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Françoise – Paris 17th Batignolles – French Immersion at Teacher’s Flat

Image: Francoise - French Homestay in ParisFrançoise

€1600 per week

Lessons: 15 hours

Excursions/tours: 2

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

Room: Private bedroom, shared bathroom

Max. guests: 1 adult guest

Teaches kids: No

Other: Minimum required level: conversant (B1). 6th floor without elevator.

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Improve your French and discover French culture as you experience all that France’s capital has to offer. You’ll live completely immersed in French language, learning French and living like a typical Parisian. Practice your French on the streets of Paris with the gentle encouragements of your private teacher Françoise, visit some of the most significant museums – and enjoy the best food and shopping in the world.

Learn French in Paris – Your Immersion Homestay Program

Meet Your French Teacher and Host

Bonjour et bienvenue chez moi !

My name is Françoise, I’m a native Frenchwoman but I’ve traveled to many places in my life. In 1978, I lived in New Orleans (and taught French there), and in 1982 I lived in Indonesia and then travelled throughout Asia.

In 1985, I came back to Paris and received a teaching degree from La Sorbonne (Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language). I’m fluent in English. Ever since, I have been teaching French to students of all ages, levels and nationalities.

My Parisian flat can only accommodate one guest. You will share my everyday life in the charming village-like section of Paris : Les Batignolles. As a woman living by myself, and because we’ll share one bathroom, I only take female students for in-house immersion, but accept male student who then have their own living arrangements.

I prefer students who are already conversant in French: so a comfortable intermediate level, B1 and above would be appreciated.

I’ll show you the “real” Paris, while you can explore one on your own the more “touristy” places. There are so many things to do and see in Paris that there is always something new to discover. That’s why I love this city !

Before the outings we’ll study the specific vocabulary and grammar, and role play the situation so you’ll have the confidence you need when you interact with French people in the streets of Paris.

My Flat In The Batignolles Neighborhood in Paris, France

I live in the heart of the Batignolles, in the 17th “arrondissement” (district) of Paris. Located between “Montmartre” and “Les Champs Elysées”, this “quartier” (neighborhood) is safe and perfect to visit Paris.

My apartment is a typical Parisian flat: located in a traditional Haussmanian style Parisian building with a balcony, it’s not very big but it’s perfect for two people: you and me! There’s a small kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom, and a large and sunny living room with big windows featuring a wonderful view over the Parisians rooftops.

My flat is located on the French 5th floor (without elevator), 5 floors up from the street and since we’ll either walk to our various excursions or take “le métro” or more often the bus, my students can expect to get a healthy amount of exercise!

As you can see, there are wooden floors throughout the apartment, big French windows and each room is furnished with a mix of antiques and modern furniture for comfort.

Your Bedroom

Your room is small but comfortable and has a desk to study, a full size (one person) bed with a bedside table, a large drawer case and an armoire.

The plus is the very large window overlooking the Paris’s rooftops, the balcony and the view – you can’t get more Parisian than that!

As in most Parisian flats, there is only one bathroom with a tub / shower combined. So you and I will share it.

Learn French In Paris, France

The Batignolles neighborhood has changed a lot since I moved in 25 years ago! It’s now very trendy, much younger than before, full of restaurants, cafés, shops and boutiques.

The square des Batignolles is two blocks away, and the peaceful Parc Monceau is also within walking distance. La Place de Clichy is a 10 minute walk away, and if you keep going, then there is Pigalle, “Le Moulin Rouge” and “le chaud Paris”… but it’s quite far from us.

As a matter of fact “mon quartier” is like a small village, with lots of bakeries with fresh breads and beautiful pastries, traiteurs, groceries stores and small supermarkets; there’s also a market open six days a week with all the fresh food you can dream of.

It’s a very safe neighborhood, because it’s residential, however, it’s not very well-known to tourists: so you’ll be surrounded by real Parisians. I promise you will experience daily life like true Parisians live it.

