2022 calendar of events

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2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY

Les Folles journées à l'Abbaye de Fontevraud

Du vendredi 21 janvier au dimanche 23 janvier 2022

Take part in the Folles Journées at the abbey just down the road from the gîte. 
Come and enjoy Schubert 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 samedi 12 février au lundi 14 février 2022

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 mercredi 16 au vendredi 18 mars 2022

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

Dates non publiées officiellement

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 €

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 6 avril au dimanche 10 avril 2022

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 25 mai au dimanche 29 mai 2022

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 enjoy the national music festival " la fête de la musique"

Du samedi 18 juin au vendredi 24 juin 2022

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 1-week language course  including   6 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 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 9 au samedi 23Juillet 2022

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 9 to 11 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 27 août au samedi 3 septembre 2022

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

OCTOBRE

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

Billetterie du Cadre Noire bientôt disponible

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 19 novembre au dimanche 21 novembre 2022 ( 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

En décembre 2022– 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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