Geneviève – Nice, French Riviera – French Immersion at Teacher’s
€1600 per week
Lessons: 15 hours
Meals: 2 per day (B + L)
Room: Private studio or bedroom & private bathroom in teacher's flat
Max. guests: 1 to 1 couple traveling together
Teaches kids: No
Other: Minimum French level required: conversant (B1). Pets welcome.Contact teacher
Learn French in Nice – Your Immersion Homestay Program
Meet Your French Teacher and Host
Bonjour, my name is Geneviève and I am a native French teacher with a Master of French as a Second Language.
It’s been almost 15 years now that I have been teaching French to foreigners, and I must confess that I have not yet got tired of meeting new students and sharing my beautiful French language, my country and my French way of life with them.
I specialize in teaching high intermediate and advanced levels, and preparing students for tests such as DELF or DALF: although I am fluent in English, I use French in the classroom so you are really immersed in the French language.
My program is very flexible, and can be quite intensive, for students preparing the DELF or DALF exam for example, or lighter for people who wish to have more free time to explore the region of Nice, with me or by themselves.
I will be happy to welcome you alone, or two people traveling together.
“Geneviève is a sensitive and skilled teacher who is able to identify and quickly adapt to her students’ learning needs. We learnt loads and had lots of laughs and fun too.”
Hillary & Terry
My Flat in Nice, French Riviera
My apartment is right in downtown Nice, within walking distance of the beach, shopping, restaurants, daily markets and museums.
It is only a few minutes walk from the train station and several bus stops, which makes visiting the city and the surrounding region very easy.
For your French immersion homestay, you have two options:
- Stay with me in my flat in your private bedroom and bathroom,
- Stay in your private studio located on the same floor as my apartment
Your Room And Private Bathroom in Your Teacher’s Home
If you decide to share my flat, you will enjoy your own spacious room with your private bathroom. We’ll both hang out in the living area and the large terrace to enjoy the sun, read, share meals, enjoy the view…
Your Own Studio in Nice, on the French Riviera
If you prefer, you can stay in my studio apartment, conveniently located just across from my apartment.
Your studio features a large balcony with a table and a great open view over the hills of Nice, a sofa/reading area, a comfy double bed, a bathroom with a shower and toilet, and a fully equipped kitchen with a sitting bar area and a washing machine.
It can accommodate up two people sleeping together.
Learn French in Nice, France
No doubt you’ve heard of the French Riviera, “La Côte d’Azur”. It’s one of the most beautiful and historically rich places in the world. Home to famous movie stars and artists, but also regular French people, such as myself!
Next to my house, you’ll find the cities of Monaco, Monte Carlo, Menton, Vence, Grasse, St Paul de Vence, Cannes… There is so much to see and do that I can’t list it all…
Although the French Riviera mild year-round, the Alps are around the corner and this region is also popular for skiing in winter with famous French ski resorts such as Isola 2000, Auron, Valberg, La Colmiane…
Practical Information About you French Immersion Residential Course
Please note I no longer teach children and prefer teaching intermediate and advanced levels.
Getting To My Flat
Nice is a major French city, with an international airport. My house is near Nice’s central tain station.
Renting a Car
Since my apartment and your private studio are located in the heart of Nice, there is plenty of public transportation around and you don’t need to rent a car if you don’t want to.
There is free access to Internet.
I don’t smoke and smoking is not allowed in my apartments.
I enjoy cooking familial and traditional Provençal food. I often buy my groceries in the open-air markets in Nice.
With your guidance, I could cook vegetarian, vegan or other specialty diets.
I have no pets and I can only accept a very well behaved small dog if you are staying in my studio.
A typical 1 week (7 days, 6 night) immersion includes but is not limited to:
- 15 hours of one to one classes per week, usually held in the morning
- Private studio across from my flat, on the same floor, or stay in a spacious room with private bathroom in my apartment: your choice!
- Breakfast and dinner with me – I love to cook and you are welcome to assist me if you’d like while we speak French!
