If you would like to learn French in Provence, where better than in Aix, in the heart of this beautiful region? The Provence region, in southeastern France, is an wonderful destination for a French language holiday, attracting visitors from all over the world and also a favourite place with the French themselves! If you choose a course at our school in Provence, you will soon see why our students fall in love with the unique Provençal lifestyle and Mediterranean climate.
Our school is located in Aix-en-Provence, a beautiful spa town and the centre of Provence’s cultural scene. With a dance festival in winter, and jazz and wine festivals in the summer, Provence is lively and captivating at any time of the year. Learn French in Provence and discover the French way of life at its best!
The school has just moved to fantastic new premises, ideally located a few minutes’ walk from the pedestrianised historic centre of the city and very close to the Torse Gardens and the city swimming pool. There is a bakery, a restaurant and several shops nearby. If you choose to learn French at our school in Aix-en-Provence, you will be studying in a beautiful restored house, on 3 floors. The new school building has a beautiful spacious garden, in addition to 2 sunny terraces, where students can meet and relax between classes. There are 16 well-equipped, air-conditioned classrooms, a multi-media centre and free internet access throughout the building. The new school also has wheelchair access and reserved parking at the entrance, in addition to an elevator to all floors of the building, to allow full access to any students with reduced mobility. Our team of fully qualified, native French teachers are exceptionally friendly and are just one of the many reasons why our students often return to study with us in Aix-en-Provence year after year.
You can choose from a wide range of French courses in Aix-en-Provence, and there are lots of possible combinations! Our maximum class size is just 10 students, offering plenty of individual and personal attention. Our French courses in Provence include:
Language & Gastronomy Course
Learn French and discover world famous French gastronomy! This course comprises 20 French lessons and 4 afternoon sessions of practical cookery classes. Activities include wine and cheese tasting, in addition to a visiting a local vineyard and an olive mill.
Language & Wine Course
This course combines 20 French lessons each week with activities such as an oenology class, taught by a wine professional, wine tastings and, of course, a guided visit to a local vineyard.
Discover Provence Course
The Discover Provence Course combines 20 French lessons per week, with a programme of afternoon and weekend activities, including excursions to Arles, Marseilles, Avignon and Pont du Gard. The programme includes a visit to Cezanne’s workshop, a wine tasting, a cookery lesson followed by shared dinner, in addition to a pétanque championship!
French & Painting Course
The unique light in Provence has inspired painters such as Cézanne and Van Gogh and Aix-en-Provence is a meeting place for local artists and sculptors! On our French & Painting Course, you will study French in the mornings and during the afternoons you will have painting lessons, taught by a local professional artist.
To really immerse yourself in French language and Provençal culture, stay with one of our carefully selected host families. All our host families live within 20 minutes of the school, either by foot or by bus. You can choose accommodation with breakfast, or with breakfast and the evening meal. Provençal cuisine rarely disappoints and an evening meal with your host is the ideal occasion to practise the French you learn on your course!
Alternatively, you can choose from a range of other accommodation options, including a single room in a student residence or private studio apartments.
Our school is passionate about helping our students get the most from their French course in Provence and organises a varied and interesting activities programme, which is also an extra opportunity to practise your French language skills outside of the classroom! Once you arrive at our school in Aix-en-Provence, you will soon want to get to know the local region and Provençal culture. A guided tour of the town, one afternoon/evening activity per week, free Internet access, and a farewell drink are all included in the fees of your course.
Aix is a natural base for exploring the whole region of Provence, and our school’s optional activities include cooking classes, ski trips, wine tasting, golf, tennis, riding, and excursions to locations such as Avignon and St Tropez.
Fly to Marseille-Provence Airport and then take the shuttle bus to Aix-en-Provence (30 mins). Alternatively, fly to Nice Airport and then take the shuttle to Aix-en-Provence (2 hours).