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Marion – Beaujolais Wine Country – French Immersion at Teacher’s

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€1300 per week

Lessons: 15 hours

Excursions/tours: 2

Meals: 2 per day (B + L)

Room: Private flat

Max. guests: 1 to 5 guests traveling together

Teaches kids: Age 3 and up

Other: Pool. Playroom. Pets welcome

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Immerse in the French language and culture in the heart of “The Beaujolais” wine region, not far from Mâcon and Lyon. French teacher Marion will welcome you and your family/friends in your own flat her countryside family house. This is a wonderful and sunny region of France, known for its lovely wines and beautiful villages. Enjoy a glass by the view and practice your French in this calm and serene atmosphere.

Your French Immersion Homestay in the Beaujolais, France

Meet Your French Teacher and Host

Bonjour ! My name is Marion, I’m a native Frenchwoman in her early thirties.

Before I became a French immersion teacher, I worked for 3 years at the Alliance Française in Jersey (Channel Islands) and before that, the Alliance Française of Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania. I have a DAEFLE degree (diploma for teaching French as a second language).

Traveling is my passion: I’ve lived in Mexico, Portugal, Tanzania and Jersey, and therefore I’m fluent in English and Spanish.

I specialize in teaching French to adults of all levels and ages, focusing on oral skills as I think speaking and listening are the main objectives of most students. It is also important for me that you feel confident and that you take pleasure in the learning process.

The lessons will be tailored to your needs, often using games, fun activities, videos and radio/podcasts.

In my spare time, I do sports: I run in the countryside around my house and I play basketball with my village team. I also enjoy reading and gardening, hiking or any outside activities. And I love food and wine!


Welcome to My House in France’s Beaujolais Region

My house is located in the Beaujolais region, in a tinyl and peaceful village near Mâcon (on the Rhône valley, not far from Lyon).

It’s a typical Beaujolais stone house that I’ve completely gutted and renovated in 2019. It’s surrounded by a large garden and enjoys beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

The house itself is very spacious. The main area is a large open floor with a big bay window overlooking the vineyards: the open kitchen, dining room and living room are in this area. I love to cook and often entertain my family and guests – a good way for my students to socialize and practice their French – so I really wanted this area to be the center of my home.

Since I just moved in, I’m still in the process of decorating. I’m growing a botanical wall – finger crossed that it takes!

I still have to plant the garden and I’m planning to have a large vegetable patch because I love cooking with fresh produce. In the meanwhile, I’m getting my fresh veggies and fruits at the local market!

My family house  where I use to receive immersion students is 20 minutes away and has a large swimming pool so we can visit and enjoy a glass of wine by the pool if you’d like. My mother often visits me and is always happy to meet my students !

Your Flat in the Beaujolais

You’ll have your own flat in the first floor of my house which can accommodate up to 5 people : 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed and an extra bed can be added.

You can be very independent as the flat has a separate entrance and a parking space.

The flat is very charming with its high ceilings, exposed beams and large windows. The living room has a lounge area with the best views over the countryside of all my house and there is a well equipped kitchen and a dining area.

There is a lovely bathroom with a walk in shower and a separate toilet.

Learn French in France’s Beaujolais Wine Country

Living in the heart of the Beaujolais vineyard, I have a passion: natural wine and I’ll be delighted to share it with you if you’d like.

To get to my house, you’ll go through the most famous Beaujolais wine vineyards, Morgon, Fleurie, Chiroubles… Wine tastings can easily be arranged with different domains. Scenic routes, beautiful colors, charming villages, no doubt Beaujolais has a lot to offer!

Since my house is situated on the hills of Beaujolais the outdoors are a big part of its charms: beautiful views, but if you are so inclined, hikes, trails, cycling… the possibilities are numerous.

Near my house is the “Solutré” rock, a geological and historical jewel, and within an easy car ride, the beautiful cities of Lyon, Macon, Cluny, among many others…

You may also like to visit the “Hameau du Duboeuf” the first theme park for viticulture and wine.

Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course

Getting To My House

The nearest airport is in Lyon.

There are several train options: the TGV to Mâcon Loche (2h from Paris) or a regional train to Belleville-sur-Saône (35 minutes from Lyon center). I can come to pick you up on both these stations.

