La Pont Tours Winter 2015

Have you ever dreamed of taking a French Immersion Vacation? 
The Spring 2016 LaPont French Immersion Tour dates have just been released.

Immerse yourself in the French way of life and mingle with the locals in the Burgundy countryside.

For discerning Francophiles among us, there is no better way to build your confidence in a language than an organised immersion Vacation in France.  With total immersion in the French culture, you will be learning the language while exploring the diverse culinary and cultural background of some of the most beautiful villages in France.

The LaPont 17 day immersion Program starts with a week-long stay at our exclusive French Château Ecole, located at the foot of the Jura Mountains between Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy and Rhône-Alpes regions, both famous for their gastronomy, architecture and rich history.

The hallmark of the Château Ecole is conviviality and warm French hospitality.
On-site morning French Language sessions consisting of just 3 or 4 students cater for every level, even for absolute beginners. Each day of our program is built around different cultural activities and interaction with locals: French history, art, food and wine pairing at Michelin star restaurants and private tours escorted by experts. 

We visit the hidden gems of the nearby regions: Private Châteaux, wineries, lavender fields, cheese farms, vibrant markets and nearby medieval villages.
Delicious Burgundian specialities are prepared on-site by our in-house chef, who also conducts an Atelier Cuisine. Every evening guests will be joined by local French speakers at the Château for dinner and treated with a welcome Soirée Fondue Sauvagnarde and Maconnais Wines.

Once your 8 Days “séjour linguistique” at the Ecole is complete, the tour continues by exploring the Arrière-Pays of the Alpes-Maritimes along “The painters of the Côte d’Azur route that inspired some of the great works of Cezanne, Monet, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh… escorted by our own drivers and private educational guides.

The tour wraps up with five days in Le Marais Paris, including a wonderful collection of private tours of the Normandy countryside during your stay at your Boutique Hotel in Paris.

Giverny, Monet’s Gardens/Versailles, Loire Valley renaissance history and also free time to explore Paris at you own pace and wonder through the cobblestone streets of Le Marais.

“The quality of the teaching was excellent at the Lapont Ecole, we were inspired by teachers who made our learning a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Catherine introduced us to all her local friends and we learned a lot about the French way of life; we certainly all became foodies and complete Francophiles at the end of our trip. It is evident that our Itinerary was created with incredible attention to detail and passion.”
Marco, Sweden

“The high points of my experience were the little places Catherine knew about that were off the beaten track…” looking back it was like a wonderful dream… medieval villages, historic châteaux and fortresses…good food and wines. We knew we would be exposed to French culture, but really had no idea what was in store for us, nor how much we will enjoy it ! I have now booked my 3rd tour with Lapont for 2016.
Annabelle, Cairns

“We’ll always look back on this unique French immersion experience as one of the highlights in our lives. Our stay in France was brought to life by the unique places we discovered in the way that we could not have done on any other tours. We give the LaPont Tours 10 out of 10”
Lorena and Richard, Melbourne  

If you are planning a trip to France next year why not include a séjour in the Burgundy countryside. Suitable for individual travellers and families and accompanying partners are welcome.

You can choose the Part Program 8 Days or 17 Days full program Options.

Limited spaces – Put your name on the priority list by registering your interest online 
Request a detailed Itinerary and pricing for the LaPont 2016 French Immersion Tours. or call Catherine +61 (0) 431 440 463   email:

Want to know more? Catherine Alapont and her French team will be at Paris to Provence Melbourne’s French Festival on 20-22 November 2015 at Como House, South Yarra – LaPont Stand.

2016 LaPont French Immersion Programs and Tours dates:
(Limited to 8 guests only)  

17 Day Immersion Program:

21 May-6 June, 2016:       8 Days  Séjour at the Château Ecole Burgundy 
4 Days  Cannes, Côte d’Azur/Alpes Maritime
5 Days  Le Marais, Paris

8 Day French Immersion in Burgundy
21 May- 29 May, 2016

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