Lapont French Immersion Tours

French Immersion in Burgundy


Comté-Rhône-Alpes, Lyon

Language, Culture, Food and Wine      

2018 dates…just released..

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May 26-June 4, 2018                           Sept 22- Oct 1, 2018     

Proudly hosted by: Catherine Alapont and her French team of seasoned experts.. Enjoy an immersive French experience in the Burgundy countryside, between language sessions, cooking classes, private cultural tours and interaction with the locals… 

Learn French in France absorb the Culture, Language and Gastronomy of France, stay at the Chateau-Domaine in total immersion! There is only one way to truly experience the French way of life and that’s by living it! Immerse yourself in the food and culture, history and landscape of France while taking steps towards mastering one of the most beautiful and widely-spoken languages in the world.

Your home for 9 Days is at a charming 17th Century Château-Domaine country residence, located in an exceptional area 2.5 Hours from Paris, between Lyon and Geneva, at the meeting of three regions of France: Burgundy, France-Comté and Rhône-Alpes in the South. The hallmark of the Château Domaine is conviviality and warm French hospitality.

The charming rustic country residence is nestled among ten hectares of wooded-park lands. Its natural and peaceful surroundings provide a unique retreat setting for an authentic French Immersion experience. Facilities includes French living-rooms with intimate spaces and rustic libraries.

The ability to speak and understand French opens doors to a whole host of new opportunities and insights and that’s what you will discover on this French Immersion Vacation.

French Language Sessions are held on-site at the charming Château-Ecole and are divided by levels in small groups (3-4 students) Beginners-Intermediate levels; accompanying partners are welcome! Our friendly French teachers are fully qualified, they have international expertize and savoir-faire; our team will ensure that you feel comfortable with your French Immersion program during your entire stay.

Bicycles are also available so guests can explore the nearby quaint villages during their free time and learn more about the local community. The rooms are spacious and elegant with  en-suite; In the provincial kitchen, regional cuisine is prepared daily by in-house chefs, with local fresh produce;  a fine-mix of delicious French home-cooking paired with regional wines.

Our VIP French Immersion Program has attracted international guests from all over the world, who share the same passion for France and enthusiasm for learning and discovery. No packing and unpacking..and no harried schedules! You will enjoy discovering regional gastronomy and wines at selected Michelin Starred Restaurants…in great company!

Each day of our signature Itinerary is built around cultural activities and private tours escorted by seasoned experts, who know the area intimately. We visit the hidden gems of Burgundy, Franche-Comté and Rhône-Alpes surrounding regions: Private Châteaux, Cheese Farms, Artisans Markets, Wineries and taste traditional Burgundian cuisine and wines with the locals.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover French culture, wine and food as the locals do… make your French Immersion adventure in Burgundy, the highlight of your next trip to France.

We have some lovely international guests who are joining us 2018 from the UK, USA, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, China and Australia; the perfect opportunity to make new friends, from all over the world!

Our French team cannot wait to welcome you at the Chateau in 2018!

LIMITED TO 10 GUESTS ONLY           skype facebook:lapontlanguages


7 Nights Optional Paris extension 



An immersive cultural voyage to discover authentic France with the locals in some of the most beautiful villages…

Enjoy a 7 Nights extension in Paris !  after spending 10 Days in Burgundy, you will head to Paris for a magical stay at the beguiling and quaint Boutique Hotel in the historic Marais-district, why not stay a while longer and enjoy the experience of a life time.

Dine at selected restaurants, soak up the knowledge and passion of experienced private guides and sip coffee late into the evening on the banks of the River Seine. Attend an Oyster and Champagne tasting in Epernay…but queue nowhere as we arrange 5 star treatment and private tours of the city’s hidden gems.

In the world’s favourite city, you will have the chance to dress-up and attend the famous Paris Opera Garnier or similar with a VIP ticket,  followed by supper at a trendy Parisian Brasserie, enjoy a private visit to Versailles and Monet’s Gardens in Giverny…stop for lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant in the Normandy countryside, and at this time of the year the roses are out and the colors are exquisite.   

The gift of France

The LaPont French Immersion Tours are made up of small groups, you’ll join fellow guests who share the same passion for France and enthusiasm for learning and discovery. The tours will leave you with the gift of a beautiful language but will also give you a great deal more. You’ll gain an insight into the French people, a better understanding of their cuisine and culture and a lifetime love of this fascinating country. — The Good Life, France    


The optional Paris extension is only available to French Immersion Participants, please request detailed itinerary.

Availability is limited and can only be confirmed at the time or receiving your booking.