Lapont French Immersion Tours

French Immersion in Burgundy



French, Culture, Wine and Gastronomie

May  20-29, 2017     SOLD OUT          

Sept 23-Oct 2, 2017  * 

*Contact us to check room availability at the Chateau for Sept 23-Oct 2, 2017    email:

Just released 2018 Dates…Limited places, book early

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 Gastronomie of France. Stay at the Château 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.

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 luxury French Immersion Vacation.

French Language Sessions are held on-site at the Château-Ecole and are divided in small groups (3-4). Accompanying partners are welcome and will be offered daily a-la carte activities, Our friendly French teachers will ensure that you feel comfortable with the entire French Immersion program.

Your home for 9 Days is at a charming 17th Century Château, 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 is conviviality and warm French hospitality.

The beautiful mansion 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 include table-tennis, Volley-Ball, a large area for classic pétanque, hammocks…French living-rooms with intimate spaces and rustic libraries.

Bicycles are also available so guests can explore the nearby quaint villages during their free time and learn more about the local community. The Château’s bedrooms are spacious and elegant with en-suite; In the provincial kitchen, regional cuisine is prepared daily by our 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 regional gastronomie 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 this year, from the UK, US, Sth Africa, Brazil, Japan and Australia; the perfect opportunity to meet new friends, from all over the world!

Our French team cannot wait to welcome you at the Château-Saint-Amour!

Complimentary Night in Lyon is on offer for 2018  BOOKINGS

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 9 Nights 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, 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. 

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