Practice French in France! 

The trip is full! 16 participants with 2 AFC guides are going to Bordeaux! Contact us to be added to the waitlist!

The Alliance Francaise of Calgary is happy to announce that in 2023, we will organize a cultural and linguistic stay in the beautiful city of Bordeaux.

Are you ready to travel to France with Sophie, your very own guide from Alliance Française Calgary! To experience complete immersion in a beautiful city is one of the best ways to learn French, progress quickly, and discover a new culture. Think of this trip as a premium conversation class which lasts one week in France! Let yourself be guided by Sophie and explore one of the most beautiful cities of France! 

Bordeaux is a City of art, culture and history, located in the heart of the largest wine region in France! Enjoy the ideal location of the city with the beaches on the Atlantic coast, the pine forests, the basins and the many picturesque villages. 

Enjoy a tailored program with amazing activities including but not limited to: 

  • A guided tour of Bordeaux
  • Wine tasting & cruise
  • Discovering Arcachon
  • Discovering the most beautiful cultural places in Bordeaux
  • Discovering the Dune du Pilat
  • Discovering la Cour Saint-Emilion

The Alliance Française of Calgary will take care of the accomodation in a 3-star hotel in the heart of Bordeaux, as well as the organization of visits. This is you chance to discover Bordeaux without the hassle of the organization!    

From April 16th to April 23rd, 2023

Bordeaux and the beautiful Aquitaine region

Open to everyone (18+), limited spots

TRIP is FULL. Contact us to be on waitlist

One person in 1 double bedroom     


One couple (shared bedroom) in 1 double bedroom


The price includes:

  • Accommodation: 7 nights in the heart of Bordeaux in a 3-star hotel with a French breakfast every morning (Ibis Bordeaux Centre Mériadeck ***) ($950 value)
  • All group excursions, activities and guided tours by professional guides (see below) ($500 value)
  • Transportation for guided tours ($50 value)
  • 7-day Bordeaux travel pass ($20 value)
  • Lunch for the day in la Cour St-Emilion ($70 value)
  • The organization, the personal assistance and the enthusiasm of your own personal AFC guides: Sophie and Norcellia!

The price does not include:

  • Your plane tickets (feel free to arrive before or after and explore France a little bit more!)
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance

Terms and conditions:

  • Register before February 15th 2023
  • Cancellation with a refund is possible until January 10th with a 10% admin fee. No refund or credit will be issued after this date.
  • The trip will be cancelled if there is less than 5 participants (a full refund will be issued). 

Au programme:

Welcoming night with a Wine & Cheese

Tour of the city of Bordeaux with a professional guide

Excursion on the Dune du Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe

Guided visit of the town of Arcachon and its unique architecture

Visit of the famous village of La Cour Saint-Emilion with its vineyards

Visit of Museum Bassin des Lumières

Hidden Gems with your private guide Sophie

Fall in love with Bordeaux!