Emilie – Miriam review
Stayed in March/April 2019
My experience learning French with Emilie and the homestay with her interesting, talented and warm family will forever be a lasting memory and one from which I can draw on in many ways. From the moment I arrived at the train station in Boussens I felt welcomed and accepted as part of the family and their circle of unique friends.
The picture-postcard setting of the country house with its luminous spaces, the small idyllic farms and old stone buildings of the surrounding area and especially the many and varied daily experiences and actvities with others created for me the perfect balance in which to deepen my understanding of the French language and culture.
Some of the highlights I was privileged to enjoy included spending time at L’Abris, a migrant welcoming center in Aurignac and getting to know a young lady from Azerbaïdjan who was temporarily lodging at David and Emilie’s house ; going paragliding with the experienced, funny and generous Philippe and celebrating ( 2 times !) Myrtille’s 12th birthday with great cakes baked by Aristide.
In all, the week was a wonderful mix of family, friends and experiences and I will always be glad that I chose to spend it with Emilie in the Little Pyrénées (Occitanie).