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A Learning Adventure in the Loire Valley

Alliance en France!

Join us for a unique & immersive experience in the heart of France! September 4 – 8, 2023

Calling All Travelers!

We are thrilled to welcome our adult students, levels A2-B2, in a beautiful and unknown part of the French countryside, for the first time in 30 years! During this 5-day intensive, students will work within a small cohort led by 4 French instructors and 2 advisors to engage in a fantastic, custom-made program.

Program includes:

  • 6 hours of intensive specialized classes each day.
  • An exclusive visit of the Château de La Verrerie followed by an apéritif in its gardens.
  • A private tour of a Sancerre wine maker’s property with a wine tasting and a country style dinner.
  • Daily French breakfasts and local catered lunches.
  • A joint dinner on the final night with all students and teachers… and more!

To pre-register and book your orientation, please email [email protected] or click here.

Your Typical Day There

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m — Breakfast
(Croissant, pains au chocolat, fruits, café, thé)

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — 3 One-hour Classes
(Practical French, grammatical review, pronunciation)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Lunch in French with Cohorts
(Les Grands Jardins picnic, artisan cheese & charcuterie)

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — 3 One-hour Classes
(Professional French, history and culture, journaling)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Excursion
(Exclusive visit of the Château and apéritif in its gardens)

Pre-Trip Details

Students will also receive a booklet that includes:

  • The list of classes and curriculum.
  • Practical information (recommendations on lodging, transport, shopping, museums and going out in the area).
  • A carnet de voyage for journaling.

Prior to the trip, students will go through individual orientation and complete a placement to make sure their level fits the curriculum and that spots are available. Once the groups are formed, there will be an additional group orientation.
Please note: 10-12 spots per group are available with levels A2-B2 to ensure small class sizes and individualized attention.

Practicals and Costs

The early bird price of $1,800 includes:

  • All the classes (40 hours).
  • 2–3 excursions.
  • All meals provided, with the exception of 2 excursion-free evenings which will be an opportunity for students to explore and gather with their cohorts.
  • Ground transport* (from the train station, to sites, lodging).
  • Guiding booklet.
  • Help with bookings etc., troubleshooting with advisors.

*Flights and lodging are NOT included


Château de la Verrerie

Musée François Ier

Travel Instagram!

There will also be a special Instagram account linked to the Alliance’s account where students will post content and updates on their trip, live from France!