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An international School

A multilingual Montessori school, located in an exceptional setting, in the heart of the Saint Emilion  vineyards at Château Latour Ségur in Lussac.

The school welcomes AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) certified Montessori educators from all over the world.

Through these international exchanges, the children discover various cultures and their languages. Since its opening, the school has welcomed educators from the United States, Spain, India, Mexico…and Italy!

 “La Vie est Belle” Montessori School follows the school calendar of the Bordeaux Academy.

A special place

“LA VIE EST BELLE” Montessori School is located in Château Latour Ségur in Lussac, a listed historical monument, which is surrounded by a large park with trees.  It is the home of several animals such as chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, donkeys – to the delight of children. They learn to respect and take care of the well-being of the animals. A vegetable garden and an orchard with many varieties of fruit trees are part of their everyday scenery. Children are able to explore the entire park and discover nature and the cycle of the seasons.

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A school from 2 to 9 years old

The Montessori school “La Vie est Belle” welcomes children from 2 years old. The child learns to become familiar with life in a community and the rules of society. It is the ideal moment to start to work on concentration, controlling the way their body moves and practical activities taken from daily life.

We have a single mixed class made up of children from 2 to 9 years old that follows the principle of Montessori pedagogy focussing on the child as an individual.

All activities in the class are organized to be directly accessible by the child. They can be carried out without adult assistance, and then put back in place by the child themselves. Everything is designed to develop the child’s autonomy to the maximum – the material is self-correcting. The child can come and go freely. They can observe their friends but they must not disturb them. This requires an effort to master and control their voice and their actions. They learn to respect themselves and others.

Learning at School


Using sensorial aids, the child is able to familiarize themselves with quantities, mathematical symbols, the decimal system, calculations…


The subject of language is made easier using learning tools such as sandpaper letters to understand the sound of the letters or a moveable alphabet to learn about writing


Musical awakening, some science, discovery of different types of art materials, exploring creativity, becoming aware of art and craft techniques

Practical life

These activities correspond to everyday activities (pouring water into a glass, using a funnel, taking care of plants, sponging a table, etc.).

Sensory life

Learning aids allow the child to study differences, comparisons, colours, shapes, weights, smells, textures, temperatures…

Contact us

Ecole La Vie est Belle
Château Latour Ségur
1 Lieu dit Latour – 33570 Lussac
07 67 09 15 32

School hours 

The school runs from  9am to 4pm
Child Drop-off 8:30am-9am
Daycare until 6pm


For all admission requests, please fill out this questionnaire.