« Viens » chez moi …..to learn French in Provence!
In French, « to come » is « venir ». When someone says « viens », it means: come to visit me … so it is rather apt that our school should be based here in a village with the same name
France is composed of 27 regions with 21 located in metropolitan France ‘L’hexogone’ and these regions are each composed of several departments. The region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur is located in the Southeast of the country, and is composed of the departments of the Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes de Haute Provence, Hautes Alpes, Alpes maritimes, Var and Vaucluse.
Our school, Franci Discendum is located in Viens, a traditional provencal village, located high on a hill between Vaucluse and the Alpes de Haute Provence in the heart of the Luberon Natural Park
Not far from Mont Ventoux, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Vaison-la-Romaine or Marseille, midway between the Alps and the Mediterranean, the wide sweep of the Luberon is in some ways a microcosm of Provence. A Regional Natural Park since 1977, it has made the protection of its landscapes and cultural heritage its primary objective.
Our home village of Viens is perched on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by magnificent countryside. Tracing its history back over 1000 years, it is an ancient village that has retained a medieval atmosphere and a great character.
Wandering around its narrow streets, you will see beautiful old ‘residences’ that date back to the 13th century, together with charming old houses and the Renaissance chateau, restored in the 14th century.
Viens is situated a few minutes away from the huge lavender fields that stretch across the Plateau de Saint Christol towards Sault, and is near to the amazing Colorado de Provence, ochre cliffs, in the heart of the « authentic » and charming Provence…
During summer, Viens hosts an Art festival with dance, theatre, and story-telling performances … This is a great time to meet with and chat to local people and artists, providing the perfect opportunity to speak, and further improve your french language skills.
Choosing to learn and study French in this typical Provencal village provides you with the perfect opportunity to become totally immersed in the language, supported by the wonderfully relaxed way of life in Provence.
Learning with us offers you more than just the language skills, we help you to benefit from everything Provence has to offer for your whole well-being…