Start your journey…
Delve into a cultural language journey spanning thous deep in the heart of the French countryside over 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. How the landscape has shaped its people and their history for the classical period right up to the modern day.
This curated holiday allows you to enrich your language skills, refine your pallet 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:
Forest exploration - discover the ancient history of the magical forest of the Brenne.
Flora and Fauna Safari - discover an ecosystem teeming life from the smallest ant to wild boar.
The people of the forest - explore how communities have changed and developed sometimes in conflict and sometimes in harmony with the environment.
…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: The Heart of the Brenne Forest, The land of 1000 lakes, The Château of Bouchet and The valley of the Creuse.
you will be spoiled for choice…
How it works…
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 Explore Routes
Our Explore 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.