Vivre Le Français En Résidence
With Marilyne at Sainte-Valière (Aude)
An immersion program For francophiles who want to improve their skills in French, and enjoy the magic of French culture.
Designed for adults with intermediate+/advanced skills, the course combines intensive classes and learning by experiencing life in France. SO POPULAR THAT 2020 TRIP IS BOOKED OUT. Register your interest for 2022!
8 days (9 evenings) of total immersion and learning
6 x 3 hours in the morning in a small group of no more than 10 people.
Read what groups say of learning French with Marilyne.
9 group dinners
Enjoy home-made organic food and delicious regional cooking while conversing in French
6 afternoons of coordinated and accompanied activities*
Regional culture discovery, meeting local artisans, wine growers, guided visits, village life… depending on the weather and as decided by participants.
2 coordinated and accompanied day-excursions*
Go further, maybe to La Principauté d’Andorre or Barcelona for a French-Spanish discovery or go for a purely French experience.
*All afternoon activities and excursions will be decided by the group, taking advantage of local events and weather conditions. You can choose to do something else on your own. To give you maximum flexibility all afternoon activities and day excursions are Pay-as-You-Go. Costs are not included in the package)
Accompanying partners are welcome to attend diners/outings, & discover French/France along the way.
2020 –BOOKED OUT: Arrival: 22/9 – Departure: 1/10 – CANCELLED (COVID)
2022 – September – Get on the wait list NOW
Hôtel Sainte-Valière, “l’hôtel qui n’est pas un hôtel”, is usually available for artists résidencies. Almaje Languages is fortunate to be able to secure it for its students.
The timeless relaxed ambiance and comfortable attractive rooms of this typical “maison de maître” make studying a unique pleasure.
Participants accommodation will be both at Hôtel Sainte-Valière and a few meters away at « Village » place de l’Eglise.
Explore A Fascinating Region
Your French immersion is not complete without some free time spent meeting the locals and enjoying what makes French people love the region. Sainte-Valière is a quiet village surrounded by tourism options for everyone. Some suggestions:
Artisans and agriculture : visit a winegrower, winemaker, potter….
The Méditerranée coast
The canal du midi
Le Chemin de Compostelle
Andorre or Catalogne/Barcelone(day trips)
Cost per person
|Early Bird Special||Standard Price||Travel companion|
Book by 15/8/2019 with 20% deposit ($370)
|What Is Included||Pay As-You-Go Extras|
|Classes : 18 hours (6x3h in the morning)
Organisation of afternoon /weekend activities
Meals : 9 breakfasts + diners, home-cooked organic food
Accommodation: 9 nights, double room
Bicycles, swimming pool
|Afternoon / weekend activities