where to learn French in France – list of schools

This is a list of the best schools for learning French in France. Here you will find a number of language training centers located in several regions including Paris and Nice (the French Riviera) that offer courses to students of all ages including kids, teens/adolescents and adults.

Accent Français

Founded in 1997, Accent Français is a French language school in Monpellier in southern France. The school welcomes students of all ages offers French courses ranging from beginners to intermediate and advanced. The school has received FLE certification and guarantees small classes with student numbers never exceeding ten. The school offers specialized courses including business, cooking and medical French as well as helps students prepare for DELF, DALF, etc exams. For more information including registration, dates and fees and accommodation please visit the school’s website.

Address: View online
Email: contact AT accentfrancais.com
Website: accentfrancais.com


Established in 1977 and based in Nice on the French Riviera, Actilangue offers high-quality French courses throughout the year. The school welcomes students at all levels. Classes are small in size, very friendly and taught by experienced French teachers who conduct the lessons in the French language. Students will love studying in a stunningly beautiful environment only two minutes walk from Nice’s most famous beaches. For more information on courses, dates, prices, DELF exams, accommodations, activities and excursions please visit the school’s website.

Address: Actilangue, 2 rue Alexis Mossa, 06000 Nice, France
Telephone: +33 4 93 96 33 84
Website: actilangue.com
Email: contact AT actilangue.com


Azurlingua is one of the most famous school for learning French in France. The school is based in Nice on the beautiful French Riviera. The school welcomes students of all ages including children, adolescents and adults. The school’s teachers are highly experienced and classes are very friendly. Azurlingua offers DELF & DALF exam preparation help as well as training for French teachers. For more information including course descriptions, registration and fees please visit the school’s website.

Address: Azurlingua, 47, rue Hérold – 06000 Nice – France
Telephone: +33 4 97 03 07 00
Email: info AT azurlingua.com
Website: azurlingua.co.uk

CIA France

Established in 1985, CIA France (Centre Internatinale d’Antibes) is a language schools which offers courses in beautiful Riviera of southern France. The school offers courses for adults at all levels as special classes for students over 50 years-old. The school also offers special training for the DELF exam. CIA offers summer camp programs to teens in multiple locations including Cannes, Antibes and Nice (southern France) as well as Paris. The school also has special programs for school groups, FLE training, students over 50 years-old as well as parents and kids.

Address: 28, avenue du Château 06600 Antibes, France
Telephone: +33 970 407 434 (Europe) +1 202 470 6659 (USA)
Email: Online contact page
Website: cia-france.com
Facebook: Facebook Fan Page

CIEL Brittany

CIEL Brittany is a French language school located in beautiful north-west France near Brest. The school was founded in 1987 and offers a wide range of French courses meeting FLE quality standards. The school accepts students aged 16 and over and offers courses ranging from beginners to advanced. The school helps students and French teachers to prepare for exams including the DELF, DALF, DFP, etc. CIEL also offers private lessons as well as specialized French including tourism, business and gastronomy. Students also have the choice of staying with local host families. To learn more about course details and online registration please visit the school’s website.

Address: Rue du gué fleuri BP 35 – 29480 Le Relecq-Kerhuon – France
Telephone: +33 2 98 30 45 75
Website: ciel.fr
Email: info.ciel AT cci-brest.fr
Facebook: Facebook Fan Page

Collège International de Cannes

The Collège International de Cannes is a French language school with an international campus situated on the beautiful Mediterranean seaboard. The school offers an extremely vast selection of French courses including intensive, business, law, DELF exam preparation, culture and teacher training. The school offers lots of leisure activities to its students. For more information including course descriptions, enrollment dates, fees, lodging and registration details please visit the school’s website.

Address: Collège International de Cannes, 1, avenue du Docteur Pascal, 06400 Cannes – France
Tel: +33 4 93 47 39 29
Email: info AT french-in-cannes.com
Website: french-in-cannes.com


Established in 1984, CREA-LANGUES offers French language courses in total-immersion environments for teens and adults. The school does summer camp programs for teens aged 12 to 14 and 15 to 18 in southern France. Here, teenage students can practice French all day in friendly small classes. The school also offers lots of excursions. The school also offers classes for adults in its school that has been converted from a beautiful 19th century monastery. For more information about teaching methods, contacts, dates, prices and enrollment please visit the school’s website.

Address: CREA-LANGUES booking office, Boomforeeststraat 38, 8870 Izegem, Belgique
Telephone: +32 51 31 97 42
Email: [email protected]
Website: crealangues.com

École de Trois Ponts

École de Trois Ponts is a small French school offering French courses in a complete-immersion setting in the comfort of a French villa. The establishment offers a friendly and warm study environment where students can practice French throughout the day and during meals. The school offers classes for all levels as well as intensive and private classes. For more information about courses, prices and enrollment please visit the school’s website.

