Saint-Génies-de-Comolas is a village in the Rhone valley situated 20 km from Avignon at the crossroads of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. The Mediterranean climate affords around 300 days of sunshine a year. Getting there:
Château Correnson is a former vineyard estate dating from the 18th century comprising several buildings, extensive wooded grounds and a swimming pool.
The classes and accommodation are all on site. The school is housed in two buildings: the "Château", which is the main building, and the "Magnanerie", a building formerly used as a silkworm nursery.
The premises have been recently renovated and offer every modern comfort whilst retaining their original charm.
Students speak French five days a week from 8.30am to 10pm with :
The language school takes students all year round apart from a three-week break at Christmas and two weeks in spring.
This is a small study centre and the number of students is limited to 16 per week. We welcome new arrivals every Sunday evening at 6.30 pm for a minimum of one week's stay. We like to be informed of travel details a few days in advance in order to arrange to meet students at the Avignon TGV rail station.
Teachers and other members of staff organise entertainment during breaks, at some mealtimes and on some evenings.
Guests are invited three times a week to enable students to discuss topics of interest - economics, politics, major institutions, Europe, wine, etc.
The atmosphere is very friendly thanks both to the staff and the various native speakers who contribute to the study programme.