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Coeur de France Ecole de Langues

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Address: 1 Place de la Panneterie, 18300, Sancerre, France
Phone Number: +33 2 48 79 34 08
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Coeur de France Ecole de Langues is a French immersion language school...

Coeur de France Ecole de Langues is a French immersion language school providing French instruction in Sancerre, France. Coeur de France specializes in programs for adults and families. Our French language programs are taught at all levels, in groups or private individual classes. Courses available from 1 week or as many as 8 weeks.Located just 2 hours south of Paris, access is easy via train or car. Classes are taught in 16th century chateau in Sancerre. Self-catering apartment accommodation is also available in the chateau and within a few minutes of school.Cultural excursions are a vital part of our program and include visits to castles, winetastings in Sancerre wineries, visits to goat cheese farms, French home-style cooking class. Nearby extracurricular activities in Sancerre include aerial tour of Loire Valley vineyards and castles, biking, horse riding, canoeing on Loire....

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an excellent experience

The school is a lovely building, conveniently situated and well equipped. The owners are extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. The teachers are outstanding. I have worked in... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fremantle, Australia
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Fremantle, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The school is a lovely building, conveniently situated and well equipped. The owners are extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. The teachers are outstanding. I have worked in adult education for nearly 40 years, and these are some of the best teachers I have known. Some of the reviewers might say it is expensive, but you get what you pay for.... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour. Thank you for your insightful review of Coeur de France! Gérard More 

Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have long wanted to have the experience of studying French in France. This lovely language school helped me fulfill my dream in marvelous fashion. I cannot say enough about Laura, the wonderful instructor I had for my private lessons. My apartment near the school was spacious and served my needs well. I thoroughly enjoyed the excursions, meeting the other... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour. Thank you for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed learning with our excellent teacher Laura and getting to know adult students from around the world here to learn French in Sancerre. I'm glad to know that your apartment suited you and that you took advantage of all Sancerre has to offer! We'd love to welcome you back anytime,... More 

Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of two teenage boys, myself and my husband, took French lessons with Marianne for four hours each of the five days, and explored Sancerre, Saint Satur, and the surrounding countryside on bikes hired from the local tourist office for the remainder of our time. We stayed in an apartment next to the school itself so could cook for... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour ! Thank you for taking the time to review Coeur de France on TripAdvisor. Marianne and I look forward to welcoming your family back again someday! Gérard More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Our family stayed here for a week. Myself, wife and daughter took French classes in the morning. We did class activities, exploring, etc. In the afternoon. Gerard (owner of the school along with his wife) were very friendly, accommodating and did their best to ensure we learned French at our level and experienced the local French culture. Gérard gave an... More 

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Zuluquebec, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour, I'm glad you enjoyed the aerial tour of the vineyards and Loire valley as well as the winetasting tour! I hope to welcome you back again soon, Gérard More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This school is perfectly represented in its YouTube videos. Marianne and the instructors are very focused, personable, and kind without affecting a “boot camp” mentality. While the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, you will learn French. My instructor, Gwendoline, adjusted to my needs and helped me increase my French proficiency. Everyone speaks only French while at the school, and for... More 

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Zuluquebec, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour, I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience at Coeur de France. We try hard to make learning fun and it's gratifying to know we succeeded! Merci encore, Gérard More 

Miami Lakes, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My daughter Ambar and I are delighted with our recent experience at the Ecole de Langues. Marianne and Gérard are excellent ambassadors of the region itself,. There are a lot of wineries and interesting activities designed as extra-curricular events. Sancerre is famous for its wines and its winemakers are proud of that. The classes by far surpassed my expectations, since... More 

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Zuluquebec, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour Ivelisse et Ambar ! Thank you for your through review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate it! We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Sancerre anyday, Gérard More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

From the first communication with Gerard and Marianne, I was impressed. They are prompt and responsive to the needs of each student. The school was well-run and very professional. It perfectly met my need to refresh 40-year-old French skills and advance them from purely academic to practical and current. I spent two weeks in the program. They offer a variety... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. Marianne & I are delighted that you took advantage of all the Coeur de France and the winemaking town of Sancerre has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime, Gérard More 

San Jose, CA
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I recently completed my second two-week stay at Coeur de France, and this second stay was even better than my first. I enjoyed the school for many reasons. First, the professors are wonderful! My master’s degree is in Teaching English as a Second Language so I arrived with specific expectations of how a language should be taught; my instructor, Valérie... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour ! We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your course with our teacher Valérie and I have passed along your review to her personally. Your keen observation about the kind of person who comes to Coeur de France is exactly right and one we've seen for these 20 years since founding the school: Open minded people who enjoy life... More 

Janesville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

After studying French on my own, I was ready for some individual instruction. My husband and I took the couples' lessons for 5 days. We crammed a lot of learning into that time. Marianne is an excellent teacher and very personable and encouraging. She is the heart of Coeur de France. We enjoyed meeting and talking (in French, of course)... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour Lori, Agreed: My wife Marianne really is the "heart" (coeur) of Coeur de France! I know that you and and your husband made the most of your short 1 week stay and we hope to welcome you back again for a longer stay someday! Gérard More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was a true 5-star experience, beginning with my pre-booking communication with Gerard through to my departure. I booked a two-week private one-on-one lesson plan with the school approximately three months prior to my arrival. I flew in to Paris and enjoyed a few days there before renting a car and driving down. I would recommend this for anyone staying... More 

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390grc, Owner at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues, responded to this review

Bonjour Sean, Thanks for your detailed review of your Coeur de France experience. I'm glad you took advantage of the opportunity to get to know other students from around the world who, like you, come to us to improve their French skills. Clearly you made the most of what Coeur de France -- and the village of Sancerre -- has... More 

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