Practical Info About Your French Immersion Residential Course

My flat is located on the French 5th floor, 5 floors up from the street and since we’ll either walk to our various excursions or take “le métro” (with its numerous stairs and sometimes long transfers), my students can expect to do a healthy amount of exercise!

Getting To My House

The métro station “Rome” is right at the end of my street, 2 minute walking distance. There are also many buses, Uber and cabs… We’re in the heart of Paris!


There is WiFi throughout the apartment.


I don’t smoke and smoking is not allowed in my apartment.


There is a small kitchen and I enjoy cooking, mostly traditional French foods. I like to cook with fresh produce  I buy in the neighborhood boutiques or the market.

I will be happy to cook vegetarian food (I was a vegetarian once, although I did eat fish).  Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with vegan enough to feel comfortable cooking vegan for my guest. If you have a special diet, please let me know when you contact me.

There are so many affordable restaurants around my house so you can easily eat out. When you are in Paris, you can really enjoy all kinds of foods!


I don’t have pets and unfortunately cannot welcome them.

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

  • Fifteen hours of French lessons – usually 3 hours either in the morning or the afternoon over 5 days. But when we are together I will always correct your French, so the lessons never stop!
  • Two organised excursions : we visit different neighborhoods where we can meet French people and speak with them.
  • Accommodation in your own room with a full size bed, shared bathroom
  • Two meals a day: breakfast (continental) + lunch or dinner

The price with these options is 1600 Euros for one person.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and sharing a typical Parisian routine with you.

Shorter Stays Option

I will be happy accommodate female students for shorter stays – say a long week-end or just a few days in Paris.

This program includes:

  1. A continental breakfast
  2. Either 3 hours of class or an authentic Parisian excursion
  3. Lunch or dinner with me
  4. Accommodation in my apartment as described above

The price for this program is 280 Euros per day.

Male Student Option

Because I share my bathroom with my guests, I’m happy to offer an immersion experience to male students, however alternative accommodations will be required. I will provide a list of hotels near my apartment or I can help you reserve an Airbnb that will best suit your needs.

This program includes:

  1. Either 3 hours of class or an authentic Parisian excursion
  2. Lunch with me

The price for this program is 200 Euros per day for longer or shorter stays.


Contact Françoise

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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.

Reviews (43)

Stayed in January 2020


My week-long French immersion program in January 2020 with Françoise far exceeded my expectations. My comprehension skills have greatly improved along with my pronunciation ability. It was 24/7 hard work but all so enjoyable to be in Paris!

Daily lessons were interesting, animated and tim… Read more

Stayed in January 2020


My week long immersion experience with Francoise was so wonderful in every way. Francoise is such a lovely person. She made me feel right at home and was super accommodating to my special dietary requests.

Our 3 hour lessons each day were perfectly suited to my ability. I definitely gain g… Read more

Stayed in November 2019


Thank you for a lovely week in Paris. You were an excellent hostess, and I appreciate you working with me on my French. Your suggestions on places to visit were spot on. I only wish I could’ve stayed a second week.

Stayed in October 2019


I spent a lovely week in the charming “village” of Batignolles with the gracious hostess and teacher Francoise. She was able to tailor her lessons to the level of French I needed, and I felt much more confident in my French ability by the end of the week.

Francoise is a great cook, and… Read more

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Stayed in September 2019


My week with you was ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL!! You completely tailored the week with lessons that met my French learning level AND I grew in leaps & bounds with my conversational comfort! Also the excursions were très magnifiques! I loved learning a bit of Paris history through exploring differen… Read more

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Stayed in August 2019


I greatly enjoyed my time with Françoise. She has an open, friendly, vivacious personality. She is both well organized and flexible, open to changing the initial schedule to suit student preferences and the varying weather conditions.

I enjoyed our lessons and local excursions, being take… Read more

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Stayed in June 2019


I stayed with Françoise for a week of immersion in June. Françoise’s classes were tailored to my level of French competency and she was a brilliant teacher. It was clear that she had taken the time to plan a program that made the best use of the time that we had together and worked on co… Read more

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