Language study abroadVillefranche-sur-Mer Institut de Français



The Institut de Français was founded in 1969 and has built its reputation on the basis of its own learning program involving 2 or 4-week highly intensive courses. Participants generally spend from 8:30am to 5pm in the institute. French is spoken exclusively during this time. This total immersion in the French language makes maximum progress possible within a short time. The school is located on a hillside above the harbour in an elegant Provençal villa surrounded by extensive gardens. From there, there is a glorious view over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. Classes are held either in one of the eight classrooms, in the language lab or, weather permitting, often in the garden. Breakfast and lunch can be taken in the school’s cozy restaurant. French is spoken exclusively during meals as well. The small classes, a pronounced international atmosphere, well-trained teachers and the attractive environment allow for teaching that is both uncomplicated and serious. Good basic knowledge is the prerequisite and the emphasis is placed on oral language learning. The minimum age for participants is 21.


The school offers a range of accommodation for students on a language study trip in Villefranche-sur-Mer. You can request to stay in a 2-room or 3-room apartment reserved exclusively for course participants. Standard accommodation comprises a single room plus a communal bathroom and kitchen for up to three people. You can also request studio accommodation.



An entertainment evening is held in the institute during the first week of the course. Depending on the season, the school also organizes group excursions to Nice, Cannes or Monte Carlo. Wine tastings or group visits to museums are also on the program. The school is happy to help with planning activities and excursions.

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Time schedule

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:45

Starting dates

09.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 08.05 / 05.06 / 03.07 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 02.10 / 30.10 / 27.11

all courses (09.05.2017-24.11.2017)

Supplement 165.00 EUR / week

Shared Apartment Community single /half board (09.05.2017-24.11.2017)

Supplement 30.00 EUR / week

Studio single /half board (09.05.2017-24.11.2017)

Supplement 50.00 EUR / week


40.00 less. of 60.00 Min. / week

Class size

max. 10 / Ø 9

Class size during peak season

max. 10

Deposit p.a.l.

100.00 EUR (Payable on location)

Registration fee accommodation included


Course material included


Enrolment fee

60.00 EUR

Incl. breakfast, lunch and excursions

We recommend taking a taxi from the airport (approx. EUR 45)


Breakfast and lunch (Monday - Friday) + one Excursion


Public holiday


School holidays

25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018

Prices in EUR / Subject to alterations

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