2020 calendar of events

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2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY

Les Folles journées à l'Abbaye de Fontevraud

Du vendredi 29 janvier au dimanche 2 février 2020

Take part in the Folles Journées at the abbey just down the road from the gîte. 
Come and enjoy Beethoven and at the same time, have fun getting to grips with some French or English classes, depending on your nationality !

Special offer :

A short language break with 2 nights including accommodation at your teacher's 4-star 120m2 , 3 h of language classes, a terroir meal each, tickets for 1 abbey concert, free entrance to the abbey and a bottle of local wine.

RATES
For 4 people:730 €
/ 2 people : 595 €

FEBRUARY

Spécial Saint-Valentin

Du vendredi 14 février au dimanche 16 février 2020

Come and spend Valentine's day in the cosy village of Fontevraud l'Abbaye

Special offer :

A short language break with 2 nights including accommodation at your teacher's 4-star 120m2 gite , 2 fun language sessions in French or English depending on your nationality, a meal each, free entrance to the abbey and a bottle of local wine.

RATE
For 2 people: 635 €

MARCH

Ambiance musicale à la Saint Patrick

Du vendredi 14 au dimanche 16 mars 2020

An Irish atmosphere. Enjoy an aperitif concert listening to Irish music played by my husband Mark in your gite! Before the concert, you will have studied some lyrics with your teacher Sylvie. 

Special offer :

A short language break with 2 nights including accommodation at your teacher's 4-star 120m2 gite , 1 aperitif concert, 3h of language classes, a meal each, free entrance to the abbey and a bottle of local wine.

RATES
For 4 people : 730 €/ 2 people : 595 €

APRIL

Les journées du Livre et du Vin à Saumur

Du vendredi 24 au dimanche 26 avril 2020

An event featuring literature and enhancing wines. A must!

Special offer

A short language break with 2 nights including accommodation at your teacher's 4-star 120m2 gite , 3h of language classes, a meal each, free entrance to the abbey and a bottle of local wine, the entrance tickets to the wine and literature festival and Combier distillery

rates
4 people : 730 €/ 2 people: 595 €

Le Printemps des écuyers à l'école nationale d'équitation de Saumur

Du samedi 25 avril au samedi 2 mai 2020

An exceptional week for you if you are able to attend the spring edition of the gala performance of the Cadre Noir

Special offer :

A 1-week language course  including 7 nights in top quality accommodation nights in  your teacher’s 4-star 120m2 gîte, entrance tickets to the show, free entrance to the abbey, a meal each, a wine-tasting session in our vaulted tuffeau cave. The horse-riding show is worth 65 € per person and entitles you to the free visit of the riding school. Extra classes and à la carte excursions with prior booking at preferential rate

RATES
4 people: 1950€ with 5 h of duo tuition/ 1560 € with 5h of duo tuition

MAY

A 5-day language break in top quality accommodation  nights in  your teacher’s 4-star 120m2 gîte  including 3 h of language classes, free entrance to the abbey, free visit of the Langlois Chateau wine cellar in Saint Hilaire Saint Florent, a meal each, a wine-tasting session in our vaulted tuffeau cave.

Premier grand week-end du printemps

Du mercredi 29 avril au samedi 3 mai

Spring has sprung ! Come and enjoy our heated pool and landscaped garden (weather permitting)

Treat yourself to a few language classes at the same time.

Offre spéciale :

A 5-day language break in top quality accommodation  nights in  your teacher’s 4-star 120m2 gîte  including 3 h of language classes, free entrance to the abbey, free visit of the Langlois Chateau wine cellar in Saint Hilaire Saint Florent, a meal each, a wine-tasting session in our vaulted tuffeau cave. 

RATES
4 people: 1080 €/ 2 people: 890 €

Le pont de l'Ascension

Du mercredi 21 mai au dimanche 25 mai 2020

Enjoy this long bank holiday week end!

Treat yourself to a few language classes at the same time

 

Special offer :

A short language break with 4 nights  in top quality accommodation  nights in  your teacher’s 4-star 120m2 gîte including 3 h of language classes, free entrance to the abbey,  a meal each, a wine-tasting session in our vaulted tuffeau cave.
You can book 2 to 3 extra nights from Sunday 25th May at a preferential rate.

RATES
4 people:1080 €/ 2 people: 890 €

JUNE

AN EXCEPTIONAL WEEK wth a dazzling show at the Cadre Noir of Saumur. Bring your bikes and take part in the Loire à velo festival and enjoy the national music festival " la fête de la musique"

Du samedi 20 juin au vendredi 26 juin 2020

A musical week with the national music festival on June the 21st and the chance to enjoy an amazing cycling event alongside the Loire.

Special offer :

A 6-night stay in top quality accommodation in your teacher’s 4 star-gite ,  including entrance tickets to the show, free entrance to the abbey, 5 h of language classes, bike rental for 1 day, free entrance to the abbey, bike rental for 1 day,  a meal each ,during the music festival, a wine-tasting session in our vaulted tuffeau cave. The horse-riding show is worth 65 € per person and entitles you to the free visit of the riding school. The on-line booking has started. If you want to make sure you can see the show, you have to book with us now ! You can add extra classes to your stay if you wish.

