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French school in Lyon: Alpadia Lyon

From 300.- EUR
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Key points

  • A beautiful university and student city in a magnificent region
  • Centrally located between Paris, Geneva and the French Riviera
  • School ideally situated on the Lyon peninsula in the city centre
  • Friendly yet professional atmosphere

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF/DALF)
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Hotel, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Germany, etc..
ratings
357 authentic opinions

Learn French in the centre of Lyon surrounded by culture and lively local life. Located in one of the nicest areas in Lyon, the language school occupies a beautiful 19th-century building on the Rhône River. With 7 spacious and bright classrooms, a cafeteria, multimedia centre for independent study and free Wi-Fi, conditions are ideal for study. Just a stone's throw from the Place Bellecour, right after your classes you can immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the area’s cafés and bouchons: favourite meeting places for Lyon's large student population.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 300.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
300 EUR
520 EUR
500 EUR
2
525 EUR
945 EUR
885 EUR
3
750 EUR
1380 EUR
1290 EUR
4
935 EUR
1735 EUR
1615 EUR
6
1365 EUR
2565 EUR
2385 EUR
8
1635 EUR
3155 EUR
2915 EUR
12
2295 EUR
4575 EUR
4215 EUR
16
3035 EUR
6075 EUR
5595 EUR
24
4395 EUR
8955 EUR
8235 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 355.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
355 EUR
575 EUR
555 EUR
2
635 EUR
1055 EUR
995 EUR
3
915 EUR
1545 EUR
1455 EUR
4
1155 EUR
1955 EUR
1835 EUR
6
1695 EUR
2895 EUR
2715 EUR
8
2075 EUR
3595 EUR
3355 EUR
12
2955 EUR
5235 EUR
4875 EUR
16
3915 EUR
6955 EUR
6475 EUR
24
5715 EUR
10275 EUR
9555 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 415.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication + 5 Written communication mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(8 in mini-group)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:55

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
415 EUR
635 EUR
615 EUR
2
755 EUR
1175 EUR
1115 EUR
3
1095 EUR
1725 EUR
1635 EUR
4
1395 EUR
2195 EUR
2075 EUR
6
2055 EUR
3255 EUR
3075 EUR
8
2555 EUR
4075 EUR
3835 EUR
12
3675 EUR
5955 EUR
5595 EUR
16
4875 EUR
7915 EUR
7435 EUR
24
7155 EUR
11715 EUR
10995 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 705.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
705 EUR
925 EUR
905 EUR
2
1315 EUR
1735 EUR
1675 EUR
3
1935 EUR
2565 EUR
2475 EUR
4
2515 EUR
3315 EUR
3195 EUR
8
4795 EUR
6315 EUR
6075 EUR
12
7035 EUR
9315 EUR
8955 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1110.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1110 EUR
1330 EUR
1310 EUR
2
2105 EUR
2525 EUR
2465 EUR
3
3120 EUR
3750 EUR
3660 EUR
4
4095 EUR
4895 EUR
4775 EUR
8
7955 EUR
9475 EUR
9235 EUR
12
11775 EUR
14055 EUR
13695 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF/DALF course (DELF B1/B2 DALF C1)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1395.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 DELF/DALF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:50

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1395 EUR
2195 EUR
2075 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
28.01 / 04.03 / 23.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (10) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 865.- EUR
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
865 EUR
1085 EUR
1065 EUR
2
1655 EUR
2075 EUR
2015 EUR
3
2445 EUR
3075 EUR
2985 EUR
4
3235 EUR
4035 EUR
3915 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (15) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1260.- EUR
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1260 EUR
1480 EUR
1460 EUR
2
2445 EUR
2865 EUR
2805 EUR
3
3630 EUR
4260 EUR
4170 EUR
4
4815 EUR
5615 EUR
5495 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1655.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1655 EUR
1875 EUR
1855 EUR
2
3235 EUR
3655 EUR
3595 EUR
3
4815 EUR
5445 EUR
5355 EUR
4
6395 EUR
7195 EUR
7075 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 85 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (23.06-24.08.2019) 94 EUR
Online course (per lesson - 23.06-24.08.2019) 94 EUR
Exam fee (DELF B1: www.ilcf.net ) 125 EUR
Exam fee (DELF B2: www.ilcf.net ) 130 EUR
Exam fee (DALF C1: www.ilcf.net ) 155 EUR
Exam fee (Handling fee) 15 EUR
Cleaning fee 40 EUR
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Deposit (to be paid on site) (Hotel Residence **/***) 150 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 35 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night (Hotel **) 50 EUR
Extra night (Hotel ***) 90 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (+10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Lyon - Saint-Exupéry) 110 EUR
Tourist tax (Hotel Residence ** and *** - to be paid on site)
(EUR 1.10/day)

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, single room, half board
Host family, single room, breakfast
Hotel, single room, no meals (Hotel Residence **)
Hotel, single room, no meals (Hotel Residence ***)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

