One-to-one immersion French courses in the French Alps - in MENS
MENS is the market town for the Trieves; a wonderful plateau of rolling
farmland and forests surrounded by the mountains of the Vercors and
the Ecrins, the foothills of the French Alps.
This is real France where you are unlikely to hear English spoken;
an ideal base for a one-to-one French course.
The Trieves Plateau is home to France's most important "green"
centre - Terre Vivante - and the ethos of organic farming and green
building permeate the region.
is MENS ?
50 mins south of Grenoble, our main train station.
Lyon St Exupéry (LYS) and Geneva (GVA) are our nearest international
Check the airports' websites for the latest destinations.
St Exupéry (LYS), 2 hrs drive.
Geneva Airport (GVA),
2.5 hrs drive.
We can meet you at the train station at Clelles, 15 mins from MENS
by car. Or at Grenoble railway station which has good connections
to these airports.
French School - in the Trieves, France in a larger map
Dates available in MENS
Our high quality one-to-one French courses are available June to October
when it is (usually) sunny and warm in the French Alps.
Click here for a short video about our immersion
Accommodation options in MENS:
We strongly recommend a chalet on the local campsite
(for families), and Prefaucon Farm.
But please see our accommodation
information sheet for all options.
And perhaps also visit our BLOG.
Activities in the Trieves include:
Sports: walking, mountain biking, horse riding,
wind and kite surfing, paragliding and via ferrata are all accessible
and great fun.
Craft courses: include pottery, watercolour painting,
furniture painting, organic cookery, medicinal plants and felt-making.
See the tourist office website for courses available when you are
Cookery & French lessons are sometimes available
for specific dates.
Ask us if we have dates.