Local immersion trips are the way to go!

Date:  Monday, June 15th – Saturday, June 20th
Level: A2 & Up | Conversational

As a simulation of living in a Francophone country, these memorable experiences leave lasting impressions and exemplify the learning by doing approach of teaching while remaining relatively close to home (only a few states away)! The Alliance Française’s immersion trip instructor & guide will encourage a maximum French participation through conversations, teatime, and games, and patiently be there to help participants if they struggle to find their words. He will also lead the group in pertinent cultural lessons related to the trip itinerary.

This experience is designed with the guests 100% in mind, making sure that this will not only be a wonderful, enriching, relaxing, and enjoyable experience, but also one that is full of learning.This all-inclusive French Immersion Trip includes: transportation* to & from New Orleans, lodging, 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, 3 guided tours, wine, games, 5 hours of French lessons, plenty of free time to explore, and a unique vacation visiting the historical city of New Orleans en français!

* Guests may provide their own transportation to New Orleans at their own cost

Monday, June 15

9:15 AM – Meet-up at Arts Center bus loop 
9:30 AM – Bus departs from Atlanta 
1:00 PM – Déjeuner on the road at Chez Fonfon in Birmingham
5:00 PM – House check-in time
5:00 PM – Free time to get settled-in and relax
6:00 PM – First French lesson
7:30 PM – Dîner at Antoine’s Restaurant 

Tuesday, June 16

8:00 AM – Group petit déjeuner at Café du Monde
9:00 AM – Explore the French Quarter
12:00 PM – Déjeuner at Café Degas
1:15 PM – Free time to walk by the river 
2:00 PM – Second French lesson
3:00 PM – Afternoon free time
6:30 PM – Dîner at Galatoire
8:00 PM – French movie night


Wednesday, June 17

8:00 AM – Petit déjeuner at Airbnb “en famille”
10:00 AM – Le Monde Créole tour en français
12:00 PM – Déjeuner at Évangeline
2:00 PM – Third French lesson
3:30 PM – Afternoon apéro and games
6:30 PM – Dîner at La Crêpe Nanou 


Thursday, June 18

8:00 AM – Petit déjeuner at Airbnb “en famille”
11:00 AM – Guided tour of Laura Plantation en français
1:15 PM – Déjeuner at Tableau
3:30 PM – Fourth French lesson 
5:00 PM – Drinks and conversation
7:00 PM – Dîner at N7 restaurant


Friday, June 19

8:00 AM – Group petit déjeuner at La Boulangerie
10:00 AM – New Orleans Museum of Art tour en français
12:00 PM – Déjeuner at La Petite Grocery
2:00 PM – Fifth French lesson
6:00 PM – Steamboat Natchez tour and dîner à bord


Saturday, June 20

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Group petit déjeuner at Petite Amélie
11:00 AM – Depart from New Orleans from Petite Amélie

Meet the teacher

Meet the teacher

Samuel Vernhes is a focused, bilingual French-American educator. He is passionate about food, art, soccer, and music. He has experience teaching in academic settings and continues to tutor and teach French to children and adults at Alliance Française and Atlanta International School. When teaching, Samuel incorporates his personal and professional experiences to enrich his student’s cultural and linguistic understanding. The growth and success of his students inspires him to continue to teach in the future and dream of potential pedagogical possibilities.