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French Language and Pâtisserie Course

From £416 pp

France, Normandy

5 days

Join a group of up to 12

French Language and Pâtisserie Course

What You'll Do

The rich gastronomic scene in the city of Rouen and Normandy makes it the perfect place to learn the French language as well as the art of French pâtisserie; on this unique 1-week course you’ll be combining morning language lessons with afternoon hands-on cookery for all language levels.

Choosing to combine learning the French language with hands-on cooking lessons in France is the best way to accelerate your language learning as you’ll be immersed in the language and local culture throughout your stay.

On this unique language course you’ll be learning French in the mornings before heading into the kitchen 3 times during your stay to learn the art of French pâtisserie, typically whipping up French classics which can include macarons, eclairs and choux pastry, fraisier (strawberry gâteau) and Normandy apple tart.

You’ll be speaking French from day 1 and find yourself progressing rapidly as you practise your new skills and vocabulary both inside and outside the classroom. Taught by highly qualified native French speakers, groups are small and you’ll be placed according to your level when you arrive so you can be sure that you’ll be making the most of your time there.

The friendly staff at the language school also organise a weekly schedule of social and cultural activities – it’s a great way to meet other people at the school, practice your French and experience the very best Rouen and the region of Normandy.


You’ll make typical desserts like macarons, eclairs, choux pastry & more.

Located just one hour from Paris with less crowds & more affordable prices.

Learn French at this award-winning family-run language school.

Your Local Host:

French Language School in Normandy

This friendly family-owned and run French language school is located in the medieval city of Rouen, capital of the beautiful region of Normandy in northern France. The school has been teaching French as a foreign language since 1992, winning many awards along the way, and has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You’ll find the school located on the left bank of the Seine in a quiet residential area called the Jardin des Plantes with Rouen’s Botanical Gardens just over the road.

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day

– Arrive at the school by 8:15am on your first day for a short level test to assess your understanding of the language and be placed in the right group class for your level
– French classes run daily Monday to Friday each week
– Classes start at 9:30am and finish at 1pm
– You will have 3 group classes per day lasting 60 minutes each
– You will have a 30 minute coffee break in the morning
– On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons you will have your cooking lessons from 2:30-5:30pm
– Your cooking lessons will be hands-on as you typically learn to create macarons, eclairs and choux pastry, fraisier (strawberry gâteau) and Normandy apple tart

What can I do after the language lessons?
– The language school will organise a weekly social activity programme including visits to local sites of interest
– Typical half-day activities during the week are:
Visits to Rouen museums
Visits to local radio or TV stations
Visits to local institutions such as local government authorities
Visits to Rouen’s horticultural gardens and other sights
Sports activities such as swimming or skating
– Typical weekday and Saturday activities (not included in the course fee) are:
Theatre and cinema evenings
Restaurant evenings
Visits to Mont St Michel, WW2 Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Giverny, Etretat, Dieppe, Caen, Camembert, local markets, and many more
– You will also have time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax

Where can I stay?
You’re welcome to make your own arrangements so you can pick accommodation to suit your needs, however, optional accommodation can be booked in addition to your language course with a local host family. You can simply add this option to your booking (for an additional charge) and more information can be found in the FAQs section at the bottom of the page.

Location Information

Located in the beautiful medieval city of Rouen in the northern region of Normandy, you’ll find yourself just 1 hour from Paris with the same rich French culture but with fewer crowds and far more affordable prices.

– 12 classrooms and a student resource centre & DVD library
– Reception with water fountain, drinks & snacks machine and tourist information
– Table football
– WiFi and 10 computers with internet access
– Disabled access to all areas of the school
– Free street parking

Nearest airport: Rouen is easy to get to by car or public transport. The most popular route is via any of the Paris airports or the Eurostar to Paris. From there, it’s easy to get public transport.

  • 15 Group, 60 minute French lessons (for complete beginners to advanced levels)
  • French lessons take place from 9:30am-1pm, Monday to Friday
  • 3 cooking lessons on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5:30pm
  • Language level test at 8:15am on your first day
  • Enrolment fee
  • Class materials
  • Orientation session on your first day
  • WiFi access
  • Use of library and resource room
  • Various cultural activities (some with small charge)


- Suitable for all French language levels from complete beginners to advanced
- Cooking lessons are suitable for all levels and will be focused on making French pâtisserie
- Minimum age 16 with no upper age limit

- The school is open year round with a break for Christmas and New Year
- French and cooking courses start on the first Monday of every month
- Your course will start on Monday and finish on Friday
- If you choose to book optional accommodation, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out the following Saturday