Cannes

French school in Cannes

The French course takes place in the campus that was founded in 1931 and from then has offered quality courses in a perfect environment for learning and intercultural exchange. The campus is situated very close to the city centre, a 15 minute walk from the Festival of Palais. The environment of the campus is very international. From September to May, students live here from all around the world to take the French course, and French students from the Periodismo school. The facilities on campus are amazing. 

Facilities at the school and on campus

  • 24 classes fully equipped with audiovisual material
  • 110 bedrooms for 1, 2 or 3 people
  • Dining room seating 220 people
  • Office of activities
  • Library 
  • Cyberdrome - Computer room (email and internet access)
  • Wifi connection
  • TV room (Digital TV) / DVD / video
  • Theatre (cinema)
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Terrace
  • Sick bay 
  • Interior patio with terrace
  • Volleyball/Basketball field
  • Washing machines / dryers / iron

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  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
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  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

IALC


Strongest Points

  • Get to know the city where the prestigious Cannes festival takes place
  • Enjoy the fantastic climate and the hundreds of kilometres of beaches in the French Riviera
  • You will easily be able to see the nearby cities

Cannes

The French course in Cannes is perfect for students who want to improve their French and have a great holiday on the French Riviera. As well as the course, the students can take part in all sorts of cultural activities, sports and have fun in one of the most prestigious coastal cities in France. Known for its famous "Croisette", it also has a picturesque medieval city which looks over the rest of the city. Thousands of young people from all around the world come to Cannes, attracted by its famous nightife, water sports and its beaches. 

Useful information:

Getting around Cannes:

Cannes is a relatively small city so you can get around quite easily on foot.

What to see in Cannes:

  • Le Suquet: going up the Saint Antoine street you will find the oldest neighbourhood in Cannes and don´t forget the "glamour" of the "Croisette", the aristocratic neighbourhood. The historic centre of the old city is situated high up, the monte Chevalier. 
  • The Castre Castle was delcared the national heritage in 1790 and was sold to the council of the village a year later. In 1878, it was transformed into a porcelain shop and later a Museum of Mediterannean and Ancient civilisations, which we now know as the Museum of the Castre. In 1937, the tower and chapel were listed as historical monuments.
  • Meynadier street: situated a few metres from the Croisette, Meynadier street was for a long time the main street and was called "the rue grande", and connected the modern city directly to the Suquet district. 
  • La Croisette: This beautiful area of Cannes has 3km of sandy public beaches and others are private, where you can admire the Lerins islands.
  • Of course, you can´t walk around the Croisette and you can´t go through the famous Palace Festivals and Congress (Palais des Festivals et des Congres), recently rennovated, and you feel like stars of the cinema for a moment as you go up the steps, and see the marks left by the hands of many artists that that make Cannes the capital of glamour and fantasy. 
  • Vieux Port and Marche de Forville (Old port and Forville market) continues being a picturesque port and you can imagine how it would look in the early twentieth century, before the city was discovered by European nobility.
  • Just above the port, the Marché de Forville (Forville market) can be found, an old Provencal style building which recieves goods from local producers, fruit, vegetables and flowers. 
  • Other interesting markets to discover and buy things from in Cannes are the Marche d´Autrefois (market of other times) in place of l´etang, every day from 8:00-18:00, you will definitely be able to find interesting things to get as a souvenir for your holidays in Cannes, for a very small price.
  • Notre-Dame: the oldest parish church in the city, it was constructed in the 16th Century. 
  • Musée de la Castre: The Castre museum, situated high up in the old city, in the ruins of the medieval castle of the monks of Lérins, this museum is categorised as a historic monument. 
  • Centre d'Art La Malmaison: 47, boulevard of the Croisette. The hotel constructed in 1863 was demolished and was rebuilt in 1950.
  • Espaca Miramar: unmissable walk through these beautiful islands are just a 20 minute boat ride from the Cannes coast, the made up of Santa Margarita island and San Honorato island. 
  • In the Margarita island, the famous Man in the iron mask was confined in the 17th Century in the old Royal Fort. Constructed in the same century, the Sea Museum can be found, which shows the history of the fort and shipwrecks that occurred in the vicinity of the islands. 
  • In the San Honorato island, smaller but more luxurious, the Cisterian Monastery can be found, set up on the island since the 5th Century.
  • You can travel to the islands from the pier Iles de Cannes. 11€ there and back to the Margarita island and 12€ there and back to San Honorato island. 
  • Sea museum: This museum is in the oldest part of the Fuerte Real, and is a historic monument.
  • Exploring the Riviera is feasible because Nice is 30km away, Antibes only 15km, and Grasse, famous for its perfume, less than 20km away. All of the cities can be visited in a day. 

