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    Tourism Summer School

    Tourism Summer School

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    In ANGERS and Loire Valley
    from 2th till 12th of July 2018


    Study in the main European University in TOURISM


    Discover France and Loire Valley

    France is the world's leading tourist destination, and 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
    • Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Commerce and Industry with professional facilities and a professional team (Head Chef, sommelier…)


    Study programme

    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. 



    • 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


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


    • 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)
    • Cointreau distillery

    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


    Practical information


    • To be registered as a student (Bachelor or Master)
    • 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

    Cost of programme: 1800€

    What does fees include?

    • Tuition
    • 13 nights accommodation
    • 10 days of teaching and outside visits
    • 10 lunches in cafeteria or restaurant
    • 1 dinner in restaurant
    • Transport (local transport in Angers and for excursions)
    • Field visits (incl. entrance fees and guide tours)
    • Some social activities

    Tourism Summer School does not cover the cost of passport, visa, health insurance, travel to and from Angers, breakfast, meal during week-end and dinner (except one).


    Contact details

    Clémence RATEL
    Internationational project manager & Tourism Summer School Coordinator

    Tourism Summer School coordinator Assistant

    +   angers.tourismlab@contact.univ-angers.fr (angers.tourismlab @ contact.univ-angers.fr)

    Angers TourismLab.
    UFR ESTHUA Tourism and Culture / University of Angers
    7 allée François Mitterrand - BP 40455 - 49004 ANGERS - FRANCE


    Online application form



    Information and documents:

    Tourism Summer School 2018 booklet

    Download the booklet


    Online application Form

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