- 2 excursions or cultural activities in the afternoon, such as exploring the old Nice, or visiting a museum, or watching a movie with me…
There are many things to do around here, and I’m always open to suggestions.
- Preferred arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday
The price with these options is 1600 Euros for one person.
Entries to museums, lunches outside during our excursions or unplanned activities you wish to add to this program are not included in the price.
I’m very flexible and will be happy to arrange whatever you’d like: so just let me know if there are other things you are interested in.
For one additional guest in half board, the price per week is:
- Euros 300 without lessons or excursions,
- Euros 800 with shared lessons and excursions.
I can welcome up to two people traveling together. I can give lessons to both guests, however I often host couples and give formal lessons to one person as the other one goes for a walk, then we all meet for dinner and practice French together.
I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!
“This was a marvellous holiday, combining dedicated language instruction with a wonderful, personalised insight into a beautiful city and beautiful part of the world, under the guidance of Geneviève, one of the nicest and most professionally dedicated people you could hope to meet.”
French Immersion Teacher in Nice
Stayed in May 2019
I highly recommend a French immersion with Genevieve if you want to improve your French in a real-world setting.
I have been taking weekly French lessons for a few years and also listening to podcasts and doing apps on my own to improve my oral understanding, but was lacking in daily conve… Read more
Stayed in April 2019
I was very fortunate to spend two weeks in Nice under Genevieve’s tutelage. Geneviève is a warm and friendly individual who immediately helps you feel welcomed in her wonderful home and city. She has a gift for easily developing a camaraderie with you and I felt very comfortable and “at home… Read more
Stayed in March 2019
My week in Nice with Genevieve exceeded all my expectations.
She has an easy love of the city and shares it effortlessly — extending and deepening the immersion experience through her connection to Nice life. The language instruction was lively and engaging and never superficial. … Read more
Stayed in 2019
“I was incredibly nervous for my immersion adventure. Geneviève put me at ease within minutes of meeting. Her warmth and curiosity make her the perfect instructor. My knowledge of French is spotty in places which made immersion very difficult. Geneviève was able to tailor her instruction … Read more
Stayed in 2019
I recently returned from a wonderful twelve-day “sejour” in Nice with Genevieve. I was born to two French parents and grew up speaking French but over the past 20 years have had essentially no opportunities to speak and wanted to my French back up to snuff, so to speak.
The stay got … Read more
Stayed in 2019
I had a wonderful time with you and in Nice. You were very welcoming and hospitable, picking me up at the airport, taking me to lunch and the Rothschild’s Villa, and providing a very convenient, clean studio to stay in. I found Nice to be an excellent and interesting centre for me to prowl … Read more
Stayed in 2019
I have had the most wonderful week under Genevieve’s tuition. It exceeded all my expectations. Genevieve offers a perfect balance between structured teaching, French conversation and the opportunity to experience everyday life in Nice. She kindly took me on walks and tours but I also enjoye… Read more
Stayed in 2018
Wonderful times with Genevieve!
Wow! What an amazing two weeks I had studying French with Genevieve, sharing her delicious cuisine, and getting to explore Nice and its entourage. I was delighted with my living quarters, which was a modern studio right next to Genevieve. The location is a s… Read more
Stayed in 2018
I had been doing adult French classes for many years but the emphasis was not on conversational skills. I have fairly good vocabulary but lack the confidence to have conversations or discussions in French without stopping and starting. Although I am of intermediate standard my comprehension abili… Read more
Stayed in 2018
Steven and Zanna
My wife and I spent a week with Geneviève, although I was the only one studying French. All of the reviews on Geneviève’s website are extremely positive and absolutely true. Yes, Geneviève is an excellent teacher, guide, cook, and a wonderful human being. We worked on grammar, listening, and… Read more
Stayed in 2018
I have not had the chance to properly thank you for your kind hospitality and patient tuition during my two-weeks stay in Nice.
You are indeed a very effective teacher, experienced in tailoring lessons to students’ needs, and then imparting knowledge at appropriate skill level and pace. … Read more