Julie – Avignon City – French Immersion At Teacher’s Flat In Provence
€1600 per week
Lessons: 15 hours
Meals: 2 per day (B + L or D)
Room: Private bedroom & bathroom OR rent my entire flat (2 bedrooms + 2 ensuite bathrooms + sofa bed)
Max. guests: 1 to 6 traveling together
Teaches kids: Yes
Other: Pets welcomeContact teacher
Your French Immersion Homestay in Avignon, Provence, France
Meet Your French Teacher and Host
Bonjour ! My name is Julie, I’m in my late twenties.
Before moving to Avignon, I worked for Alliance Française in Belgium and Brazil, where I also started my own language school. Graduated with a Master’s degree in French literature and sociology, I am a certified tester in official French exams (DELF, DALF and TCF), and have extensive experience in teaching all levels of French students.
My passion is traveling and meeting people from other cultures. I studied 2 years in Germany, worked 4 in Brazil, traveled to Australia… I met amazing people, who made me want to repay them in kind by welcoming foreigners in my region, teaching them my language and showing them the beauties of my home country.
I now live in the charming city of Avignon, a gorgeous medieval city in the heart of Provence, known among others for its Palais des Papes and Pont d’Avignon (with the famous children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon”… ).
The city, which still has its ramparts of the Middle-Ages, is full of history and very comfortable and pleasant to stroll in with its cafés, flea markets, paved streets, charming boutiques, cinemas…
“Julie is an extremely friendly person and went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.”
John & Yvonne
Welcome to my Home in Avignon, France
My large flat is located in a classified 18th century building, in Avignon’s historical center, within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, daily markets and museums.
The 18th century apartment kept its original charm intact: terracotta tile floors, exposed beams and roofing frameworks, and original fireplaces. It has large windows and is very light. It’s truly a remarkable apartment.
Molière himself played his comedy L’Etourdi in our courtyard just before premiering it for Louis XIV in Paris!
The kitchen is roomy and nicely equipped, which is good since cooking is one of my favorite hobbies!
You can either share the flat with me: you’ll enjoy a very large and sunny bedroom and a private bathroom, or take the whole place for yourself: the flat can accommodate up to 6 people traveling together.
Your Room and Private Bathroom
You will have your own spacious room with ensuite private bathroom.
Your bedroom is truly comfortable, with high ceilings, and large French windows with traditional provençal shutters, overlooking a quiet street.
The ensuite bathroom is modern and functional: a stand-in shower, sink and toilets.
Your Own Apartment in Avignon
Come with your friends or family! My friend lives only a fifteen minute walk away, so it’s no problem at all for me to go there at night. I will meet you during the day for lessons, meals and excursions, and encourage you to practice your French, and you’ll be enjoying the place to yourself in the evening.
There are two big bedrooms with each their private bathroom, and also a sofa bed, so the house can host six people total.
Avignon City and Provence
The apartment is located right in the heart of Avignon (‘intramuros’), which gives you easy access to all the tourist attractions, museums, shops —even fancy clothes boutiques, just a short walk away. And if you want to experience Avignon as a local, I’ll take you to the local fresh food daily market called Les Halles (or ‘covered market’) or we can have class in one of the many cafés around the area. If you’re a food craver, there is also a de-li-cious pastry shop just across the street that sells out pastries at the end of each day!
While Avignon is a human size and touristic city, it is also very close to nature. There are many ways to explore Provence : walking its local open air markets, hiking around the picturesque villages of the Luberon region, paddling a canoe under the world-renowned Pont du Gard, following the footsteps of Van Gogh in Les Baux, contemplating lavender fields by the abbey at Sénanque, exploring legendary castles, taking up winetasting in the iconic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, horseback riding through the garrigue…
All this is within your reach while with me in Avignon: just design your own art-de-vivre à la française, or rather, à la provençale!
Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course
Getting To Avignon
Access to Avignon is very easy by train from Paris (travel time : 3:00) or Marseille (travel time : 1:00). The train station Avignon Centre is a 10 minutes walk away from my apartment. Coming from the UK (London or Southampton), there are also direct flights to Avignon Airport.
Once you have reached my home, there is no need of a car. Since the city is medium size, everything is Avignon can be reached by foot. You also have trains to Arles (20 min ride), Nîmes (30min), Montpellier (1h), Marseille (1h) …
There is wifi throughout the flat.
I don’t smoke and smoking isn’t possible in the apartment.
I enjoy cooking local dishes with fresh produce from the daily market, lots of colorful vegetables but also meat and fish from the regional recipes.
If you want, I can also give you gourmet cooking classes (additional fee): I still have a lot to learn myself but I really do love cooking and sharing the art and pleasure of French cuisine.
I don’t have a pet but you are welcome to come with your pet as far as s/he is very friendly, quiet and well-behaved.
A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 nights) immersion includes but is not limited to:
- 15 hours of tuition – usually 3 hours in the morning over 5 days.
- Accommodation in your room with a king-size bed, and private ensuite bathroom.
- 2 meals a day with me, including breakfast.
I will provide 2 meals per day, including breakfast, and share them with you. For the remaining meal, you are welcome to use the kitchen, and there are plenty of places all around to eat out.
