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BeSpoke French LeSSons PariS 
with a Personal Parisian teacher in Paris 
Learn French and explore Paris, its culture and spots,
discover Parisians and real French lifestyle

Paris is not Paris without Violaine! She is not only an exceptional teacher, but also an invaluable resource for understanding French culture and arts. As a journalist and performing artist from New York, I was thrilled to have both casual conversations and deep dialogues with Violaine, en Français!

Hala Sha, writer and journalist, performing artist and dancer, New-York City, USA


The word from Violaine, the founder of BeSpoke French Lessons Paris,

Bonjour et Bienvenue !

With Bespoke French Lessons, I created the personalized, content-rich courses on French culture and lifestyle that I would like to find for myself. 


I think learning French means having a thoughtful, caring, experienced native teacher who fits to your learning personality and design the lessons to your needs and expectations, supports you and leads you to achieve your goals with total confidence



Open-minded, focused and content-rich French private and semi-private lessons on non-stereotypical France
— Courses that answer your questions about France and its culture, its people, its mindset. 
— Courses that give you the opportunity to present your projects with  a tutor who helps you to master all the codes and nuances. 

- An Expert and tailor-made preparation to the DELF, DALF, TCF and all French exams with an outstanding university professor, jury member, author of exam subjects and preparation manuals
- Courses led by a teacher who would help you
learn, discover and understand French.

- Unique French Literature, History of art, International relations, cinema courses with teachers graduate of the Sorbonne.



Bespoke French students and French teachers
Private French Tutor Paris

The concept of Bespoke French Lessons Paris is based on my goal to teach French language and culture in a more caring, dedicated and personalized way than traditional private tutoring, using a combination of my experience as a French teacher, my research in the psychology of learning and my passion to introduce each of my students to French culture, Parisian life and French codes.

French is a living language that requires a real relationship with the "right" teacher who will introduce you to vocabulary and grammar in a lively and exciting atmosphere, in a quiet place, at the terrace of a café, walking in the streets, discovering Paris with a teacher who knows its history and anecdotes, the non touristic spots. 


I have very few students to focus on and I have surrounded myself with talented, high-level French tutors with different specializations (Paris, literature, art, gastronomy, international relations), all driven by the same ambition and commitment as I am to transmit French and support students in their experience of French in a totally personalized way. 

At BeSpoke, our students have their own high-level personal teacher who shapes an evolving French teaching program according to their goals and needs such as : 

- Getting by in French during a visit to France or in daily life ;

- Being able to chat with friends in fluent French in a noisy café,

- Learning the language by discovering French codes (relationships, etiquette, French ways of eating and dressing, French behavior and thinking),

- Learning French with tailor-made and thrilling courses in literature, art history, history etc. 
- lessons-tours to museums and art galleries, 

"Bespoke" perfectly describes the type of service Violaine provides. There's nothing rote or formulaic about her lessons; each one is tailored to a student's particular interests and language level.

Joe Burgo, writer, psychotherapist, Palm Springs and London 

French class for academics


We have special classes for academics, writers and artists.


Marie-Hélène, our expert teacher of the French exams TCF, DELF, DALF develops tailor-made programs with a 100% success rate

And you, what kind of French lessons do you want?  

Fancy French lessons
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BeSpoke French LeSSons


1 ) One student One Tutor 

2 ) One student One learning style

3 ) Highly qualified and dedicated personal tutors   

4 ) TCF, DELF & DALF exams preparation with an expert teacher (jury in the exams)

5 ) French jobs interviews coaching

6 ) French expression training

7 ) High-standard Private French culture and language courses (literature, cinema, art, history, international relations ...)

8 ) An open mind community of French learners from all walks of life and all countries (academics and fashion designers, diplomats and nomad workers, artists and art collectors, therapists and NGO members...)

"I would like to thank Clara, with whom I spend an hour every week online. We are both language teachers, so when I say that she is an extraordinary teacher, it is an opinion that comes from decades of experience." 

Ken Bryant, University Professor, Vancouver, Canada

BeSpoke Team




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Bespoke Private French Classes designed for your needs and expectations

Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or an expert in French, we offer you private lessons tailored to your needs and based on a balance between the French language, the French culture and your goals and personality.

French Beginners and Intermediates, Learn a new language often seems complicated but in reality with a good and personalized teaching method given by Native French tutors, French learning will be a pleasure.


