded by its director Susan Bento in 2001 and since then has welcomed many students of different nationalities.

Susan Bento, Language In Provence Director

The school is a 5 minutes’ walk from the attractive village centre and our French host. There is a pleasant, shady garden which our students are welcome to use.

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Out to lunch with our students

We offer a mixed programme of language practice, visits, discussions, markets, and seasonal excursions. In fact practising French, interacting with those around you, relaxing and getting to know life in a wonderful community is at the heart of what we do.

All our accommodation options are within a few minutes’ walking distance. If you prefer you can come to St Saturnin without a car and concentrate on village amenities during your stay. Take your time wandering through the quiet winding streets and squares to the château or meeting in one of the colourful local bars for an ‘apéro’ before dinner. The atmosphere of the village is friendly and relaxed.

Our visits and excursions give you an opportunity to visit some of the stunning local places of interest – glorious villages like Roussillon and Gordes, the breathtaking Cistercian Abbey at Sénanques or celebrated antiques village l’Isle sur la Sorgue, the beautiful Venice of Provence.

Several days a week we prepare a delicious lunch with local wine. Speak French the whole day long. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available ‘à volonté’ throughout the day.


L’Abbaye de Senanque