VAL, language travel professionals since 2002
“Young people love to travel, they relish extraordinary experiences”
Vacances Actives Linguistiques brings together two of my biggest passions: cultural travel and French language teaching. I founded the incoming travel agency VAL (DMC) in Paris to provide unique language stays, encourage young people to travel, bring cultures together and speak French.
20 years of experience means I can take pride in planning 1200 stays for over 25,000 students and learners with the help of a team of activity leaders, teachers and French teachers whose passion is only equalled by their talent.
We create the ideal immersion for all our students and share our passion for new experiences by bringing you our reliability, trust and expertise.
years of experience
students and travelers
• Vacances actives linguistiques’ mission •
Specialists in French language stays
Design and run “smart” language and cultural stays in France to provide language immersion and make it easier to learn French as a foreign language.
We provide a variety of language stay options to meet all our travellers’ needs and budgets in a dozen French destinations:
- Short language stays
- Cultural and themed stays (history, art, food & drink etc.)
- Long-term language immersion stays
- “Exception française” language stays focusing on French cultural icons
- Spring break and summer camps
• Vacances actives linguistiques’ vision •
Trips to learn French in the best conditions
1. Customisable bespoke stays
Our language stay schedules can be tailor-made to suit you. You can combine a week exploring the French capital with a week soak up Provence’s sunshine and culture. You can put together an entire stay in the western region of France, from Normandy to Bordeaux via Brittany and La Rochelle.
2. How does VAL provide the best travel conditions?
We tailor stays to meet our clients’ budgets
We adhere to specific requests and requirements from groups
We fulfil teaching objectives from teachers/group leaders (themed trips, exam preparation etc.)
We provide advice about destinations, facilities and activities that meet the group’s requirements
We provide daily support and updates until the end of the stay
• Vacances actives linguistiques’ network •
Strong partners in travel organization and Francophonie
VAL has built a strong network of professional contacts who have been working with the agency for years:
French schools (FLE = French as a foreign language)
in prime locations with public transport links in cities where groups stay with comfortable and modern facilities.
with experience and qualifications who provide quality lessons to suit each group’s requirements in a relaxing setting.
French-speaking guides and drivers
who are passionate, cheerful and love sharing their knowledge and experience with students and learners in French destinations they know inside out!
Accommodation sites (hotels and residences)
that suit the group’s budget and need no introduction in terms of hospitality and comfort, approved by our customers and inspected by our agency.
that are carefully selected based on location and public transport links, accommodation capacity and interpersonal skills to adapt to learners’ health and religious requirements.
ideal for hosting groups, on our travellers’ itineraries and showcasing France’s famous food & drink.
that are efficient and safe, a solid partnership with proactive coach companies who you can count on in terms of safety and availability.
• Vacances actives linguistiques’ USPs •
Why plan a language stay in France with VAL
Get a language stay schedule suggested and detailed quote within 48 hours.
ATOUT FRANCE network member
Proof of reliability and security, VAL provides the most reliable destinations and the best insurance solutions.
A wide variety of destinations
Must-visits, famous and/or secret
Design the perfect language and cultural stay to suit your group’s teaching and logistics.
All-inclusive stay: travel with peace of mind!
Save time when you travel with VAL: VAL covers everything and saves you time with an all-inclusive schedule from start to finish. Carefree travel!
Great value for money
We negotiate services with our partners to give you the best value for money break.