Cuisine will be your framework on this in-depth exploration of the French language. Get a unique taste of France’s culture and culinary traditions as you make your way from the remote alpine countryside to the glowing streets of Paris.
Your journey begins in the stunning region of Hautes-Alpes, where beret wearing shepherds cross alpine trails and daily life steeped in tradition will connect you to the long history of food in France. Transfer to Béziers, an ancient region in the sunny south, and embark on an intensified language and cultural experience that includes homestays, formal language lessons, an oral history project and hands-on workshops with locals.
After a two-day stop in Sète, including a sailboat tour of the Mediterranean coast, put your skills to the test during 5 days of intensive cooking lessons with a professional chef in a French country manor in Ardèche. You program culminates in the City of Lights, where you’ll enjoy some of the world’s most renowned cuisine and explore iconic monuments admired by French students and Francophiles the world over.
From the French Alps to the City of Lights and many historic points between.
Discover new ways to learn and embrace the French language and culture through the exploration of French cuisine.
With charming villages, ancient castles, caves and a stunning natural bridge called the Pont-d’Arc, this rural countryside perfectly captures La Vie Provençale.
A historic town in the South where natives still speak Occitan and ancient walled-cities give way to fields of grapes, olives and lavender.
Enter an Alpine fortress high above sea level and far from the ordinary. Inside its city walls, explore ancient cathedrals in a picturesque old town.
Quintissential French city life. Hit the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. Must sees include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Champs-Elysées.
Known as the Venice of Languedoc, this scenic port city marks the meeting point between the Mediterranean Sea via the Canal du Midi.