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Ecole des Trois Ponts

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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 2 weeks at the Ecole des Trois Ponts and would absolutely come again. The ambiance is wonderful, as is the food. The teachers are friendly and especially Genevieve is extremely gifted in teaching this beautiful but difficult language. At dinner there is always a French person present, so that one can practice one's French even while eating. Every... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Responsable commercial at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review
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Great you enjoy your immersion experience in our French institute! Merci pour votre enthousiasme et au plaisir de vous revoir.... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

French from start to finish! I've been many times & each visit has been a positive & rewarding experience. Food is wonderful, great to meet people of many nations & this year (with my choice) the afternoon hiking was great. Close to the city of Roanne with all amenities & transport connections. Comfortable accommodation & tutors who are professional &... More 

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Thank marksimmonslx
René - Valerie ... D, Responsable relations clients at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review

Bonjour, Many thanks for your feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed your French and countryside walking course. A très bientôt, avec plaisir! Laetitia More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had seriously evaluated several French language programs in France before settling on this one, and it definitely paid off. This was a great program and a wonderful experience for adult learners who are serious about improving their French. I completely agree with all of the other's comments about the excellent teachers, small learning groups, incredible meals, and pleasant surroundings.... More 

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Thank TessaK604
René - Valerie ... D, Responsable commercial at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review which will definetly helps TripAdvisor travellers ! Hoping to see you for another immersion French program in the future, A bientôt, Laetitia More 

Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I went for 1 week to Ecole des Trois Ponts for French Lessons and cooking classes. I had a unforgettable experience! I am planning to go back again and again. Valerie, Genevieve, Jean Paul and all the staff are really friendly and professional. The french classes were way better than expected as the teaching method was effective and really entertaining.... More 

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Merci Martha! Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt pour de nouvelles aventures "à la française" avec des classes de français divertissantes,... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Excellent school to learn French. The classes are small (max 5-6 students) and teachers are great! Very effective, professional and friendly teaching. During my stay 11 of us were there and we were placed into 3 classes. After class it was possible to practice French with other students in the school garden or on organized walks or on private lessons.... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Responsable commercial at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review

Bonjour Simona, Merci beaucoup pour cet avis! Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in the host family we selected for you and that you liked our teaching methods. Yes indeed, small-sized classes in French are organised according to each participant's level and it is the perfect answer to encourage conversational skills. Nous avons vraiment aimé vous avoir parmi nous... More 

Newcastle
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As a ‘debutant’ at French, I can’t believe it was possible to learn so much in one week. An excellent French immersion experience, from the high quality of the teaching, the delicious food prepared by Jean-Paul, including his wonderful explanations of the cheese selection each evening, the wine tasting, to the lovely town of Roanne, a 20 min walk away.... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Gérant at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review that outline your French immersion experience at Ecole des Trois Ponts school as a beginner. Jean-Paul, our Chef, is indeed a cheese passionate and he is also keen to share his knowledge. See you maybe in the future for another visit, Best regards, Laetitia More 

Colac, Australia
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97 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

What I will say cannot really do justice to the experience that we had at Ecole des Trois Points. Everything about the whole week was above and beyond our expectations. We are definitely looking at returning in the future. From the moment we walked through the front door to us having to leave at the finish. We had the most... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Responsable relations clients at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review
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Merci beaucoup pour votre avis. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable séjour linguistique chez nous. A... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was my first attempt to enter into immersive French language and culture, and Ecole des Trois Ponts was a marvelous choice. Very lovely setting in this smaller French town, and the school is the perfect place to feel welcomed, comfortable, and provided for. The classes for my week were professionally done, and the Cours de Cuisine was exceptional !... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Responsable relations clients at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review

Dear Michael, We are delighted you enjoyed your French immersion with us. Hoping to see you another time, Laetitia More 

Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is my 2nd visit to Ecole des Trois Ponts. It has been another gréât week! The teachers are dedicated, passionate, and excellent at transmitting knowlege of thé French language and culture. I feel that I have really improved immensely my ability to communicate in french. Each day has been challenging, fun, and filled with innovative lessons. I've also loved... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Responsable relations clients at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review
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Bonjour Jean et un grand merci pour votre enthousiasme. Jean-Paul est effectivement un Chef passionné qui aime partager ses connaissances... More 

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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is my 3rd visit to L'ecole to study the French language, so it is obvious that I like it a lot. I have shied away from the cooking courses because I felt there was little their chef could teach me. But..........this year there is a new addition: Chef Jean Paul. First rate cuisine, loves to teach, super personality and... More 

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René - Valerie ... D, Responsable commercial at Ecole des Trois Ponts, responded to this review

A big thank for this special review about our French immersion course with cooking classes. Notre Chef Jean-Paul va avoir les chevilles qui enflent! A bientôt Barbara, Laetitia. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ecole des Trois Ponts created in 1991 specializes in short-term French language immersion courses for adults, in addition to French language combined with cooking classes. French immersion courses are offered in General, Intensive, Private and Holiday formats for all skill levels by professional and native French speaking tutors all fluent in English. During select weeks, hands-on cooking classes with our in-house Chef take place in the afternoons, as guests learn to create French culinary specialties. The Villa Beaulieu is a 19th century country house in the community of Riorges, adjacent to the town of Roanne, near Lyon. Nine guestrooms surround a peaceful, central garden in a quiet residential area close to patisseries, cafes and parks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ecole des Trois Ponts

Address: 645 rue Marechal Foch | Villa Beaulieu, 42153 Riorges, Communaute d'Agglomeration Roannais, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Loire > Communaute d'Agglomeration Roannais > Riorges
Price Range: $108 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms standard - some singles. Option to stay off site with a family”
 of 5 bubbles marksimmonslx, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try not to get one of the very small single rooms (H and I)-- very spartan and open to the world.”
 of 5 bubbles TessaK604, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Close your doors during the day to keep the heat out, open late in the afternoon to let the air back in.”
 of 5 bubbles mikervet, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms are assigned as you come”
 of 5 bubbles klolivares, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all very similar. There is one room that is wheelchair accessible with a larger bathroom and shower.”
 of 5 bubbles RandomPerson27, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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