French School in Lyon

Lyon has a lot to offer its visitors. Take French lessons at the language school and discover the city!

Disconnect and learn French in France to discover and learn more about this beautiful country. In your free time, study, enjoy the city and meet new friends from France or other countries.

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  • study abroad Lyon France
  • age from 18 to 99 years old
  • Language French
  • dates All year round
  • length From 4 weeks
  • price from 1690 EUR

The French school is located in the centre of Lyon.
Easy access to the school (two tram stops less than 5 minutes on foot). However, please note that public transportation is stopped around midnight.
Facilities: free-access multimedia room and Internet, wireless Internet, recreation room with microwave where students can have lunch and rest.

Our French school in Lyon offers a winning combination to those wishing to learn or to improve their French language skills in a great environment. It is located on the Rhone banks in a pleasant area of the city centre. There is a student residence near to the school with a swimming pool and a cafeteria for students use. Lyon is 2 hours away from Paris by train, 1 hour away from the Alpes Mountains, 3 hours from the sea! So just come and enjoy your stay in Lyon!

Course content: General French
12, 15 or 20 courses/week.
Course duration: 55 minutes
Number of students per class: 10 to 15 students maximum
Test on arrival: yes
Course material: not included

All teachers are highly qualified to teach French as a foreign language.

Lyon is a beautiful city with a rich cultural life. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris. As a UNESCO world heritage site, Lyon has over 2000 years of history imprinted on its streets and monuments. Discover the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière as well as the Saint-Jean Cathedral, enjoy the Croix Rousse area, get lost in the huge and wonderful Parc de la Tête d'Or and so many other worth seeing things are waiting for you... Lyon is also the gastronomic capital of France, so take the time to try some specialities in our warm welcoming restaurants called “bouchons”!

Come and enjoy cultural events and performances throughout the summer period, for example the Fourvière festival which has become one of the main international festivals. The festival usually takes place in the Roman amphitheatres of Fourvière and the programme includes theatre, dance, concerts and cinema. Thousands of people travel to Lyon every year for this event.

Learn French and enjoy your stay in Lyon! Typical half-day activities organized by the French school during the week: the Old Lyon quarter, worth visiting monuments, museums, theatres, concerts, worth seeing roman or medieval cities around Lyon and even visit to Paris.
Students are responsible for any fees related to these optional activities.
Enjoy our French school in Lyon!


Host family: single room, shared bathroom, half board (even on weekends).

On request:
University Residence (from 235 EUR/month): single room, kitchen and bathroom shared, without meals (self-catering), cafeteria open from Monday to Friday. 
Individual Flat (from 600 euros/month): furnished flat or studio, without meals (self-catering).

Placement fee: 70 euros.


Longer programs on request.

DATES: All year round. Specific start dates: please consult.

Arrival date: Sunday
Departure date: Saturday
Bank holidays: 01/01, 02/04, 01, 08, 10 and 21/05, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11, 11/11, 25/12.


  • Regular airlines to Lyon airport
  • Low-cost airlines: Easy Jet
    Nearest airport: Lyon Saint-Exupéry (international flights: UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany and many others…).
    Train : Three main train stations: Part-Dieu, Perrache, St-Exupéry TGV (French high-speed train) between Lyon and Paris every hour (journey lasts approximately 2 hours).

    Transfer available: Airport pick up and transfer to the student residence or to the school. Please consult.

    Price includes

    • Administration fees
    • Accommodation
    • Courses (see options)
    • Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program

    Price does not include

    • International airfare
    • International Travel insurance
    • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
    • Airport pick-up and transfers
    • Extra activities organized by the school
    • Personal expenses and pocket money
    • Course Material (from 20 to 30 euros)
    • Local transportation
    • Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance (maybe provided by Nacel for an extra cost)
    • Application fees (65 euros)
  • Eligibility

    Age: 18+
    Minimum language level: false beginner (minimum 50 hours French).
    VISA: visa may be required for citizens from outside of the Euuropean Union.


    "I enjoyed the experience very much and it was great that everybody at the camp was so friendly & helpful to us. It was a very enjoyable way to learn French. Thank you."

    Pablo (16)

    Just when I graduate from school, I started the best experience I had in my entire life for many reasons. I traveled to Lyon for 6 months before going to the university with my best friend. This trip taught me a lot, starting because I learned to live with other people from other cultures completely different from mine. I feel like I matures in many ways, I learned to manage my money independently and the responsibilities of living alone, such as cleaning and cooking.  Living without the parents at such an early age opens your eyes a lot and I began to realize that not everything is so easy, one begins to be more careful with personal administrations. When I went to Lyon, I had taken a three-month course in French, but when I realized that I did know anything. At first I thought, I will never manage to have a fluent conversation in this language, but without thinking it after a while I had no problems talking French. In my opinion, going to a country where the language one is learning is spoken is the best technique to begin to master the language, in 6 months I can say that I already speak good French and this is thanks to having lived there. It´s amazing how many friends you make from so many different countries and even though only has lived with them for six months, they are part of one of the most important memories of my life. 

    Jimena G. A. (18)
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