A famous spa of Gloucestershire County, in the south-east of England and only two hours from London, Cheltenham is England’s most accomplished Regency city…and one of the most elegant in the Kingdom!
Its reputation began at the end of the 18th century, when King George III visited the thermal springs of Captain Henry Skillicorne which became at the same time « inescapable » in Windsor. Nowadays, the former « Celtenhomme » continues to attract spa goers, tourists and holiday makers from all backgrounds. Refined parks, avenues lined with majestic trees, beds of multicoloured flowers, neo-classical architecture, exclusive horse riding and exciting cricket tournaments…English from top to bottom, this beautiful city of 110'000 inhabitants offers a prestigious setting to the visitor who wants to discover the « so British » charm of the culture across the Channel. But if you think that Cheltenham is only a sleeping beauty, you are mistaken! Effectively, it is not without reason that it is sometimes nicknamed the « city of festivals ». The scheduling of various sporting and cultural events is really surprising for a city of this size and includes, among others, international music and literature festivals, crickt matches, and the most famous horse races. Cheltenham is also reputed for its chic shopping along the Promenade or in the elegant Montpellier district. When it comes to nights out, Cheltenham can pride itself on having more discos than Bath or Bristol and the nightlife is in full swing with the sounds of the latest London trends. Trendy bars, excellent restaurants, jazz clubs, cosy pubs, theatre or cinema…You will inevitably find the night out that suits you! Cheltenham is also the gateway to the famous Cotswolds, an area classified as being of exceptional natural beauty. Situated between Gloucester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath, this range of hills offers the most beautiful parts of the English countryside. You will come back from your stay in Cheltenham better at English, capable of using the language you have learned as much within the framework of your profession as in various informal situations, but above all, definitively won over by one of the most beautiful regions of England.