As director of the Active French School, I am delighted to offer this three-day trip to Montreal. I'll have the pleasure of being your guide and language advisor during your stay. Enjoy an exceptional opportunity to improve your French as you immerse yourself in francophone culture. On the agenda: discoveries and cultural outings galore, with progress in French guaranteed!

The aim of the trip is to give you a chance to speak and hear French in real-life situations as you enjoy getting acquainted with the vivacious city and its many attractions. Besides visiting museums, the magnificent Botanical Garden and Old Montreal, we'll explore the trendy districts of Le Plateau and Mile-End.  Our 3-day trip falls also during The FrancoFolies which is a great music festival held in downtown Montreal featuring a lots of French-language performers from all over the world!   Check out the line-up

Some tours will be led by our local guide Normand Boucher, a native Montrealer who knows the city inside-out and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else. Normand will positively relish helping you discover his hometown through entertaining anecdotes - en français, bien sûr! You'll quickly learn that Montrealers are friendly, open and always ready to help. Plenty of opportunities to try out your French!

We'll also stop by the famous Jean-Talon Market to discover local culinary specialties, and all through the trip we'll enjoy lunch and dinner at the excellent restaurants I've selected just for you.

Lastly, depending on the cultural calendar, we'll also catch an evening or two of French entertainment. Films, festivals, plays, shows, live music or stand-up comedy: whatever your tastes, you're sure to have fun!

I've designed this exclusive three-day stay in Montreal to maximize your enjoyment.

Itinerary: Please download our brochure.

Transportation: We'll travel by van from Portsmouth, NH to Montreal (300 miles) in a group of 6 to 12. Naturally, conversing in French throughout the journey will be de rigueur! We'll have plenty of time to get to know each other en route.

Accomodations: We will be staying at Hotel Saint Denis right in downtown Montreal.

The quaint and well-maintained Hotel St. Denis sits in a prime location in Montreal's Latin Quarter district. Originally opened in 1929, the hotel has been renovated and offers modern amenities and bathrooms. It is a very good hotel choice for guests who want to explore Montreal on foot, or by metro, and who are not looking for a fancy room or extra hotel amenities such as an indoor pool or fitness center. It's an easy walk to great dining, shopping, Old Montreal attractions, Chinatown, and the Berri-UQAM public transit hub.

All of the smoke-free and pet-free hotel rooms are furnished with hardwood floors, are air conditioned, and come with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV, a Keurig coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk with office chair, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. 

Room types available for our trip:

A: Single occupancy for 1-2 people (1 king size bed)

B: Double occupancy for 2 people (2 double beds)


A: Trip including a room with a king size bed for 1 or 2 people: $1100

B: Trip including a room to share with 2 double beds for 2  people: $925

Price includes:

  • Transportation Portsmouth-Montreal-Portsmouth

  • Lodging

  • Visits ( Museum of Fine Arts, Botanical Garden, St Joseph's Oratory )

  • A guided tour with Normand

  • Transportation in Montreal

To reserve your space or for any questions: Please contact me by phone (603-828-4364) or EMAIL.

A bientôt!

Jean-Christophe Barré
Director, Active French School