Experts, Would you like to improve your French by exploring French culture and arts, French codes, French society, the real French and Parisian life

The core of our teaching is based on its content thanks to teachers specialized in Paris, literature, history, art and humanities but also international relations, sports and economics. 

All courses are "à la carte". 

Would you want to learn French in a fast and fun way by discovering the historical Paris, the arty Paris, the foody Paris (natural wine bars and shops, confidential delicious pastries, cheese stores and original chefs' restaurants)?

A special approach




"My three intensive weeks in Paris with Violaine could not be more perfect! "Bespoke" is the perfect name for Violaine's services!"

Stephen Sheehi, Professor of Middle East Studies (William and Mary University)


BeSpoke French Lessons 's raison d'être lies in my experience as a private French teacher for artists, writers, researchers and diplomats, as well as in my academic research on the psychology of learning. 
My courses involve a special commitment to each student, offering a tailored learning experience, both linguistically and culturally. 

Beginners Intermediate and Experts, your learning experience will be unique.

I focus on your personality as a learner to design an effective and smart French teaching style that will work for you.

Agathe, Chloé, Guillaume, Marie-Hélène and Imen are the outstanding and talented teachers whose approach matches mine and who are now part of the "BeSpoke" adventure. 


Violaine Germain, founder of BeSpoke French lessons Paris







Coucou ! Learning French or a new language often seems complicated but in reality, with a good personalized teaching method given by native French tutors, acquiring a good fluency in French will be fast.

French immersion is the main key
To learn French, you must "live" French, "think" French, "laugh" French and discover your French
side, the "version française" of yourself. To learn French, you have to love communicating in French and enjoy your French classes like you enjoy a special moment.

A successful language-training is a fun time and cultural activities are essential. 















One-to-one or three students maximum
Our courses are one to one or, at the student's request, a session with two students ( with a similar level). We do not have any small-group of more than 3 students where the levels are mixed and progress is rare. We exclusively offer adult classes with some exceptions for curious and passionate teenagers







Paris, Belleville, Bespoke French course in Spring 

One dedicated and thoughtful teacher



The proficiency of our teachers is well established. We are a very small team, we work with few students to be able to focus on their needs, we build a relationship of trust and often friendship with each of them. We like to feel like a kind of host families, respectful and present when needed. We are the opposite of a big school where your best friend is your textbook and your homework is like rote  conjugation. 


Customized and on-the-spot courses
The teacher also adapts to the student's wishes and needs on the fly. Practicing oral French does not prevent you from learning to send your greetings by email or by post. Learning to write literary French or a university lecture does not prevent you from being interested in the culture of the French (the French and food, the French and love, the romance language, the French at work etc.).












For each new student, Violaine does a placement test during a first small interview. You explain what you want, we see if your approach to learning works with what we can offer you, Violaine offers a course program in accord with a teacher dedicated to the student and off you go !

Intensive, semi-intensive or once a week, in person or/and on zoom, weekdays and weekends, in France or on the other side of the planet, everything is possible. As you like it


We invite you to discover the best spots of the true Paris in Belleville, Bastille, Saint-Germain des près, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre and many other non touristic places!

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Teachers and... writer, artist, journalist, literature professor, art historian (Louvre, Orsay etc.), linguist, Paris guide, gourmet and expert of all the good non-touristy restaurants and shops in Paris and France, each of us has one or more specialties that allow us to introduce you to the language in the way that suits you best.

Grammar is the rule of the language game. Whether it is spoken language, written language, academic language, literary language or/and slang language, it is important to approach it as a game. A good tutor knows how to quickly convey the tenses, conjugation, and grammatical structures for speaking and writing both basic and expert French. Our grammar lessons are smart and exciting (it's true!)

French pronunciation can be quite easy, learning phonetics is like learning a song. We are all native French speakers, and our tailor-made methods immerse you in the music of the language so that you can have good French pronunciation with pleasure. Our teacher Chloé is particularly specialized in learning through music (among other things). French speaking becomes a pleasure.

Comprehension is quickly learned with a French teacher who engages you in communicating and forgets that you are in class. We focus on a conversational approach, written learning in which you will also have a very active part, exciting courses where all the subjects that interest you can be treated (culture, literature, art history, Paris and also the French codes, places to walk, where to shop, cafes and restaurants)

Do you need to pass the internationally recognized French language exams?

Our DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 and DALF C1 and C2 preparation courses have always been successful.

We have an expert in DALF C1 and C2, Marie-Hélène, who is both an author of exam subjects and an experienced instructor and examiner.

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