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The French Touch® at Le Manoir in France

A residential 5-day International Finishing School & Etiquette Retreat in Southwest France

Experience an authentic French lifestyle with Le Manoir’s signature programme, The French Touch®. Immerse yourself in the culture, etiquette and cuisine of France whilst residing in our charming 18th century Manor House. Our immersive programme includes international savoir-vivre classes, cultural excursions and gastronomic meals prepared by our talented French chef, all in the tranquil surroundings of a retreat-style atmosphere.  

Topics include

- French etiquette and savoir-vivre

- Formal and informal entertaining

- Gastronomy and French cooking

- Les arts de la table

- Michelin starred dining and French table manners

- Oenology and wine appreciation 

- French afternoon tea

- French fashion and haute couture 

- Women artists of French Impressionism

- French opera and classical music appreciation

- French and intercultural business communication

- Chateau and vineyard tours

- Local market visits 

...and much more

What is French art de vivre?

The French art of living is a form of luxury. It includes taking time to appreciate beauty, to savour good food, to acquire knowledge of the arts and other intellectual pursuits to engage in meaningful conversation, and above all, to enjoy life to the fullest.

Who should attend?

This experience has been designed for women of all ages who wish to enhance their knowledge of international etiquette and develop a foundation in the French arts, while further developing their intercultural communication skills to enhance their social, professional or diplomatic lives.

N.B. Please note that this course is reserved for ladies only, 21 years and older. No upper age limit. 


June - Sunday 16 to Saturday 22

September - Sunday 15 to Saturday 21


Introductory offer: From £3,860 + VAT and tourist taxes

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