La Rochette, Alpes de Haute Provence – Teacher Laetitia
Private Bathroom Half/Full board
Package All inclusive for one week
- 30 hours of French practice
- Level test
- 10 lessons One to One
- 2 activities with guided conversations
- Breakfast with guided conversations
- Lunch and dinner with guided conversations
- Comfortable accommodation and ensuite bathroom
In the Alpes of Haute Provence, near the small hilltop village of La Rochette, you will enjoy an authentic immersion stay. Welcomed in a hamlet of character, surrounded by nature, your stay at nearly a thousand meters above sea level and 80 km from the Côte d´Azur will be a true retreat.
My partner Sylvain, and myself Laetitia, certified teacher in FLE, will offer you a warm and attentive welcome. We offer quality and personalized teaching, and will be delighted to share with you the richness of this region that we love so much.
We live in a large typical stone house, with nooks and terraces. It has several centuries of history. In the heart of the mountain, the hamlet enjoys an exceptional location: a 360º panorama of nature without any construction to obstruct the view. Every night the starry sky puts on a show.
YOUR HOME STAY FRENCH IMMERSION IN La Rochette
Our vision of immersion?
The experience is authentic: You live with us in a classic French style, steeped in culture and we guide your visits.
It is tailor-made: Everything is organized according to your wishes. You receive totally personalized lessons.
It is intense: You speak French all day and you will improve quickly.
It is friendly: You are welcomed like a member of the family and we share with you everything that we love.
Your space is a small independent house, adjoining ours, with exceptional mountain views. It has a spacious bedroom with a queen-size bed and a mezzanine with an extra bed. It is equipped with a kitchenette area and a well-stocked library. There is a separate bathroom.
It is an ideal place to disconnect, to enjoy peace and nature. Our friends say this is paradise. It is also a well of activities and treasures that we will be delighted to show you: Activities in nature, history, visits, gastronomy and meeting local people. You can choose between full board or half board. We love to cook and we love good things: The majority of the produce comes from the garden or from local producers, and the bread is homemade. We also like to use the barbecue or the wood-fired oven. We have a lovely, very independent cat. We are non-smokers, but you are free to smoke on the terrace. You can come alone or as a couple, we can host a maximum of three people.
I wanted to teach differently. Graduated in French as a Foreign Language, I taught for twenty years in classrooms, businesses and language schools. I am delighted to be able to devote myself to the specific needs of a person’s individual learning style. It’s so much easier to learn when the culture is lived, when the teaching is immersed in real life.
After 17 years of living in Andalusia, Spain, we decided to devote ourselves to language immersion stays by settling in the family hamlet with its exceptional location.
The life of expatriates gave us valuable knowledge in terms of discovering another culture and the notion of hospitality.
In 20 years of experience teaching French as a foreign language, I have juggled all ages, all levels, all goals. I like the discovery of the beginner as much as the need for deepening of the advanced level or the specific urgency of a competition. I like to combine all the different aspirations, whether cultural, fun, or more technical such as a specific refresher, whether it is a need to improve writing, or unlock the oral. The program will be established according to your expectations.
Classes will be in French, in a relaxed, dynamic and communicative context, utilizing a variety of media. They will generally take place in the morning after your breakfast, in the living room-kitchen or on the terrace, options that can be adapted according to the weather and the planned activities.
Because the French love food, you will also enjoy
Discover amazing French sites, your teacher as your guide
During your leisure time, there are many activities to explore
Your stay is also discovering French culture while relaxing
The hamlet invites calm. You can swim in the spring water basin or learn how to grow vegetables. Many trails start from the house and offer aerial views.
You will discover the surrounding small hilltop villages such as La Rochette or Sigale. The mountainside offers beautiful panoramas of the surrounding peaks.
Basins, waterfalls, canyons, lakes, we know lovely spots in the river where you can swim.
You will visit the medieval city of Entrevaux, labeled “village and city of character”, with its winding streets, drawbridge and citadel.
In the Var valley, you can do many sporting activities such as via ferrata, rafting, kayaking, or a ride aboard a real steam train between the pines and the river.
To discover the rural world, the eco-museum of the Pays de la Roudoule retraces its history. We can also visit neighboring farms, without forgetting of course the Provencal markets to meet local producers.
Your stay here will be a rich immersion in French and Provencal life through the guidance of warm, caring teachers.