Start the journey…
Delve into a cultural language journey spanning thousands of years in three to seven days, depending on your availability.
You will discover the very best of the beautiful region of the Berry in the heart of France. From its prehistoric origins, its medieval magnificence to its modern day serenity.
This curated holiday allows you to enrich your language skills, refine your palate and develop your knowledge of this diverse region, which forms the crossroads at the centre of the spectacular country of France.
A native-speaker will guide you through our immersive program tailored to your ability and needs. Need is the operative word as every piece of newly acquired language will be reused during your workshop experience.
You will learn your new language in the same way you did your native language:
see – say – do it’s that easy…
Each of your learning experiences has been specially crafted to unpick the complex cultural tapestry of the region of the Berry. Your language guide will provide you with the resources you need to fully participate in the our workshops, excursions and guided tours.
Our workshops offer you the chance to put the language you have learned in to practice, this complete language and cultural immersion is directed by a cultural expert: a real life professional, with skill sets as varied as:
Fashion - with the local designer and silk specialist
Fine Art - at the sites once trod by Monet and the early impressionists
Leather Working - in one of the regions many centres of excellence
Glass blowing, Pottery and Stone carving and many more…
Alongside our workshop program, you will visit historical and cultural locations throughout the region, another great way to put your new language skills into practice, understanding tour guides and other people you will meet as you wind your way across the region.
With locations such as: Argentomagnus - the museum of Roman history and its historic amphitheater ; The Chateau of Valençay - with its gardens, kitchen and antique theatre; The house of George Sands - at Nohant where Chopin wrote many of his most famous works.
you will be spoiled for choice…
How it works…
With two possible route - Discover Literature or Discover Napoleon and over 10 hours of dedicated language training with our expert guides and at least 15 hours of workshops or guided visits on which you will be able to soak-up the real flavour of France
The objective of our training courses are to create a moment which will have a lasting impact on your life, thinking, understanding your daily life and your relationship with others, allowing you to refocus, reflect on what is fundamental and improve your wellbeing.
A typical day consists of language acquisition in the morning, aided by our language guides, which will give you language needed for your afternoon activities.
The Discover Routes
Our Discover Journey is available in possible routes spanning the length and breadth of the Berry Region: whether it is our literary excellence or world renowned palaces that take your fancy, you will see the great heartland of France in all her beauty.
Your journey timetable
Your day will start with a meeting with your Trobador guide, who will give you the key terms and language that you will require for your workshop and/or excursions in the afternoon.