French immersion holiday Dordogne

Written by on December 23, 2019 in Aquitaine, Learn French, Tours in France

View over main square of Sarlat, Dordogne, ancient buildings, cobbled streets

It’s hard to think of anywhere more enchanting than the Dordogne. Around every corner is something that takes your breath away – stunning landscapes, magical chateaux and historic villages. A discovery tour of this part of France is authentic, cultural and downright delicious – it’s famous for its wonderful gastronomy. Take a tour combined with an immersive stay in truly exquisite pickled-in-the-past Sarlat whilst learning, or improving your French, and you’ll enjoy a meaningful, cultural and memorable experience of authentic France.

Learn French in Dordogne

Sarlat town at night, people dining outdoors in a cobbled streets

Sarlat, your base for this tour, is one of the most beautiful towns in France. There are mellow stone buildings dating from the middle ages, enchanting cobbled streets and elegant squares. Plus you’ll experience one of the best markets in France. Home will be a head-turning medieval building with a tower, now a comfy hotel, in the heart of Sarlat. Here you’ll receive morning French lessons on most days. But it’s no classroom holiday, you’ll have loads of time to get out and about and practice what you learn. And with the hotel in the centre of Sarlat, it’s perfectly placed to stroll the medieval lanes and visit the famous market. This tour is run in association with the renowned Alliance Francaise. Whatever level of French you’re currently at, whether beginner or intermediate, your teacher will work with you to you get the results that you want.

There’s plenty to see and do in the Dordogne. From discovering pretty villages, prehistoric caves, ancient castles and tasting delicious regional cuisine. And, if you’re feeling sporty, there are loads of activities from canoeing and golf to hiking and cycling.

Absolute must-sees in Dordogne

Hill top town of Rocamadour at dusk, houses cliniging to steep cliff sides, Dordogne

Host Isabel Williams who is French, but now lives in Kansas USA, has put together an itinerary of exquisite must-sees in Dordogne. It’s her attention to detail, insider knowledge of the area and little black book of restaurants, vineyards and attractions that make this a tour of moments to cherish forever.

Castle on hill overlooking a long winding river, Dordogne

You’ll visit the prehistoric Caves of Lascaux and the National Museum of Prehistory of Les Eyzies de Tayac. Be impressed at the Chateau de Milandes, one time home of Josephine Baker and wowed by the gorgeous hanging gardens of Marqueyssac where the topiary is magical. Descend into the mysterious Gouffre de Padirac, the largest underground natural heritage site in Europe. You’ll discover the famous troglodyte site of La Roque Saint-Christophe. Visit dreamy Domme, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France and ravishing Rocamadour. Clinging to a cliff, this 1000 year old pilgrimage site will make you believe in miracles.

Man holding a large truffle covered in mud, straight from the ground

Dordogne is famous for its gastronomy and you’ll enjoy delectable dishes. Taste the fine local wines, visit an ancient vineyard and hunt for “black diamonds” at a truffle farm.

An immersive holiday in Dordogne

On this ten-day tour, you’ll find all you need to do is relax and make the most of your time. With everything taken care of from transport to tickets, restaurants and rides, French classes and fine wine tastings, not to mention your gorgeous hotel – all you need to do is enjoy beautiful Dordogne and improve your French!

And they’ll even book your plane tickets if you want them to…

Find out more about this fabulous French immersion holiday in Dordogne and book at: rnitravel.com

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