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Lapont French Immersion brief Itinerary

live the culture, language and gastronomy...

LaPont French Immersion in Burgundy brief Itinerary

live the culture, language and gastronomy...

 

 

 

LaPont French Immersion in Burgundy Program

Language, Culture, Gastronomy

exclusive small group  (10 guests)

Profoundly French…
Recently awarded 3 Clés France’s Haute-Standard Label

 

FORTHCOMING 2020 TOURS

LaPont French Immersion in Burgundy Program

Language, Culture, Gastronomy

Exclusive small group  (10 guests)

 
 
Day 1

 

En route to Burgundy 

9am You will be personally met by your host in Lyon, then transferred to the Château.  

Welcome Lunch at the Château 

Orientation and guided tour of the Château-Domaine

Welcome Soirée at the Château around a Conviviale Fondue Savagnarde

 
Day 2

 

Burgundy Wine Country Day Trip

 

 

Breakfast at the Château 

Today is set aside to explore the Burgundy countryside by private transfer 

Wine Appreciation Atelier and “Dejeuner Chez le Vigneron”, near Chardonnay

Let yourself be seduced by the subtle aromas of Burgundy Wines mainly planted in Chardonnay, paired with authentic Burgundian Cuisine.

 
 
Day 3

 

Le Marché du Lundi 

 

Start the day with a visit to the traditional 13th Century Marché de Louhans, held every Monday under the longest Roman arcades in France..

Taste some regional fresh produce at the market with the locals

Enjoy a private guided visit of a nearby historical museum .

Start your first French Language Session at the Château 

Savor Burgundian dishes prepared by our in-house chef 

 

 
 
Day 4

 

Culinary Atelier at the Château

French Language Session

Déjeuner at the Château

Enjoy a fun Cooking Class at the Château: Boeuf Bourguignon.. saucisse au morteau….tarte aux pralines…

Taste some fine cool climate wines and Comté Cheese: Vin Jaune, sparkling Crémant and Macvin du Jura 

Dinner at the Château 

 
 
 Day 5

 

La Route des Châteaux en Bourgogne  

French Language Session

Visit an historical Château hidden in the Saône-et-Loire Region;discover the unique Bressane architecture and traditions…

Lunch today is hosted at our friend’s rustic ” Auberge Paysanne” 

Taste authentic Bresse Cuisine: La Poularde de Bresse.. AOC (since 1957)…and more delicacies

Dinner at the Château

 

 
 
Day 6

 

Balade Bressane – Gastronomy Dinner, Tournus

Morning French Language Sessions

Déjeuner at the Château

Join your hosts for a promenade along the peaceful Revermont Mountains…

Afternoon at leisure

Dress up for the evening! You will be driven to a very chic Michelin * Restaurant for a Dégustation Dinner

 

 
 
Day 7

 

 

Culture, Art and Roman Architecture

French Language Sessions

Déjeuner at the Château

Experience a private cultural tour of the Royal Monastery of Brou: a magnificent 16th flamboyant Gothic masterpiece.

Free time is set-aside to explore the artistic town of Bourg-en-Bresse

Dinner at the Château

 
 
Day 8

Beaume-les-Messieurs- Château Chalon

Free day at Leisure

You can choose to relax at the Château

Join the group for a picnic at Château-Chalon *a quaint medieval village perched on a cliff overlooking the Jura lash Vineyards

* classified as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Explore the ancient Grottes des Moidons in Beaume-Les-Messieurs. 

Outdoor Farewell Dinner at the Château

 

 

Day 9

 

Departure – En route to Vieux Lyon 

Today we are heading to Lyon by private transfer.

The time has come to say “au revoir” …It is always sad for our guests to leave the warm French hospitality and new friends they have made along the way, during their French Immersion Adventure in Burgundy..

Free time is set aside to explore Vieux Lyon at your own pace, with no harried schedule

You will be met at your Boutique Hotel in Lyon by a friendly private guide, who will show you the best of the City’s patrimony aboard an electric car: Notre-Dame de Fourvière in the Croix-Rousse, Le Mur des Canuts” and some of the most amazing trompe l’oeil wall paintings in the world.

Dinner this evening is hosted at a legendary Gastronomy Restaurant in the heart of Lyon.

 

Day 10

 

End of tour – Au revoir avec regrets…

 

After breakfast at your hotel, The Hotel team will be on-hand to assist you with your transfer to the next destination.

You can leave your luggage at the Reception if you have a late departure

Bonne continuation!

  

10 Day French Immersion in Burgundy

euros 2,985 pp

all inclusive and planned

Day 1

En route to Burgundy 

9am You will be personally met by your host in Lyon, then transferred to the Château.  

Welcome Lunch at the Château 

Orientation and guided tour of the Château-Domaine

Welcome Soirée at the Château around a Conviviale Fondue Savagnarde

Day 2

Burgundy Wine Country Day Trip

 

Breakfast at the Château 

Today is set aside to explore the Burgundy countryside by private transfer 

Wine Appreciation Atelier and “Dejeuner Chez le Vigneron”, near Chardonnay

Let yourself be seduced by the subtle aromas of Burgundy Wines mainly planted in Chardonnay, paired with authentic Burgundian Cuisine.

