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

image: Marion - French Immersion Homestay in the Beaujolais Region Marion

€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 in her countryside family house. This is wonderful and sunny region of France, known for its lovely wines and beautiful villages. Enjoy a glass by the pool 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 sometimes go swimming. I also enjoy reading and gardening, hiking or any outside activities. And I love food and wine!

We are a very laid-back family. We enjoy hanging around the pool or on the terrace, reading a nice book, gardening or playing some games in the game room. We are good hearted people and our lifestyle reflects it.


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 big L shape house, with a large garden and private swimming pool.

My mother – who is retired – and my brother also live in the house. It’s big enough that we all have our own independent living corners and lives. When they are around, my Mom and brother will be happy to help you practice your French.

Our house is rather big! It has several bedrooms, a large open floor with our living room, dinning room and kitchen. We love having people over and we often do!

Over the student’s apartment, there is a large unfinished space we use as a game room in the summer, with a pool table, ping-pong, and table football – it’s a great space if you are traveling with kids!

In summer we eat on the terrace, it’s my favorite place of the house. And of course, there is the garden, and our large swimming pool.

We have two cats and also have chicken which means fresh eggs every day! We also have an organic garden for fresh vegetables and fruits.

Your Own Flat in Beaujolais

You’ll have your own flat in the courtyard of the house, on the garden level. It’s bright, quiet and very private and was renovated just 2 years ago.

Your flat 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.

The lounge has the afternoon sun and opens to the outdoors. It’s warm and cosy and has a sofa bed which sleeps two, and a nice dining table. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a small table.

There is a large bedroom with a king size bed, a nice bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet.

Learn French in France’s Beaujolais Wine Country

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

Beaujolais villages and vineyards are simply all around us, and wine tastings can easily be arranged with local winemakers.

Near our house is the pristine medieval city of Pérouges, the “Solutré” rock, a geological and historical jewel, and within an easy car ride, the beautiful cities of Lyon, Mâcon 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.

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 that won’t bother our two cats and chickens.

Pool

The pool is open, there is no fence around it. Please understand that if you do come with children or pets, it will be your responsibility to watch them carefully.

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 flat 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 our house, and introducing you to my family: we’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 2019

Bruce & Dawn

My wife and I moved to a French-speaking country and recognized the need to take intensive French lessons to improve our speaking, listening, writing and overall comprehension skills. To maximise our learning, we felt a one-week homestay in France, immersed in French and spending much of the day … Read more

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Stayed in 2018

Stephen

Merveilleux!  Inoubliable!  Only these French superlatives can convey how pleased I am with the two weeks I spent with Marion.  I have studied in two other French immersion programs.  I can attest that Marion’s was by far the most enjoyable and productive.  Everything was perfect:  th… Read more

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Stayed in 2018

Susi, Faith & Kiki

Immersion with Marion in the small village of Lancie was beyond my expectations. Being a part of a family-immersed in the French language and culture, in a casual atmosphere was the highlight of my trip!

The family is warm, hospitable and friendly. Marion welcomes you with an open heart, a… Read more

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Stayed in 2018

Steven & Zanna

My wife and I spent a week with Marion in Lancié, although I was the only one studying French. This was my third immersion experience in three weeks, and it was everything that I hoped that it would be. Lancié in a small village in the Beaujolais region.  My other immersion experiences were in… Read more

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Stayed in 2018

David

I traveled from Australia to France with the express purpose of trying to improve my French conversational skills. A week spent with Marion certainly helped me along that path and there were bonuses which made this a most memorable adventure.

I had my comfortable apartment to which I could… Read more

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Stayed in 2018

Austen

I get it. You read these reviews from randos online and think “is this going to be worth it?”, “can it be this good?” There are really just two questions you need to ask yourself before doing this immersion stay: 1. Do you like having fun? 2. Do you want to eat bomb food every… Read more

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Stayed in 2018

Diane & Paul

My husband and I spent the most wonderful week in Lancie with Marion for our first experience of a French immersion program.

It could not have been better with Marion’s kind support, encouragement, and relaxed and fun approach to learning French.

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Judy

My week with Marion was excellent.

When I arrived at her house, her mother, Nicole, had guests visiting.  They made me feel very welcome, but of course, were speaking rapid French.  Marion didn’t let me get too lost, so after a few minutes she showed me around, and explained her meth… Read more

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