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We could not manage the school opening due to Covid-19 crisis and we will stay closed for our 2020 season. This is a sad decision but conditions are too uncertain and we want our guests to travel safely and be secure at the villa. Conditions should be better in 2021, fingers crossed !
FROM NOW,  book your 2021 French Course in France

Online French Courses

If you want to keep working on your French or support the school, our teachers are available for Skype lessons. All the details available here:
Online French Courses

Painting during a cook travel

Painting at the Ecole des 3 Ponts...it’s quite an art!

You haven’t planned your summer vacation yet and are stuck for some ideas.....going to the the beach, yes, that would be fun it’s true, but not very original.
What to do? You’ve thought about it, but nothing is inspiring you. So, if you are truly short on ideas, we can suggest some for you.

Us : "What would you say to a trip to France ?

You : - To Paris? Burgundy? Down south?

Us : - Yes, those are all possibiltites, but first we would like to lead you to a little known spot, home to....the indomitable Gauls....well OK, not exactly, but you’ll see that it’s worth the detour....you could go to Roanne.

You : - To Rouen ? Didn’t Théodore Géricault live there, the one who painted The Raft of the Medusa?

Us : - Hmm no, Roanne, not Rouen, they are completely different and, actually, they aren’t even pronounced the same way.

You : - This is starting well ! "

And yes, we even need to be more precise. Not Roanne, but Riorges, a small town of about 35,000 residents, and it’s there that you could have a terrific vacation, because we have great plans for you!

You want:
To learn French in France and practice the language without having everyone respond to you in English (if the French want to speak English they go to England, the U.S., Australia or someplace else!)
To enjoy French cuisine while a cookery travel without having to prepare anything: no grocery shopping, no peeling vegetables, no cooking, no washing the dishes!
To walk, run, go bike riding, swim, go horse-back riding, read, go to the movies, rest, shop, visit, PAINT

...then you are in the right place!

And yes, it’s absolutely possible to take French courses in France combined with painting classes led by Agnès Berlingieri. This artist-painter has been based in Roanne for many years. You will find complete information about her at the following web address http://www.aberlingieriart.fr. Agnès is very active; she paints, teaches classes, shows her work and participates in numerous projects. If you or your children would like to discover, reinforce or develop your painting talents, then please don’t hesitate, and then afterwards....you can go to Rouen!