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French Immersion in Burgundy Brief Itinerary

live the French culture, language and gastronomy...

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)

Day 1

en route…to Saint-Amour 

Today is arrival day…Friday transfer to the Château – You will be met by your hosts.(meeting point TBC)`

With the long journey to France, we will make it a relaxed evening

Day 2

Orientation day at the Château

Welcome Lunch at the Château  – Orientation and presentation of the Program.

Welcome Dinner at the Château around a Convivial cheese Raclette/or fondue Savoyarde.

The convivial Rhône-Alpes dish was first a traditional meal for farmers in the Valais canton of Switzerland.

Day 3

Burgundy Wine Country/Châteaux/ Wine Tasting

After Brunch, we will head to the Burgundy countryside by private transfer.

Visit the majestic Château de Cormartin in South Burgundy *, build by the Marquises of Huxelles. * or similar

Wine Tasting “Chez le Vigneron”, near Chardonnay * or similar

Dinner tonight is at a traditional Burgundy regional restaurant.

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

Day 4

Le Marché du Lundi 

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

Enjoy a private guided visit of a nearby historical museum .

French Language Sessions at the Château

Dinner at the Château – Savour Burgundian dishes prepared by our in-house chef

 Day 5

Culinary Atelier at the Château

Breakfast at the Château

French Language Session 

Déjeuner at the Château

Enjoy a fun culinary cooking workshop at the Château

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

Dinner at the Château

Day 6

Saône-et-Loire region/history/architecture

Breakfast at the Château

French Language Session

Lunch today is hosted at a local ” Auberge” Taste authentic Bresse Cuisine: La Poularde de Bresse.. AOC (since 1957)…and more delicacies

Visit nearby historical villages of the Saône-et-Loire Region;discover the unique Bressane architecture and traditions…

Dinner at the Château

Day 7

Balade Bressane – Gastronomy Dinner, Tournus

Breakfast at the Château

French Language Sessions

Déjeuner at the Château

Afternoon at leisure. Join your hosts for a promenade along the peaceful Revermont Mountains

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

 

Day 8

Culture, Art and Roman Architecture

Breakfast at the Château

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 9

Beaume-Les-Messieurs- Château-Chalon

Breakfast at the Château.

Free day at Leisure. Visit to the nearby village of Saint-Amour “Saturday morning local market”

You can relax at the Château or Join the group for a gourmet 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.

Outdoor Dinner at the Château.

 

Day 10

Departure – En route to Vieux Lyon 

After Breakfast at the Château, we will be heading to Lyon by private transfer.

Arrival at your exquisite Boutique Hotel in Lyon Centre.

Free Day is set aside to explore Vieux Lyon at your own pace. Discover Notre-Dame de Fourvière in the Croix-Rousse.

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

 

Day 11

End of tour – Au revoir avec regrets…

The time has come to say “au revoir” … to the new friends you have made, along the way…

After a relaxing 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!

Day 1

en route…to Saint-Amour

Today is arrival day…transfer to the Château – You will be met by your hosts.

With the long journey to France, we will make it a relaxed evening.

Day 2

Orientation day at the Château

Welcome Lunch at the Château

Guided tour of the Château-Domaine and facilities –

Orientation and presentation of the Program by the French team.

Welcome Soirée at the Château around a Convivial cheese Raclette/or fondue Savoyarde.

This convivial Rhône-Alpes dish dating back to 1291, was first a traditional meal for farmers in the Valais canton of Switzerland.

Day 3

Burgundy Wine Country/Château de Cormartin/ Chardonnay

After Brunch at the Château, we will head to the Burgundy countryside by private transfer.

Visit the majestic Château de Cormartin; built by the Marquises of Huxelles. located Between the remote towns or Tournus and Cluny, in South Burgundy.

Wine Tasting “Chez le Vigneron”, near Chardonnay.

Dinner tonight is at a traditional Burgundy regional restaurant.

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

Day 4

Le Marché du Lundi 

Breakfast at the Château

Start the day with a visit to the traditional 13th Century Marché de Louhans 

which is 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 .

French Language Sessions at the Château

Dinner at the Château – Savour Burgundian dishes prepared by our in-house chef

 Day 5

Culinary Atelier at the Château

Breakfast 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 6

Saône-et-Loire region/history/architecture

Breakfast at the Château

French Language Session

Lunch today is hosted at a local ” Auberge” – Taste authentic Bresse Cuisine

Visit nearby historical villages of the Saône-et-Loire Region;discover the unique Bressane architecture and traditions…

Dinner at the Château

Day 7

Balade Bressane – Gastronomy Dinner, Tournus

Breakfast at the Château

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 8

Culture, Art and Roman Architecture

Breakfast at the Château

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 9

Beaume-Les-Messieurs- Château-Chalon

Breakfast at the Château

Free day at Leisure. Visit to Saint-Amour “Saturday morning local market”

You can choose to relax at the Château or Join the group for a gourmet picnic at Château-Chalon: a quaint medieval village perched on a cliff overlooking the Jura lush 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 10

Departure – En route to Vieux Lyon 

Breakfast at the Château

Today we are heading to Lyon by private transfer after Breakfast.

Arrival at your Boutique Hotel in Lyon Centre.

Free Day is set aside to explore Vieux Lyon at your own pace. Discover Notre-Dame de Fourvière in the Croix-Rousse.

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

 

Day 11

End of tour – Au revoir avec regrets…

The time has come to say “au revoir” … to the new friends you have made, along the way…

After a relaxing 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!

  

French Immersion in Burgundy

from euros 4785pp

all inclusive and planned

TOUR INCLUSIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS          10 Nights/11-Day   

  •  9 Nights: Accommodation on-site at the Chateau Domain
  •  Comfortable private rooms with own-bathroom facility
  •  One night at a Boutique Hotel in Lyon-Centre
  •  All Breakfasts included
  • French Language Sessions 5 x 3 hours at the Château
  • French conversational chat-time scheduled between activities (+5h)
  • All Coffee and afternoon tea-breaks at the Château.
  • Private transfers between all activities and accommodation
  • Private cultural tours led by local experts
  • Entrance fee – guided tours to all monuments and sites.
  • Culinary workshop at the Château
  • Regional wines during meals at the Château
  • Dégustation gastronomy dinner & wines at a Michelin * restaurant
  • Dinner in Lyon at one of the Maisons Bocuse Restaurant or similar.
  • Day trip in the Burgundy countryside
  • Wine tasting at Lugny, Chardonnay or similar.
  • All meals prepared at the Château by our in-house chef
  • Traditional déjeuner/dinner in the Sâone-et-Loire Region x 2
  • Private guided tour of Vieux Lyon with a local guide
  • On-site French cinema & entertainment
  • French style gourmet picnic in Château-Chalon + visit
  • Wifi, taxes, tips, entry tickets (no queuing)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

International Airfares.

Travel insurance is essential as per our tour cancellations policy.

Any services outside the official tour dates and personal expenses.

Room upgrades are subject to availability. Supplement applies.

PRICE GUIDELINES:  

** The price includes a comfortable private room/chambres d’hôtes de Charme 

** Rooms are assigned on a first in first serve basis in the Chateau or at the charmingly renovated/annexe; It is recommended to book early.

** Accompanying guests/partners are welcome! discount applies, contact us for pricing.

 

LaPont 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