- 2 accompanied excursions or cultural activities during the afternoon
- Preferred arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday
The price with these options is 1600 Euros for one person.
Don’t hesitate to come with your spouse, a friend, or your whole family! My flat can accommodate up to 6 guests and I have extensive experience and enjoy teaching all levels.
For one additional guest, the price per week is:
- Euros 400 in half board, without lessons or excursions
- Euros 700 in half board with shared lessons, with excursions
I’m looking forward to your visit!
“The course was a complete success, hard work for me also but so painless that I was always asking for extra homework. No higher praise is possible! My grammatical skills and fluency have improved dramatically, motivating me to keep up the progress in the months ahead.”
French Immersion Teacher in Avignon
Stayed in July 2019
Louise & Richard
My husband Richard and I spent 6 days in Avignon with Julie to study and improve our French. We loved working with Julie and spending time with her in Avignon and on special excursions.
Her apartment in Avignon is lovely and is located right in the heart of the action in Avignon. Although … Read more
Stayed in June 2019
My two-week class with Julie was a complete success, in fact, it way surpassed my expectations.
Julie is an intelligent, responsible, enthusiastic, and friendly teacher. Within a couple of days, she discovered my learning deficiency and difficulties.
Then for the rest of two weeks, … Read more
Stayed in June 2019
Debbie & Sam
Avignon was our third séjour linguistique in the last five years. Each has been remarkably pleasant in its own way. And each of our profs has been helpful, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. But there was something special about Julie Gaudin and Avignon.
First, Avignon is a charming city that… Read more
Stayed in May 2019
Linda & Family
Julie is a star! N’hésite pas!
We are a family of four taking a year off from life in Canada. For part of this year, we decided to dedicate ourselves to learning/improving our French. We stumbled over French Today and decided on Julie because of the location, the fact that she could… Read more
Stayed in May 2019
Eileen & Clement
This was a fabulous vacation for us! One of our best! Julie was just a delight! So easy to communicate with and a great sense of humor.
We spent two wonderful weeks with her in Avignon and would absolutely return for another! She made our learning fun and interesting and always eng… Read more
Stayed in April 2019
I am an intermediate level French speaker and I highly recommend an immersion week in Avignon with Julie! A friend and I scheduled our week with Julie to enjoy an adventure in France while improving our knowledge of French and French culture.
Avignon is a lovely, walkable city, and J… Read more
Stayed in March 2019
Wendy et Josh Wilcox
Julie is a fabulous host, teacher, and cook. I visited Avignon in March with my 17 year old son.
Julie’s apartment is spacious and comfortable for multiple guests as well as conveniently located – everything is within walking distance, lots to see and do, plenty of shopping. Th… Read more
Stayed in March 2019
Mary & Tim
I would like to give whole-hearted, glowing review of our week-long stay with Julie in Avignon.
My partner and I were at slightly different levels with our French and she did a wonderful job accommodating both of our needs during lessons and conversations so that we each felt like we were … Read more
Stayed in March 2019
Rogba & Bio
My wife and i got to Avignon not really sure what to expect but Julie exceeded our expectations. First off, she is a really great teacher: patient, firm without being pushy and above all, she has a very strong desire to impart as much as she can.
Secondly, she is a truly amazing host. Kind… Read more
Stayed in February 2019
I immensely enjoyed my stay – albeit short.
Julie was quick to discern my weaknesses and shifted the lessons and learning activities as required. Initially, she was correcting my mistakes as I spoke, then I began self-correcting, and by the end of the week – I was making much l… Read more
Stayed in January 2019
In January 2019, I spent a magical week with lovely Julie at her Avignon home, working on my elementary French through the immersion program with FrenchToday. As an American senior (age 75) moving permanently to Provence from California, I was in need of a rapid introduction to the French langu… Read more
Stayed in January 2019
Jenny & Tom
My 16 year old son and I have just spent an amazing week learning French with Julie. We are so glad we did this. Julie met us at Avignon Train station and the French began!
We enjoyed great typical French food for both breakfast and lunch. Julie is a great cook and we made a deliciou… Read more
Stayed in December 2018
My stay in Avignon with Julie was fabulous. While I was happy and excited to have the opportunity to do a French immersion, I was also quite nervous about it since I hadn’t studied or practiced any French since my high school and college days almost 40 years ago!
But Julie put me a… Read more
Stayed in November 2018
Maria da Graça
Tive o imenso privilégio de ser aluna da simpática e acolhedora Julie durante o peíodo que ela morou no Brasil. Seu método de ensino é abrangente visto que a gramática, a cultura francesa e a conversação estão harmonicamente bem distribuidos. Ela demonstra grande interesse pe… Read more
Stayed in October 2018
Joanne & Craig
My husband and I had a wonderful week in Avignon with Julie in October. She was the perfect host and cooked tasty local dishes for us each day.
I wanted to refresh my French and she provided high-quality lessons perfectly tailored to my level. We also had in-depth discussions on a wide ran… Read more
Stayed in 2018
I’ve just spent a week with Julie in her beautiful apartment in the centre of Avignon. It could not be more central to all the shops, and main tourist attractions. The apartment itself is in an 18th century building in a quiet side street and it’s beautifully decorated. The bedroom is… Read more