Aix-en-Provence is a little slice of Paris in the heart of Provence. Dashing and debonair, Aix boasts a rich history and culture in spades, and enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate year-round, with mild winters and long, sunshine-filled summer days.

Aix-en-Provence is also the birthplace of renowned French painter Paul Cézanne, making it the perfect destination for art lovers. Its chic shops, tree-lined boulevards and fine dining options make for a relaxing and refined stay in this most well-heeled of Southern towns – the tony society lady to Marseille’s rough-and-ready fishlass.

Our partner school has over 30 years of experience teaching French as a Foreign Language. The school is located 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre and two bus stops are located immediately outside.

The student body is multicultural and diverse and lessons focus on intercultural exchange as well as language learning. All teachers are qualified and experienced to ensure the highest standard of classes. In-class materials include realia and outside activities based on daily French life are organized on a regular basis.

The school is accredited by SOUFFLE, EAQUALS and IALC and is officially recognized as a quality-assured French language school by the French Ministry of Education.

School facilities include:

  • 16 fully-equipped classrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Garden

The school is accessible to wheelchairs.

French language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Class size: 5 – 10 students
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Qualified native French teachers

20 lessons per week

Minimum stay: 2 weeks

Maximum stay: 8 weeks for B1-C1 language ability students and 10 for other levels

Monday-Friday morning lessons (9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) will give you a practical understanding of the French language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as France Langue trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Language level: beginner to advanced (A1-C1)

20 lessons per week

Duration : 8, 16 or 24 weeks This course is designed for those who wish to strengthen their French skills. The content is mainly based on the language skills required to pass the DELF exam.

Language level : basic (A2) to upper intermediate (B2)

20 group lessons + 10 mini-group lessons (5 – 10 students)

Minimum stay: 2 weeks (8 maximum)

Includes the above Standard French classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 mini-group lessons per week across a selection of options: speaking, French culture, conversation, creative workshops, practising French outside of the classroom, pronunciation, grammar, games, etc. Lessons are held Monday-Friday:

  • 5 mornings per week : 9:00 am – 10:30 am ; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • 4 afternoons per week : 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • twice a week : 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Language level: beginner to advanced (A1-C1)

Private lessons are tailored to your individual language needs and goals, whether standard or business French or exam preparation. Lessons are are flexible and arranged based on your schedule.

Language level: all levels

2 weeks stay

Includes the above Standard French classes with an optional afternoon activity of your choice. Options available include:

  • Discover Provence Cuisine (approx. 16 hours per week) : follow conferences and workshop to discover local gastronomy, learn vocabulary specific to the local specialities such as wine and cheese
  • Discover Provence (approx. 20 hours per week) : excursions and guided visits, local products tasting
  • Discover Provence on foot (approx. 17 hours per week) : guided hikes across the splendid landscapes that have been attracting painters from all over the world for centuries

Language level: beginner to advanced (A1-C1)

Minimum number of students required for each option: 4

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Guided tour of Aix-en-Provence
  • Cookery and wine-tasting classes
  • Guided tour of the local market
  • Pastery, writing and language workshops
  • Bocce tournament with apéritif
  • Rope park
  • Hiking
  • Sailing (can be arranged year-round, though summer is the main season)
  • Day trips or half-day trips to Arles, Avignon, Cassis, Marseille, Saint-Tropez, Baux-de-Provence, Camargue, Pont du Gard, Luberon, etc.

Single room, shared or private bathroom and half board.

Travel time to our partner school: Our partner school’s carefully selected host families live 20 minutes from the school by bus or 30 minutes on foot.

Practical Information:

  • Linens/towels provided. Towels are changed every week, linens are changed every 2 weeks.
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day.
  • Cleaning is made once a week


  • Single occupancy studio (20 m²) or 2- or 3-person shared flat
  • Toilet and shower in each studio
  • No meals included
  • Travel time to school: approx. 25 minutes on foot
  • Located in the city centre, near the cours Mirabeau and the Rotonde, the post office, tourist office and Méjanes library. A bus stop and train station are located nearby.
  • Deposit to be paid on arrival (see Dates & Prices tab), refunded at the end of your stay provided no damages are incurred

Facilities and services

  • Fully-equipped kitchenette (mini-fridge, electric hob, microwave, coffee maker) Linens provided on request, changed every 2 weeks (students should bring their own towels)
  • Fans provided on request
  • Vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board available free of charge on request
  • WiFi access
  • Coin laundry facilities
  • Weekly cleaning service (kitchen not included); please note that outside of this service, students are responsible for cleaning their rooms. A cleaning fee of €50 will be charged at the end of your stay.


Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

  • Arrival airports and stations:
  • Marseille-Provence Airport
  • Aix-en-Provence TGV Railway Station

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices tab)

The school can arrange taxi transfers at a guaranteed price, payable directly to the driver if arriving at:

  • Marseille Airport Provence to Aix-en-Provence city centre
  • Aix-en-Provence TGV Railway Station to Aix-en-Provence city centre

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

Dates & Prices 2022

Dates 2022

Course start dates for Standard or Intensive course: 03/01, 17/01, 31/01, 14/02, 28/02, 14/03, 28/03, 11/04, 25/04, 07/06, 20/06, 04/07, 18/07, 01/08, 16/08, 29/08, 12/09, 26/09, 10/10, 24/10, 07/11, 21/11, 05/12

Course start dates for complete beginners for the Standard Course: 17/01, 14/02, 14/03, 11/04, 09/05, 07/06, 04/07, 01/08, 26/09, 24/10, 21/11

Long-term course start dates: 17/01, 14/03, 09/05, 04/07, 29/08, 24/10

Course start dates for Standard course + Optional Activities:

  • Discover Provence Cuisine: 14/03, 07/06, 12/09
  • Discover Provence: 25/04, 20/06, 29/08
  • Discover Provence on Foot: 28/03, 09/05, 26/09

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates. Lessons will be rescheduled for an afternoon of the same week. Usually, the school organizes trips on public holidays): 01/01, 18/04, 01/05, 08/05, 26/05, 06/06, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11, 11/01, 25/12

Prices 2022

All taxes and enrolment fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons & accommodation in a host family, single room, half board
Duration20 L30 L
2 weeks 1.290 1.540
3 weeks 1.865 2.240
4 weeks 2.395 2.895
6 weeks 3.325 4.075
8 weeks 4.245 5.245
10 weeks 5.065-
16 weeks 7.255-
24 weeks 10.840-
Lessons + optional activities & accommodation in a host family, single room, half board
Options2 weeks
Discover Provence on foot 1.555
Discover Provence Cuisine#REF!
Discover Provence 1.555
Optional extrasenviron 60€
Private lessons (1 lesson = 45 min) 55
Residence accommodationPlease contact us
Taxi transfers (per trip) to be paid directly to the driver
Marseille-Provence airportaround 60€
Aix-en-Provence TGV railway stationaround 50€

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course and accommodation
  • Single room and half board with a host family
  • Placement test
  • Guided tour of Aix-en-Provence on your first day
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to Aix-en-Provence
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance