La Closerie de la  Beyne - Holiday accomodation in the Dordogne Perigord La Closerie de la  Beyne - Holiday accomodation in the Dordogne Perigord

Learning Molière's language in the Périgord Pourpre

Should your command of Molière's language be somewhat uncertain, no matter how many times you've visited France, how long you've lived there of how much you love it, I can certainly help you.

I am Lenie Poortvliet, teacher of French, with an experience of more than 30 years, teaching adults as well as youngsters. At La Closerie de la Beyne, from September until June, I organize French classes, at any level, for groups or private lessons. Besides a language learning book, we use all kind of materials, from recipes, songs and short stories until news items, or your own questions, but the purpose of all the activities is always to be more comfortable in speaking and listening, to have a better knowledge of many aspects of this beautiful country: history, general culture, gastronomy, litterature... Since it's perhaps a long time ago you left school, we pay also attention to the way to study. And, of course, there is much room for your questions.

For those who are interested in an intensive course made to measure with i.g. the possibility of guided visits, "table d'hôte": we offer possibilities of lodgings in a comfortable suite or in a cosy guest room: for more information see "Accommodation".

Whatever the type of course you choose, the key words are challenge, professional and pleasure!

At the end of your course you will

  • have enriched your vocabulary
  • feel more comfortable in your (daily) contact with the French
  • have less difficulties to ask questions or explanations
  • be more confident in shopping, in seeing a doctor, in trading with artisans, in restaurants…
  • have a better knowledge and appreciation of the French and their way of life.

In short: you'll more enjoy France!

I'll be glad to tell you more about my possibilities and prices!

cadeau Offer a stay?
If you wish to offer a stay (a weekend or longer) to family or friends at La Closerie de la Beyne we'll establish together with you a programme. We can even send an invitation card on your behalf!


Hiking breaks
3 days / 2 nights

Fancy for a little break? Need to unwind? Discover the tranquillity of the Perigordian countryside with its medieval villages to recharge your batteries. Take also the opportunity to enjoy its beautiful gastronomy and the wines of great repute.

We propose you a lovely stay of 3 days and 2 nights (or longer if you wish!) in one of our high standard cottages.

Don't hesitate to ask for our possibilities!

    truffleSale and sending of truffles

    During the truffle season, from December until the end of February it is possible to have fresh truffles (the real ones, the Tuber Melanosporum!) from our property send to any address in England. If you are interested, don't hesitate to contact us: you'll receive them, vacuum-packed and with some recipes, within 24 hours.

Porte de Luzier in Beaumont-du-Périgord