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Standard French Course in Cannes

This French course provides everyone with a basic set of the main aspects of the language, with 20 prestigious teachers with university teaching experience. They will use the latest learning techniques and have many years of experience in teaching French as a foreign language. They use original and dynamic methods which guarantees that the students will improve their level. 

 

Timetable of class: from 9:00 to 12:00

Perfect for

Students from all levels, wanting to improve their language skills in an international environment

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  18
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive French course in Cannes

This French course in Cannes provides a broad set of language principles, at the hand of up to 20 prestigious teachers with university teaching experience. They apply the latest learning techniques, with many years of experience in teaching French as a foreign language. In the mornings, you will have written and speaking classes and in the afternoons, you will delve into practicing oral language, going into more depth. 

Timetable of the class: 9:00 to 12:00 Monday to Friday, and 13:00 to 15:00 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Perfect for

Ideal for those that need to progress quickly

Additional information

Available to small groups

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Horas per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Super Intensive French course in Cannes

This French course is based on the principal aspects of language, at the hand of up to 20 prestigious teachers with university teaching experience. They apply the latest learning techniques and have many years of experience in teaching French as a foreign language.

In the mornings and afternoons, the classes will be divided into oral and written, to get the most content and practice in the 30 lessons in the course. From B1 you can choose from 2 options: specialised written French or specialised spoken French.

Timetable in the mornings from 9:00 to 12:00 and afternoons from 13:00 to 15:00.

Perfect for

Those that want to make the most out of the programme. This course focuses on improving the most important aspects of the language quickly.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Extra-curricular Activities

What to do in Cannes 

The animation team at the French school is made up of 5 people that direct and accompany the students in the activities. Some activities are free, some aren´t.

Some examples are:
  • Sports: volley-ball, ping-pong, tennis, cycling, sailing, horse riding, canoeing, diving, skiing, hiking, football. 
  • Excursions: Nice-Antibes, Eze-Monaco, Saint-Tropez et Port-Grimaud, les villages perchés (Saint-Paul de Vence, Tourrettes sur Loup, Gourdon), Grasse, Aix-en-Provence, San Remo, Porquerolles, Les îles de Lérins, Les gorges du Verdon, Avignon, Cassis…
  • Trips: The Picasso Museum (Antibes), the Fernand Léger museum (Biot), the Chagall museum (Nice), the Maeght foundation (St. Paul of Venice), the Matisse Museum  (Nice). 
  • Evenings at school: Dance, piano-bar, games, crepes, ice cream, wine and cheese nights.
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Accommodation

Family

Staying with a family is ideal for students that want to submerge themselves in a different cuture. Sharing food with your "new family" every day will benefit you in speaking French in relaxed and natural situations. All of the families have been chosen carefully to offer you a safe and cosy home. 

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 10-40 minutes walking or on public transport

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

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  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence on campus

The residence is on the same campus. It is a modern residence which from July will have new facilities.

The bedrooms are doubles or shared, and have a desk and sink. The bathrooms are shared between 3-4 students. In all of the bedrooms there is Wifi connection.

Half board, or breakfast and lunch, is included in the price.

There is a curfew for students under 18

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Availability: Minimum 2 weeks

Room Type: Single or double room

School distance: 30-35 minute walk. Only 10 minutes from the train station

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: 50€

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

How to get to Cannes 

The airport in Nice is the “Côte D´Azur".

The companies that fly to Nice from Spain are:

  • Iberia
  • Lastminute
  • Vueling

From the airport to the city:

  • From Niza airport: you can catch the bus (la navette) from Nice airport to Cannes (on the motorway), leaves from the airport terminal. The bus will take you to the city centre of Cannes, in front of the town hall. 

If your flight lands after 20:00, remember that the last bus from the airort to Cannes leaves at 22:00. If you arrive later than 22:00, you need to get a taxi (approximately 80 €)

If you arrive by train

From the Cannes SNCF station, you can get a taxi or bus (Line 20) to your residence

 



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Full board: 59 € por semana
Half board in family: 63 € por semana
Private bathroom residence: 60 € por semana

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