Sample seven Day Tour to French Alps
Classe de Neige/Language Week
We are committed to creating an itinerary which will enthuse pupils and encourage a positive outlook towards the country they are studying. All of our modern languages tours can include lessons, workstudies and practical tasks promoting the use of the target language wherever possible.
Departure and onward travel to Bramans. There will be frequent stops to break the journey. These will be discussed with the party leaders.
Evening arrival at our accommodation and introductory talk on fire drill and facilities available to the party. Distribution of ski equipment.
After breakfast and language lesson, the group will transfer to the market at Bonneval sur Arc where we will spend the morning completing a work study.
Lunch at the centre and then an afternoon with French specialist animateurs, fully qualified to lead our excursion in the snow on raquettes.
Return to the centre and evening meal.
Breakfast and transfer to the slopes for a full day alpine skiing. Lessons will be held by Ecole Ski Francaise.
Evening meal at the hotel followed by a disco.
After breakfast and a language lesson, we will spend the morning dog sledging.
Lunch at the centre and then off to the mountains to learn about mountain vegetation and animals. Also mountain weather and survival techniques. Both of these activities will be led by fully experienced and qualified guides.
Return to our hotel and evening meal – soirée savoyarde.
After breakfast and a language lesson, the group will transfer to a cheese manufacturer to learn about the production of cheese in this area.
The afternoon will allow the group some time shopping in Lanslebourg and also to complete a work study. Alternatively, the group may prefer to transfer to a school to spend time conversing with French peers or going to the ice-rink.
Evening meal and musical entertainment.
Breakfast and a morning building igloos! There will be time to pack before lunch and the start of the return journey to the UK. Children will need enough money to buy supper. Crossing and morning arrival at school at approximately 10:00
Please note that this is not a ski week, it is a language tour designed to maximize the use of the target language wherever possible. All snow activities will be with French animateurs. There will also be a native French speaker with the group at all times