Before and after the tutored sessions you will have time both to study and to relax. You'll be able to go for walks or borrow our bikes, do some sports in our fitness room, practice yoga on the rooftop-terrace or simply take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.We also arrange regular transport to take you to the neighbouring village. The teaching staff will willingly give you information and, if necessary, ideas to help you make the most of your free time. Detailed maps are available.
After the evening meal, if you are so inclined, you'll be able to join in a wide range of activities. You can try out your ability at petanque in the nearby village square, take part in an impromtu concert in the courtyard of the monastery, join local people for dancing at festivals or fêtes, or settle down to watch a French film. Our team will be there with you too, enjoying these moments of informality and encouraging you to carry on speaking French.
You can relax at the Monastery, enjoy the garden and pool, use our bicycles... We offer free transfers : on Saturday to the village of Riez for the weekly market and to the bus stop where you have a direct connection to Aix-en-Provence, to spend the day. On Sunday, you could benefit from the free transfer to the village of Moustiers or to the lake. There are hiking trails from the Monastery and electric bike- or car rental in the village.
Accompanied excursion on Saturday and free Sunday
On Saturday, according to the dates, you could sign up either for a hike in the Verdon-region in the company of a guide or for a cultural excursion with a team member.
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On Sunday, you can relax at the Monastery, enjoy the garden and pool, use our bicycles. Free transfer to the village of Moustiers or to the lake. There are hiking trails from the Monastery and electric bike- or car rental in the village.
Mid-course, during certain 2-week courses, to give an extra dimension to your stay, you could enroll for a theme weekend guided by a member of our team.
A "theme weekend" adds an extra dimension to the pleasure of your stay. A cultural weekend, away from the centre and in the company of a member of the CREA-LANGUES team. Minimum 5, maximum 8 participants. To be booked at the moment of your registration.
In Provence the summer period is also the time of many festivals. Avignon's is one of the most prestigious, renowned for its theatre and dance performances. Hundreds of events are in the festival programme, with street entertainment laid on in the city's shady squares and alleyways. During this time the city has a unique atmosphere. This is not to be missed if you enjoy culture and the arts festival experience. Friday and Saturday nights are spent at a hotel in Avignon.Minimum 5 and maximum 8 participants, weekend accompanied by a teacher.
We leave on Friday, right after lunch and spend 2 nights at a hotel in Avignon. We return to the Monastery on Sunday around 5 pm.
Price supplement : see Dates and prices
This supplement includes three performances OFF, reduction card Festival OFF, 2 nights at a hotel, breakfasts and dinners, documentation, transport and administrative charges.
This is the opportunity to get to know that part of Provence which inspired the writer Marcel Pagnol, a native of the region and author of Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources and many other books which have been made into films. Our "literary excursion" will take you some places featured in his stories and films, including the back-country of Aubagne and Cassis. You'll explore the creeks along the Mediterranean coast by boat and take some appropriate "pauses gourmandes" at meal-times. Saturday night is spent in a hotel in the picturesque port of Cassis.Minimum 5 and maximum 8 participants, weekend accompanied by a guide or by a teacher.
We leave on Saturday morning and return at the Monastery on Sunday around 5 pm.
Price supplement : see Dates and prices
The supplement includes : night at a hotel in Cassis, meals, entrance tickets, boat trip, documentation, transport, guidance and administrative costs.