Françoise – Mare review
Stayed in April 2019
I really enjoyed my week with Françoise and I feel like I made very good progress with my French, thanks to her excellent teaching. She is a very professional and thoughtful host and I wanted for nothing during my stay.
Her knowledge of Paris and all there is to do there is second to none. On the first day of my stay she helped me source and book things to do during my spare time that were specifically tailored to my interests. For example, she found me a ticket to an exquisite performance of St. Mathew’s Passion at Versaille which I thoroughly enjoyed.
She also booked me into a cookery lesson which was really excellent and so much fun – even if I did misunderstand the instructions about how to cut an onion and make everyone cry. Françoise, by the way, is an excellent cook and I loved the food she prepared for us.
Her apartment is lovely and typically Parisian with plenty of light and everything one needs to feel at home.
Batignolles is a superb part of Paris and the surrounding streets were full of lively restaurants, bars and boutiques.Françoise is an excellent teacher and what I particularly appreciated was her patience and relentlessness in correcting my grammar – something I particularly wanted from my French Immersion stay.
Françoise is a born teacher and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a French immersion stay with her.