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Language Immersion Stay at FLORENCE's

France
Nantes
French
From 660 € / week
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Welcome to Florence

Mother of two daughters in higher education in law and business - 20 and 24 years old, we live in a very pleasant family home with a large landscaped garden in a residential neighborhood where life is good! The house is always very welcoming and so are its guests!

Coming from a background of good education, we love friendliness, good understanding, and good cheer. We are particularly attached to French values, our culture, and our beautiful region, just like our beautiful country. We especially enjoy moments of sharing meals, their preparation, our outings, and above all, being with our friendly networks in Nantes that surround us.

The company of a small dog adopted from the Society for the Protection of Animals contributes to our joy of living, our enthusiasm for enjoying life!

Being empathetic, concerned about well-being, and focused on others, I teach French to young people and adults using oral and written communication methods that inspire me. I bring listening and sharing in a spirit of openness.

Indeed, since 2015, I regularly host young French and foreign students, either during their school programs in Grandes Écoles, in Bachelor's degrees, or occasionally as a host family, especially with Irish or Spanish students.

I also welcome adults on French immersion programs for stays of 1 to 2 weeks. The stay is customized with a varying number of hours of courses per day, as well as cultural and sports activities, depending on the many possibilities offered by the city and its surroundings by the seaside.

What motivates my approach to teaching French through immersion at home is also my involvement in a customized and on-demand program specific to each individual. I like to get in tune to improve their level of French, make myself useful by providing support, involvement, and my past experiences, in exchange for the trust placed in me. After all, isn't the common goal to combine usefulness with pleasure for the well-being of everyone, while having a good time?

I have a versatile background with studies in marketing-communication in a business school, journalism in a journalism school, and certification in the digital field. I am an expert French trainer. I have worked as a communicator, web marketer, editor, creator of editorial lines, and French trainer. I have always been involved in content creation, proofreading, and maintaining proper syntax in "good French". Always focused on the French language, with an expert level in spelling and French grammar, I have also proofread and corrected novels by various authors, diving into the adventure of teaching French, which I am eager to share with you!

  • Houseold:
  • FLORENCE (Mother )
Max number of hosts at the same time:
3 people
  • Accept:
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adult (woman - man)
  • Senior (woman - man)
  • Couple
  • Groups and families

Since 2015, I have been regularly hosting young French students, either during their academic programs in Grandes Écoles, University Bachelor's degrees, or occasionally as host families, especially with Irish and Spanish students.
I also welcome adults participating in French immersion programs for stays of 1 to 2 weeks. The stay can be customized in terms of the number of hours of classes, depending on the desired level of involvement.
I offer a reduced rate for individual classes starting from 20 hours per week, without exceeding 30 hours per week. This is available upon request and upon receiving a quote.
Upon request and depending on your preferences, I can enhance your stay with cultural and artistic activities offered by the City of Nantes, as well as sports workshops of your choice, taking into account the possibilities in our beautiful city and its surrounding coastal areas during your visit.

To ensure total immersion for my guests, I guarantee that there are no guests of the same nationality during their stay.
I also commit to ensuring the comfort of each person in a youthful, respectful, and well-mannered atmosphere. And friendliness is always present.

Proposed activities:

A typical day with us

"Our trip to Nantes can be done with or without a French immersion program for stays of 1 to 2 weeks à la carte:

- Mornings: exchanges and sharing around a communal breakfast,
- Number of individualized class hours ranging from 1 to 3 hours per day.

Around a meal at around 12/1pm: preparation and lunch together. Another opportunity to share your experiences in a convivial moment.
If the weather permits, meals are taken in the garden on the terrace, around a plancha or a barbecue.

Afternoons are free or accompanied according to the guests' preferences.
We are fortunate to benefit from numerous cultural, artistic and sports activities depending on the seasons, whether it be along the banks of the Loire, by the sea, in our beautiful metropolis made up of 24 towns and 11 neighborhoods with a rich history of France.
We have a city with many parks and their fauna and flora have different contours. Walks are often a common occurrence with my little dog who never gets tired.

Dinners bring together everyone who shares the house. It is a time to talk about your day, your discoveries and take the time to relax together, as a family or with friends. These evenings can be enhanced with fun board games. The good atmosphere in the neighborhood leads us to meet for an aperitif, a barbecue at one another's place. Depending on the generations, we enjoy Nantes by night to share a cocktail in town on a square, or go out to dinner at a restaurant if the opportunity arises.

Looking back at activities,
To give you an idea of what happens in June: 41 events, 25 exhibitions and 2 festivals. Some are free and all you have to do is enjoy them!

