Countryside French Immersion Homestay in Northern Brittany, France

With Suzanne - your French tutor, language buddy & host

from 1500 ‚ā¨ Per Week

  • 15 hours of private French lessons with me
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a study room
  • 2 per day (B+L) with active French conversation
  • 2 local excursions with me
  • 1 to 2 guests traveling together
Contact Suzanne
Born in the UK, Suzanne has dual nationality British/French and has lived in France for the past 20 years. She has been teaching French for 40 years and is a perfect French immersion homestay teacher for students of all levels. She and Peter live near the Northern coast of Brittany, in a 17th century Breton farmhouse which they have beautifully renovated. Come alone or with another person. You can relax in the comfort of their home with its prize-winning garden, just 2km outside a beautiful, historical and friendly Breton village. Improve your French with this patient, resourceful and experienced teacher...... *****Please note that 2024 is fully booked.*****

Amenities/Features

Private Bathroom
Wifi
Garden/Yard
Teaches Adults & Children
Multiple Bedrooms
Free Parking

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single bed

Types of Courses Offered: I offer French lessons for beginner to upper intermediate level, specialising in conversation, listening, and improving students' confidence.

Teacher Certifications: I've been teaching French for 40 years. I speak English, French, Spanish, German and a little Italian

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

Bonjour, my name is Suzanne ‚Äď welcome to my home! My husband Peter and I live in the countryside, just outside Jugon les Lacs, a ‚Äėpetite cit√© de caract√®re‚Äô ‚Äď a town with a colourful history going back to medieval times. We have two guest rooms with private bathrooms, so we can accommodate couples, or friends traveling together. I can give formal French lessons to two people; or to one, as the other enjoys the region (or relaxes in our garden!). You are also welcome to come just by yourself - in this case you‚Äôll be my only student. I teach all levels of French up to Upper Intermediate. Peter and I are active in local village life (choir, Breton dancing, library, running bilingual quizzes in the local bar ‚Ķ), and may be able to involve you in those activities. The local community is very friendly, and you will be able to practice your French in the village.

My Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, my aim is to increase students' confidence so that they are able to go and talk French to other people. Being a native English speaker myself, I understand perfectly well the courage it can take to speak French in public. I prefer to do all my teaching in French, with a large selection of materials and activities to draw upon, but can explain tricky points quickly and simply in English if needed. I also speak Spanish, German and Italian.

Typical French Immersion Program

A typical 1 week (6 nights) French immersion homestay with us includes but is not limited to:

  • 15 hours tuition ‚Äď usually 3 hours in the morning over 5 days.
  • As much (or as little) homework as you want:¬†listening activities, preparation for conversation/discussion, structured reading‚Ķ
  • Accommodation in your own 'en suite' bedroom, with study room (we also have a second bedroom available).
  • 2 meals a day: breakfast with me; a copious lunch with me and Peter.
  • 2 accompanied excursions or cultural activities ‚Äď eg. a visit to Dinan, a walk along the coastal path, a visit to a local ch√Ęteau, a local festival, or the very popular local family farm museum; or preparing a French speciality dish with me ‚Äď you can choose, according to calendar and your interests.
  • If needed, the loan of a laptop for homework listening activities.
  • Preferred arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday.

The Price With These Options Is 1500 Euros For One Person.

Additional Guests

For one additional guest, the price per week is:

  • Euros 300 in half board, without lessons or excursions,
  • Euros 800 in half board with shared lessons and excursions.

We can host two guests traveling together - in one or two bedrooms. There are other options with more tuition /no excursions… I am flexible, and can adapt to special requests.

Learn French In France ‚Äď Your French immersion Program in La Croix Julot, Bretagne

The C√ītes d'Armor Region in Brittany, France

Not far from us you‚Äôll find the town of Dinan, the spectacular Emerald Coast with the cliffs of Cap Fr√©hel and at Fort la Latte... or glorious sandy beaches. You can visit a farm museum 'la ferme d‚ÄôAntan', the medieval 'ch√Ęteau de la Hunaudaye', or take forest, country or lakeside walks - with me, or in your own time. You can rent a bike, electric if you wish, and explore the local area. If you have a car with you when you come, you can get to St Malo, le Mont St Michel, Moncontour, Vitr√©, Foug√®res, Josselin...¬† Find somewhere to stay for a few extra days in Brittany, and visit Paimpol, La Roche Jagu, the island of Br√©hat, la C√īte de Granit Rose, and plenty more! Ask us for ideas!

More about Suzanne and the region

View Suzanne's articles on French Today's blog.

Your French Immersion Homestay Accommodations in La Croix Julot, Bretagne

Our House in Brittany, France

Our home is a typical Breton farm which we renovated when we arrived in Brittany. I have a spacious dedicated classroom for lessons.  You have a study room where you can relax. The open kitchen is next to the typically Breton dining room. And of course there is our big garden. The garden is a great place to relax, and we often eat outside.

