French Immersion in Burgundy. Learn French at the Teacher's Residence

French immersion in Burgundy


Study French during your authentic homestay French immersion in Burgundy in the small village of Semur-en-Auxois, medieval town, with its towers, its ramparts and its famous dungeon. Maryse, French native and qualified teacher welcomes you for a total and authentic immersion stay and provides you with tailored French courses. Your host opens the door of her charming typical house, which is an ancient monastery!

Maryse is glad to be your guide during your immersion homestay and you can discover the rich Burgundy, famous for its wine but also for its castles and abbeys. Also enjoy the nature, during walks in the nearby forests and along the numerous rivers. Passionate by her job and her region, Maryse gives you all her know-how and her way of life for an authentical stay. Improve your French, while enjoying Maryse’s homemade cooking and feel the real French lifestyle!

Practical Informations About Your Authentic Immersion Stay + Courses in Burgundy

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WifiFrench ClassesCultural Activities

One week immersion Homestay + courses includes:


validation Welcome at your teacher’s home

validation Assess a placement test

validation Improve your French with courses tailor made to reach your aims

validation Practice French conversation and enjoy typical cuisine with your teacher

validation Discover the area with your teacher as a guide

validationExplore the real vie à la française 

validation Gain confidence speaking French

validation Get your certificate of French language


To travel to Semur you will need 1hour and a half from the city of Dijon by car and 1 hour by train from Lyon and Paris.



Practice French With an expert


  • Personalised lessons
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  • Active meals
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  • Tours with your teacher
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  • Live the real “Vie à la française”

Your HomeStay French Immersion in Burgundy

Visit the small medieval town of Semur with its famous gothic collegiate and study French at teacher’s home in the ancient monastery of the city, historical monument built in 1610.

Your teacher lives there and welcomes you for an authentic immersion stay. Walking distance from the old town, with many shops and restaurants, one museum, one theater and cinema ! Everything is there for a perfect stay.


Bonjour, my name is Maryse. I am a French native teacher and I’ve been teaching for many years. I did teach in France, but also in schools in Finland and Japan.

After a few years I decided to propose French total immersion homestays in order to offer a service of quality for all students who want to learn French and share all the richness of our cultures. I welcome you for a real immersion homestay and I provide you with French tuitions.

Room immersion

You will have your private comfortable room with single or double bed. The bathroom has a shower and also a bathtub.

Relax in the garden where I grow organic vegetables and fruits. I propose only homemade cooking with the fruits and vegetables from my garden. For me, the way I cook with high quality products is part of the French culture and my way of life. Gastronomy is always the occasion for sharing, so I will be glad to tell you about my typical recipes during your authentical homestay.

Study French Language

Learn French with my courses adapted to your level and needs. My goal : enable all of my students to speak a good natural French with correct grammar and pronunciation.I want the quality to be prior to the quantity so I decided to welcome only 1 student per course and offer one to one sessions. You will have intensive French courses, 4 hours and a half per day from Monday to Friday, with lessons and also conversations when we share the meals together.

While sharing a good meal, we will continue speaking in French based on a conversation theme decided by the students the day before. Thanks to that, practicing French remains the essential part of your true immersion stay. We share the 7 breakfasts of the week and the 5 lunches but you can use the kitchen for your dinners and during the weekends.

I smoke, so I don’t mind if you smoke in the garden. Also you will learn how to talk in French to Vulcain my lovely and welcoming dog




Because the French love food, you will also enjoy


Discover amazing French sites, your teacher as a guide


According to your leisure time, there are many activities to do


Your stay is also discovering French culture while relaxing

Together, let’s discover Semur and some of the places, that the beautiful Burgundy offers.

I am glad to share with you my love for the authentical Burgundy, during the guided visits of the different historical monuments which are still moments to practise French and you will rapidly see your progress as the constant practise is the best ! All this, of course, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Discover Semur, built on pink granit stone, historical capital of Auxois in Burgundy.

We will visit exceptional sites as l’Abbaye de Fontenay, le Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin another occasion to speak French on different topics and get some new vocabulary. Also, depending on the season, you can enjoy horse-riding, fishing or have the possibilty to rent bikes. All these activities are proposed by the city of Semur.

Rivers Horse Discover Burgundy Castle Catedral

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« She integrates the student into everyday life and in the French culture »

“I spent three weeks of private lessons with Maryse. Two comfortable rooms await the students. Maryse is a true ‘Cordon Bleu’ and she prepared me different specialties of the region. The medieval town and the river L’Armançon delight me extraordinarily. The exchange of views on current events helps me a lot to improve oral expression and gain confidence.”



« I certainly had a wonderful teacher in Maryse »

“My week here has been superb. I stayed in a gorgeous centuries MA ex-convent, surrounded by trees and flowering terraces. Semur en Auxois, in my opinion, is the most beautiful village in Bourgogne. As a teacher myself, I was impressed by he structured approach, which included coaching in pronuntiation, during our conversations over our trips and Maryse’s wonderful meals.”




“Absolutely Perfect!”

“Beyond all expectations. I was complete beginner but somehow Maryse and I covered SO much material! It has been totally unbelivable. I learned at least the same as I would have in 1 year at university”


Jake Weiss

“Maryse est très sympa”

“J’ai fait beaucoup d’erreurs et elle m’a aidé énormément. Pour les repas, j’étais satisfait parce que j’ai voulu aussi essayer les restaurants de Bourgogne en plus de la cuisine de Maryse.L’abbaye de Sémur et la ville sont très belles. Ma chambre a été calme, propre et avec la wifi. J’ai passé une bonne semaine avec Maryse et Vulcain.”


William Goody

« I had to work very hard to keep up with Maryse »

She identified immediately that grammar and pronunciation were my biggest weaknesses and adapted appropriately, she is a very good teacher. The house and the town were beautiful and I was able to relax in the wonderful garden after my lessons.
Thank you Maryse



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