France, Pays de la Loire - Angers

Tourism

when 25 June 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1800

Discover France: the world's leading tourist destination, and Loire Valley. The Loire Valley is the third most popular tourist destination in France after Paris and the Riviera. It is known for its wine, impressive Châteaux (castles) and gardens.

Live in Angers:
Ranked N°1 in the best places to live in France
Discover a relaxed quality of life and excellent restaurants
Surrounded by the world-famous Anjou vineyards
Unique heritage: Angers Castle, the Apocalypse Tapestry (the largest medieval tapestry in the world).
Home of Cointreau distillery
France's leading city for the Internet of Things (IoT) - Award of label French Tech
90 minutes from Paris by the high-speed TGV
38.000 students

Study in ESTHUA, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management of the University of Angers: First place for Tourism and Hospitality studies in Europe: 3000 students with 30% of international students.
Study in the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Commerce and Industry with professional facilities and a professional team (Head Chef, sommelier…).

Tourism summer school is scheduled over two weeks of intensive courses including lectures, workshops and visits to provide an overview on culinary tourism and heritage in Pays de la Loire region.
The first week in ESTHUA is dedicated to historical and natural heritage of Angers and its region (Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Nantes, Atlantic Coast, Puy du fou theme park). The second week, in the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is a real opportunity to discover French cuisine with cooking lessons with Chefs and wine tasting workshops.

Course leader

University of Angers: Mr Jean-René MORICE
Chamber of Commerce in Angers: Mr Sylvain DOURNEAU

Target group

Requirement:
- To be registered as a student in Tourism or social sciences
- To have at least an intermediate level of English (the Tourism Summer School will be entirely in English).
- Related experience or diploma in tourism will be appreciated

Course aim

The Tourism Summer School offers:
- Strong theoretical and practical skills for the future professional of tourism
- Active learning in the 1st most-visited country in the world (more than 80 million international tourists every year)
- An overview on French food and wine
- Discovery of the role of gastronomy in touristic attractiveness
- Opportunity to discover the outstanding nature, culture and architecture of the Pays de la Loire region
- Sharing of views and experiences with fellow students from around the world

Credits info

6 ECTS
Students who successfully complete the Tourism Summer School will received a certificate of attendance with 6 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 1800: The first week in ESTHUA is dedicated to historical and natural heritage of Angers and its region (Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Nantes, Atlantic Coast, Puy du fou theme park). The second week, in the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is a real opportunity to discover French cuisine with cooking lessons with Chefs and wine tasting workshops.

Lectures
French Culinary Art & Gastronomy
The basis of wine tasting
The French conception of food
Presentation of local products
Discovery of a typical French market and creation of a menu
Creation of a cocktail with local liquors
The Harmony between food and wine
The Loire valley wine region
Heritage of regional cities
Enhancement of the historical and cultural heritage
The Architecture of the City
Heritage and Theme park: Puy du Fou
Industrial heritage of Nantes

Workshops
Several food and wine tasting sessions
Cooking workshops with a Chef

Visits
Angers Old town
Nantes (The sixth largest town in France)
Châteaux of the Loire Valley (Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau)
Puy du Fou (second most popular theme park in France after Disneyland Paris – received the Thea Classic Award 2012, Oscar for best park in the world)
Fontevraud Royal Abbey (The largest abbey in Europe)
Saumur (surrounded by the vineyards which produce some of France's finest wines)
Ackerman wine cellar
Cointreau distillery
Atlantic Coast (La Baule: one of the world’s most beautiful bays)

Professors and experts
First week:
Marie-Agnès CARRE-POYET, Lecturer at ESTHUA, expert on tourism and historical heritage
Claire MANDIN, Lecturer at ESTHUA, expert on enhancement of historical and cultural heritage
Jean-René MORICE, Professor at ESTHUA, expert on tourism, heritage and culture.

Second week:
Christian COUINEAU, trainer at Maine-et-Loire CCI, Chef
Brice GUERIN, trainer at Maine-et-Loire CCI, Chef
Didier PEAN, trainer at Maine-et-Loire CCI, Expert bar and cocktail
Christophe POITEVIN, trainer at Maine-et-Loire CCI, Sommelier
Mireille ROUQUETTE, trainer at Maine-et-Loire CCI, Pastry Chef
Mathias SALESSES, trainer at Maine-et-Loire CCI, Chef


What is included: 13 nights’ accommodation, 11 days of teaching and outside visits, 10 lunches (from Monday to Friday) in cafeteria or French restaurants, cultural and social activities.