French School in Lyon

French School in Lyon

French School in Lyon
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Lyon has a lot to offer its visitors. Take French lessons at the language school selected for you by Nacel and discover the city who is very similar to Paris!

Disconnect and learn French in France at the accredited school in Lyon, located on the ground floor in the most exclusive area of the city. Lyon is near the Alps and French Riviera! In your free time, study, enjoy the city, and meet new friends from France or other countries thanks to these French courses in Lyon.

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  • study abroad Lyon France
  • age from 16 to 99 years old
  • Language French
  • dates All year round
  • length From 2 weeks
  • price from 1390 EUR
French School in Lyon : Description

Accredited French school in Lyon

Learn French in France at one of the best-accredited language schools selected for you by The French school is located Located on the main metro line, 10 minutes walk from the historic center, and 5 minutes from the magnificent Parc de la Tête d'Or. It is surrounded by parks, small restaurants and shops. The school and classrooms are well equipped, an optimized place to study French. The French school in Lyon offers a winning combination to those wishing to learn or improve their French language skills in a great environment. The school has been rewarded by FLE Quality Label since 2011.

BONUS! Since the language school is a higher education institute and a Campus France member, all students can get a student card to enjoy all the benefits and discounts of student life in Lyon. The schools provide all international students with a student card that will enable them to get discounts for public transport, museums, cinema, library, sports clubs, hair-dressers, and many others.

Lyon is 2 hours away from Paris by train, 1 hour away from the Alp Mountains and only 3 hours from the Mediterranean sea. So just come and enjoy your French courses and stay in Lyon! 

Facilities and Staff

  • Highly qualified teachers
  • 20 years of experience
  • Spacious comfortably furnished air-conditioned classrooms
  • Fridge, microwaves, and vending machines for on-site lunch
  • Library and video library
  • Free WI-FI access
  • (complementary) after-school activities with your teacher
  • Accessible for disabled students

French courses in Lyon

  • Course content: General French
  • Courses per week: 20, 26 or 40 courses a week 
  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: 12 to 14 students maximum
  • Test on arrival: yes
  • Course material: not included
  • Course ONLY option available
  • School is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Dates of French courses in Lyon

It's you who chooses the length of the program and the dates when you would like to travel. But, please note that: 

  • Arrival date: Sunday
  • Departure date: Saturday
  • French courses start every Monday (special start dates for beginners)
  • Absolute beginners: Minimum 2 weeks stay. Specific Starting dates: please inquire. 

Book French courses in Lyon with or without accommodation for adults and students of all levels! (Minimum duration = 2 weeks)

What would be the best moment to register?

Any time during the year but at least 4-6 weeks before the starting date. You can start any Monday you wish (apart from absolute beginners, who have fixed dates). We still recommend booking as early as possible for the high season in order to provide you with the accommodation of your choice.

Would it be possible to share accommodation with my partner or friend?

Yes, this is possible in the student residence, in the aparthotel and in a hotel, and on request in a host family. 

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French School in Lyon : Activities

Lyon, Little Paris

    Immerse yourself in the French way of life! The school organizes many cultural activities for their students, This allows you to get connected with International students from all around the world., to make new friends and get to know the beautiful city of Lyon.

    Lyon is a 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 specialties 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 amphitheaters of Fourvière and the program includes theater, dance, concerts and cinema. Thousands of people travel to Lyon every year for this event.

    Monday = Orientation day

    On Monday the school will show you around the neighborhood. You will discover the area and they will take you to local bakeries, supermarkets, etc. in order to know where to get lunch. 

    French School in Lyon : Accommodation
    • Host family: single room, shared bathroom, half board (breakfast and dinner, even on weekends).  90% of the families are within 30 minutes’ transport time from the language school.
    • On requestresidences and studios
    French School in Lyon : Procedures

    French School in Lyon : Prices

    French courses in Lyon

    incl. hostfamily and half-board

    Prices for longer stays on request.

    How to arrive to Lyon?

    • By airport: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (LYS)
    • By train: Gare Lyon Part Dieu, Perrache

    You can also land at a Paris airport and then take a train to Lyon.

    How do I get to my accommodation in Lyon?

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

    Price includes

    • Administration fees
    • Accommodation in host family (for other options please ask for a quote)
    • French Courses (see options)
    • Support, assistance and 24/7 Hotline 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)
    French School in Lyon : Eligibility
    • Age: 16+
    • Minimum language level: absolute beginner 

    Complete Beginners: Minimum 2 weeks of the intensive course are compulsory + specific dates of start of courses

    Insurance: You must have both health and personal liability insurance before your arrival in France. Please ensure that you have these documents in your possession to prove that you are insured. Health insurance permits eventual medical fees to be taken charge of. Personal Liability insurance covers any eventual compensation to the family or school in the event that you cause damage to the accommodation of family possessions. If you are not covered by insurance, you might be asked to pay for the damages. Nacel International offers insurance packages, please inquire about the possibilities.

    How do I get a Visa? We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the language school will provide you with all the documentation you need to support your successful visa application. 
    French School in Lyon : Testimonials

    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. 


    one of the best french schools I've ever gone to. I've felt very comfortable! Lyon by night is great! 


    Thanks to Emmanuelle, the French teacher for teaching me so many things. This French school in Lyon is very well located and there are many places to go for a walk with friends.


    Studying French in Lyon is the best thing I could have done and especially in Winter! On weekends, we went skiing in Chamonix with other girls from the school! I highly recommend these French courses. You will like Lyon!


    Lyon is literally perfect!


    French lessons in Lyon with a kind teacher

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