French Immersion Program At Teacher's On Ile de Ré

With Clarisse - your French tutor, language buddy & host

Starting from €1600 Per Week

  • 15 hours of French classes
  • 1 studio + bathroom + kitchen + "garden" + swimming pool, sauna, hamman (feb to nov)
  • BF + Lunch OR Dinner
  • 2 Workshops, visits or activities included (more options available) - 2 evenings with my family (games and movie)
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Contact Clarisse
Ile de Ré is a dream destination less than a 3 hour TGV ride from Paris! Clarisse, a certified and experienced French teacher, will be glad to be your teacher and guide. You can come alone, or with friends or family (up to 3 people). Clarisse is fluent in French, English, Dutch and speaks a little Italian. Her love of the island and of the French language will help you to improve your French and enjoy your stay! You will have your own accommodations, sauna, swimming pool and hammam available from February to November. Extra French classes if you want, yoga, painting, biking... if you would like them. Weekly themes: wellbeing / sports / French gastronomy.


Private Bathroom
Pets Allowed
Public Transportation
Free Parking
Vegan Option

Sleeping Arrangements

1 single bed 1 sofa bed

Types of Courses Offered: French conversation, grammar, vocabulary, ...

Teacher Certifications: Teacher language degree in Belgium in 1999. English and Dutch fluent, Conversational Italian and a little German.

Extra Activities/Options: - Yoga - wine tour - meditation - kite / surf - massage - boat trip, sailing classes - golf - paddleboard - horseriding - biking -soap factory -bee factory

Meet Clarisse - your French tutor, language buddy & host In France

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Clarisse, a native French speaker, 47 years old, living with my husband Claude and two of my three daughters on Ile de Ré. They both go to the college (middle school) in St Martin., on the island. We have a six-year-old dog, Heidi, and two guinea pigs. We live in a house in La Flotte, one of the two "best villages of France" on the Island! I was born in Brussels, I am half French half Belgian. I left Brussels to follow my husband to Paris, and we moved here, on the island in July 2021, leaving Paris behind to live a wonderful experience on that amazing island! I have been coming here since I was 2! We enjoy having picnics while watching the sunset, summer or winter, it is always beautiful! Claude and I love watching movies in the evening, something we can do together! And of course, going to the beach, biking, horseback (our girls are always away to take care of the horses) We do live on an island but La Rochelle, which is a wonderful city, is only 30 minutes away!

My program as an immersion teacher will be :

7 Days, 6 Nights (arrival Sunday evening- departure Saturday morning)

  • 3 hours of French classes every morning after breakfast
  • Lunch or dinner, while we speak French!
  • 2 afternoons with excursions “à la carte”
  • 2 evenings with my family such as a game evening, or watching a French movie

I have been working as a teacher for the last 25 years, initially as a regular teacher in a school, and then via the Internet since 2014. I teach students from 10 to 99 😉 Teaching is a real passion for me, as I love being able to help students who are not confident at first to soon enjoy speaking French with pleasure! I adapt my lessons depending on my student’s needs. All levels are welcome! Perhaps the most important thing for me is that my students never feel bored, so I have a variety of teaching methods up my sleeve to make sure that never happens!  My lessons are primarily based on speaking, which I deem the biggest priority.  Writing is important too and we tend to do this as homework, which we then correct together and speak about it French again. The homework materials are varied and fun, e.g.  dictation, listening to songs, reading a book, making a summary, grammar & vocabulary exercises, the last movie you’ve seen…..

How to get to ILE DE RE ?

You will have to reach LA ROCHELLE, the nearest city (30 minutes from home) I will pick you up either at the train station (less than 3H from Paris Montparnasse, 2H from Bordeaux or Nantes) or at the airport (1h15 from Marseille, 1h30 from London, 1h30 from Brussels, 2h from Lisbon). Transportation back to La Rochelle train station/airport is included.

Public transportation

There is a bus (5' from the studio) that will take you to La Rochelle for 4,20 euros in 40 minutes. 


You will have your own studio which is 10 min from my house. I will meet you there every morning for breakfast and French class, or I will pick you up there and we will have breakfast and classes at my house. The 33 m2 apartment is 5 minutes away from the harbour of Saint Martin, in a very quiet residence. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a bath.  One sofabed 160cm, and a bunkbed for kids.   You may choose to cook once a day (or not!..... There are many restaurants within minutes of the studio.) You can also enjoy the swimming pool, sauna, hammam, and even a gym from February to November. There is a small garden with chairs and a deck chair.


You will have wifi free access in your studio.


