Ages 13 and over
Variety of accommodation
With/without French lessons
Explore the French Atlantic Coast!
Paris has everything… except a beach! Mainland France is home to over 5000km of coastline (yes, it’s steep!) and 4000 km of it is on the west coast (English Channel and Atlantic Ocean). If you want to “sea” another side to France and soak up its diverse natural and cultural heritage, then dive into an adventure with VAL!
Here are three regions to experience with VAL : Brittany, Normandy and Vendée.
• CHOOSE YOUR STAY PACKAGE •
Our language and cultural stay packages
Check out our stay packages (with or without French lessons) with a range of durations and activities.
- “BRET stay 5” (5 days/4 nights): 9 hrs of French lessons, 4 half-day activities, 4 overnight stays
- “BRET stay 6” (6 days/5 nights): 12 hrs of French lessons, 6 half-day activities, 5 overnight stays
- “BRET stay 7” (7 days/6 nights): 15 hrs of French lessons, 7 half-day activities, 6 overnight stays
- “BRET stay 14” (14 days/13 nights): 30 hrs of French lessons, 10 half-day and 2 full-day activities, 13 overnight stays
- “Cultural BRET stay 5” (5 days/4 nights): 2 museum tours, 1 guided tour, 3 quirky tours, 2 day trips, 4 overnight stays
- “Cultural BRET stay 6” (6 days/5 nights): 2 museum tours, 2 guided tours, 3 quirky tours, 2 day trips, 5 overnight stays
- “Cultural BRET stay 7” (7 days/6 nights): 3 museum tours, 3 guided tours, 4 quirky tours, 2 day trips, 6 overnight stays
- “Cultural BRET stay 14” (14 days/13 nights): 4 museum tours, 4 guided tours, 5 quirky tours, 4 day trips, 13 overnight stays
- “Exception BRET stay 5” (5 days/4 nights): 2 guided tours, 1 workshop, 4 tours and a show, 4 overnight stays
- “Exception BRET stay 6” (6 days/5 nights): 3 guided tours, 2 workshops, 5 tours and a show, 5 overnight stays
- “Exception BRET stay 7” (7 days/6 nights): 4 guided tours, 3 workshops, 5 tours, 1 day trip and a show, 6 overnight stays
- “Exception BRET stay 14” (14 days/13 nights): 6 guided tours, 4 workshops, 6 tours, 3 days trips and 1 show, 13 overnight stays
Get the full French experience and stay in a host family :
Visit Brittany, Normandy and/or Vendée with Vacances Actives Linguistiques on your choice of stay package :
- Language stay (cultural activities + French lessons)
- Cultural stay (trip focusing on French culture without French lessons)
- “Exception française” stay : specific break focusing on regional Brittany and Normandy signatures.
- Cultural activities include regular and quirky tours, workshops and experiences, excursions and guided tours.
Each overnight stay includes:
- Host family (2 or 3 students per family) or hotel accommodation (dorms
- Half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
• take french lessons •
Our partner schools and French courses
Our French as a foreign language-qualified teachers and guides
VAL has formed solid partnerships with French language schools renowned for the standard of their teaching and reliability. We choose our partner language schools for their modern learning facilities, city centre locations near cultural activities and good public transport links.
Our teachers are chosen for their energy and affinity with overseas students. Our friendly guides and guide-drivers are also qualified to teach French as a foreign language and adapt to suit learners’ abilities.
Learn at your pace and level
Do you want to gain confidence speaking French and improve your language skills in the best setting?
How about delving into French culture at the same time as you learn the language with our experienced teachers? We provide a French level test to ensure students are placed in the right class for their level. Every student can pick the weekly course schedule that best suits them.
French lessons are optional (please see our “cultural stays”). French lessons tend to take place in the morning with the afternoon spent on tours or activities.
You’ll receive an end of course certificate stating the number of hours you’ve completed and the level you’ve achieved at the end of your course.
20 years of expertise supporting groups and globetrotters
The ultimate in assistance during your trip, quick solutions to suit you
Value for Money
Excellent value for money
Atout France member, constant monitoring of our services
Creativity & Diversity
Culture is what fuels us to provide unique and original trips