Car Rental

Because my house is located in a tiny village in the countryside, I recommend you rent a car if you’d like to travel around. You can easily do so in Lyon. If you don’t feel like driving in a big city, you can rent a car in Lyon St-Exupery Airport. It’s about one hour drive to my house on the highway.

Wifi

There is Wifi connexion in the house and in the student’s suite.

Smoking

I enjoy smoking a cigarette from time to time but only do so outside. Smoking is not allowed inside.

Diets

I love cooking, and will be happy to cook for you if you’d like. I can prepare traditional French food but I also like to take inspiration in exotic recipes that I’ve learnt during my travels. I’m happy to adapt my cooking to any specific diet, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc…

Pets

We love animals so you are welcome to come with a well-behaved, well groomed cat or dog.

A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 night) immersion includes but is not limited to:

  • 15 hours intense studying with me – usually 1.5h twice a day over 5 days
  • 2 organised excursions of your choice in the region (entry fees not included)
  • Accommodation in your own flat on the garden level of my family house
  • 2 meals a day: breakfast and lunch
  • Preferred arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday

The Price With These Options Is 1300 Euros for one person.

Additional Guests

For one additional guest in half board, the price per week is:

  • Euros 210 without lessons or excursions,
  • Euros 700 with shared lessons and excursions.

You are welcome to come alone, or with your spouse, a friend, or your whole family!

Your suite can accommodate 4 to 5 people: 2 in the master bedroom and 2 on the sofa bed in the lounge, and extra bed could be added for a child.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in my house: I’ll gently encourage you to speak French and help you discover everything the Beaujolais has to offer.

Marion

Contact Marion

French Immersion Teacher in the Beaujolais Region

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    1. Whether you’ll be traveling by yourself or with friends/family (and if applicable the number of people just staying at the teacher or also taking classes and a bit more about them)
    2. The duration of your desired immersion stay and whether you are flexible about the immersion dates
    3. A few details about yourself: your hobbies, your French learning goal, the kind of immersion you'd like (little/lots of homework, outdoor or more indoor activities), any food allergies or other problems you may have. The teachers will be opening their own home to you and although they’ll ask you more questions if they are able to fit you in, knowing a bit about you from the start would be really helpful and a huge gain of time.

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Stayed in January 2020

Francesca

I spent one week in Beaujolais with Marion at her new beautiful home in the countryside. Her village of Ouroux was absolutely beautiful, located in the countryside with green rolling hills surrounded by vineyards nearby.

The accommodations were very nice and comfortable; I had my own flat … Read more

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Stayed in December 2019

Steven

What a pleasure to study with Marion! I’ve now been twice her student and it only gets better.

Last December I was the first “guest” at her newly constructed, truly awesome “chalet” on a hill overlooking the charming village of Ouroux, with a spectacular view … Read more

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Stayed in November 2020

Dawn

The students below stayed at Marion’s former house (in the same region)

My french immersion homestay with Marion truly exceeded my expectations.

It was evident immediately that she is  a very skilled and qualified teacher. She uses many different tools and techniques… Read more

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Stayed in October 2019

Nancy

I spent 3 weeks avec Marion in Lancie. It was my second immersion with her. That shows you how much I enjoyed myself the first time !

Once gain, I very much enjoyed my stay. Marion helped me with my speaking skills (which was my main objective). She was patient and encouraging which is exa… Read more

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Stayed in September 2019

Cynthia & Barrie

Thank you and your Mum far a very lovely two weeks in Beaujolais, we really had a great time.

The two weeks with your tuition has really boosted Cynthia’s confidence in speaking French and has now inspired me to start to learn the French. You made the French Language  come to life and I… Read more

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Stayed in September 2019

Katherine & Diogo

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful week with Marion in the Beaujolais region. This is our third immersion experience through French Today and each time is a leap forward in our french language skills.

Although my husband and I take weekly french classes in the US, there is jus… Read more

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Stayed in July 2019

Pat & Jeremy

Jeremy and I spend a week with Marion in her lovely home in Lancié.

We had done French Immersion before but always in a larger class so we were nervous about working with just the two of us.  We need not have worried.

Marion managed to make learning fun while still making sure tha… Read more

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Stayed in July 2019

Keith & Mary

We enjoyed our week with Marion. We chose Marion because her approach seemed to meet our wishes and she delivered just what we wanted.

From the moment that we arrived we spoke only in our hesitant French and Marion spoke only in French to us, with the occasional word of English if necessar… Read more

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