Learn French in the Berry
Curated language holidays – learn French while immersed in French culture
Monday 21st - Sunday 27th October
Delve into the rich history of the Berry with a native French guide who will accompany you as you visit professionals who will give you a taste of their expertise from different artisanal themes
Monday 21st October - Arrive in Argenton-sur-Creuse
Direct trains available from Paris (Paris Austerlitz 12.30pm – arrives 3pm)
Flights to Limoges (London Stanstead to Limoges arrives at 2.45 pm - airport pick up can be arranged)
Share a relaxed aperitive in our teaching centre to meet your group and chat about the coming week.
Tuesday 22/10 - Pottery - time to get your hands dirty
After a leisurely breakfast you will meet your language guide who will stay with you throughout your week-long adventure. Then you will learn the basics of ceramic art, in French. After a lunch of local specialities, you’ll discover the engaging history of this beautiful town.
Wednesday 23/10 Fashion - c’est Français, c’est chic
Your guide will prepare you for your afternoon activity with a visit to the local shirt making museum. Then it’s your chance to learn the secrets of dress making from professional fashion designer Mialy Seheno .
Thursday 24/10 – Cookery - the secrets of French gastronomy
You’ll need an early start to catch the local market in Mézières-en-Brenne where your guide will help you to buy the ingredients for the meal professional chef, Valerie Boisson will teach you to prepare that afternoon.
Friday 25/10 – Nature - a breath of fresh air
A day to expore fantastic flora and fauna with a nature tour either on an electric scooter or at a more sedate pace, depending on your rhythm before spending the night ensconced in the cacoon of calm that is the Brenne Natural Park
Saturday 26/10 - Valençay - A classical affair
Start the morning with a classical music recital by young up and coming virtuosos then a tour of Napoleon’s General Bertrand’s Chateauroux. Then it’s time to tickle you taste buds in Valency with a chocolate tasting then a visit to the castle.
Sunday 27/10 – Love - George et Frederic (and the beginning of feminism)
Begin your day in the beautiful Gargilesse, a favourite haunt for painters and artists, particularly George Sands who will be the guiding theme for your final morning. You’ll learn all about her love affair with Chopin and the Berry. Then after lunch it’s the end of the course…but we hope you’ll come back again soon.
(Why not stay an extra night’s stay is available - in the chateau-de-chabenet - or elsewhere, let us know and we’ll organise it for you)
Flights from Limoges to Stanstead 15.45 arriving 16.25 (times may alter)
Train from Argenton to Paris 18.02 – 20.22 or 19.39 – 22.21 (times may alter)
All this for only 1,100€ per person
Price includes all accommodation* (Monday night to Saturday night) and food (with the exception of the evening meal) and transport from your arrival in Argenton-sur-Creuse on Monday to your departure on Sunday (Sunday night accommodation, airport/train station pick up can be arranged) *Accommodation is based on 2 person room shares. Single room supplement applies.