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Institut Linguistique de Carcassonne

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A great tour given by the knight, absolutely loved it! Great to discover the reasons behind the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah L
Highlight of 17 days in France

Jeff was amazing! From his knowledge of Medieval History (and yes he actually has advanced degrees... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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Learn French in the heart of the medieval city of Carcassonne (one to one classes, classes for family, friends, at different levels). Classes are set around the fortified city of Carcassonne, French gastronomy, Wine, chivalry, the history and...more
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3 rue du Comte Roger | La Cité, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great tour given by the knight, absolutely loved it! Great to discover the reasons behind the construction and reconstruction of the citadel. The tour was offered with our stay at the Best Western, but it was so good I would have paid for it...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Jeff was amazing! From his knowledge of Medieval History (and yes he actually has advanced degrees in such) to his dress, weapons, and outstanding communication skills, Jeff truly set himself apart from any other tour I have been on. Jeff was easy to talk to...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel and it was the best choice. I have learned many new and interesting things from him. He speaks very well English and of course in french. The explanation are very interesting and there are many things which aren’t written in the...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Castle within the Cite was glorious as was the costuming revealed to us [and I do mean revealed!] by our most excellent guide, Jeff [Jean Francois Vassal]. He turned heads everywhere we walked, and we walked everywhere, for the most interesting and exciting tour!!...More

1  Thank ss4909
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Jean-Francoise Vassal made history come alive for my husband and I on our visit to Carcassonne. New friends made the arrangements and accompanied us on our tour and it was our favorite during our three weeks in France. Touring the medical castle is one thing,...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Because we have enjoyed Jean-François’s lively and really interesting tours of the City of Carcassonne before, we toured again with visiting friends. Even better this time! The tour was part what we’d experienced before, and quite a lot of new territory. Jean-François, dressed authentically as...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We toured the walled city with a group of 18. It was amazing to learn that Jeff is a real knight and is one of 47 people who live in the castle! He exudes passion about the history and his life. He is a knowledgeable,...More

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InstLingCarca, Gérant at Institut Linguistique de Carcassonne, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for these nice comments. I also spent a nice time with the group.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were looking for French language lessons (at beginner and at intermediate levels) in Carcassonne, and we found that and more! Jeff (really Jean-François) and Valérie are the owners, teachers and guides for ILC. They are both very approachable, personable, warm, and -- very important...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My family got a private tour with a medieval knight who walked us around the battlements and explained the history and inner workings of the Cité. Jeff's knowledge and deep love for this city translated into a wonderful experience. His English is fantastic and he...More

2  Thank AshleyC2166
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It is rare to come across people who are so deeply passionate and knowledgeable in their field. ILC, led by historian and linguist Jean Francoise and Valerie provide a second to none discovery and learning experience in the medieval heart of Carcassonne. Between demonstrations of...More

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