There can be no better way to learn the French language than by living, breathing and immersing yourself in the culture and essence of France. Learning from classes, books and online works well, but for truly appreciating and understanding the nuances of real French by getting to know and chat to the locals, enjoying the wonderful cuisine and wines and experiencing the traditions and customs of France – well, nothing beats a fabulous immersion tour.
The language of France reflects it’s long past, its love affair with gastronomy, its diverse landscape and its history. An immersion course enables you to really absorb all these intangible aspects and get to know France at its very best and most personal.
Lapont French Immersion tours are created by Catherine Alapont, an acclaimed multi-linguist who has a passion for the language as well as French culture. Her French team and charming hosts at the Chateau will make guests feel like friends and with whom they share their local knowledge and understanding of France, not to say their favourite places, ensuring you get the tour of a lifetime whilst learning the language.
The best French Language Immersion course
You start off by meeting your host in Lyon where you’ll spend the night at a lovely boutique hotel. Feeling refreshed, the next day head to beautiful Saint Amour by private transfer and to your chateau accommodation at the foot of the alpine Jura Mountains in Burgundy-Franche-Comté. If you’ve ever imagined what it’s like to live in a 17th century castle, a stay here will surpass your dreams. With elegant, spacious rooms, private park, in-house chef and bikes for guests to cycle to nearby picturesque medieval villages, it’s the perfect location to inspire you to learn in the mornings whilst loving your luxury French stay. The French course at the Chateau-Ecole is optional, daily a la carte cultural activities are available and accompanying partners are welcome!
The tour involves complete immersion in French at this gorgeous castle and on days out with local experts. You’ll participate in gourmet cooking lessons, dine with local French guests who will practice the language with you and you’ll take escorted trips to the best local sites including Catherine’s off the beaten track favourites that most visitors never discover. Chateaux, cheese and wine tasting, Michelin star meals, walks in beautiful natural surroundings, exquisite street markets and outings are all included and you’re guaranteed to feel like a VIP.
Lapont French Immersion Tours
The tour groups are kept small so that there’s time for you to see and do what you want and really get to know France, as well as enjoying classes where the teacher has the time for you, to make sure your French really comes on leaps and bounds.
You’ll find that your fellow guests are as passionate about France and as enthusiastic about learning as you. This tour will leave you not just with the gift of a language but with much more. You will have a unique insight to fascinating France, the French people, the fabulous cuisine and delicious wines, the culture and history.
Catherine and her French team at the chateau will make sure you feel at home and that everything you need is provided so that your tour is one you will adore, and you’ll have memories to treasure for ever.
Register your interest for French Immersion Tours now at Lapont.com and start a love affair with France.
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