Your Accommodation in our house

We have two guest bedrooms in our house each with a private shower room. Your bedroom is of moderate size, and is cosy and comfortable. There is a hot drinks corner, and you have your own shower room with sink and wc. Wi-fi is free. Next door to your bedroom, you have a bright study room with a table, chair, armchair, a library of French books of different levels and views over the countryside ‚Äď the perfect place to study!

NOTE: my 2024 season is fully booked.
If you wish, email me and I will add your name to my waiting list in case of cancellations.


Contact Suzanne - your French tutor, language buddy & host

French Immersion in La Croix Julot, Bretagne

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Reviews (69)

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Kevin

Suzanne and Peter, it is difficult to find the words to adequately thank you for an unforgettable week at La Croix Julot.   I had been looking forward to my immersion week for a long time, and it could not have been better.   You have perfected the art of hosting.

Suzanne, I am in awe of your gift for teaching.¬† You quickly identified concepts (both grammar and vocabulary) that required additional attention, even when I wasn’t sure how to express my questions.¬†¬† You always had a clear and concise explanation to demystify aspects of the French language, and a perfect exercise to reinforce the lesson.¬† I feel like I’ve learned a year’s worth of French in one short week.

And there was so much more!¬† I didn’t realise that La Croix Julot came with a gourmet farm to table restaurant.¬† Peter, to say that your cooking was a major highlight would be an understatement.¬† My compliments to the chef!

I haven’t even mentioned Suzanne‚Äôs expert tours of the Emerald Coast and the mediaeval city of Dinan or the pub quiz.¬† On top of all that, my favorite moments were the conversations over meals and beverages.¬† My deepest thanks for the hospitality and kindness.¬† Kevin, Vancouver

Lawney

Suzanne & Peter
Thank you so much for another great week, I’ve lost count of how many it is now!¬† The teaching, the food, the conviviality and the comfort where, as always, first rate.
I am devastated at your impending retirement – the end of an era!! I just hope you keep going a bit longer.
Thank you again for everything and I hope to see you again; if not, enjoy your retirement, you deserve it.

Brenda

Chers Suzanne et Peter, quel plaisir d’√™tre chez vous pour la deuxi√®me fois¬†!¬† √áa a √©t√© une exp√©rience intense et tr√®s efficace.¬† Je vais continuer avec mes √©tudes en utilisant tout le mat√©riel que tu m’as donn√©. (Voil√†, le travail continue¬†!)¬† Merci pour l’accueil chaleureux, pour votre patience, et pour les tr√®s bons repas¬†!¬† Brenda, San Francisco

Jacquie & Yuka

Thank you Suzanne and Peter
Thank you both so much for your hospitality and sincere effort to try to improve my French. I regret my one week was lost but happy that Yuka had a great opportunity to commence her learning and I’m sure she will carry on.  She’s quite excited about it.
I marvel at your patience Suzanne to teach, and Peter‚Äôs continued enthusiasm for the kitchen.¬†¬† And now time for you both to enjoy your ‚Äėempty nest‚Äô month of December.
Thank you also for helping me with the doctor’s appointments and seeing I was well cared for.¬† Sincerely thank you.¬†¬† Jacquie Ch√©rot,¬† SSI,¬† BC, CA

Suzanne and Peter, thank you very much for everything! I’m happy that I could take Jacquie‚Äôs place and have French lessons.¬† Still a very long ways to go for me but I will continue to study French!¬† Yuka

Stephen

Thank you, Suzanne and Peter,
This is my first time on an immersion course and I approached it with some trepidation.  I need not have worried, however!  Your warmth and hospitality put me at ease from the outset. The lessons have been really great and the daily French conversation has felt also like an important benefit.
I’m lucky to have found such an experienced and talented teacher, who clearly loves what she does.¬† Thank you for your patience and for being so generous with your time; we’ve covered an enormous amount of ground.
I really do feel that my French will have benefitted and my confidence lifted.
The whole experience has exceeded my expectations.¬† I’m so glad that I took the opportunity to book a week at La Croix Julot.

Kathy

Suzanne, thank you so much for teaching me how to improve my French.¬† Your teaching methods are well thought out and effective.¬† I appreciate your enthusiasm and infinite patience.¬† I’m going home with more confidence in my ability to communicate in French.¬† My experience at La Croix Julot exceeded my expectations.
Special thanks to Peter for the concern and wonderful meals.
the excursions were both interesting and fun.¬† Even our unplanned trips to the market, doctor’s office and gas station what upbeat and present.
You both were so helpful.¬† I’ll miss you!

