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LaPont French Immersion Tours

LaPont French Immersion Tours

 

 

French Immersion Overview

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   LaPont French Immersion in Burgundy

Language, Culture, Gastronomy    

Saône-et-Loire, Comté-Rhône-Alpes

Burgundy, Lyon

 

Small Group (12 guests) 

 

Limited places. Book early.

 

Upcoming Immersion in Burgundy Tours

 

May 24-June 3, 2024    (sold out)

 

Sept 6-16,2024  get in touch with us for availability

 

 Request Itinerary

           

Spring and Autumn 2025 tour dates are now opened for bookings. 

Register your Interest

 

 

  

Sip, Savor and Learn French…

The LaPont VIP French Immersion Programs provide a comprehensive and immersive experience for individuals looking to learn French in France. Since 2007, we have welcomed international guests from around the world, who share a passion for both the French language and culture in selected French Regions.

Participants not only attend small group French classes but also engage in a variety of enriching activities such as cooking classes, private cultural tours, and interactions with locals. This multifaceted approach allows learners to absorb the language and culture of France in a holistic way.

The residential aspect of the program, hosted at a charming 17th Century Château, offers a unique setting for language learning. With a personalized teaching approach focused on communication; participants are fully immersed in the French language during their entire stay. The presence of friendly French teachers who actively participate in all cultural activities, meals, and outings further enhances the immersive experience.

By providing a blend of language learning and cultural exploration, the LaPont VIP French Immersion Programs aim to not only improve participants’ French language skills but also deepen their understanding and appreciation of French culture. It’s a transformative experience that allows individuals to improve their French, while surrounded by the beauty and charm of France.

Experience total immersion in a 17th Century Château

Your home will be a 17th Century Château residence, situated in a magnificent area just 2.5 hours from Paris, nestled amidst three distinct regions of France: Burgundy, France-Comté, and Rhône-Alpes.

This charming heritage French Château is surrounded by ten hectares of wooded parklands, offering a natural and serene environment that’s perfect for your French Immersion vacation.

Enjoy spacious French living rooms and intimate relaxation spaces. The rooms are generously sized with en-suite facilities. Daily meals are expertly prepared by our in-house chef using fresh local produce, creating a delightful blend of home-cooked dishes paired with local wines.

Burgundy embodies calmness, refinement, and serenity, where nature mirrors the sophistication of its inhabitants. If you’re seeking an authentic and relaxing French cultural experience, Burgundy is the ideal destination.

French Immersion Overview

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LaPont French Immersion in Burgundy 

Language, Culture, Gastronomy    

Saône-et-Loire, Comté-Rhône-Alpes,

Lyon, Burgundy

                                                   Small group (12 guests)

 

Upcoming Immersion in Burgundy Tours

Sept 6-16,2024     * get in touch with us to check availability

 

 Request Itinerary

 

Spring and Autumn 2025 dates are now opened for reservations.

Register your Interest
 

  

Sip, Savor and Learn French..

The LaPont VIP French Immersion Programs provide a comprehensive and immersive experience for individuals looking to learn French in France. Since 2007, the program has welcomed international guests from around the world who share a passion for both the French language and culture.

Participants not only attend small group French classes, but also engage in a variety of enriching activities such as cooking classes, private cultural tours, and interactions with locals. This multifaceted approach allows learners to absorb the language and culture of France in a holistic way.

The residential aspect of the program, hosted at a charming 17th Century Château, offers a unique setting for language learning. With a personalized teaching approach focused on communication, participants are fully immersed in the French language from morning until night. The presence of friendly French teachers who actively participate in all cultural activities, meals, and outings further enhances the immersive experience.

By providing a blend of language learning and cultural exploration, the LaPont VIP French Immersion Programs aim to not only improve participants’ French language skills but also deepen their understanding and appreciation of French culture. It’s a transformative experience that allows individuals to improve their French, while surrounded by the beauty and charm of France.

Experience a total immersion in a 17th Century Château

Your home will be a 17th Century Château residence, situated in a magnificent area just 2.5 hours from Paris, nestled amidst three distinct regions of France: Burgundy, France-Comté, and Rhône-Alpes.

This charming rustic mansion is surrounded by ten hectares of wooded parklands, offering a natural and serene environment that’s perfect for your French Immersion vacation.

Enjoy spacious French living rooms and intimate relaxation spaces. The rooms are generously sized with en-suite facilities. Daily meals are expertly prepared by our in-house chef using fresh local produce, creating a delightful blend of home-cooked dishes paired with local wines.

Burgundy embodies calmness, refinement, and serenity, where nature mirrors the sophistication of its inhabitants. If you’re seeking an authentic and relaxing French cultural experience, Burgundy is the ideal destination.

 

French & Cultural immersion course in Burgundy

Beautiful chateau with gorgeous gardens in Burgundy

When it comes to learning French, nothing beats an immersion course in France. Without distractions, you can focus on getting to grips with French, whilst you also get to know France.

LaPont Language and Cultural Immersion Programs offer spring and autumn courses in Burgundy that’s are all about learning French by immersion whilst you experience authentic France. This is a gourmet adventure with stunning 17th century chateau accommodation in a superb location in Saône-et-Loire.

Burgundy – cradle of French gastronomy

Burgundy is a food and wine lovers delight and during your immersion you’ll be able to indulge in the region cuisine’s most delicious flavours. The chateau’s in-house chef will prepare superb dishes with local fresh produce paired with local wines. You’ll dine at restaurants from authentic auberge to Michelin star and enjoy wine tasting sessions at vineyards. And you’ll also taste authentic Bresse cuisine, which has achieved international acclaim for its quality and unique taste. You’ll have a picnic at quaint medieval village where you can feast on the sights as well as the produce. Plus you’ll visit markets (including one held under Roman arches) and taste specialities with the locals! And you’ll enjoy a cooking class and learn how to make the famous boeuf Bourguignon and a sublime tarte aux pralines.

