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An exclusive, authentic French language retreat

Escape to the enchanting region of Jura, France.

We invite you to our exclusive four-day French language retreat, staying in Lons-le-Saunier, in the heart of Jura where a world of beauty, authenticity, and transformation awaits you.

Immerse yourself in the charm of this enchanting region, where the landscape becomes your classroom, giving you the opportunity to experience a fabulous combination of personal development, language acquisition, cultural appreciation and networking opportunities – not forgetting a spot of wine tasting and local indulgence!

This exclusive retreat is suitable for A2 / B2 French level learners, whatever your language ambitions are. Click here to find out who the retreat is ideal for.

Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France.

Autumn 2024

Suitable for A2 / B2 French learners

Take a look at the agenda below and request prices here.

“Studies show that, while there are many effective methods of language acquisition, only immersion training leads to full native-like brain processing of linguistic elements like grammar.

 

This limited-availability French retreat, organised by a coach originally from the area, is suitable for most language proficiencies. Benefit from a once-in-a-lifetime tourist experience while making huge strides in your French.”

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Nathalie Danon, Academy Director

Where is VICI France HQ?

VICI France is in Lons-le-Saunier, the capital of Jura, a city full of history and culture. It is surrounded by vineyard regions to the North and lakes to the South, with villages voted as the most beautiful in France.

Lons-le-Saunier is picturesque, decorated with fountains, incredible architecture and many independent shops. You can also visit the infamous thermal baths dating back to the 1890’s and visit the museum that recounts the life of composer Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle​, who wrote  La Marseillaise​ (the French national anthem).

The French VICI office was designed to be a comfortable and cosy “home away from home”, so all our visitors would feel welcomed and relaxed whilst learning languages!

A cosy lounge room with low wooden beams

Inside the cosy VICI France office!

A group of women posing for a photo next to a window

Meet the VICI France team  –  Laura, Nathalie, Latifa , Christel

A historic building with tall windows

The building where VICI France is located

The exclusive four-day retreat includes:

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An enriching and authentic cultural experience taking in the most beautiful villages in France with views of Lake Vouglans

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Educational French language lessons and workshops, with an informal personal assessment

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Sampling of local indulgences and ‘Apéritif Dinatoire’ at charming French brasseries

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An immersive communication exchange evening with local French residents to practice your speaking skills

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An enjoyable French wine-tasting experience (conducted in French, bien sûr!) in the historic commune of Château-Chalon

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Comfortable accommodation in Lons-le-Saunier

Memories from past residentials

Teresa & Sally tell us why they enjoyed their French immersion experience

“Great people, great fun, I would definitely do it again and I would recommend everyone else to as well!”

– Teresa

Kind words

From our students who have experienced our residential stays:

ANDREW PENGELLY

“I’ve just been on an excellent VICI Immersion Week in France and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The programme was skillfully constructed to be fun as well as instructive. It’s often a struggle learning a second language as an adult but this week was a big leap forward for me.

I’d strongly recommend it.”

SALLY LAIRD

“My French is in the elementary stages and my determination to improve prompted my decision to join the VICI Academy French Immersion Trip. The course was outstandingly organised.

The trip was action-packed with local attractions, gastronomic experiences and, importantly, French learning. This all constituted to a total immersion course of the highest standard. I returned, after the week, feeling exceptionally lucky to have taken part.”

PENNY RAWLE

“It was an excellent trip! The dedication, enthusiasm and planning of the team made it a totally unique learning experience… By the last day, I felt almost like a local, chatting to the shopkeeper, rather than just pointing and muttering “deux baguettes et cinq croissants, s.v.p.” as I would have done before the trip.

I would definitely recommend this immersion programme to others, it was totally what I had hoped for and it more than met my expectations.”

A lake landscape in the mountains

Book now?

For years, we’ve organised immersive programs for all ages. In Autumn 2024, join our exclusive French retreat to the Jura, in France limited to 8 participants. Tailored for A2/B2 level French learners, it promises effective language growth.

Secure your spot with a proficiency assessment by our experienced coaches and be part of this exclusive linguistic adventure!

Receptionist service: (01635) 44424
French team: (07976) 243529
Email: french@thevici.com

Book now?

For years, we’ve organised immersive programs for all ages. In Autumn 2024, join our exclusive French retreat to the Jura, in France limited to 8 participants. Tailored for A2/B2 level French learners, it promises effective language growth.

Secure your spot with a proficiency assessment by our experienced coaches and be part of this exclusive linguistic adventure!

Receptionist service: (01635) 44424
French team: (07976) 243529
Email: french@thevici.com
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