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Courses in Cucugnan: language study holidays

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Cucugnan, Aude, Occitanie
The picture postcard village of Cucugnan, with its working windmill, is set between two ancient castles in the Corbieres hills. This area of the south of France, the Languedoc-Roussillon, is famous for sunshine, wine, and the castles of the Cathares; it is a region of wild beauty and history, yet with the beaches of the Mediterranean an hour's drive away. There are three good restaurants in the village, and the bakery below the windmill sells some of the best bread in France ( low on gluten and high on minerals and vitamins), traditionally baked in a wood-fired oven, made of stone-ground flour derived from organically grown,traditional, soft grains.

The area is renowned for its wines, which have vastly improved in quality over the last fifty years, but which are less famous, and therefore less expensive, than those of Bur...
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Listing #FKN3868707
About the Owner
Claire C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2010
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We travelled from Australia to spend a 3 week intensive french language course with Claire in Cucugnan - and were not disappointed. Claire has a wealth of experience knowledge and more importantly an infectious passion about language Our classes were interesting, diverse in delivery techniques...More

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campbellclaire53, VR Owner at Courses in Cucugnan: language study holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for such a comprehensive review; for me it is heart-warming and appreciated.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Having just moved to France this year, I needed a proper kick-start to improve my minimal French. I read about Claire in Connexions and we agreed a week in September. As I didn't want to drive such a long way, Claire kindly picked me up...More

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campbellclaire53, VR Owner at Courses in Cucugnan: language study holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

I should perhaps mention that the evening lesson was an exception : it happened to fit the situation. Normally tuition starts on the Monday morning, and people have time to settle in unhurriedly.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Claire helped both my wife and myself with our different standards of French knowledge in a caring and individualistic way with the aid of verbal and written questions and answers. After 5 days of study including "homework," our heads were reeling just a little but...More

1  Thank westeam
campbellclaire53, VR Owner at Courses in Cucugnan: language study holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Sorry about the washing-up liquid ! I slipped up there. Normally I check that there is enough. I should like to add that lessons include listening practice from cds (and even dvds in the evenings), as well as a lot of talking, reading and writing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Twin
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For lodging and a language course, please see my site, entitled cours-a-cucugnan, prices range between 550€ and 850€ for a week's course for one person. For a second person add 250€. The typical cost is 650€ which includes accommodation and 15 nours of private tuition for one person for a week..
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Railway: Perpignan, Narbonne: 64.0 km
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Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 64.0 km.
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