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 2022

Summer Dates:
July 1-9, 2022

Guests arrive on Friday, July 1 and leave on Saturday, July 9

Full program and itineraries provided between July 2-8

Your Hosts

Florence & Michael Bangue-Tandet are French natives and long time Washington state residents.

Your French Instructor

Florence Bangue-Tandet, a French native from Lille, 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

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: $3,320
Double occupancy: $4,980
Suite de Luxe
Single occupancy: $3,575
Double occupancy: $5,363

Gîte 2

Appartement de Luxe BOOKED
Single occupancy: $3,835
Double occupancy: $5,753
Chambre Preference
Single occupancy: $3,205
Double occupancy: $4,808
Suite de Luxe BOOKED
Single occupancy: $3,575
Double occupancy: $5,363

Gîte 3

Chambre de Charme BOOKED
Single occupancy: $3,490
Double occupancy: $5,235
Studio de Charme BOOKED
Single occupancy: $3,990
Double occupancy: $5,985
Suite de Charme BOOKED
Single occupancy: $3,745
Double occupancy: $5,618

Registration & F.A.Q.

Read the complete policies and waivers.


Feedback from our 2019 participants

Florence and Michael are terrific.

The setting is so lovely, the accommodations luxurious and also very practical. It was fun, and we spoke a lot of French.  Highly recommend!

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