Veyrines – the French experience
“From the first time I saw Veyrines, I knew that I was going to have the best time of my life. It is beautiful!” Florence Dowler
At 12+, every girl spends a term in the beautiful Périgord Noir, at our smaller ‘farmhouse’ school in the rural commune of Veyrines-de-Domme.
Designed to encourage each girl to feel part of a community, the term in Veyrines is not simply about improving spoken French in an idyllic setting; it is about persuading young minds to immerse themselves totally in a new culture.
Located just a few minutes’ drive from the picturesque valley of the Dordogne, this beautiful area is rich in art, history and geography – all of which provide a natural extension to the classroom.
The term in Veyrines offers an opportunity to experience the French education system at first hand through three exchanges - College Georges Chaumeton in Toulouse, College Yvon Delbos in Montignac and one of the best Cookery schools in France – the Lycee Hotelier, Quercy Perigord.
During each term, carefully planned sorties encourage independent study and fire the imagination. Examples of sorties include the opportunity to meet local experts, such as an internationally famous truffle hunter, a chocolate maker and a jeweller.
Living in beautifully restored and cosy farm buildings that nestle around a pretty courtyard, all girls are cared for by the school head, her husband and their team, the majority of whom are French.
Our charity, Hopital Sourire serves the needs of long term patients in the oncology and burns units at the internationally renowned Children’s Hospital in Purpan, Toulouse.