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Learning FrenchVirginie Van Der Wees

Le Corbusier’s La Cité Radieuse Marseille’s Amazing Architecture

Hello, My name is Angela. I want to tell you about my excursion with Virginie during my immersion in Provence. I wanted to return to Marseille during my second one-month immersion with Virginie. We started the day with a city tour. Then we visited the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. Finally, we …

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Paul Cezanne Walking Trail Aix-en-Provence
Learning FrenchVirginie Van Der Wees

Cezanne and Visiting his Atelier in Aix-en-Provence

I am a big fan of Cézanne. I visited his studio a dozen times. I like his story and his paintings. I often offer this visit to my students coming for French immersion in Provence. The visit lasts 30 minutes. It can be done with a guide in French, with …

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Marseille Resaons Visit View Chateau d'If
Learning FrenchVirginie Van Der Wees

Discovering Marseille Learn French on Holiday in Provence

During Angela’s French immersion holiday in Provence, we set off one day to discover Marseille’s highlights, including its Bonne Mere – Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. French Immersion Hello. My name is Angela. I’m in Provence again this year for an immersion holiday with Virginie. We decide to go …

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Virginie en Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

Stay and Learn French Immersion in Provence

Virginie Van Der Wees lives with her young family in Rousset, a small Provencal village near Mont Sainte Victoire and a short 20-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence. She is a masseuse and a certified French teacher for non-French speakers. Beginning in 2018, Virginie organizes full immersion experiences that include hosting language …

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Le beaucet village Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireLearning French

Learn French and Photography on Holiday in Provence

Let’s face it learning another language is challenging. So, why not plan a holiday in Provence that combines learning French and photography skills improvement? Avril Vanlerberghe is a language specialist based in Provence, and this summer, she is offering French and Photography experiences in July and August. These immersion programs …

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My Visit Aix-en-Provence
ExploreVillages Towns and CitiesVirginie Van Der Wees

My Many Reasons to Visit Aix-en-Provence

My name is Virginie Van Der Wees. I am a French teacher for non-French speakers. I live near Aix-en-Provence. Every morning, it’s a pleasure to wake up and tell myself that I live at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, 25 minutes from Aix-en-Provence. Je m’appelle Virginie Van Der Wees. …

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Winter in Provence La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
InspireProvencal History & TraditionsVirginie Van Der Wees

Festive Christmas Markets in Provence

Holiday Markets At this time of the year, Provence experiences reasonably mild weather so the Christmas markets are usually held in the open air. Associated with the celebration of Christmas, you can find everything related to holiday celebrations and Saint-Nicolas. The Christmas markets look like real little villages. Stroll through …

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Top French Mistake English Speakers
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLearning French

The Top French Mistakes Made by English Speakers

Guest Post by Aimee Laurence: French is a difficult language to learn and it’s normal to make mistakes. English speakers especially struggle with certain parts of the French language when it comes down to speech patterns. By knowing what some common French mistakes are, you can save time and confusion …

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French Lesson Organic Garden
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLearning French

Bees and a French Lesson in an Organic Garden

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Bee-Friendly Provence When you think of flowers in Provence, your mind tends to think about fields ablaze with poppies or the purple flashes of the lavender fields and the vibrant markets are home to stalls piled high with locally-produced fruit and vegetables or selling honey, created by …

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Recipe Learning French Provence the Key
Expat Living and Real EstateLearning FrenchMarina Depoorter

My Recipe for Learning French in Provence

Recipe for Learning French Take Provence a stunning, sunny, colourful area of France, known for its landscapes, food and wonderful quality of life, add to it the poetic and lyrical French language, a pinch of willpower, a spoonful of motivation and of course, a dash of fun and laughter. Gently …

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