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Château de Sauveterre Château de Sauveterre

A term of cultural and linguistic education in the South of France

Testimonials

Parents

“For my daughter Sauveterre was a life changing experience and one which she will treasure for many years. She absolutely loved boarding and hadn’t done it before. Sauveterre look after the children like family and they feel like one big family whilst they are there. We loved the healthy food and she came back with a new love of salad! We loved the no electronics and she fell in love with books and board games again.  It was magical for her and she feels a strong affinity with the french language and more independent and confident. If you have a chance I would recommend it wholeheartedly ."

Parent

"Having been so nervous about sending my daughter to Sauveterre (to the extent I nearly pulled her out) I couldn’t be more thrilled about how it worked out. She hadn’t boarded even for a night before this, and so thoroughly enjoyed her time full boarding in a different country. So much so that she was reluctant to leave. Your ‘gappies’, as Elsa calls them, are fabulous and really helped her. Her French is now at a totally different level. An amazingly positive experience."

Parent

"Much, much more than any pure improvement in their French, is how much they all just 'grew', in that term away - giving them greater independence, greater confidence, new friendships (some of which lasted well beyond prep school); greater awareness of the world beyond Britain: they came back to school with heads held high and ready to become prefects in their final year."

Parent

Students

"Sauveterre was by far the best term of my life, I have benefited from it in so many ways and I can't thank the staff enough for that. Although the thought of moving away from home for a term for the first time was daunting, and going back after half term was hard I always knew that I loved being there and even through the homesickness at the start I can't stop thinking about how much I adored my time at Sauveterre. I experienced things that you simply couldn't do anywhere else and I would do it again in a heartbeat. After leaving Sauveterre and coming to Benenden, I am now doing bilingual lessons in French and on top of that it has benefited  my other languages as well. Thank you so much for the most amazing time there, I really can’t thank you enough."

Student

“There are so many things you can do here that you probably won’t be able to do for the rest of your life.”

Student

“It was the best 10 weeks of my life!”

Student