French classes

All our programmes are focused on your needs and goals. Our teachers know that you may lack confidence and they will respect your level, your rythm, your requirements.

Usually our programs are 15 hours a week, longer class hours can be arranged. 

Weather permitting we can  have our french lessons outside so we can enjoy the beautiful view and sunshine. 

 French classroom under the sunshine of Provence!

All the programs are flexible.

Classes have no more than five students in each group, so we can offer you high quality service and  you can progress quickly.


We adjust our program to your need (week end, number of hours…)


Teachers are available to come to your home, work or guesthouse or you come to the classroom.

Thus, you get « un programme à la carte ». You can learn French during breakfast or during children nap times for example.

You can feel relaxed learning in a quiet atmosphere. 

Or with a group of friends, aperitif in hand, around a swimming pool perhaps?






Discovery of Alpes de Haute Provence






In the lavender fields








Visite de la distillerie de lavande


Découverte des chapelles en Provence


Classroom stage à Viens




Lavenders and us!



Vocabulaire distillerie

Request your individualised program and study at your own pace – the ideal way to learn a language with Franci Discendum. 



For the Group,  we offer several course levels:
– complete beginner
– basic
– intermediate
– advanced

There are 3 on site classrooms: one of the classroom is in an old part of the Rampart in Caseneuve.

The other one is in at the teacher’s place in the medieval village of Viens.

The third classromm (sometimes) is in an ancient building that was one part of the Rampart Walls guarding the medieval town of Saignon.

Caseneuve, Viens and Saignon are « perched » hill-top village. The panoramas over lavender fields, vineyards, cherry and almonds orchards are « à couper le souffle » (a breathtaking view). The panoramas over the luminosity of Luberon mountain are just wonderful.


After registering, we will send you a Test to evaluate your level. Then we create a personalized course that corresponds to your level. At the beginning of your first class, you will speak at length with the teacher to further evaluate your level and determine your specific expectations and needs : grammar, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation. This is so we can craft a programme that includes what you need the most. At the end of your stay, you will receive a certificate of completion that states the level you achieved in written and oral French.

Complete beginners must register for independent study in order to master the basics and learn quickly. We advise our student at the complete beginner and basic levels to register for at least two weeks, even though you have the option of registering for as little as one week. This is because if it is your aim to significantly improve your French speaking and/or writing abilities, it is truly difficult for non-advanced students to accomplish this in less than two weeks.

Intermediate and advanced students, can deepen their knowledge and participate in writing and reading workshops (news, poetry, prose, ethnology approach of Provence …).

For those who have lived in France for a little while, we can devise programmes that will help you with day-to-day life and in familiarising yourself with your new surroundings.

French lesson with Ana from DanemarkFor example:



Familiaring oneself with daily life in France

French at Work


L'Ile sur la Sorgue marché antiquaires modif