Learn French in Antibes

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Location

Antibes

Antibes is the Côte d'Azur’s second largest town with a population of 75,000 in the winter and almost twice that number in the summer. Yet Antibes remains a small and friendly town where you will find your bearings easily. Plus, it’s just minutes away from Cannes and Nice.

Situated in Eastern France and surrounded by fortified walls, the city embodies the Côte d’Azur’s historic and Mediterranean heritage. You can’t help but be charmed by the Old Town with its cobbled streets, its small craft shops, its many boutiques and sun kissed Antibean sea front.

The French Riviera

With 300 sunny days per year thanks to its Mediterranean climate and 120 kilometres of sand and pebble beaches, it's not difficult to see why the Côte d’Azur is one of the world’s most popular destinations.

The Côte d’Azur is also a region rich in history, culture and tradition, which you can see for yourself by taking a walk through the villages in the countryside, a trip to one of the many museums or a visit to the old parts of its cities.

 

And let’s not forget all the events and concerts: The Nice Carnival, the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and many more.

Night life

There are numerous nightlife options for visitors to Antibes. The two most active neighbourhoods are the Old Town and the Juan les Pins.

  Old Town

Somehow the small port town of Antibes has managed to maintain its historic features and local characteristics while also accommodating plenty of tourists in search of fun after the sun goes down. Antibes is a bit quieter than Juan-les-Pins, but still has a decent number of pubs, piano bars and even a couple of nightclubs. Piano bars seem to be the most popular type of hangout, followed by the Colonial Pub, a favourite of British expats and tourists alike.

Juan-les-Pins

This is the hub of nightlife in the Antibes area. The most fashionable nightclubs are there and are open late to cater for the partying crowd. A few piano bars and British pubs offer something milder for those looking for a quieter night out. There is also a number of special outdoor events with music concerts and fireworks during the summer months.

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School

Teachers

You will be taught by experienced teachers specialising in the teaching of French as a foreign language and with all the necessary qualifications to guarantee high quality of language teaching. They will help you improve your oral and written communication skills and introduce you to the French culture.

All the teachers at the school hold a university degree. They were chosen for their qualifications, their experience and their personal qualities. Their passion for teaching and their communication skills make them excellent at what they do.

The school is renowned for its quality of teaching. As a private higher education institute, is one of the most prominent educational establishments in France, specialising in teaching French as a foreign language.

"Le Château" Building

"Le Château" is a stunning Provençal building in a quiet area close to the town centre and student residences. The classrooms are spacious and equipped with the latest audiovisual aids. There is a great view of Antibes’ port and the Baie des Angles (Bay of Angels) from the school’s terrace.

Closed during the Christmas holidays (19th Dec-2nd Jan 2010) and on French national holidays.

  • 800m from the shops and the town centre
  • 1000m from Antibes’ train station
  • 1500m from the beaches

"Le Port" Building

"Le Port" school is perfectly situated in the heart of the old town’s pedestrian area and 30 m from the port. Proximity of shops, restaurants and bars makes this location very convenient for our students.

"Le Port" welcomes students when "Le Château" is fully booked, mainly at Easter and in September.

  • 800 m from the bus station
  • 800 m from Antibes’ train station
  • Opposite the beach
  • At the foot of the city wall and Antibes’ Port de plaisance (the biggest in the Mediterranean)

Facilities

"Le Château"
  • 13 classrooms and 4 outdoor “classrooms”
  • 17 extra classrooms in summer
  • Self-service restaurant
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access (5€/week)
  • Library
"Le Port"
  • 7 classrooms
  • A small internet café

Important information

Your first day will be spent on getting to know the school and the team, visiting Antibes and doing evaluation tests. There are no lessons on the first day.

The morning will be devoted to welcoming new students, followed by a presentation of the school and the welcome meeting where you will receive information about your stay. In the afternoon, after the tour of Antibes, you will take a placement test.

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Accommodation

Student Residences

Garret Residence

This consists of 10 studio apartments located in the peaceful "Le Château" school itself, close to the town centre and the beaches. You can eat at the self-service restaurant (open at midday during the week), walk through the gardens or visit the solarium for a great view of Antibes.

Castel Arabel Residence

This residence of 50 rooms and studios is located in a quiet part of town just minutes away from Juan-les-Pins, famous for its nightlife. There is a sun terrace, a communal TV room, a small swimming pool as well as a snack bar, the "Castel café". Castel Arabel accepts students from April to October.

Sun Holidays Residence

This residence of 26 rooms is located in the same area as Castel Arabel, just a few minutes walk from the shops, the beaches, the restaurants and the nightclubs. You’ll have access to a shared kitchen, a TV room and the charming garden surrounding the residence. Limited number of parking spaces is available at additional cost.

Host Family

All the families have been working with the school for a long time and are visited on regular basis. They are happy to share their everyday lives with you and make you feel at home for the duration of your stay. The host family will take care of your return transfer to and from Nice International Airport or Antibes train station

  • Breakfast is always included
  • Half-board includes dinner, not lunch
  • Weekend lunch is available at an extra charge

4-star hotel

Hotel L'Ambassadeur, is located 200 metres from its private sandy beach and from the centre of Juan-les-Pins area. You'll be truly well looked after in its idyllic surroundings. The hotel has 225 fully luxury bedrooms, a swimming pool and 3 restaurants.

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Directions

Flights

Antibes is located 10km from Cannes and 18 km from the Nice International Airport.

Trains

The TGV high speed train service will get you to Antibes from Paris in just 4 hours 30 min.

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