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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...

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 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 2023 & 2024 TOURS
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LaPont French Immersion in Burgundy Program

Language, Culture, Gastronomy

Exclusive small group  (6-10 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 Convivial Raclette Savoyarde Dinner

This convivial Rhône-Alpes dish dating back to 1291, was first a traditional meal for farmers in the Valais canton of Switzerland, who would melt the local raclette cheese by campfire. 

 
Day 2

Burgundy Wine Country/Chateau de Cormartin/ Chardonnay

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

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

Visit of Chardonnay & Wine Appreciation Atelier Chez le Vigneron”

Dinner tonight is at a traditional Burgundy culinary restaurant, 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 

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 .

Start your first French Language Session at the Château 

Dinner at the Château 

Savour Burgundian dishes prepared by our in-house chef 

 
 
Day 4

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 5

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 6

 

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 7

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 8

Beaume-les-Messieurs- Château Chalon

Breakfast at the Château 

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 

Breakfast at the Château 

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

Discover the best of the City’s patrimony: 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

3985 euros** 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, by private car.

Welcome Lunch at the Château

Orientation and guided tour of the Château-Domaine

Welcome Soirée at the Château around a Convivial Raclette Savoyarde Dinner

This convivial Rhône-Alpes dish dating back to 1291, was first a traditional meal for farmers in the Valais canton of Switzerland, who would melt the local raclette cheese by campfire.

Day 2

Burgundy Wine Country/Chateau de Cormartin/ Chardonnay

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

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

Wine Appreciation Atelier Chez le Vigneron” in Chardonnay.

Dinner tonight is at a traditional Burgundy culinary restaurant, 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 

 

Breakfast at the Château 

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 

Dinner at the Château 

Savour Burgundian dishes prepared by our in-house chef 

Day 4

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 5

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 6

Balade Bressane – Gastronomy Dinner, Tournus

Breakfast at the Château 

Morning French Language Sessions

Déjeuner at the Château

Join your 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

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 8

Beaume-les-Messieurs- Château Chalon

Breakfast at the Château 

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

Breakfast at the Château 

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

Notre-Dame de Fourvière in the Croix-Rousse and famous traboules.

Dinner this evening is hosted at 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

from 3985*euros pp

all inclusive and planned

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS   

  • 8 Nights Residential stay at the Château 
  • Breakfast included (9)
  • Private rooms with ensuite
  • Last Night at a Boutique Hotel Lyon-Centre + Breakfast + Dinner
  • 15 Hours Intensive French Immersion Course
  • Complimentary private tuition (if required)
  • Private transfers between all activities and accommodation
  • Private cultural tours led by seasoned local experts
  • Cooking workshop at the Château
  • Regional wines during all meals at the Chateau
  • Gastronomy Dinner at a local restaurant (Michelin *)
  • Dinner in Lyon at a Gastronomy Brasserie
  • Day trip in the Burgundy countryside
  • Dinner chez le Vigneron in Chardonnay
  • All meals prepared at the Château by our in-house chef
  • Burgundy wine tasting and visit of Chardonnay
  • Traditional déjeuner in Saone-et-Loire
  • Welcome Soirée at the château
  • Private guided tour of Vieux Lyon 
  • On-site French cinema
  • Gourmet picnic in Château-Chalon + visit
  • Wifi, taxes, tips, entry tickets (no queuing)
FORTHCOMING TOURS

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

International Airfare.

Travel insurance is essential as per our tour cancellations policy.

Any services outside the official tour dates.

PRICE GUIDELINES

** 3985 euros pp.                              single supplement 200 euros pp

Guests will be allocated a spacious private room with own bathroom.

Accompanying guests/partners are welcome! discount applies.

The French Language Course is optional for accompanying partners,

Early arrival/Late stay options: We strongly recommend arriving a day or more prior to tour start.We’ll be happy to assist you with your reservation in a boutique hotel in Lyon.

(other activities are available at the Chateau)

 

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