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National Opportunities - U3A South Africa

This page lists other opportunities available to any U3A Member in South Africa. At present we have four offers of discounts to U3A Members for holidays -

  • Discounted accommodation in South Africa's Western Cape
  • Skiing and mountain holidays in the French Alps
  • Hiking and country holidays in Crete
  • Summer school type holidays in Rouen, France
  • Low cost holidays on Spain's northern coasts

Western Cape Accommodation

U3A False Bay is pleased to announce the launch this coming week of a free Accommodation facility which may be of interest to you and your members. This new initiative to our website will enable members wishing to either (a) let or swap their homes or holiday cottages or (b) are looking to rent or swap

Skiing in Chamonix Mont Blanc

If your family is looking for a great skiing holiday this season, you can do no better than visit Chamonix Mont Blanc. The Winter Olympics were held here some years ago as it has some of the best and highest skiing in the Alps. Also a wonderful variey of slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers.

Jason and Lisa Roberts run a family owned chalet in the valley, with everything you'll need to have a wonderful holiday. As a U3A Member, you and your family will receive a 10 % discount on their normal rates.

Your English will work fine here as it gets a lot of British visitors, so you'll get by easily without having to learn a foreign language. This is the chalet in November, the early snow promising a really good season. 

To enquire or to book, click on the link above or here, to go to AlpEscape, or view the current discounted prices on offer.

Footscapes of Crete

Footscapes offers modern, comfortable villa accommodation in the beautiful and unspoilt Crete countryside just south of Rethymno.

Open all year round, Footscapes is the perfect place to escape and unwind.

There are 3 studio villas, each with spectacular views from our ridge - top location. Peace and quiet are guaranteed in this corner of the "real" Crete.

U3A Members are offered an additional 10% discount on the normal rates.

To enquire or for more details, click on the link above or here - Footscapes of Crete.

Alliance Française, Rouen, France

The Alliance Française de Rouen offers language classes, complemented by cultural and artistic discovery activities. Whatever your expectations, you will find in Rouen, in group or individual lessons, an effective solution to learn French and to discover the culture. We offer many French language learning options. Each person will find something that suits them.
Only one hour from Paris, Rouen, the medieval capital of Normandy, is rich in cultural and architectural treasures and is an ideal point of departure for excursions to Mont Saint Michel, Monet's Garden at Giverny, Bayeux, Honfleur, the Somme and the D-Day Landing Beaches.
In addition to the general public programmes we are pleased to announce two exciting additional programmes:
" Seniors;
" French, Painting and History of Art.

We have extended our programmes to include a 17 day programme specifically targeted at seniors. A copy of this programme is available on request. Individuals can enrol and do not necessarily need to be part of a group.
In 2009, the seniors' programmes will commence on: 27 March, 1 May, 29 May, 18 September and 9 October.
Note: Courses for groups of 8 or more can be organized at your convenience.
" 15 hours of French Lessons;
" Visits led by a professional multilingual guide to historic sights and monuments including: Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, D-Day Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Honfleur and Saint-Malo;
" Tour of the Loire Valley;
" Art and cooking lessons;
" Wine and cheese degustation.
1895 €uros per person including :
" Lodging and half-board with host-family (other accommodation options are also available on request);
" Hotels and meals as indicated;
" Lessons;
" Transfers and welcome at the airport;
" Excursions and visits listed in the programme.

French, Painting and History of Art

In summer 2010, all Normandy will march to the beat of impressionism; exhibitions, concerts, movies, dining, travel and tours. The entire region, which was the cradle of this artistic expression, remembers painters and locations.

The Alliance Française de Normandie is involved in this great celebration and offers several programmes that you will find on our site:

French, Painting and History of Art

French and Impressionism in Normandy

Additional information:
You will also find on our site, www.alliancefr-rouen.org/ANG/default.htm further information on all our programmes open to adults of all ages.
We offer individual or mini-groups programmes which meet the needs for the students, on specialised subjects: Medicine, legal, business, tourism, military…
We also specialise in receiving school and university groups along with their teachers. Complete programmes, with visits are offered and can be tailored.
Do not hesitate to contact us if:
" Require information about existing programmes; or
" Would like to discuss tailor-made group programmes.
We are available for any additional information you require.

Kathy Stanford
Alliance Française de Rouen
29 rue de Buffon, 76000 ROUEN, France
Tél. (33) 02 35 98 55 99
Fax (33) 02 35 89 98 58

SPAIN - Javea & Benidorm

Seniors (age 60 and above) in Spain enjoy special privileges from the state, one of which is subsidised holidays. Several hotels cater for this market. These are two of them. The rates are for full board and accommodation, per person per day sharing. For example, you could stay in Javea in October two years ago (low season) for 22.50 Euros per day.

Javea - Hotel Villa Naranjos

Benidorm - Hotel Caballo de Oro

One of our Committee has stayed at the hotel in Javea and was impressed by the value on offer.