Learn French in Nice: Social Life
All students are encouraged to make the most of their time in Nice by participating in the guided excursions and activities offered by the college. The wide range of city attractions – day or night – in the city ensures Nice is a stimulating and provocative backdrop for your experience of France and French life. The college guides will enable you to explore the better known attractions such as the Matisse museum and the Chagall museum, and the nearby towns of Antibes and Cannes, the Isles de Lerins or the principality of Monaco. Visits are offered accompanied by a college guide, but at extra cost, students are of course welcome to explore Nice and its region on their own, and many choose to do so. In addition however the college wants you to try out the less well known activities that the Nicoise themselves enjoy, wandering through the daily flower market; or simply exploring the hidden corners of old Nice that the average tourist never gets to see. For those who want to explore Nice’s night life we recommend sampling the pubs in old Nice and experiencing the Mediterranean atmosphere of this wonderful city.
Do not forget to bring a couple of passport photos of yourself so that you can arrange a college student card, which entitles you to reduction on public transport, some cinemas and museums etc!
All cultural activities are offered as a complement to the learning of the French language .
Our team performs in a friendly manner and energizes the activities in French , with a vocabulary and speech quickly adapted to your level.
If some activities have to be paid for (e.g. entrance fee to the museum, transport …), they are offered at cost.
On your first Monday of arrival, you can participate in a guided tour of the old town of Nice, offered free of charge and with commentary in French. Lasting around 2 hrs 30.
A minimum number of students are necessary for the planned activities to take place.
Sunday excursions & School Events
A visit to Monaco
An excursion to the famous Principality, the neighbourhood & the Monte Carlo Casino, with its Palace, the Cathedral and the famous Oceanographic museum.
Tasting specialities of Nice
A moment of sharing among students to discover the gastronomic heritage of Nice and its region.
The Theatre of Photography and Image
A place that you do not necessarily think to visit when we discover Nice and which has yet superb photographic collection of the city and its region
Visit of Saint Paul de Vence
A wonderful moment in an artists’ village perched in the mountains hardly one hour from Nice. The opportunity to also visit the famous contemporary art foundation: Fondation Maeght.
The Phoenix Park
In Nice, botanical and zoological gardens, including a greenhouse that features seven tropical climates.
Antibes and the Picasso Museum
A nice visit to share between the old town of Antibes and the Picasso collection in a former castle of the Grimaldi family.
Russian Orthodox Cathedral St-Nicolas
We sometimes forget the strong influence of the Russian community in the development of the city of Nice. Here is an opportunity to reconnect with history and admire Russia’s largest cathedral built outside Russia.
A beautiful village “perched” witness defensive concerns of his era, where you can marvel today an exceptional view and enjoy the visit of a perfumery.
The Palais Lascaris
A former aristocratic dating from the first half of the 17th century, right in the heart of Old Nice … a superb illustration of the Genoese Baroque style.
L’Opéra de Nice
Throughout the year, you can attend many shows scheduled by the Nice Opera. The school also offer a tour inside this monument, so you can experience life behind the scenes!
A few kilometers from Italy, this quiet town is famous for its gardens, “Lemon Festival”, Jean Cocteau museum and its many artisans (jams, soaps etc).
Museum-of-Art-Naif de Nice
After Paris, Nice is the second city of France as the largest number of museums … so enjoy it! Naive Art generally poorly known will no longer secret after a guided tour organized for you.
Matisse Museum and the Archaeological site
What a great opportunity! The Matisse Museum is located in the heart of the Roman archaeological site of Cimiez
Cuisine / The cookery class
A fun and rewarding activity: we practice French and at the same time you learn to easily generate revenue that can be reproduced, returning home to his entourage!
La Fete des Mai
A day at the “local colour”, full of traditions and regional identity, to discover Nice in another aspect as to which one is generally accustomed.
La plongee / Diving
A “baptism” (ideal for beginners), intended to offer a first contact with this sport, opening your eyes to what is “below”!
Parachute ascensionnel / Parasailing
This time it is at the top that offers you to discover the French! A unique panorama and thrills guaranteed!
The cruise en voilier / The sailing trip
For those who like “take time”, basking in the sun, lulled by the motion of the waves … For everyone, in fact !!!
L’Initiation a la petanque / Initiation bocce
In the courtyard of the institute, a fun and convivial moment, to get to know this game that, in our region, is a real SPORT!
Discovery of this city who also lives outside its film festival, visit the old town and the island of Sainte-Marguerite, famous for imprisoning the “Man in the Iron Mask” for many years.
A walk to Cap Ferrat
Between Beaulieu-sur-Mer Villefranche-sur-Mer, enchanting scenery, a quiet ride, the magic of the French Riviera …
Museum of modern art and contemporary art, presenting a panorama of the 60s to the present day, all with a school guide… in French of course !!!
Wine and cheese tasting
What a pleasant way to get to know a part of French cultural heritage! Culture, gluttony and gormandising… lots of fun!
A film IN FRENCH, to exercise your understanding, while having a good time with the other students of the institute.
Varies depending on city events each month: opera, theatre … whatever is happening at the time!