RATES
4 people with 5h of duo classes : 1950 €/ 2 people with 5 h of duo classes : 1560 €

JULY

15 jours d'immersion en français au coeur de l'été! avec au programme :le 14 juillet et les journées de la rose

Du samedi 4 au samedi 18 Juillet 2020

Make the most of what Fontevraud and its surroundings has to offer in July:Natural beauty with the rose festival in Doué la Fontaine, from 11 to 14 July, Bastille day on the 14th of July in Fontevraud, fireworks in the nearby village of Montsoreau, on the Loire, 3 kms down the road from Fontevraud.

Special offer :

French Themed immersion

Special for families (4 people)
- 1 WEEK : Tuition fees 400 € 10h of classes , accommodation 1295€at your teacher's gite without breakfast ,depending upon availability, catering 200€ for 2h of conversation class around a meal, 2 local excursions and a show  50€
- 2 WEEKS : Tuition fees 800 € 15h of classes , accommodation 2590 €at your teacher's gite  without breakfast, depending upon availability, catering
300€ for 4h of conversation classes  around a meal, 4 local excursions and a show : 150€.

 

RATES
4 people 1 WK : 1945€/ 4 people 2 WKS :3040 €

SEPTEMBER

La consécration des vins du Saumurois pendant le festival Festivini

Du samedi 5 au samedi 12 septembre 2020

For the past few years, Saumur has been celebrating the art de vivre à la française with special events during the FESTIVINI wine festival : walks, gala dinner at the abbey, food and wine-tasting sessions.

Special offer :

A 1-week stay including 7 nights in top quality accommodation at your teacher’s 4-star gîte, entrance tickets to the festival, 40 h of French immersion (15h of classes and 25h of class-related activities with constant support from your teache , 2 gourmet workshops and half-a-day wine-tour and activities at a local independent wine grower’s,6 restaurant meals with your teacher, programmed visits entrance fees, local transport, level assessment with certificate and course materials, 6 meals without teacher’s presence.

RATES
1 person: 3250 €/ 2 people: 1950 € per person

15 jours délicieux pendant les vendanges

Du 13 septembre au 26 septembre 2020

An ideal season to come and stay for  2 weeks in the Loire Valley during wine-harvesting.

Special offer :

ALL INCLUSIVE SUPER INTENSIVE: 70H GENERAL OR PROFESSIONAL FRENCH - 2 WEEKS

Prices include :  70 h of French immersion with class-related activities with constant support from your teacher,6 restaurant meals 1 cookery workshop and half a day wine workshop with your trainer, local transport, programmed visits entrance fees, level assessment with certificate and course materials.

·  13 nights in single or double room with breakfast. On-site lodging at your teacher’s home in gîte la Samsonelle

·   12 restaurant meals

RATES
Private tuition 3915€ / Duo class 2820 € per person

OCTOBRE

Les musicales à l'école nationale d'équitation de Saumur

Du samedi 17 octobre au samedi 24 octobre 2020

A must : the magical show of Les Musicales at the Cadre Noir :

Treat yourself to a language class every day…and then practise what you have learnt with local inhabitants.

 

Special offer :

A 1-week stay in top quality accommodation  at your teacher’s gite  including 5 h of language classes in semi-individual tuition, , entrance tickets to the horse show, free entrance to the abbey, a free visit of Caves de Grenelle wine cellars in Saumur,  a meal each, a wine-tasting session in our vaulted tuffeau cave. The horse-riding show is worth 65 € per person and entitles you to the free visit of the riding school. The on-line booking has started. If you want to make sure you can see the show, you have to book with us now ! Extra classes and à la carte excursions with prior booking at preferential rate.

RATES
4 people with 5h of duo classes : 1950 €/ 2 people with 5 h of duo classes : 1560 €

NOVEMBER

Spécial marché de Noël du château de Brissac

Du vendredi 20 novembre au dimanche 22 novembre 2020 ( dates à confirmer)

The chateau de Brissac has a fabulous Christmas market every year. This prestigious château is  the highest castle in France! A must!

 

Special offer :

A short language break with 2 nights including accommodation at your teacher's 4-star 120m2 gite ,  2h of fun language sessions, a meal each, free entrance to the abbey and Brissac castle, a bottle of local wine.

rates
4 people : 730 €/ 2 people: 595 €

DECEMBER

Noël à l'Abbaye de Fontevraud

Du vendredi 4 décembre au dimanche 6 décembre 2020– date confirmée ultérieurement

The Royal abbey of Fontevraud runs a themed Christmas market every year. Enjoy spending time in a fabulous setting.

Special offer :

A short language break with 2 nights including accommodation at your teacher's 4-star 120m2 gite ,  3h of fun language sessions, a meal each, free entrance to the abbey , a bottle of local wine.

rates
4 people : 730 €/ 2 people: 595 €

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