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Summer Events in Normandy

Summer has arrived in Rouen and French in Normandy can propose many great sightseeing activities and events in Normandy to enjoy while you are studying French with us!

Promenade nocturne Mont St Michel www.mont-st-michel.monuments-nationaux.fr

Juillet et août Les clés de Bagnoles Les vendredis les arts de la rue www.bagnolesdelorne.com

Juin –Septembre Fresque Monumentale Mémorial de Caen www.mémorial-caen.fr

Juillet et août Les mercredi de la réserve Visites nature guidées dans le vaste parc des boucles de seine www.pnr-seine-normande.com

Juillet et août Les Nocturales Abbaye de Jumièges www.abbaye dejumieges.fr

14 juin au 23 août Bayeux Cathédrale Les Lumières de la Liberté www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

13 juin au 2 janvier Le Havre Exposition : Café, Cotton,chocolat de l’éstuaire aux îles  weather in rouen

Dimanche 17 août La vie à la ferme www.ouche-normandie.fr

3 au 10 août Les médiévales Château de Crèvecœur www.chateaudecrevecoeur.com

juillet Les Terraces du jeudi Tous les jeudi du mois de juillet à Rouen   Les Musicales de Normandie www.lesmusicales-normandie.com

13 au 17 août Vimoutiers Son et lumière sur les 70 ans du bombardement de la ville

Fin Juillet au début août Festival autour d’un piano Château de Carrouges www.paysdalencontourisme.com

2 juillet au 39 août Lire à la Plage www.seinemaritime.fr

Aller à la mer pour UN EURO ! www.regionhautenormandie.fr

20 au 23 août Festival de la Musique ancienne Arques La Bataille www.academie-bach.fr

CAEN Visite guidée spéciale 70 ans Tous les mercredis

11 juillet au 2 Novembre Giverny Musée des Impressionnistes Exposition : Bruxelles une capitale impressionniste www.mdig.fr

22 au 28 septembre Championnat du Monde du Kayak Polo- 27 nations en compétition Thury Harcourt www.thuryharcourtcanoe2014.com Kayak Clun de Thury Harcourt http://www.kcth.fr/

 Nous vous souhaitons de bonnes vacances! A bientôt à Rouen!

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Why Study French in Rouen?

Are you thinking about studying French in France? Have you thought about studying in Rouen? Here are some great reasons why you should study French in Rouen!

  • Excellent location, 1 hour from Paris
  • High quality tuition and exciting programmes
  • Qualified and experienced trainers
  • Historic and cultural capital of Normandy
  • Beautiful university town with unique medieval architecture
  • Fantastic shopping and lively social life
  • Famous for its links with art and literature
  • The gourmet capital of Normandy
  • Close to the coast and the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Friendly and welcoming host families

French in Normandy is an awarding-winning private French language school where students from around the world come to immerse themselves in the French language and life.

À bientôt in Rouen!

Learn more about what it’s like to be a student at French in Normandy with these sample French lessons.

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French in Normandy to Host IALC Workshop 2015

logo-ialc-blue-RGB_smallresizedFrench in Normandy was voted as the host and destination for the IALC 2015 Conference & Workshop! Tom & Eleri Maitland, directors of French in Normandy, are thrilled with the decision of their peers and colleagues and look forward to welcoming all the IALC family to Rouen, France!

Take a look at the video below to see what we have in store for you!

Welcome to Rouen!

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CIEP, Qualité FLE & French in Normandy

LOGO-FRENCH

Communiqué de Presse
CIEP Invites French in Normandy to Discuss the Qualité FLE Label
March 19, 2012
By: http://www.ciep.fr/

QUALITÉ FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and CIEP (Centre International des Etudes Pedagogiques) organised a 2 day seminar bringing together professionals from all sectors of this thriving sector in the world of international education. As part of the programme the CIEP invited Eleri Maitland who is responsible for Marketing, Pedagogical and Quality at French in Normandy, to share her experience of the audit and how the requirements of this prestigious accreditation have contributed to French in Normandy’s success and reputation.

Eleri told us that “French in Normandy is proud to be the CIEP’s partner and hope that this is the first of many such meetings”.

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Le 18 et 19 mars 2013, le CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques) a invité des professionnels du monde du Français Langue Étrangère à participer à deux jours de réflexion, d’échanges et d’information sur le label Qualité FLE.

Dans le cadre de ce premier rendez-vous dédié à la promotion du label qualité FLE et à l’importance d’une démarche qualité au sein des établissements enseignant le français, le CIEP a demandé à Eleri Maitland, Directrice Marketing, Pédagogique et Qualité de French in Normandy, de partager son expérience et d’expliquer comment le label a contribué à la qualité et au succès de l’école.