Day 3

Le Marché du Lundi 

 

Start the day with a visit to the traditional 13th Century Marché de Louhans, held every Monday under the longest Roman arcades in France..

Taste some regional fresh produce at the market with the locals

Enjoy a private guided visit of a nearby historical museum .

Start your first French Language Session at the Château 

Savor Burgundian dishes prepared by our in-house chef 

Day 4

Culinary Atelier at the Château

French Language Session

Déjeuner at the Château

Enjoy a fun Cooking Class at the Château: Boeuf Bourguignon.. saucisse au morteau….tarte aux pralines…

Taste some fine cool climate wines and Comté Cheese: Vin Jaune, sparkling Crémant and Macvin du Jura 

Dinner at the Château 

Day 5

La Route des Châteaux en Bourgogne  

French Language Session

Visit an historical Château hidden in the Saône-et-Loire Region;discover the unique Bressane architecture and traditions…

Lunch today is hosted at our friend’s rustic ” Auberge Paysanne” 

Taste authentic Bresse Cuisine: La Poularde de Bresse.. AOC (since 1957)…and more delicacies

Dinner at the Château

Day 6

Balade Bressane – Gastronomy Dinner, Tournus

Morning French Language Sessions

Déjeuner at the Château

Join your hosts for a promenade along the peaceful Revermont Mountains…

Afternoon at leisure

Dress up for the evening! You will be driven to a very chic Michelin * Restaurant for a Dégustation Dinner

Day 7

Culture, Art and Roman Architecture

French Language Sessions

Déjeuner at the Château

Experience a private cultural tour of the Royal Monastery of Brou: a magnificent 16th flamboyant Gothic masterpiece.

Free time is set-aside to explore the artistic town of Bourg-en-Bresse

Dinner at the Château

Day 8

Beaume-les-Messieurs- Château Chalon

Free day at Leisure

You can choose to relax at the Château

Join the group for a picnic at Château-Chalon *a quaint medieval village perched on a cliff overlooking the Jura lash Vineyards

* classified as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Explore the ancient Grottes des Moidons in Beaume-Les-Messieurs. 

Outdoor Farewell Dinner at the Château

 

Day 9

 

Departure – En route to Vieux Lyon 

 

Today we are heading to Lyon by private transfer.

The time has come to say “au revoir” …It is always sad for our guests to leave the warm French hospitality and new friends they have made along the way, during their French Immersion Adventure in Burgundy..

Free time is set aside to explore Vieux Lyon at your own pace, with no harried schedule

You will be met at your Boutique Hotel in Lyon by a friendly private guide, who will show you the best of the City’s patrimony aboard an electric car: Notre-Dame de Fourvière in the Croix-Rousse, Le Mur des Canuts” and some of the most amazing trompe l’oeil wall paintings in the world.

Dinner this evening is hosted at a legendary Gastronomy Restaurant in the heart of Lyon.

Day 10

End of tour – Au revoir avec regrets…

After breakfast at your hotel, you can leave your luggage with the concierge at the reception if you have a late departure.
The Hotel team will be on hand to assist you with your transfer to the next destination.

Bonne continuation!

10 Day French Immersion in Burgundy

euros 2,985 pp

all inclusive and planned

NOT INCLUDED

International Airfare, travel insurance (essential)

Single supplement 

GUIDELINES

The French Language Course is optional

Accompanying guests are welcome.

TOUR INCLUSIONS  AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 Nights Residential stay at the Château Residence
  • One Night Boutique Hotel Lyon-Centre + Breakfast
  • 15 Hours Intensive French Immersion Course
  • Private transfers between all activities and accommodation
  • Private cultural tours led by seasoned local experts
  • Cooking Classes at the Château 
  • Regional wines during meals and restaurant outings
  • Gastronomy Dinner at a local restaurant (Michelin *)
  • Farewell Dinner in Lyon at a legendary restaurant 
  • Day trip in the Burgundy countryside
  • Déjeuner chez le Vigneron
  • All meals prepared at the Château by our in-house chef
  • Burgundy Wine Tasting in Chardonnay
  • Traditional déjeuner in Saone-et-Loire 
  • Welcome Soirée fondue
  • On-site French cinema 
  • Gourmet picnic in Château-Chalon
  • Private escorted guided tour of Vieux Lyon
  • Wifi, taxes, tips, entry tickets (no queuing)
FORTHCOMING 2020 TOURS

 

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French Immersion in Burgundy

The gift of France

The LaPont French Immersion Tours are made up of small groups, you’ll join fellow guests who share the same passion for France and enthusiasm for learning and discovery. The tours will leave you with the gift of a beautiful language but will also give you a great deal more. You’ll gain an insight into the French people, a better understanding of their cuisine and culture and a lifetime love of this fascinating country. — The Good Life, France