No French region would be complete without its very own cheeses! Burgundy is famous for its pungent Epoisses, the limited edition Citeaux with only 100,000 cheeses being produced from the monks’ 75 cows, and smooth and creamy Soumaintrain cows’ cheese. And don’t miss the local favourite Le Charolais goats’ cheese which is one of the many PDOs (Protected Designation of Origin) product held by regional producers. Or Comté, a hard cheese from neighbouring Jura, Franche-Comte.

Burgundy in the fall

In the fall, the landscapes of Burgundy take on the most beautiful colours of the year; just as the grape harvest comes to a close, the vineyards come to life with blazing colours, creating a superb mosaic. It’s a great time to taste the wines of Burgundy, sparkling crémant, vin jaune, a unique wine from the Jura, and the local star Chardonnay, which you’ll get to taste at a nearby vineyard.

This is a wonderful time to experience the culture of Burgundy. Sunny days, cooler nights, and the summer crowds have departed. Learning French is also about the culture, the history and the heritage. You’ll visit museums, wineries, a magnificent 16th century Royal monastery, and chateaux – as well as enjoying the local countryside and vineyards that surround your chateau home.

Delicious Lyon

The LaPont 11- Day French Immersion in Burgundy Program concludes with an overnight stay at a boutique hotel in the heart of Vieux Lyon. Lyon is renowned as one of France’s gastronomic capitals, and there’s no better place to discover the authentic French Cuisine culinary scene. The intimate farewell dinner, for the small group will be hosted at one of the Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse Restaurant, which overlooks the Saône River.

Learning French

Being immersed means you’ll quickly learn phrases. It’s so much easier to remember words, when all around you are people helping you to learn and wanting to learn with you. Small group, small classes based on your level (you’ll be assessed on the first day) and you’ll soak up the lessons alongside the culture. You’ll practice French not just during lessons at the chateau, but you’ll have a chance to use your new and improving skills as you enjoy all the many glories of Burgundy.

You might be surprised by just how much you learn while you’re having so much fun discovering the very best of France.

Places are limited. Find out more and book your place, visit: lapont.com/forthcoming-tour

 

French & Cultural immersion course in Burgundy

Beautiful chateau with gorgeous gardens in Burgundy

When it comes to learning French, nothing beats an immersion course in France. Without distractions, you can focus on getting to grips with French, whilst you also get to know France.

LaPont Language and Cultural Immersion Programs offer spring and autumn courses in Burgundy and other regions, that’s are all about learning French by immersion whilst you experience authentic France. This is a gourmet adventure with stunning 17th century chateau accommodation in a superb location in Saône-et-Loire.

Burgundy – cradle of French gastronomy

Burgundy is a food and wine lovers delight and during your immersion you’ll be able to indulge in the region cuisine’s most delicious flavours. The chateau’s in-house chef will prepare superb dishes with local fresh produce paired with local wines. You’ll dine at restaurants from authentic auberge to Michelin star and enjoy wine tasting sessions at vineyards. And you’ll also taste authentic Bresse cuisine, which has achieved international acclaim for its quality and unique taste. You’ll have a picnic at quaint medieval village where you can feast on the sights as well as the produce. Plus you’ll visit markets (including one held under Roman arches) and taste specialities with the locals! And you’ll enjoy a cooking class and learn how to make the famous boeuf Bourguignon and a sublime tarte aux pralines.

No French region would be complete without its very own cheeses! Burgundy is famous for its pungent Epoisses, the limited edition Citeaux with only 100,000 cheeses being produced from the monks’ 75 cows, and smooth and creamy Soumaintrain cows’ cheese. And don’t miss the local favourite Le Charolais goats’ cheese which is one of the many PDOs (Protected Designation of Origin) product held by regional producers. Or Comté, a hard cheese from neighbouring Jura, Franche-Comté

Burgundy in the fall

In the fall, the landscapes of Burgundy take on the most beautiful colours of the year; just as the grape harvest comes to a close, the vineyards come to life with blazing colours, creating a superb mosaic. It’s a great time to taste the wines of Burgundy, sparkling crémant, vin jaune, a unique wine from the Jura, and the local star Chardonnay, which you’ll get to taste at a nearby vineyard.

This is a wonderful time to experience the culture of Burgundy. Sunny days, cooler nights, and the summer crowds have departed. Learning French is also about the culture, the history and the heritage. You’ll visit museums, wineries, a magnificent 16th century Royal Monastery, and Chateaux – as well as enjoying the local countryside and vineyards that surround the chateau domaine.

Delicious Lyon

The LaPont 10- Day French Immersion in Burgundy Program concludes with an overnight stay at a boutique hotel in the heart of Vieux Lyon. Lyon is renowned as one of France’s gastronomic capitals, and there’s no better place to discover the authentic French Cuisine culinary scene. The intimate farewell dinner, for the small group will be hosted at one of the Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse Restaurant, which overlooks the Saône River.

Learning French

Being immersed means you’ll quickly learn phrases. It’s so much easier to remember words, when all around you are people helping you to learn and wanting to learn with you. Small group, small classes tailored on your level (you’ll be assessed on the first day) and you’ll soak up the lessons alongside the culture. You’ll practice French at your own pace; not just during lessons at the chateau, but you’ll have a chance to use your new and improving skills as you enjoy all the many glories of Burgundy.

You might be surprised by just how much you learn, while you’re having so much fun discovering the very best of France.

Places are limited. Find out more and book your place, visit: lapont.com/forthcoming-tour