Immersion Trips to France

Since 2019, the Alliance Française de Seattle has partnered 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 2020

March 21-28, 2020

Focus on Gastronomy


July 8-16, 2020

Summer Immersion Trip (1)


July 19-27, 2020

Summer Immersion Trip (2)


December 13-20, 2020

Winter Immersion Trip (holiday special!)


Focus on Gastronomy B&B Stay:

Daily breakfasts and gourmet dinners prepared by a Chef with local specialty products.
Enjoy an authentic family-owned B&B stay.
Ideal for couples or students who prefer to adventure in the region on their own!


Summer and Winter Immersion Trips Program:

Daily trips and excursions to local towns, cities and UNESCO heritage sites
Visits of museums and historical sites
Lunches at various typical regional restaurants and brasseries
Daily homemade dinners prepared by a Chef with local speciality products
Local wine, beer and aperitif tastings
A home away from home in an authentic family-owned Bed & Breakfast
Daily French classes linked to the cultural program to fully immerse you in this French environment!

Recommended level: A2+ and higher.

  CONTACT FLORENCE & THE DOMAINE DES FLORINES  

RATES*

* Airfare not included.
Couples sharing a room: 50% discount for the second person. Launch special: on the March trip, the second guest enjoys 60% off!
A 5% discount will be applied for returning participants. AFSeattle members receive a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival.
Included in the immersion trip: all meals, accommodation, visits, restaurants, tastings, classes, and activities.
Included in the Gastronomy trip: accommodation, breakfasts, and dinners

Type of room Location Number
available
Single rate for Immersion Trip Single rate for Focus on Gastronomy  Couple rate for Focus on Gastronomy
1 standard room, private bathroom  Gîte 2 1 $2750 $1890 $2645
1 superior room, private bathroom  Gîte 1 1 $2850 $1955 $2735
1 superior room, private bathroom
Séjour de charme:  forest views or historical room
Gîte 3 1 $2995 $2055 $2875
1 suite with office, private bathroom (bathtub) Gîte 1 & 2 2 $3070 $2110 $2955
1 suite with office, private bathroom (bathtub)
Séjour de charme:  forest views or historical room
Gîte 3 1 $3215 $2210 $3095
1 studio, kitchen and terrasse, easy access shower, with separate bedroom with sleeper sofa Gîte 2 1 $3290 $2260 $3165
1 studio, kitchen and terrasse, easy access shower, with separate bedroom with sleeper sofa 
Séjour de charme: forest views or historical room
Gîte 3
1
$3425 $2355 $3295

How do I sign up for an immersion trip ?

1
(Optional)
I attend an information meeting  and/or ask questions by email
2
I choose a program/session and a type of room
3
I contact the Domaine des Florines by email to make a $1500 deposit
4
I book my travel independently and make the final payment before the trip.


5
I meet the group in France!
  CONTACT & BOOKING  


Feedback from our 2019 participants

Florence and Michael are terrific.
Delicious meals!
Summer 2019
The organization was great. They went out of their way to make things run smoothly for us.
Summer 2019
Definitely recommend!  
Summer 2019