What we're about
This is an extension of 'The Bournemouth French & English Language Exchange' which I started at the end of last year when in Bournemouth. The group was intended for all who wanted to practice their French (for the first hour of the evening) and then for others in the group to practise their English (in the second hour).
It was great fun and within no time there with 47 members. Typically each of the English speaking members had some kind of link with France … a longing to move one day down south, needing to perfect their languages skills for a job, holidaying often in the south of France and wanting to keep the vocabulary fresh in their heads. When I left one of the new members, Dany, took over the group.
The aim of this new group "The 'in-love' with all things Mediterranean Group" is just the same as the ‘Exchange’. The ideal member will be someone in love with the south of France and who would welcome the opportunity to spend time ‘in the thick’ of the rich culture and language to be found there.
The ideal member wants to ‘jump in at the deep end’ and be exposed to a variety of in-depth French experiences. All the time whilst having a fun holiday and learning the inside story about the place, the people, the life-style and the language from those - locals or expats - who live and work there.
We will ‘kick off’ with a late summer holiday which will give an ‘overview’ of the stunning countryside, history, architecture, culture and language of this amazing area.
For later on, there are planned activities which will include in-depth experiences of the fauna and flora of the Gorge du Verdon and Camarge, the architecture of the cities of Aix-en-Provence and Nice, the process of wine growing in a selection of specialist wine domains, and the history of the medieval villages and the Riviera.
Join with us and share your love of all things Mediterranean and meet lots of new friends along the way!