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Julie – Avignon City – French Immersion At Teacher’s Flat In Provence

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€1400/1600 per week

Lessons: 15 hours

Excursions/tours: 2

Meals: 2 per day (B + L or D)

Room: Entire flat (2 bedrooms + 2 ensuite bathrooms + sofa bed)

Max. guests: 1 to 6 traveling together

Teaches kids: Yes

Other: Pets welcome

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If you haven’t crossed « Learning French in immersion under the sun of sweet Provence » off your bucket list yet, pack your bags and come to Avignon – only a 3h TGV ride from Paris! Julie, a certified and experienced French teacher, will be your teacher and guide. Come alone, with your family or friends and enjoy your private apartment in the heart of Avignon. Fluent in French, English, German, and Portuguese, Julie loves meeting new people. Her teaching expertise and outgoing nature will surely make you feel comfortable as you progress in French and explore this amazing region of France.

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”… ).

I have a very comfortable flat in the heart of Avignon for my students, and reside myself 10 minutes away from it. So after our day of immersion together, you’ll have the whole flat to yourself.

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…


Welcome to Your Home in Avignon, France

Your 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!

There are two big bedrooms with each their private bathroom, and also a sofa bed, so the house can host six people total.

The bedrooms are truly comfortable, with high ceilings, and large French windows with traditional provençal shutters..

The bathrooms are modern and functional: a stand-in shower, sink and toilets.

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.

Car Rental

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) …

Wifi

There is wifi throughout the flat.

Smoking

I don’t smoke and smoking isn’t possible in the apartment.

Diets

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.

Pets

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 own flat: 2 bedrooms with king-size beds, and private ensuite bathrooms.
  • 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’ll enjoy a fully equipped 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

For one person, the fee for this program is 1400 Euros in January and February, 1600 Euros the rest of the year.

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.

If you would prefer I stay over with you, this can also be arranged.

Additional Guests

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!

Julie

Contact Julie

French Immersion Teacher in Avignon

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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 October 2019

Phil & Christine

Julie was a wonderful host and excellent french teacher.

I’m closer to beginner and my spouse is closer to intermediate. She was very patient and flexible to our differing needs.

She gave us her whole apartment to ourselves which is conveniently located in the middle of old Avigno… Read more

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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

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Stayed in June 2019

Josephine

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

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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

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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 acc… Read more

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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

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Stayed in April 2019

Maureen

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

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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

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