lun. 23 mai|
Alsace Immersion - No minimum level - CPF eligible*
Highlights of this stay: daily classes and visits in French (or bilingual depending on levels of students) with local guides and teachers, tastings, themed classes, alfresco dining, spa, café conversation workshops, etc. CPF finance eligible.
Time & Location
23 mai 2022, 17:00 UTC+2 – 29 mai 2022, 17:00 UTC+2
Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
About the Event
French language immersion with multiple activities in French for all levels - from beginner to fluent.
This immersion includes two hours of language classes per day, more or less formal, tours, great food, cooking classs, food market tours, wine tastings and a lot more.
Join us in Strasbourg on 23/05/2022 for a week touring Alsace, until we reach Lyon on 29/06/2022.
Each day, you will get 2 hours of French classes, followed by all activities in French.
Monday 23/05 - Arrival in Strasbourg (around 5p.m. at the airport for Gwen)
Dinner in a local restaurant - Alsacian gastronomy
Walk Strasbourg by night
Tuesday 24/05 - Strasbourg
Breakfast at the hotel
Discovery walk of old town Strasbourg (La Petite France and Cathédrale) - the most picturesque districts of Toulouse
Lunch in a local restaurant
Cruise around the different districts and stop to see the European quarters and parts
Return to the hotel either by boat or walking through the parks and districts of Strasbourg
Free time for dinner
Wednesday 25/05 - Parc Régional des Vosges - Wingen sur Moder - Lalique Museum, La Petite Pierre and Niederbronn Les Bains
We will leave Strasbourg in our car, after breakfast at the hotel. This day is dedicated to the discovery of the northern regional park: German-like castles and towns overlooking the valleys, Alsacian villages and a tour of the famous Lalique Cristal Museum.
Free time for lunch.
After a day full of picturesque sights, we will check into our spa hotel in a thermal resort for an all included evening. Five-course dinner and hotel spa access included.
Total driving time: 2 to 3 hours, depending on stops on villages and castles.
Extras: massage is available at the hotel. You can also access the thermal centre spa for an extra fee (10 euros from memory, to be checked).
Thursday 26/05 - Parc des Ballons des Vosges - Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg - Gérardmer - Linvosges production
On this second day of our road trip, we will leave the hotel after breakfast. Our drive will take us to the Castle of the Haut-Koenigsbourg in the Par des Ballons des Vosges, a volcanic region, before heading towards Gérardmer, our overnight stop. Gérardmer is a famous ski resort in winter, set around a lake and is also famous for its fine linen production. We will learn more about their history and production (brands include Linvosges). Free time in the afternoon.
After this second road trip day, we will have a second all included stop to relax by the lake with a local dinner.
Total driving time: 2 to 3 hours, depending on extra stops along the way.
Friday 27/05 - Relax in Gérardmer - Wine tasting and lunch - Colmar
Enjoy the first part of the morning to relax: breakfast is included at the hotel, go for a walk, up the ski resort for a coffee, go to the lake, etc.
We will depart late morning to go and discover another pride of the region: les vins d’Alsace. Tasting and lunch included.
After this, we will slowly drive to our next stop, where we will rent an apartment for two days: Colmar.
Our apartment will be in the city centre, giving you great freedom.
Free time in the evening and for dinner.
Total driving time: 1 to 2 hours, depending on stops
Saturday 28/05 - Colmar
After breakfast in the apartment, we will go and discover Colmar Cathédrale and old town called « La Petite Venise » during a walk.
We will go shopping for local ingredients to cook our local dinner according to chosen recipes in the evening.
Free time for lunch and early afternoon to roam this beautiful town.
Sunday 29/05 - Transfer to Lyon
We will leave after breakfast.
Transfer to Lyon is included. At this stage, we will drive down to Lyon, with a stop on the way (probably Beaune) for some free time. I am waiting for train timetables (released 3 months in advance). Should they re-establish the old Colmar-Lyon train in old-fashioned cabins, we will travel by train.
If we drive, a total time in the car will be just over four hours in several stages.
-extra nights in beginning and end hotel
-if taking part into our Beaujolais immersion week, your transfer is on us
-winery tour and tasting,
-artisan workshop visit with the artisan,
-pétanque and other games,
-village and town tours,
-museums and shows.
Gwendoline has over 15 years of experience as a tour designer and leader as well as extended experience as a language teacher and course designer.
Our immersion stays combine picturesque places, local insights, out of the beaten track places to see, professional yet relaxed classes, always in a friendly and caring atmosphere. Many of our students travel with us every year.
We keep our groups small and our schedule flexible to make sure every participant gets enough attention and has a chance to improve their level. We also like to plan surprises along the way, so we never tell you everything that is going to happen. Surprise can be an activity that everyone will enjoy, a surprise afternoon tea, a restaurant or anything that will put a smile on everyone's face and add a "Wow factor" to your trip.
Finally, we know that being in a group is not always easy and sometimes we all need some alone time, that's why we always give everyone some space and cater for participants wanting some time off, even if it wasn't planned.
Let your guide and French teachers guide you through their native country and region, book your spot today.
CPF eligibility (after obtaining our Qualiopi certification):
French residents can finance part f this immersion stay with their CPF account.
To be eligible, you will need to add the CPF option to your cart. This option includes management of the CPF file, entry level test and certification test fees.
Please remember that only training fees are eligible to CPF finance. The stay will be invoiced separatly.
Should you choose the certification option, you will take a placement test (online or face to face) before the immersion stay as well as the certification test after the stage (Leveltel). You will be delivered a Leveltel certifcate after the test with a CECRL level.
For more information on CPF and tests, please see our website - CPF section.
How to book:
1) Add your course to your cart,
2) Add your accomodation and food package, should you choose to stay with us,
3) Add packages for your guests (accomodation and/or courses),
4) Add the certification package option should you want a certificate to be delivered at the end of the course and/or your training to be eligible for CPF finance.
Some of our previous immersions:
-The Basque Country - 2019
-Catalan country, French and Spanish - 2019
-Toulouse and Montauban - 2019
-Champagne-Ardennes - 2018
-Paris and Giverny - 2018
-Trek through the Apenines - 2018
-Lyon and the silk industry - 2017
-Provence and Van Gogh - 2017
1 twin room package
1 131,00 €
Includes: -breakfasts -1 group meal per day (drinks not included) -shared accommodation in a twin/double room with ensuite
1 131,00 €0
1 single room package
1 531,00 €
Includes: -breakfasts -1 group meal per day (drinks not included) -single accommodation with ensuite
1 531,00 €0
1 student package
2 049,00 €
Includes: -all language activities
2 049,00 €0
1 LEVELTEL package
Includes: -placement test -certification test - LEVELTEL -admin and management fees -certificate