FRENCH IMMERSION IN THE MERCANTOUR SOUTH ALPS. LEARN FRENCH AT TEACHER’S RESIDENCE
FRENCH HOMESTAY IMMERSION COURSE
Learn French the authentic way in the charming village of Belvédère, at the teacher’s home. Bénédicte and her husband Jan welcome you at their lovely place in wonderful Mercantour’s Park famous for La vallée des Merveilles (Valley of Wonders). Discover the nature and improve your French with this authentical homestay French immersion in Belvédère.
Bénédicte, native and certified teacher of French for foreigners will provide you with complete and personalised French courses based on your needs and aims to improve your knowledge on French language and cutlure. With her husband, she will welcome you and your family or friends in their comfortable house. Ideally situated in the village, Bénédicte’s home will offer you a relaxing and warming environment with its private swimming pool, its garden and the magnificent view on the mountains. She will be your guide during the visits of villages and walkings in the nature. You are also not so far from Nice and the French riviera if you like shopping.
Practical Informations About Your Authentic Immersion Stay + Courses in Belvédère
One week immersion Homestay + courses includes:
Welcome at your teacher’s home
Assess a placement test
Improve your French with courses tailor made to reach your aims
Practice French conversation and enjoy typical cuisine with your teacher
Discover the area with your teacher as a guide
Explore the real vie à la française
Gain confidence speaking French
Get your certificate of French language
Everything is flexible, depending on your tastes and needs. Bénédicte will provide you with personalised French lessons adapted to your level and particular expectations.
Your HomeStay French Immersion in Belvédère
In the center of the village Belvédère, only few minutes walking distance from authentic shops, restaurants and cafés, also from hikes path. Live an unforgetable immersion stay in the Mercantour’s Park!
Bonjour my name is Bénédicte. I am a French native teacher. As my husband is from Netherlands , I share my life between France and Netherlands where I teach French to adults at the Alliance Française. We found in Belvédère our “white pearl” and I am glad to share with you our lovely place.
You will have your comfortable private double room (one bed for 2 people + bathroom sink) and shared bathroom. If you would like to come with friends or family we will be very happy to welcome them as well. We have a spacious house and can host up to 6 people. You will enjoy having breakfast with view upon the valley and the mountains. Sharing all the meals with you will be a pleasure for us. I prepare generous home-made cooking and with my husband, we love having guests. We don’t have pet at home, and we are non smokers but you can smoke in the garden.
Learn French Language in Belvédère
As a teacher at the Alliance française and with my formation Wendy Maxwell graduated in Canada, I can teach for all the levels, from Beginners to advanced. All my courses are tailor-made for you. I elabore a programme to reach your aims. To me, the French immersion in Belvédère at the teacher’s home is the best way to improve your French skills the authentic way. The courses are always in French and as I am fluent in English and Netherlands, I am efficient to help you to communicate or understand the grammar, the vocabulary and learn more about our French culture.
We will have as many conversations as possible, during our lessons but also sharing delicous meals and discovering the area with me as your guide. You will have French classes in the living room… with the view on the mountains… every morning and you will be 4 students at the most (with the same level of French and only if you come with your friend, partner or family members). I will use all my knowledge in teaching French to make you master French language in no time!
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
Welcome in the Mercantour… Going to the coast, to Nice is a fantastic activity. You wil be amazed to discover the contrast between mountain and coast. If you like the idea of cycling, we have a lot of cycles. There are nice tours to do. One via ferrata, canyoning, zip line are possible to do in our area. You can also enjoy our swimming pool and play ping-pong in the garden. In the village of Belvédère it is possible to visit the milk’s museum or the honey shop. During your stay at our home you will discover many things while relaxing.
« Thank you for this wonderful week »
“And for welcoming us to your home, which is very special. Bénédicte, you have great patience and you are a great teacher. Jan, you were a wonderful guide and you gave us a lot of fun.
Thank you for all the good memories we had with us and the children: excursions and bike rides as well as all the delicious dishes (raclette, pancakes etc).
We would like to see you in Aix and we hope to be friends.
A big thank-you, Ps: I had to use a little google translate!”
–Mélanie, Craig et les filles
« The concept of learning French by choosing a vacation stay is superb. »
At Bénédicte we stay in a beautiful place and we can enjoy hiking in the mountains. You can also rest on the terrace of the pool.
It was a real immersion for me to speak French all the time.
Taking meals, strolling and visiting the village.
I made good progress and I relaxed well too.
Many thanks to Bénédicte.
« The classes were really individualized for my level and style »
Thank you for everything ! My time in Belvedere with Benedicte and her husband was superb. The mountains are beautiful, the house is really comfortable and pretty and the welcome at Bénédicte was exactly what I needed. In addition, Bénédicte is so good with reading. Thank you.
« I already mentioned quite a few things=) »
Of course I would have loved to go more hiking. much much more but I could not sleep well, I was exhausted and it was raining. But that was unforseeable! Benedicte did what she could do and was very accommodating and helpful and friendly and flexible for my needs.
« Benedicte is a really special person »
SO nice, accommodating, curious about everything, adventurous, and a highly experienced and skilled teacher. I had an amazing immersion experience, with Benedicte squeezing in grammar exercises while we’re hiking, biking to the farmer’s market to pick up organic groceries, and taking advantage of her village’s film and music offerings. A truly memorable experience! Merci beaucoup Benedicte!
« Benedicte was so delightful! »
“I arrived in Nice and she was at the airport to pick me up. We traveled to the most delightful area north of Nice in the mountains to a small village of Belvedere. I could not have asked for a better home or place to arrive. In addition to having fabulous meals, I was treated to the fabulous company of Benedicte. I loved the small villages and the ability to begin my journey in France is a very relaxing way. We hiked, we swam, we visited the nearby villages. We also were able to study one on one to help me with the french language. I highly recommend Benedicte. There was nothing she could have done to make my visit more complete. “