French in Normandy est très fière d’avoir accompagné le CIEP dans cette démarche innovante et dynamique.

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http://www.ciep.fr/conferences/assurance-qualite-dans-enseignement-du-fle/index.php

http://www.ciep.fr/conferences/assurance-qualite-dans-enseignement-du-fle/docs/programme-seminaire-assurance-qualite-dans-enseignement-du-fle.pdf

 

 

2 French Cities = 1 French Programme

logo-accent-francaisFrench in Normandy and Accent Français offer:

A joint program which allows students to know 2 regions of North and South France and 2 authentic cities: Rouen and Montpellier!

Rouen, the birthplace of impressionism and historical capital of the Normandy (Joan of Arc, Flaubert, Victor Hugo and many LOGO-FRENCHtreasures of architecture).

Montpellier, an experience under the Mediterranean sun in a college town and a region that grouped many heritage sites of UNESCO (Carcassonne, St Guilhem, Nimes, Avignon, etc …).

Program: 20 lessons from Monday to Friday
To learn and practice the language through grammar, vocabulary and expressions of everyday life. The methods are based on communication and specific needs.

beach.14744646To make the most of your stay, a selection of activities and excursions are offered in each school.
Rouen: Guided tour of the historic center, Mont St Michel, Monet’s House at Giverny gardens AND Basilica of Lisieux, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy landing beaches of the Second World War the fishing port of Honfleur.
Montpellier: Guided tour of the historical center of Nîmes AND visit the famous Pont du Gard, Carcassonne and its ramparts, Saint Guilhem, Barcelona, ​​Marseille, Roquefort (cheese tasting).

Accent Français and French in Normandy offer a rich program of weekly activities and excursions such as afternoon cooking, wine tasting, dancing lessons traditional visits to local markets and castles, painting classes for painting including Monet!PhotoRouen

Do not forget to plan a weekend trip to Paris from Normandy and Montpellier!

Duration: 4 weeks
Accommodation: host family with half board (breakfast and dinner)
Price: € 1,824
The price includes the course, fees, tests, materials and certificates.

Contact:

French in Normandy
Tel: (33) 235 72 08 63 Fax : (33)2 35 72 08 64
Email : [email protected]
Web: http://frenchinnormandy.com

Accent Français
Tél.: (33)4 67 58 12 68 Fax : (33)4 34 22 11 64  
Email : [email protected]
Web: www.accentfrancais.com

Les “Awards” 2012 – French in Normandy

awardEvery year French in Normandy travels around the world. Here are some of our favourite and best loved addesses from 2012!

Nos Médailles


FRANCE

les Restaurants
Café le Trianon, Rouen- Merci, Fati et Micheline !
Café Saveurs du Sud à Bernay – Merci, Bruno !
La Bella Cagliari, St-Etienne-du-Rouvray – Merci à nos amis Sardes !
Brasserie Hôtel de Dieppe – Coucou, Julien !
Le Réverbère à Rouen
La Grenouille, Honfleur – Bisous, Christophe et Denis !

les Hôtels
Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, Rouen – Merci pour tout, Arnauld et Ludovine !
Notre coup de coeur – Hostellerie de la Poste, Avallon !

À L’ÉTRANGER

les Restaurants
REFIK, Istanbul, Turquie
National à Bern, Suisse
Restaurant et Hôtel Posada Nationale à Braganca, Portugal

les Hôtels
Hôtel Renaissance, Sao Paulo, Brésil
Hôtel Fairmont, Montréal, Canada
Queen’s Hôtel, Brighton, Royaume-Uni
Novotel, Seoul, Corée
Hôtel Spa Aisia, Deba, Espagne

Companies Aériennes
Turkish Airlines
Air India
Pegasus

Médaille Noire 🙁
Air France – dommage que la companie de notre délicieux pays ne comprend toujours rien du customer service !

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Un Joyeux Noël en Normandie!

Rouen is a beautiful city that shows itself so well with its inherent charm; its cobblestone streets and timbered houses only add to the atmosphere during the Christmas season.  Normandy, as a region, is no exception. During the festive season there are endless activities to help you get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy France.

While French in Normandy will take a break for the Christmas holidays from December 21st – January 6th, 2013, students have a wide assortment of options to pass the time in Rouen, to explore Normandy and all that the region has to offer during this special season.

This Marché de Noël (Christmas Market) is a traditional European Christmas market taking place in front of the breath-taking Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen. With over 40 stalls and plenty of hot wine, chocolatey waffles and various street performances, this market will be sure to intrigue and entertain you. It is the perfect place to meet some friends and do some shopping for traditional French Christmas souvenirs to send home to family.