Lawrie & Norah

Si je cherchais un cours intensif, je l’ai trouv√© avec Suzanne. Apr√®s 5 jours, mon souhait a √©t√© exauc√©. J’ai appris quelque chose de nouveau chaque jour et j’ai consolid√© la langue que j’ai apport√©e d√©j√†. Maintenant j’ai une t√™te pleine et j’ai besoin de rentrer chez nous afin de dig√©rer mon repas (de fran√ßais bien garni).
¬†Suzanne, et Peter (dans la cuisine) sont des h√ītes charmants et si vous n’apprenez pas ici, j’en serais √©tonn√©.¬† Merci pour votre hospitalit√© et tous nos vŇďux pour l’avenir.¬† Lawrie, et Norah (la tisserande)

Susan, Kyle, Lindy & Skye

Merci pour tout, Suzanne & Peter¬†! What an incredible family experience we had at your home.¬† We loved everything ‚Äď our comfy accommodations, the skilled, patient, & flexible French lessons (all levels – kids & parents), amazing gourmet garden-to-table meals, a beautiful home and amazing yard/garden, warm and kind hosts, & beautiful area (Mont St Michel, St Malo, Jugon les Lacs, Dinan!¬† Even D-Day beaches further afield‚Ķ)
We learned a lot and loved our visit.  A lifelong memory.  Suzanne and family
The stay was amazing and I learned SO MUCH!  I would say more but mom took all the space. Skye
Thank you for letting us stay and helping us with our French ‚Äď Lindy
Thanks for a great stay, Suzanne!! Kyle

Heike & Axel

Es war eine wunderbare Zeit in Croix Julot.

Wir haben viel gelernt √ľber ‚Äě 3 verbes irr√©guliers tr√®s tr√®s (tr√®s!!!) importants‚Äú, Mrs. van der Tramp¬† et Les Mots utiles; uns hat der Kopf geraucht, aber wir haben zusammen mit Suzanne auch viel gelacht; wir wissen jetzt √ľber die frelon asiatique Bescheid und wie man sie in die Falle lockt; wir wurden von Peter fantastisch bekocht (3 kochm√ľtzen)

Aber vor allen Dingen: wir haben zwei wundervolle Menschen kennengelernt! Danke an Suzanne und Peter f√ľr die unvergessliche Zeit.¬† Heike und Axel

Jan & Pauline

We visited for the second time this week.¬† There is no doubt that our French has improved with Suzanne‚Äôs structured teaching.¬† We love it.¬† But apart from that we have had a great time, interesting visits and superb food.¬† We are looking forward to, and can’t wait until our next visit next year when I’m sure that we will have a great time again.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and ensuring that we had a great time.   À la prochaine.

Carole

C‚Äô√©tait ma deuxi√®me visite √† La croix Julot -et elle √©tait m√™me mieux que la premi√®re, l’ann√©e derni√®re.¬†¬† Quand je suis arriv√©e pour deux semaines, en avril, j’ai trouv√© Suzanne portant une grande attelle √† la jambe et utilisant une, quelquefois deux, b√©quilles. Elle √©tait tomb√©e et s’√©tait bless√©e au genou. Malgr√© cela et plusieurs jours de mauvais temps, elle a fait de cette visite un succ√®s pour moi. J’ai progress√© dans mes √©tudes, avec beaucoup de nouveaux verbes et vocabulaire, et j‚Äôai plus d’exercices √† faire chez moi.¬†¬† C‚Äô√©tait amusant de participer au quiz en personne et de parler un peu avec des amis de Suzanne.¬† J‚Äôesp√®re (je prie¬†!) continuer mes √©tudes avec Suzanne sur zoom. (Malheureusement, elle a d√©j√† rempli toutes les places immersion pour 2024¬†;-( )¬†¬† ces √©tudiants-l√† ont beaucoup de chance.

Suzanne est un professeur brillant qui sait bien adapter au niveau de chaque élève.  Et comme toujours, la cuisine de qualité Michelin de Peter (comme ses narrations pendant les repas) et formidable.   Merci Suzanne et Peter pour tout !

Lawney

Quand j’ai commenc√© avec Suzanne, je pouvais commander une bi√®re, mais c’√©tait √† peu pr√®s tout.¬†Apr√®s¬†√™tre rest√© avec Peter et Suzanne un certain nombre de fois et avoir √©tudi√© √† la maison, mon fran√ßais a progress√© incommensurablement. De plus, la cuisine de Peter √©tait de premier ordre et j’attendais avec impatience tous les repas. C’est tellement dommage qu’ils vont terminer leur programme, ils manqueront √† beaucoup de gens.¬†

Grégoire

Gr√Ęce √† Suzanne et Peter, toutes mes inqui√©tudes, mes peurs et mes paniques sont pass√©es sous vos soins. C‚Äô√©tait ma deuxi√®me visite et c’√©tait la meilleure¬†!¬† Merci pour tout.

Anne

A wonderful week. good food and good teaching ‚Äď nay excellent!¬†¬† it is a testament to both Suzanne and Peter that I’ve felt confident to try my French, albeit not good!¬† Thank you both.

Roch

 Suzanne & Peter Рmille mercis pour votre gentillesse, patience, convivialité et enthousiasme.

I was very apprehensive before my first ever immersion course. I was put immediately at ease in your comfortable, welcoming home.
The teaching went beyond my expectations. I’m leaving with so much more confidence and, even more importantly, so much more enthusiasm and curiosity to learn more.

The amazing cooking and conversations with Peter, the excursions and obvious love of Brittany and its history were so much more than the icing on the cake
Thank you both so much, et j‚Äôesp√®re, √† bient√īt, Roch

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