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Culture and Learning Holidays

France is the perfect location for a holiday that's not only relaxing but inspiring to the spirit and intellect. French people are proud of their history and culture, which ranges from prehistoric cave paintings to modern concert halls and is lovingly preserved and displayed. Culture and learning holidays in France are all about discovering new things.

Imagine not only escaping to the French countryside for your holidays, but bringing something invaluable back with you – the skill of being able to speak French, the memories of a discussion of your favourite book with new friends over a glass of wine, or the newfound inspiration to pursue your creative interests. 

Learn to Speak French Like a Native

Stay in an elegant, authentic chateau, auberge or country house accommodation while improving your language skills, grammar, vocabulary, conversation and your knowledge of French culture, literature and history. Taking outings and going shopping are not only fun but learning opportunities! Whether you love to visit France or plan to buy your own house, taking a French tuition holiday will give you better communication, understanding and acceptance.

While immersing yourself in the French way of life and language, you can start to speak like a native. Under expert tuition, either one-to-one or as part of a group, you can make fast progress and learn at a pace and level tailored to your needs. With your mind relaxed and free from everyday concerns, you’ll find it easier to concentrate and remember those verb endings, nouns and idioms.

Sightseeing holiday at beautiful properties in France

You’ll never run out of places of interest on a sightseeing holiday in France. Some of our farmhouses, chateaux, windmills, converted barns and gîtes are picturesque enough to become sightseeing destinations in their own right – and one of these can be your home from home. Use it as a base for discovering unspoilt countryside where rural traditions are little changed in hundreds of years, explore colourful fishing villages and find historical towns just oozing atmosphere. If landmarks light you up, then France can offer plenty, from the Eiffel Tower to the famous Loire chateaux or the beach promenade of Cannes.

Develop IT Skills in France

Perhaps all you need to make your French holiday complete is the private use of a computer with ADSL Broadband Internet access in your chic self-catering gîte. Ever wanted to build a website? Enjoy your holiday in France and, away from everyday distractions, learn how to create and maintain an attractive website by taking a computer course. Make it easy to stay in touch, do some surfing or research places to go and things to do while you’re on the spot.

Literature and Drama Holidays at Rural Retreats in France

Allow your French holiday to expand your mind, stimulate your thoughts and ideas or even release your creative self-expression. Get away from the world in a beautiful rural retreat on a literature and drama holiday. Enjoy your own private accommodation but also take part in formal discussions, informal chat, drama workshops and lots of fun. Whether your taste is The Da Vinci Code and Labyrinth or great literature of the past, you’ll meet like-minded people and learn new skills of appreciation. Why not arrange a trip for your book group?

French Literature and Drama Inspiration

Our activity holidays are by no means all classroom based. Let your knowledge and understanding grow by seeing at first hand the places featured in books; enjoy discussion in the shade of a tree on a long summer’s afternoon; develop your ideas as you walk through fields and woodland. Contact our property owners now for more information and allow your next French break to release your critical edge and creative spirit.

Culture Tour Holidays in France

France is the perfect location for a holiday that is not only relaxing but also inspiring to the spirit and intellect. French people are proud of their history and culture, which ranges from prehistoric cave paintings to modern concert halls and is lovingly preserved and displayed. Stay in one of our superb French holiday homes as a comfortable, relaxing base for privately guided visits to Roman and medieval cities, elegant chateaux, Gothic cathedrals and much more. See the glory of their architecture and art through expert eyes while soaking up their beauty.

You can book a culture tour as an individual or a group. Meet like-minded people and share your knowledge and ideas. Leave the research and planning of your cultural excursions to local experts and really make the most of your time in France.