La Grande Mason

Situated a few miles south of Saumur and the Loire valley between the market towns of Thouars and Loudun. Only a four hour drive from the port of Dieppe or under one hour from Tours & Poitiers airports. La Grande Maison is situated in three acres of wooded grounds on the river Dive with easy access to Puy du Fou, Futurescope and the famous wine regions of the Loire Valley.

Our contact info



0033 5 49 67 80 07


5 Day Residential Suggested Course Itinerary:

(6 nights stay. Arrivals after 2pm Sunday, depart following Saturday 12pm)

0900-1000 Breakfast

1000-1200 Workshop/class

1230-1330 Lunch

1400-1600 Workshop/class

1630-1800 Free time

1930 - Evening Meal/Events






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Host your own course at LGM, France!

Earn money whilst enjoying a stay in rural France, hosting your own residential course in the ballroom of a beautiful mansion with 3 acres mature grounds, river and games room in a world famous wine region…

Bring 6 or more participants to join you for classes in our 60 Square Meter ballroom  with wooden floor and great acoustics with time off to enjoy historic and picturesque nearby towns; fine dining, wine tastings, world famous chateaux and the surrounding French countryside or simply to relax at La Grande Maison.

As the creator and tutor of your course you will be able to earn money and will also have the use of our 1 bed gite at either a reduced rate of £50 per night or, if you book a group of 9 people or more, your stay is free!

Tutor Package: Prices & Your Fee:

Our price structure example below shows the price of a residential course, allowing a suggested £1,000 tutor fee payable directly to you for a five day course.

The more people you bring the lower the cost for each person taking the course, whilst your fee remains the same. In this way, participants receive the best deal whilst you get paid for your skills and instruction. Good value all round!

Example Itinerary:

Your participants could arrive on a Sunday night and depart the following Saturday with your course running from the Monday to Friday in between. Our suggested itinerary (below) allows time for the breakfasts, lunches and light refreshments (provided by us) and even builds in an afternoon off on Wednesday so that people can enjoy the tourist attractions in the area (vineyards, chateaux, sports & leisure etc; for more details click on “Things to Do” on our website at


Breakfast, light lunches and refreshments during teaching sessions are included in the prices shown, as well as an aperitif followed by an evening meal on the first night everybody arrives.

For the remaining evening meals we can provide these from £10-£15 for a supper or BBQ (incl 25cl wine per person) to a four course dinner at £25 pp (incl 25cl wine). Please give us 24 hours notice for this, thank you. Alternatively or to vary your evenings we also offer self-catering and BBQ facilities and can advise on nearby restaurants.

Booking & Prices:

Courses should be booked for a minimum of 6 participants. The more people you book, the more the price reduces for each person as shown on the price listings below. The table below also includes an allowance for your own fee which would be payable directly to you by your course participants.

Residential Courses at La Grande Maison, Pas de Jeu, France


Tutor Package: Cost breakdowns of Residential Course (Includes example Tutor fee of £1,000 of which participants pay their share directly to you)


Number of  Guests on Course

Payable Direct to LGM

Payable Direct to Tutor

Total Cost

Per Person

(excl travel)

5 day residential course (6 night stay):

6 participants



£741.66 pp

(individual rooms)

7 participants



£646.42 pp

(individual rooms)

8 participants



£575.00 pp

(individual rooms)

9 participants



£ 519.44 pp

(shared rooms*)

10 participants



£ 475.00 pp

(shared rooms*)

11 participants


£ 90.90=

£ 438.63 pp

(shared rooms*)

12 participants


£ 83.33=

£ 408.33 pp

(shared rooms*)

13 participants


£ 76.92=

£ 382.69

(shared rooms*)

*not all rooms are shared under these prices and sharing would be pre-arranged with participants approval.

6 Nights Stay and Residential Course in the Ballroom of La Grande Maison. Price Includes breakfast, light lunches and refreshments during sessions (max 2 served per day). (please note; prices excludes travel. Travel info can be found on our website:  HYPERLINK "" and we are also happy to advise on this.). La Grande Maison kindly ask you to submit information on your course content before confirmation of booking.

Suggested Itinerary:

Of course you can devise your own timetable for the week, however our example schedule below suggests a two-hour morning and two-hour afternoon session. This would give you four hours of instruction per day (except on the suggested Wednesday afternoon off). This schedule can be adjusted depending on the content of your course and can be worked out with our assistance. Let us know your course content and timings and we can liaise with you on a schedule if you wish.

In addition, if you look at our “Things To Do” section on the webiste you will see other ideas you may want to add into your weeks activities from French lessons to bike hires and wine tours. (


Running your own course at La Grande Maison