Evelyne – Elizabeth review
Stayed in 2018
I spent a super week with Evelyne 1-7 July 2018 in Pays Basques. Evelyne was most welcoming and instantly put me at ease.
The accommodation at her home was perfect for me. I had lots of space and a lovely view over the garden.
My first day, Evelyne outlined the week for me, so I would know what to expect – as this was a first for me. I really enjoyed all my study time with her. I looked forward to every session. It was almost like chatting with a close friend, apart from the red pen! But I did appreciate the grammar side of it all as well as the conversation. It helped me to assess my own level and where I can improve.
The excursions to St Jean de Luz and the small villages of Espelette & Ainhoa were great fun and Evelyne showed me everything and also explained how I could use local public transport to easily visit other places during my week.
I went out alone to visit Biarritz and Bayonne by bus and felt confident to make conversations with local people. The trams and bus service were great and very convenient.
I love sport and had looked up the very unusual game of pelote so Evelyne’s husband Jean Pierre kindly took me by car to see a local game. It was very well organised and great to watch.
On my last evening, we all went together to a local evening market on the beach near Anglet, just at sunset. We could see the lighthouse of Biarritz all lit up, truly magical.
I do hope I can do another immersion week sometime in the future and have recommended it to my French study group here in UK.