INTERNATIONAL GROUPS FAQs
Where are you located?
We are located in the beautiful South of France in a Catalan village called Reynes (La Forge) in the Vallespir region of the Pyrénées-Orientales département, Occitanie. The Occitanie région of southern France was created in 2016 by the union of the former régions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. It is bounded by the région of Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to the north, and Provence–Alpes–Côte d’Azur to the east. Spain and Andorra border the région to the south and the Mediterranean Sea lies to the southeast.
When are International Groups in operation?
We are currently hosting our International Groups only during the summer months and on week long French holidays . The school year starts at the beginning of September in France. French schools have long holidays - a two-month summer holiday starting in July, two or three weeks at Christmas and Easter, as well as half term breaks.
In the near future, we anticipate offering International Groups all year round. We will update our website as soon as this happens.
What is there to do in the Vallespir region? Will there be any events we can attend?
For more information on other local attractions go to:
Can I take a French language class or cooking class during my visit?
Yes, if you want to combine a French language class and a cooking class, bear in mind that this expense will be additional to you.
Do I make my own travel arrangements?
Yes, we highly recommend you make flight arrangements to Barcelona, Spain (El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto), then from the Barcelona City Center, take the TGV
1-1/2 hour ride to the Gare (train station) in Perpignan.
It is easy to travel from Barcelona Airport to Sants Train Station. Simply catch the RENFE train from Barcelona Airport and get off at Estació de Sants (Sants Estació also known as Barcelona Sants station) the journey is around 20 minutes. A single ticket costs about 4.60 Euros.
How to get to Perpignan from BARCELONA AIRPORT: Via Barcelona SANTS Train station:
From Barcelona Sants station:
Direct AVE/TGV speed train. Be sure to check the scheduling for direct speed trains from Barcelona to Perpignan. It takes only 1h20min for an average price of 30-35 euros:
For more information go to: https://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/airport/transfers/transfer-barcelona-airport-perpignan
What about lodging and meals?
Yes, we will arrange your lodging, meals, pre-breakfast morning devotionals for one hour and one evening Church service during the week with our local French brethren at Talmidim Christian Center. Please bear in mind that lodging and meals must be paid upfront per person. We will also plan sightseeing of major sites and events will be planned according to what is taking place in the area during the time of your visit. Any entry fees for events and sites will be your responsibility. All appropriate forms for food allergies and safety will be provided.
How much will lodging and meals cost for the week?
Because the needs of events and intineraries are customized to the needs of individual groups, pricing for lodging and meals will be available upon application. Fees (if any) for events and historical sites is not included with lodging and meals.