Smoking is not allowed in the studio or in my house


As you will have your own studio, you can bring your pet :)


An immersion week includes : 7 Days, 6 Nights  (arrival Sunday evening- departure Saturday morning)

  • 3 hours of French classes every morning after breakfast
  • Lunch or dinner, while we speak French!
  • 2 afternoons with excursions “à la carte”
  • 2 evenings with my family such as a game evening, or watching a French movie

October till March = 1600 euros

April till September = 2000 euros

Additional guests :

For one additional guest, the price per week is:

  • Euros 400 without lessons or excursions,
  • Euros 800 with shared lessons and excursions

Breakfast and lunch or dinner are included You can come with a maximum of two kids (there is a bunk bed in the studio), or three adults.

You want to come earlier? 

If you'd like to come on Friday or few days before the class, this is possible:

80 per night from October till March
120 per night from April till September 
Breakfast not included. 


Free parking.


Heated inside and outside swimming pool, sauna, hammam, sport room from February till November.

Learn French In France – Your French immersion Program in La Flotte, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Ile de Ré is a wonder island! You can come all year long, there is always something to do. The island is one of the three sunniest places of France, after la Côte d'Azur and Corse. The light here is amazing! Here are some ideas of what you can do:

  • Les Baleines Lighthouse

    Les Baleines Lighthouse is open all year round! You can admire its breathtaking panoramic view in any season.

  • The Vauban fortifications

    Whatever the season, discover this stony star of the Ile de Ré coastline. Either on a guided visit led by the Saint-Martin-de-Ré Welcome Centre or on your own, come and admire the engineer Vauban’s masterpiece - nowadays the citadel of Vauban, considered the definitive island fort, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve

    You can walk through the Nature Reserve or cycle along it. If you’re a nature-lover, then this is the place to be. Lilleau des Niges is a safe haven for thousands of migratory birds. The maze of trails, freely accessible all year round, will lead you into the heart of this remarkable biodiversity.

  • Atelier Quillet

    Listed as a Living Heritage Company, Atelier Quillet, in the village of Loix, is open all year round. It is one of France’s leading authorities on the conservation, restoration and binding of old documents and books. Guided visits will enable you to discover the various crafts that are practised in the Atelier.

  • La Savonnerie de Ré

    Discover how soaps and cosmetics are made with donkey milk! This milk comes from Regis Léau Farm, in Saint-Martin-de-Ré.

  • Abeille de Ré

    Come and learn about the secret life of bees and the beekeeping profession. Beekeeper Aldo François will share his passion and ancestral know-how with you! Guided visits and events are organised all year round!

  • Abbaye des Châteliers

    A listed historic monument, the Abbaye des Chateliers is an exceptional abbey that will prove a revelation whatever the season. The site is free to visit!

  • Bières de Ré

    If you love beer, come inside where it’s warm and taste the artisan beers of the Ile de Ré - you can also find out how they’re produced.

  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré Belltower Observatory

    Saint-Martin-de-Ré Church looks out over the heights of the village. If you climb the 117 steps, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view, one that is particularly spectacular at night. The heights of Saint-Martin-de-Ré will transport you into a magical world populated by the historical riches of the Cité Vauban, where gargoyles and statues seem to chatter to one another.

  • Go on a bike trip to the salt marshes

    Go on an adventure and cycle your way through the salt marshes! These fabulous landscapes between land and sea will make you want to get even closer to nature.

  • The Ernest Cognacq Museum

    Located just opposite the Saint-Martin-de-Ré Welcome Centre, this museum is a must-see if you want to learn all about the history of the Ile de Ré and the key events that made the island!

  • Forest hikes

    Immerse yourself in the Ile de Ré flora and fauna! The Ile de Ré is covered in wooded areas between the dune barriers and the villages.

  • See the vibrant colours of the landscape

    Take in a seaside sunset as the autumn brings the island's nature alive.

  • Meet the Ile de Ré's donkeys

    The Poitou donkey is a real symbol of the Ile de Ré. For many years, donkeys have been used in farming and are a key part of daily life here.

  • Go for a walk along the coast

    Follow the trail along the coast and you'll discover breathtaking landscapes. Use the Ile de Ré Tour app or the Ile de Ré hiking field guide.

  • Try your hand at paddle-boarding

    Escape into the heart of nature and try your hand at paddle-boarding for the chance to discover the Ile de Ré's best-kept secrets.

An island for all seasons | Destination Ile de Ré | Official Website of the Tourist Office (

Your French Immersion Homestay Accommodations in La Flotte, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


33m2 with all you need in a studio, 5 minutes away from the harbour of Saint Martin, in a very quiet residence. One sofa bed 160cm, a bunk bed for kids. Ideal for three adults or a couple with two kids. There is a small garden with chairs and a deck chair.


Heated inside and outside swimming pool, sauna, hammam, sport room from February till November.


Free parking.

Contact Clarisse - your French tutor, language buddy & host

French Immersion in La Flotte, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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