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French Riviera 15-day Language School
Special 2-week program on the French Riviera for 50+ age group. Maximum of 6 students per class
Stay for two weeks in a studio at this French language school and improve your language skills. Morning lessons, afternoon excursions with a full day out at the weekend. Enjoy the markets, wonderful food and wine-tasting of this beautiful region, learn about the art and culture which abounds in the French Riviera popular with artists, boat-lovers and jet-setters.
Arrival Sunday departure following Saturday.
Program includes: 20 lessons per week (not on Monday of arrival), with accommodation at the school's studio, and a selection of half-day excursions to St Paul de Vence, Grasse and Gourdon, Antibes old town, Cannes, Monaco, Frejus and the Corniche d’Or plus a full day at the weekend to Nice and/or Aix-en-Provence.
20 x morning lessons Monday to Friday
3 x half-day afternoon excursions or activities per week
one full day excursion at the weekend
breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday in the school restaurant
accommodation in the school studios
transfer to/from the Antibes train station (between 6.30am and 9pm)
If you would like to have a 10-16 week French language and culture program, half on the French Riviera and half in Paris, contact our office at [email protected]
Programs for school students and families also available on request
Slow Tours offers a number of Language School programs in Europe
Arrival Sunday and settle into your studio at the school
Meeting at school at 9am then an information session before a morning visit of Antibes old town, famous for its ramparts along the sea and the long wall along the port. There are plenty of little streets to explore, a lot of restaurants to taste Provencale cuisine, and lots of shops to buy original gifts. Lunch. 2.00pm French level test followed by an excursion to the Fragonard perfumery in Grasse, the world's perfume capital, then on to the stunning village of Gourdon, perched on a cliff-side with artisan shops of ceramic and glass craftwork, handmade jewellery, olive wood Provencal clothes, perfume, candles, candy and more
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Excursion to Cannes, the star of the French Riviera, famous for the International Film Festival and the 'Palais des Festivals' which rolls out the red carpet for international stars of the silver screen every year. Luxury hotels, cars, and beaches attract tourists from around the world
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Provencal tastings in the school of local food products such as olive oils, pates, tapenades, flower syrups, etc.
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Free afternoon
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Visit to Monaco. With its exceptional location between mountain and sea, Monaco is a highly cultured place with many museums, the best hotels in the world, sumptuous gastronomy and well-known restaurants
Full day excursion to Nice and/or Aix-en-Provence. A warm climate, diverse scenery, rich plant life, beautiful blue seas, it is possible to find all this in Nice, the capital of the Cote d'Azur. Nice is home to a large number of museums and art galleries (Chagall, Matisse, Museum of Modern Art, etc.) and theatres. A tour of Aix-en-Provence is a chance to travel in time, its architectural and cultural heritage is accessible to everyone, treasures that you will discover simply by walking around the town. Aix is a living history book, with a rich heritage thousands of years old. Discover its museums, the old town and Villeneuve, the Mazarin Quarter, the Cours Mirabeau and much more
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Excursion to St Paul de Vence, a beautiful medieval fortified village, one of the most intact medieval examples of the region with much of the ramparts still there. The Fondation Maeght is a true museum/art gallery in nature. It is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe, with paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works from the 20th century - Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Leger, Miro, etc.
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Excursion to Frejus, a city of art and history with a rich Roman and medieval heritage: arenas, aqueducts, theatres, archaeological museum (and the two-headed Hermes), military heritage. The episcopal city is listed on the guide of 'Var High Places'. Then a drive along the Corniche d'Or, a coastal road carved into the rock, this road connects Saint-Raphael to Cannes. A dozen caves and small beaches present a wild setting. The steep streets of Trayas lead to the hills and one of the most beautiful panoramas in the region
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Lesson of Provencale cuisine and tasting of dishes cooked
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Learn how to play petanque, the sport that is closest to French hearts, especially in the south of France. It is traditionally played with metallic balls on a dirt surface beneath plane trees. If time permits, a visit to the Musee Picasso
French lessons from 9am - 12.20pm. Lunch. Free Friday afternoon
Farewell and departure to Antibes train station.
Program of activites and excursions may be changed without notice depending on weather and other conditions. No lessons are offered on french national holidays and no refund is payable.
I attended this course at Antibes in 2013 at the same time as the Cannes Film Festival. It was a very well organised course and the teaching staff were university professionals. The daily afternoon trips were delightful and of course the one stop train ride to visit Cannes and to see the Film Festival in full swing very exciting. Anne Adelaide, Australia 2013
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote
Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]