I have just got back from a fabulous week with Marion and Mélie at A Taste of French. For me, it was a perfect blend of being able to practice my French with native speakers, whilst also visiting the region and learning more about wine.
The week flew by too quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The days generally started with a relaxed breakfast whilst we chatted about anything and everything, followed by a language session which Marion tailored to my particular needs and wishes. This was followed by a delicious lunch, then the afternoons provided opportunities for visits to interesting places, or a walk in the lovely countryside, or simply relaxing with a good book (in French of course!).
I chose to add the wine experience with Mélie, which was fascinating, with a visit to a vineyard, tutored tastings and a wine pairing dinner: delicious, informative and a great opportunity for more French speaking practice.
All in all, I thoroughly recommend a stay with Marion and Mélie at A Taste of French and I cannot wait to visit again. What I cannot emphasise enough is the warm welcome that I received and the way in which the language learning is tailored perfectly to your ability, needs and preferences. If you just want to practice chatting, Marion has lots of interesting topics to discuss. If you prefer walking and talking - no problem, bring your walking boots! And if you fancy sitting at the kitchen table chatting to Marion, perfecting your listening skills or nailing a grammar point, it's all possible, just ask. Merci mille fois Marion et Mélie, et à la prochaine !