Our School Building

La Thaumassière houses the school and the onsite student apartments. (view: northside)
La Thaumassière houses the school and the onsite student apartments.
(view: northside)

The XVIth century La Thaumassière château in Sancerre is home to Coeur de France Ecole de Langues. Classrooms occupy the ground floor and deluxe apartments exclusively for student rental are located on the upper floors. Click on the photo for a short history of this historic building.

Coeur de France French school is located in the vineyards of Sancerre, in the Loire Valley’s wine country, only 2 hours south of Paris. The winding medieval streets and charming homes of our hilltop town have a fairy tale quality — and in the heart of it all sits the 16th century La Thaumassière château, home of Coeur de France Ecole de Langues.

Easily accessible by car or train, we are geographically in the center of France surrounded by vineyards, cathedrals and chateaux.

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Learn French in the Loire Valley wine country!

Our neighborhood in Sancerre
Our neighborhood in Sancerre

The family atmosphere at Coeur de France French language school is relaxed, casual, friendly and FUN! We’re located in the famous Loire Valley winemaking town of Sancerre (pop. 2000).Sancerre boasts more than 300 small family-owned wineries making Pouilly Fumé, Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc and red Pinot Noir wines. This is French country life at its finest with outdoor markets, charming village cafés, and relaxed friendly people.

When not in French class, there is much to do in our area. Wine tasting, swimming, horseback riding, kayaking/canoeing on the Loire River, hiking, golfing, tennis — it’s all here!

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Come learn French where it’s spoken in the relaxed, French countryside….

La Thaumassière, home of Coeur de France Ecole de Langues. (view: southside)
La Thaumassière, home of Coeur de France Ecole de Langues.
(view: southside)

Coeur de France provides all levels of instruction (Beginner I, II; Intermediate I, II; Advanced) in an authentic total immersion format. Accommodation in fully-furnished self-catering apartments at the school is available — with free wireless highspeed Internet access. If you prefer off-site accommodation, we offer 1-3 bedroom apartments within walking distance or houses in nearby villages.

If you want to learn the language and get to know France, its culture and people, we would like you to consider our program. At Coeur de France, you will learn more than another language, you’ll discover another way of life….