After studying English in Orléans, I gained a post graduate certificate in education in Glasgow and taught in secondary schools for 15 years before deciding to become master of my own destiny.

I am, as my students used to say, a real Frenchman from France - even if “aï don’t spik laïke zis” - and I simply want nothing more than to share my love for France and the French language with you, in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

As far as I know, it is truly French blood that runs through my veins, as my father’s side hails from Burgundy peasant stock, while my mother’s family comes from Brittany. Both my grandmothers were great home cooks and I learnt a trick or two hanging on to their apron strings. If you are lucky, I will even let you have my grandma Dabet’s recipe for her ‘far breton’.

So come have a chat and a bite!

You’ve learnt some French before, but it’s almost gone? You find it difficult to remember the vocabulary and grammar rules don’t often make sense?
This level is what you need.
You join everyday exchanges without (too much) fear, and get friendly with the stallholders on the market? You want to improve your vocabulary and finesse your grammar?
This is the level for you.
You can discuss current events and talk in great details about your favourite hotel in Provence? You hardly ever need a dictionary and appreciate the intricacies of the subjunctive? You will fit right in.