357 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si penso di aver fatto progressi per quanto riguarda la lingua francese perché durante ledue settimane ho avuto l’occasione di esercitarmi tantissimo,sia grazie alla scuola sia grazie al dialogo con la famiglia e i compagni di scuola. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Lyon ist eine Stadt, die hochmoderne Viertel sowie eine Altstadt zu bieten hat. Es hat viele junge Leute, tolles Essen und wunderschöne Orte.
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, in der Schule konnte ich einiges repetieren und ich war immer gezwungen französisch zu sprechen, was viel praktische Übung brachte. »
Top tips
« Notre Dame de Fourviére, Besuch von Bäckereien »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Klassenzimmer und die Schule sind schön, aber alles ist ziemlich eng. Vor allem der Gang vor den Zimmern ist häufig sehr voll, und es ist schwierig durchzukommen. Ausserdem basiert der Unterricht extrem stark auf Papier, was mir nicht mehr ganz zeitgemäss erscheint. Sehr nette Gastmutter, allerdings waren die Böden in der Wohnung immer sehr dreckig.
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vor allem im Mündlichen. Ich habe auch ausserhalb der Schule immer französisch gesprochen. »
School highlights
« Freundliche und hilfsbereite Atmosphäre »
Top tips
« Vieux Lyon »
19 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
73 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
34 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ik heb mijn woordenschat verder uitgebreid en heb veel Frans gesproken dus mijn mondelinge vaardigheid is ook verbeterd. »
School highlights
« De verschillende nationaliteitenDe gezellige sfeerDe studentenkaartDe locatie »

Testimonials

Manuel Belmar Rosas
Manuel Belmar Rosas
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 5 weeks

Studying at Alpadia this summer was an amazing experience. The atmosphere is great and the groups are the perfect size (around 8 people). The programme is well structured and allows you to improve at your own pace. Furthermore, the school is placed in the centre of Lyon. It’s a really pleasant city: fun and with lots of things to do!

In short, you learn and you have fun. Getting to know the country that borders with mine but that can seem so different at times is a great experience. I also recommend staying with a host family, as it is the perfect complement to a language course and it offers the complete picture of French culture.

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Eva Castañares Franco
Eva Castañares Franco
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 3 weeks

My stay in the French city of Lyon was a memorable experience. It was the first time I travelled alone but I felt comfortable straight away because people on site helped me a lot and I rapidly got used to my new environment. The school is small but has everything you need. The teachers were like friends, friendly and funny and always available if we needed help or advice. The school is located in the heart of the city and well-served by public transport. Lyon is a beautiful town. It is crossed by two rivers, which creates an amazing atmosphere. At night, the city is even more attractive as the two rivers are illuminated. It is a young city and it is not too big so you can get around it quite easily with public transport. You can enjoy every area of the city, especially the historical part, the “Vieux Lyon”. I can only recommend this destination to everyone! I really had a great time there and in the end, I didn’t want to go back home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Laia López
Laia López
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 1 week

I am a wine lover and Lyon is the perfect city if you love wine and also cheese. It is easy to walk around the city and I only had to take public transport a couple of times. All in all time went by really quickly and I managed to be speaking French by the end of the week! It was a great experience that I hope to repeat again soon.

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Host family
Being immersed in a country’s culture is without a doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a host family means getting to know the way of life of Lyon locals from the inside – their food and customs – while having an enriching experience. It's also your chance to practise French daily in an authentic context. Your host will be carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 10-40 minutes from the school, you will stay in a single or double room with breakfast only or half-board provided.

Le Loft shared apartment (from 18 years)
Stay in a loft-style apartment, just 5-10 minutes from the main train station Part-Dieu. This large and spacious loft is on the top floor of a small apartment block. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen opening out onto a large living room. In addition, the loft is equipped with Wi-Fi and a washing machine. It will take you around 20 minutes by foot or 10 minutes by public transport to reach the school and the centre of Old Lyon.

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Residence (minimum 4 weeks)
In a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of Lyon, close to a tram stop and a supermarket and not far from Perrache station, this residence offers single bedrooms with private bathrooms. You will have access to the kitchen if you want to cook, but you can also try all kinds of French specialties in the restaurants around the corner. Common areas are cleaned twice a month, Wi-Fi is free and bed linen is provided (but not towels). You will be able to reach the language school within 25 minutes by public transport. Price on request

Hotel-Residences (2 and 3 stars)
The main advantage of staying in one of the hotel-residences offered by the course centre is that it is completely independent. A single bedroom with a private bathroom will be available for you, with a TV and free Wi-Fi. You will also have access to the paying laundry facilities. Bed linen and towels are provided. The language school is 10-25 minutes’ walk from the accommodation. Enjoy life “à la lyonnaise” in a city where you can find so many shops, restaurants and cultural attractions!

Student apartment "Le Loft"

General information

Located in the heart of the central business district of Lyon, la Part-Dieu, a major transport and commercial gateway.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
20 min walk or by bus
Average public transport cost:
Weekly: €18.90 Month: €30.20 (if students under 28) / €61.90 (+28)
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 2:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) Yes
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
EUR 150 in cash to pay on site
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 0 m2
Yes
Double
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 0 m2
4 rooms available for double or single use
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower
on request
Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets Yes
Shared showers Yes
Cleaning
2x/week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Tiling
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided No

With shops, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, sports centres, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and much more, you will find a wide range of attractions to enjoy in Lyon. In the 2,000 years since the Romans founded Lugdunum (their name for Lyon and one of the ancient world’s most important cities), it has turned into a top international destination, especially for foodies. Head a short distance outside the city and enjoy the beautiful countryside that provides the ingredients for the legendary local cuisine. Take a walk, go on a bike ride or taste the latest wines from the Beaujolais region. Its closeness to the Mediterranean, Paris and Geneva makes Lyon an ideal destination for studying French, and you will no doubt be seduced by its beauty, rich culture and festive atmosphere.

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