The idea began in London in 2001 and moved to Pau in 2011, with the help of Liz Merry and Nigel Davis, the owners and main teachers. The Terraceis an old by mid-19th-century stone house which has been completely renovated and decorated with simplicity and good taste. It offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with spaces like three terraces and a small garden as well as a large fireplace where guests gather on winter nights.
A very special moment at The Terrace is at dinner, where all guests sit around the large kitchen-dining room or on the terrace in summer, speaking in English. Moreover, during the day guests become students during the hours they choose, and are taught individually to suit the particular needs of each.