Address: Villa Beaulieu, 645 rue M.Foch,42153 Riorges, Grand Roanne, France
Telephone: +33 477 71 5300
Email: 3ponts2 AT wanadoo.fr
Website: frenchcourses.com

École Suisse Internationale

École Suisse Internationale is a school for learning French offering courses both in Paris and Lyon. Classes are taught by highly professional teachers in a warm and friendly environment with no more than 12 students per class. For more information including determining levels of study, standard vs. intensive courses, prices, schedules as well as Paris and Lyon living please visit the school’s website.

Address: 10 rue des Messageries, 75010 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 47 70 20 66
Email: info AT ecolesuisse-fle.fr
Website: learn-french-france.org

ESL Language Schools

ESL Language Schools offers a wide variety of French classes to students of all ages in France. ESL offers great summer programs for juniors at its Paris-Igny and Valbonne s/Cannes locations. The school offers language-study holidays for adults in Lyon and Nice as well as special courses for students aged over 50 in Lyon. ESL provides excellent local support and offers the choice of staying with a host family.

Address: ESL – Language Schools, Grand-rue 42, 1820 Montreux, CH-Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (0) 21.621.88.88
Email: [email protected]
Website: ELS Languages
Facebook: Facebook Fan Page

French Language Holidays

French Language Holidays is a French language school located in Saint Raphaël on the beautiful French Riviera. The school is one of the most family-oriented French learning centers in France and invites parents to come with their children to France to learn French. For more information about course descriptions, living and accommodation please visit the school’s website.

Address: France Langue & Culture c/o v. Saenger, le Vallis Curans, 83700 Saint-Raphaël, France
Telephone: +33 612 88 78 95
Email: edmond.vonsaenger AT gmail.com
Website: frenchlanguageholidays.com


IFALPES is a French language school located in the beautiful French alps. The school is affiliated with the Université Catholique de Lyon and offers French classes to college students from abroad. The school offers group lessons for all levels as well as DELF and DALF training. For more information including full course descriptions, dates and prices, registration, accommodation and contact details please visit the school’s website.

Address: Ifalpes Chambéry, L’Axiome, 44 rue Charles Montreuil, 73000 Chambéry, France
Telephone: +33 4 79 85 83 16
Email: info AT ifalpes.fr
Website: ifalpes.fr

Institut Européen de Français

The Institut Européen de Français is a French language school located in the south of France in Montpellier. The school offers courses for both students and teachers of French. French courses cover beginners to advanced levels including French for professional and specific purposes. For more information about registration, course descriptions, accommodation, cultural activities and more please visit the school’s official website.

Address: 34 rue Saint-Guilhem C.S 49047 | 34967 Montpellier Cedex 2 – France
Telephone: +33 467 91 7000
Email: Website contact form
Website: institut-europeen.com

Institut Linguistique Adenet (ILA)

Institut Linguistique Adenet (ILA) is one of the best-known French language schools in France located in Montpellier in the beautiful south of France. The school’s high-quality teachers offer a wide variety of courses to students of all ages. Courses range from beginner to advanced French as well as DALF & DELF exam preparation. For more information including prices, dates and enrollment please visit the school’s website.

Address: 33 Grand Rue Jean Moulin – 34000 Montpellier – France
Telephone: +33 4 67 60 67 83
Email: info AT ila-france.com
Website: ila-france.com

Institut de Français

Institut de Français is a French language school for adults located in the beautiful fishing village of Villefranche, which is right next to Nice on the French Riviera. The school offers intensive French instruction for all levels and offers a true “French immersion” setting. In addition to using proven and effective audio-visual teaching methods, teachers also do a great job offering real-life learning situations. For more information about the schools program, calendar and fees, applications and to request a brochure please visit the school’s website.

Address: 23 Avenue Général-Leclerc – 06230 Villefranche-sur-mer – France
Telephone: +33 493 01 88 44
Email: info AT institutdefrancais.com
Website: institutdefrancais.com

Paris Version à la Française

Learn to speak French in Paris, France by taking private one-to-one or small-group classes with a professional tutor. Private tutor, Pascale Heuzé, has over 20 years experience teaching French at high levels and offers training classes to those looking to learn French but not in a large classroom setting. Course work covers all levels of French with lots of time being spent on conversation. To learn more please visit Pascale’s official website.

Address: 12 rue Lejemptel, F – 94300 – VINCENNES, France
Telephone: + 33 143 74 80 36
Email: Website Contact Form
Website: www.languageinternational.com


Souffle is not a single school but an organization that runs 19 French language schools in several regions of France. Souffle offers the best quality education as all schools pass French as a Foreign Language (FLE) standards. Souffle welcomes students of all ages and offers courses for all levels ranging from beginners to advanced and business/college preparation. It also helps students to prepare for a number of exams including DELF and DALF. For more information about prices, to request a brochure and learn more about the schools please visit Souffle’s website.

Email: Online contact page
Website: souffle.asso.fr

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