The Christmas market is typically a part of a larger festival – Rouen Givrée is the winter festival in Rouen taking place in various parts of the city including the Cathedral square, Hotel de Ville and the Vieux Marché.  Events and activities include craft workshops, live entertainment, the market and even a skating rink!

Rouen Opéra offers “la place en dernière minute” for those performances that are not sold out, you can catch a last-minute seat for just 5€!  Show up at the Théâtre des Arts 15 – 30 minutes before the performance to get your ticket. Keep up with what’s happening on their facebook page.

Cirque sur l’Eau presents le Grand Cirque de Noël de Rouen from December 5 – 16th at Hangar 23; get your tickets here for a performance you will never forget!

From the 16 to 22nd of December at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen, enjoy the beautiful and traditional Christmas music of a chamber choir in concert!

Tourism Normandy provides a complete listing of all the Christmas events in the region including more Christmas markets, concerts, fireworks displays, new year’s parades and festivities, light displays, Christmas trains, live nativity scenes as well as the unusual Santa sand-yachting race at Omaha Beach on December 22.

Rouen is an artistic city with endless art exhibitions going on year-round. See the complete listing on the Rouen Tourisme website.

At the Château Guillaume-le-Conquérant in Falaise, from November 15th 2012 to January 6th 2013, the castle tells the tale of the « Sleeping Beauty in the Woods ». This spectacle includes projections, scenes and musical effects, transforming the castle into the setting of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale. The magic of the fairy tale, its mystery and the delight of an unusual tour makes for an enchanting experience!

Keep up with New Year tradition! In DieppeEtretat and Fécamp one should start the New Year with an invigorating swim! Each year, swimmers venture out into the sea at 5°C ! Dare to join them or wrap up in your warm winter attire!

If you have any ideas about events and activities during the Christmas season in Normandy, please leave your suggestion in the comments!

Learn more about Christmas traditions in Normandy here.

We wish a “Joyeux Noël” and a “Bonne Année” to all the friends, students and partners of French in Normandy.

 

At the Market in Rouen

There are plenty of interesting and enjoyable markets in Rouen, practically every day of the week! So whether you want to do daily grocery shopping, watch the locals or find antique treasures, the markets in Rouen will be sure to please! Rouennaise typically buy a few culinary delights such as olives, cheese, bread, oysters and enjoy sharing their purchases with friends on the terrace of a nearby cafe. Wash that down with some wine and sunshine and it is another a fantastic day in France!

Below you find a listing of Rouen markets!
Bonne journée à vous!

Marché Boulingrin (Rive Droite)
Marché Cauchoise (Rive Droite)
Marché Grand Mare (Rive Droite)
Marché Saint-Clément (Rive Gauche)
Marché Saint-Marc (Rive Droite)
Marché Châtelet (Rive Droite)
Marché Place du Vieux-Marché (Rive Droite)
Marché de l’Ile Lacroix (Rive Gauche)
Marché de la Calende (Rive Droite)
Marché des Emmurées (Rive Gauche)

Cy’clic Rouen

Renting a bicycle in Rouen is easier than you think!

When it comes to getting around Rouen, a bicycle will be your ally for a day, a week or even an everyday companion!  With 20 stations and 250 bicycles, cy’clic is a simple, self-serve bike rental system that meets all your needs.

Subscriptions are flexible: you can choose between 1 day, 7 days, six months or a year.  The first half hour is always FREE regardless of your subscription and the fees after that are nominal, increasing from €1 – €4 for additional time. 1- and 7-day rentals can be purchased at the self-serve automat at the bike station. 6- and 12-month subscriptions can be purchased online, when you will receive an account and activation number. You will need to pick up your free cy’clic card at the city hall (Hotel de Ville) and activate the card.  

Whether to enjoy the sights of Rouen, run errands or go to school or work you can always find a station in the city center and close to parks and residential areas.  With a station every 300 to 400 meters, you can enjoy a new way of moving around the city.  Download the map and find your nearest cy’clic bike today!

 

 

La Fête du Ventre à Rouen

The must-taste event of the Norman region, taking place the 3rd weekend of every October, is the busy and tasty Fête du Ventre meaning the Festival of the Stomach!  Vendors, farmers and local producers from around the region gather in the centre of Rouen, surrounding the Vieux Marche, to share and sell their gastronomic delights!

Hosted by Rouen Tourisme, la Fête du Ventre is the perfect opportunity to discover the cuisine of the region including local honey & confitures, andouillette sausage, tartiflette, escargot, oysters, tarte aux pommes and more!  Browse the pictures below to get a taste of this great event!

  

  

  

  

  

Photos by Jeanette Kramer.