CULTURE: During the summer hours, La Folle Journée, Hip OPsession, Le Voyage à Nantes, Les Machines de l'Ile, Festival Spot, Nantes Digital Week, Graslin Theater, Grand T, Unique Place, concerts by the ONPL, Escales de Saint-Nazaire, submarine and eco-museum in Saint-Nazaire, Fête de la Musique (June 21st)...
MUSEUMS with entrance fee: Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Musée d'arts de Nantes, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle.
CINEMAS: Le Cinématographe, Le Festival des 3 Continents
FREE: Walks from Pellerin to Mauves-sur-Loire, passing through the heart of Nantes, discover an exceptional natural heritage: Sundays on the farm, enchanting nights, Folie des plantes, the extraordinary garden (Price), square Schwob, the gardens of Founillère, the greenhouses of Gand-Blottereau, Le Papotager de l'Héronnière, the cemetery of la Bouteillerie,
- Markets, Flea markets, yard sales, the big braderie (June 6th)
SPORTS with reservation and entrance fee:
- Nantes International Challenge international badminton tournament, from June 23rd to 26th
- World Table Football Championship, from June 28th to July 3rd
- BMX World Championships, from July 26th to 31st
- Jeux de Bretagne, from July 1st to 10th
- Solitaire du Figaro, from August 15th to 21st
- French Open Squash, from September 12th to 17th
PAID RUNNING EVENTS:
- Les foulées du Tram, October
- Odyssea Nantes, March.

VOLUNTEERING is primarily addressed to young people.
Depending on the season, I will involve you in the support of fun activities. For example:
- This summer, between late June and late July, create short videos or audio documents on topics from your daily life; Treasure hunts in Nantes / Original and unexpected visits / Photography contest.
- Experience cultural mediation (60 nationalities expected) for a Welcome Evening for foreign students organized by the Directorate of Associative and Youth Life of the City of Nantes at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.
- Saturdays every other week throughout the year: theater, dance, music, photography, video, drawing, clown... with 2 artistic facilitators
- Regular opportunities to accompany cultural events organized by the City of Nantes."

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
    Small bitch, mix of Papillon and Spaniel breeds.
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    400 meters

Paid options organized by the family

Many paid or free activities are available throughout the year, especially until July 31st. Upon request, I can offer you tailor-made and personalized activities, knowing your preferences better.
For outings outside of Nantes, you can refer to:
https://www.viamichelin.fr or https://www.mappy.fr
You are 3 hours away from Paris, 2 hours away from Mont Saint-Michel, and 1 hour away from the famous amusement park Le Puy du Fou.

Access:
Nantes SNCF train station: distance of 3.5 km, which is 10 minutes away
2 access points:
- Gare Nord (North Station): 27 Boulevard de Stalingrad, 44041 Nantes
- Gare Sud (South Station): Quai de Malakoff, 44000 Nantes
By public transportation, counting half an hour:
1. C2 line is directly accessible when exiting the Nantes Nord station. The bus goes directly to the boulevard and you can get off at the "Rennes-Longchamp" stop. It runs infrequently on Sundays.
2. Reach the tramway line 3 in the city center at the "Commerce" station. Then take the tramway towards Marcel Paul until the "Longchamp" stop. Go up the boulevard.

Furthermore, I can pick up guests by car. Depending on the traffic, it takes about 20 minutes for the airport and 10 to 15 minutes for the train station.

To navigate and find your own itinerary:
- In Nantes with means of transportation: https://www.tan.fr/
- Website of the SNCF train lines and Nantes train station: https://.oui.sncf/
- Nantes taxis: https://www.taxis-nantes.com - Tel.: +33 240692222
- By downloading the Uber application on your mobile and using your own payment method, Uber taxis can arrange a pickup (not always convenient for pickup at the airport, but very practical for the rest of the city, especially at night).

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • GARE SNCF DE NANTES
  • AEROPORT DE NANTES ATLANTIQUE
  • Côte atlantique vue mer : Pornic, La Bernerie, La

Comments of previous guests

Kincső Krisztina

Très bon séjour

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  • 5/5
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  • Kincső krisztina
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  • on Jun 29, 2023

J'ai passé une semaine agréable chez Florence, où j´ai été très bien accueillie. Patiente et expérimentée, Florence a adapté son enseignement à mon niveau de français. Elle m´a fait aussi des suggestions utiles pour continuer à progresser. Les promenades, les repas et le temps passé à cuisiner ensemble ont été agréables et utiles pour améliorer mon français. Merci beaucoup, Florence !

Charlotte

Une super semaine!

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  • 5/5
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  • Charlotte
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  • on Feb 14, 2023

Mon séjour avec Florence a été fantastique ! Elle habite à Nantes dans une grande maison, 10 minutes à voiture du centre-ville. La ville de Nantes est une très jolie ville et il y a beaucoup de choses à faire – par exemple, un tour du cœur historique ou un tour à propos des esclaves, et aussi de nombreux magasins, restaurants et bars. Je suis restée pendant une semaine et Florence a organisé beaucoup de choses pour moi à faire et donc j’avais une semaine bien remplie ! Cependant, pour moi, la meilleure chose à propos du séjour est Florence. Elle est très sympa, vraiment gentille et elle a toujours la bonne humeur. Elle m’a préparé beaucoup d’exercices pour pratiquer mon français et ils étaient spécifiques à ce que je devais améliorer. Nous avons fait 2 à3 heures par jour autour mon programme et puis nous dinions ensemble et je pouvais pratiquer ma petite conversation quotidienne (elle est aussi une bonne cuisinière !). Florence était très patiente (parce que j’ai fait beaucoup de fautes) et sa gentillesse m’a donné confiance à essayer de m’exprimer en français- je suis très reconnaissant pour ça! En conclusion, je recommande vivement le séjour avec Florence.

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