Bienvenue en France

  • Accommodation

    A mixture of camping and guesthouses.

  • Climate

    France generally enjoys cool winters and mild summers, with mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean.

  • Meals

    Tasty French food mixed with traditional student-friendly meals as well as packed lunches when away from camp. Students are taught how to cook and participate in meal preparation. We can also cater to most dietary/religious restrictions and food allergies. Please contact us for dietary queries.

French still remains one of the most important languages to learn, with a majority of students selecting either French or Spanish as a second language. 

But more importantly, France continues to reign as a global centre of culture, style, art and cuisine. 

We will take you off the beaten track and immerse you into the hidden treasures of France, specifically, the Provence region.

Provence is everything you imagine the Mediterranean south of France to be, with its diverse landscapes ranging from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. 

During your trip, you will have the chance to unpack the country’s diverse layers of history and culture, learn how to make French cheese, drift down the Ardeche river, bike through the serene hills of Provence, and ski down the Alps, all while practising your French.

The warmth and hospitality of the people in the villages tucked away in the hills makes for an extraordinary experience…

What to Look Forward to: Community | Culture | Education | Adventure

  • Live with and learn from a French Family in a small rural village and immerse yourself in school life in France
  • Learn French at every point of your daily life, from speaking to the vendors at the open market stalls in Marseilles to helping your host families cook a typical French meal in the evening and joining French classes with our partners in an international school
  • Follow the great artist’s trail, explore Paris and take an ‘under the skin’ tour of Marseilles
  • Drift down the Ardeche river on a kayak or canoe and gaze at the spectacular cliffs and breathtaking landscapes. Camp out on the river banks and sleep beneath the stars
  • Venture into the more adventurous with our flagship canyoning experience, or bike through the serene hills of Provence
  • Hit the slopes at the “Portes du Soleil” in the Alps, the best place for novice skiing trips, led by our highly experienced bilingual skiing instructors

FAQs

From the first time you make contact with Rift Valley Adventures, our professional team will be active in your chosen, fully-hosted programme. Without getting in your hair, we’ll be with you 24 hours a day from pick-up to drop-off.

All RVA camps have 24-hour security guards as well as local security networks including police where necessary. Additionally, we have an unblemished safety record, thanks to a highly trained team, industry-standard equipment and facilities, detailed operational procedures, and comprehensive participant preparation. 

Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, a reusable water bottle, toiletries, and a rucksack, to name a few. We will include a full kit list in your itinerary so that you are fully prepared. One thing to remember is “don’t get weighed down on your adventure, only pack the essentials!”

1 teacher travels free of charge for every 10 students!

We recommend that everyone visits a travel doctor and acquires the shots and vaccinations their doctor prescribes.

Yes, our trips are inclusive and will support the needs of children with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. Please contact us for more detailed information.

I have really enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you so much everyone. I had a truly fantastic time here and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Emma Summers

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Personal development is rarely more exciting and stimulating than on one of our specially designed expeditions. Get in touch with us & let us design a programme for your class.

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