When in France, don't be just another tourist

  • Learn greetings and basic travel expressions in French,
  • Feel comfortable ordering in restaurants, navigating public transportation, or asking for directions,
  • Prepare for medical emergencies, or to travel with children,
  • Discover life in Paris after the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa,
  • Get insider tips that only a French native can share.

Preparing for your trip will save you time and money, and make for a more pleasant travel experience. Veronique is an experienced traveler. She knows France and goes back every year. 

Travel Preparation Workshops

Learn basic travel French and get valuable insights into local customs with our fun, informative travel workshops.

  • Learn basic travel French and get valuable insights into local customs with our fun, informative travel workshops,
  • Our travel workshops are conveniently held at local community colleges that offer competitive prices and the flexibility of online registration,
  • Our programs are designed with working adults in mind: They are fast-paced, practical, and are held on Saturdays,
  • Participants go home with valuable resources to help them remember it all and prepare for their upcoming trip.

Frites in Normandy
(Frites or French Fries originated
in Belgium, not France)

When in Paris, Do as the Parisians Do — Workshop

Quarterly Saturday workshop (except summer) Next Bellevue College class: May 16, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - $45
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Quarterly Saturday workshop (except summer) Next Bellingham class: Saturday, May 2, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Whatcom Community College - $45

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Prepare for your next vacation in the "City of Light".
Topics presented include: Paris history; overview of the 20 "Arrondissements" (districts); "Rive Droite" or "Rive Gauche"; best time to visit; what to pack and to wear; choosing hotels and restaurants; money matters; specialty shopping; getting around on foot, by car or subway. You will receive valuable travel and cultural tips to help you "blend in", as well as an extensive list of resources (books, travel guides, and websites). Please bring your favorite Paris map for easier orientation.

When in Paris

Planning a trip to France?
This fast-paced class prepares you for almost anything French and focuses on pronunciation basics and essential travel expressions. Learn greetings; read a French menu and order food; ask the hotel receptionist for help; discuss sizes and prices with a salesperson... At the end of this session, you will feel more confident speaking French and interacting with the locals.

Exploring France: Essential Travel Tips

Quarterly Saturday workshop (except summer)
Next Bellingham class: May 2, 2015
9:30-12:30pm
Whatcom Community College - $45

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Prepare for your next trip to La Belle France
France has been the world's most visited travel destination for the last 35 years. So why do the French get such a bad rap in the media as unwelcoming to tourists? In this fun and interactive class, French native Veronique Savoye covers stereotypes, greetings, dining and shopping etiquette, emergencies, the five essential French expressions that will open most doors, and more. Do not go to la Belle France without hearing these indispensable cultural and travel tips first!

Contact us for any question or suggestions about new or upcoming workshops.