Summer or winter programmes
From October to July, Esaip offers its partner university students made to measure Short Programmes
Duration of the program: one week to one month | Groups of 10 to 15 students | Rates: on request | macathelin[at]esaip.org
French courses delivered by a native French speaker
The target of this course is to develop your writing and oral skills. The level of the course may be adapted to your level. The topic of the course may be orientated on specific subjects (gastronomy for example).
Cultural activities and excursions in Western France
Cointreau company, production site of the famous liqueur
Visit the production site, where this famous liqueur is made and discover the secret of its elaboration. You will follow the subtle perfume of orange peels and will be impressed when you enter the majestic room of red copper stills.
Four generations of talented people have worked with passion to turn Cointreau into a famous brand, now enjoyed worldwide by millions of people. Thousands of documents, film and advertising pieces invite you on a fascinating journey through time.
The first European theme park devoted to plant life, in Angers.
Terra Botanica -the first “edutainment” park- offers 15 000 m² of glasshouses and buildings which will house cinemas and activities, 25 000 m² of aquatic areas, 60 000 m² of gardens, 275 000 plants including more than 1000 “remarkable” trees and 400 subjects considered to be “exceptional” due to their size or age, all of which shape the park. All this, with one priority: to protect as many species present on the site as possible by bringing it back into shape after years of neglect.
Angers city guided tour
You’ll learn all of the city’s secrets with a visit of the town centre or its top sights. See Angers from all angles with the city’s programme of activities and guided tours of the town. From tours of the historic quarter to fun tours that stimulate the senses, and even ‘food tours’, there’s something for every taste. Fascinating tour guides will tell you all about Angers’ past – ideal for heritage lovers or those keen to know more about the Angevin region.
Loire Valley Castles
Chambord Castle is only 2 hours away from Esaip. You will have the chance to discover the beautiful heritage of French Renaissance.
Chambord is a radically unique work, one of the jewels in the heritage of humankind. Its vocation is at once symbolic, aesthetic and spiritual. It is not only an affirmation of royal power, but also an evocation of the ideal city; as a monument, it remains an enigma that has yet to divulge all its secrets.
Unique architectural jewel built starting in 1519 at the request of François I, a lover of the arts and passionate hunter, the château of Chambord has become emblematic of the French Renaissance in Europe and throughout the world.
Accommodation is organized by us in a Residence downtown
The Residence is situated in warm and friendly setting, It is located just a step away from the town center, from the Chateau, from the Congress Center, as well as the New Theater, and two magnificent gardens.
It is located near the Tramway and the main bus lines. You will be accommodated in apartments (studios and one-bedroom apartments) with a fully-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen television, an office area…
You will also find many services on-site such as free unlimited wifi and laundry facilities for an additional charge.
They will be provided at the Students University Restaurant downtown.
Ideally located downtown, the students Restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday noon. Different menus are proposed This will be the occasion to taste the everyday French gastronomy.
Pick up at the Airport (on request) and at the Angers Railway Station. City bus pass included.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information: macathelin[at]esaip.org