Immersion Trips to France

The Alliance Française de Seattle partners with the Domaine des Florines to offer our community cultural and gastronomic trips to France with language immersion. Host Florence Bangue-Tandet, a French native from Lille, is a FLE instructor holding a Master’s in Teaching English/French as a Second Language from Seattle Pacific University.

The Alliance Française de Seattle and the Domaine des Florines propose seasonal one-week immersion programs in Marchiennes (northern France) which include daily cultural and historical trips and excursions, culinary experiences, and French classes to fully immerse guests in a French environment. 

Upcoming trips in 2023

Summer Trip 1:
June 23 - July 1


Guests arrive on Friday, June 23 and leave on Saturday, July 1

Full program and itineraries provided between June 24 - 30

Summer Trip 2:
July 3 - 11

Guests arrive on Monday, July 3 and leave on Tuesday, July 11

Full program and itineraries provided between July 4-10

Hosts & French Instructor

Florence & Michael Bangue-Tandet are French natives and long time Washington state residents. Florence is a FLE instructor holding a Master’s in Teaching English/French as a Second Language. She will be teaching daily French lessons to the group.

Your Chefs & Restaurant

Chef Benjamin Bernard-Luneau and his sous-chef Tchaa Alouda will lead your culinary discoveries. Their cuisine combines regional gastronomy and inspirations from around the world, using organic, local and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Program & Activities

Daily trips and excursions to local towns, cities and UNESCO heritage sites

Lunches at various typical regional restaurants and brasseries

Visits of museums and historical sites

Daily homemade dinners prepared by a Chef with local speciality products

Local wine, beer and aperitif tastings

Daily French classes linked to the cultural program to immerse you in this French environment

A home away from home in an authentic family-owned Bed & Breakfast

An opportunity to meet locals and their way of life, as well as like-minded travelers

Recommended level: A2+ and higher.

Rooms & Rates

* Airfare not included.

Couples sharing a room: 50% discount for the second person (see double occupancy rates).
A 5% discount will be applied for returning participants.
AFSeattle members receive a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival.

Included in the rates: all meals, accommodations, visits, restaurants, tastings, classes, and daily activities.
Not included in the rates: travel costs (to arrive to, or depart from, the Domaine des Florines).

Gîte 1

Chambre de Luxe  Single occupancy: $3,420
Double occupancy: $5,120
Suite de Luxe Single occupancy: $3,680
Double occupancy: $5,520

Gîte 2

Appartement de Luxe Single occupancy: $3,950
Double occupancy: $5,925
Chambre Preference BOOKED Single occupancy: $3,300
Double occupancy: $4,950
Suite de Luxe Single occupancy: $3,680
Double occupancy: $5,520

Gîte 3

Chambre de Charme Single occupancy: $3,595
Double occupancy: $5,392
Studio de Charme Single occupancy: $4,110
Double occupancy: $6,164
Suite de Charme Single occupancy: $3,857
Double occupancy: $5,786

Registration & F.A.Q.

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