French & Culture, Wine and Gastronomy

1 lesson = 45 min
group of 12 students
Course with fixed start dates
1 week maximum
various cultural activities
Open from A2 to B2 levels
free wifi

Do you want to learn how to make the famous « canelés »? Do you want to taste some of the best wines in the world or discover all the secrets of the city of Bordeaux?
This program is made for you!

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French & Culture, Wine and Gastronomy

When you think of France, you think of food, wine and cheese ! Yes, clichés can sometimes be relevant !

Indeed the French vineyard produces 3240 different wines for 1313 different denominations (46 only in the Bordeaux Region) in 80 departments and 16 major vineyards.

Bordeaux is quite simply the leading wine region in the world with 118,000 ha of vines, bordering the Atlantic. It produces half of all the great French wines.

If the words Medoc, Saint-Émilion, Merlot or Sauvignon make you shiver with pleasure, this program is made for you!

But would a wine tasting be a true wine tasting without its local cheeses and specialities?

The French & Culture, Wine and Gastronomy program is for students who want to discover Bordeaux and its history, while tasting the region’s specialties and wines.

Take part in our gourmet discovery sessions and explore several specialties and French know-how!

Please let us know if you have a food allergy.

Gastronomy activities - 4 activities / week (one week maximum)

Program open with 2 students minimum

This is a visit to a historic district of Bordeaux to discover the architectural jewels. The course will include different stops with meetings and tastings of specialties.

Bordeaux is the only city in France, and one of the only in the world, to have its entire city-centre protected as UNESCO international heritage. One can easily understand why by visiting this breath-taking city.

Stroll through Bordeaux and discover the heritage and cultural life of Bordeaux. On the programme: museums visits, exhibition, unusual sites.

The pastry course will teach you the basics of the best French desserts. Supervised by professional pastry chefs, you will make a French specialty such as chouquette, macaroon, canelé, white dune, lemon tart, etc… At the end of the workshop, you will be able to taste all your achievements.

Discover the vineyards of Bordeaux and visit the most famous castles. Wine tastings will be offered by passionate wine experts: winemakers and cellar masters.

We are at your disposal to answer all your questions about this program.

General French – 16 lessons per week

French lessons take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the morning in our school on the basis of 16 lessons / week.

After a French level test, you will be directed to the most appropriate class according to your level of and your objectives in French. Classes are international and courses are taught only in French by experienced and qualified teachers, all of French mother tongue. Classes in groups are limited to 12 people maximum to allow a longer speaking time to each one and to favor the conversation and the exchanges.

Your progress in French is evaluated weekly on Fridays.

At the end of your program, International House Bordeaux will give you a end-of-session certificate, mentioning the number of hours of courses followed and the level reached.

The extras of the program - 4 lessons per week

In addition, we offer you:

  • 1 free personal access to your FLOnline platform
    • when your register
    • during 12 weeks after you leave
  • 2 lessons of virtual guided tour per week
  • 2 lessons of online thematic meeting
  • A cultural sheet to play a treasure hunt in the city with educational support (lexicon, historical content, etc.) to explore a district, a museum, typical places in the region


You may be required to buy pedagogical material (books). Prices vary according to your level.

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Program available
in this school


We reserve the right to modify our prices in January, April and September 2023.


This program is open for one week maximum : 06/03 – 03/04 – 05/06 – 03/07 – 07/08 – 04/09 – 06/11

Registration fee50 €

16 lessons of general french  + 4 « gastronomy » activities

585 € / week

why choose us?

Live an unforgettable experience in France

  1. International classes of 12 students
  2. Programs open from levels A2 to B2
  3. Courses begin every Monday, all year round
  4. A 4-day-per-week class to allow you to enjoy a day off to chill and immerse in a French environment
  5. Qualified, experienced teachers with university degrees and trained in teaching French as a foreign language.
  6. An access to our virtual school based on Microsoft 365 (Office, Teams, OneNote, Stream). Adapted to the new reality and technologies, our teaching method includes teaching lessons, virtual meetings and visits.
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our pedagogy

our objectives

French lessons take place in the morning in our school based on 16 lessons / week. The objective is to make you acquire the basics of French to communicate effectively and spontaneously in French during your stay discovery of Bordeaux.

The program 16-general-French lessons of International House Bordeaux allows you to:

  • Develop of all 4 main language skills: SPEAK, READ, WRITE, LISTEN
  • Speak with fluency and accuracy in every day situation, for professional and/or academic purposes.
  • Develop knowledge of French culture and civilization
  • Improve your vocabulary and core grammar skills

our innovative methodology

Cooperative Language Learning is based on the practice of the language in real-life situations, using many different classroom environments.(In the classroom, outside of the class, on the FL Online platform, on the Mooc offered by FL).
The use of all the teaching technologies and methodologies available creates a complete experience with a full support for the learner.

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