French School in Montpellier

French School in Montpellier

French School in Montpellier
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Study French in Montpellier! One of the most picturesque and amazing cities in the country!

Fall in love with this beautiful city while you study French at a language school. In your free time you can discover this student city that has a lot to offer its visitors! Take French courses in Montpellier and explore the city in your free time!

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  • study abroad Montpellier France
  • age from 16 to 99 years old
  • Language French
  • dates All year long
  • length From 2 weeks
  • price from 1240 EUR
French School in Montpellier : Description

Accredited French school in Montpellier

Learn French in France at one of the carefully selected language schools. The school is close to one of the most attractive streets in the heart of Montpellier's historic center. This street is a pedestrian district with many small boutiques, gourmet shops, and typical coffee shops. All historic center monuments and places of interest are within a few minutes' walk.

Facilities and Staff

  • Creation: 1998
  • Accreditation: FLE, IALC, EAQUALS
  • 6 very well-equipped (TV, video player, CD player, etc.) and air-conditioned classrooms
  • 22 computers with flat screens and email access are free of charge
  • All teachers are highly qualified to teach French as a foreign language
  • WiFI

French courses in Montpellier

  • Type of course: General French lessons, 20 (or 30 courses on request)/week (on request French Business courses, University Preparation Course, Combination courses, Private Training, DELF and DALF exam preparation course)
  • Course content: oral and written production and comprehension, assimilation and vocabulary, grammar and structures, oral and written intensive practice, as well as the approach of the French culture and civilization
  • Number of students per class: 10 students maximum
  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Level test: yes (test online before arrival)

Read our blog about the benefits of taking french courses in France instead of in your home country: 5 benefits of taking a French course in France

Dates of French courses in Montpellier

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 (possible to book an extra night upon availability)
  • Departure date: Saturday (possible to book an extra night upon availability)
  • French courses in Montpellier: From Monday to Friday
  • Specific start dates for beginners

Book French courses in Montpellier with or without accommodation for adults and students of all levels! 

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. 

French School in Montpellier : Video
French School in Montpellier : Activities

Montpellier, the city of the south

The sunshine city, Montpellier, is the 8th largest city in the country  Located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. Furthermore, the city offers a beautiful historic center with narrow picturesque streets; many tree shaded cafés, and interesting cultural life (for instance, the summer festival of opera and other classical or jazz music). Discover famous locations such as “La Grande Motte”, a popular seaside resort and port, visit the Roman amphitheater Arena of Nîmes and the main focal point of the city “Place de la Comédie” which is a great meeting place by day or night. You can also visit “la Grotte de Trabuc” which is around 1 hour from Montpellier and known since antiquity. Today 70,000 tourists visit this unavoidable Cévennes heritage.

Enjoy our French school in Montpellier! with a mild Mediterranean climate and sunshine all year round.  dynamic and entertaining, not far from the sea. Montpellier is near the Mediterranean Sea, Provence, the Camargue, and the Pyrenees. Train: Montpellier is on the main speed line TGV (Paris-Lyon-Perpignan-Barcelona) and has excellent connections to all major cities in France and Europe. So if you like to travel, this city is a good option!

The French school in Montpellier offers optional paid and free activities:

  • Excursions to Camargue, Nimes, Avignon, Carcassonne and more!
  • Guided tour of the historic center and Antigone (new city) 
  • Lavender fields tour in Provence
  • Cooking and tasting classes ( wine, French pastry, and cuisine...)
  • Student parties 
  • A lot more!
French School in Montpellier : Accommodation
  • Host family: single room, breakfast only or half board (even on weekends). Most of the families live within less than 30 minutes of walking or public transport of the school.

Transfers: You will be welcomed at Montpellier train station or airport upon arrival and taken back for departure. You must let us or your host family know the arrival details no later than 2 weeks before your French language immersion stay in Montpellier begins. This service is available between 8:30 am and 10:30 pm according to the family’s availability and free of charge.

On arrival: Your French host family will show you your room as well as the common parts of the home. You will be given a key to the home and your hosts will explain to you their way of living and the rules to be respected.

  • Other options on request :
    • Student Residence (Room with private bathroom and cooking facilities)
    • Room at University Campus (Room with private bathroom)
    • Apartment Hotel (Studio with bathroom, kitchen, TV)
    • Apartment Hotel (2-room apartment with bathroom, kitchen, TV)
    • Hotel 2 or 3 stars
    • Furnished studio / Apartment (one-month minimum)
French School in Montpellier : Prices

French courses in Montpellier

Prices for longer stays available on request.

How to arrive to Montpellier?

  • By airplane: Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)
  • By train: Montpellier Saint Roch train station and Montpellier Sud de France
  • By bus: Gare routière Montpellier ( near Saint-Roch) 

Low-cost airlines: Easy Jet, Ryanair, Sterling Airline, Transvia, Iberia, Alitalia, Norwegian…

How to get to my accommodation in Montpellier? 

A shuttle bus connects the airport with the center of Montpellier (approx. 15 minute journey).
Transfer possibilities: Students are picked up at Montpellier train station or airport upon arrival and taken back for departure, between 9am and 10:30pm. Free of charge.

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • French Courses (see options)
  • Accommodation in host family (for other options please ask for a quote)
  • Airport pick-up and transfers (Montpellier airport or Saint Roch train station)
  • 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
  • Extra activities organized by the school
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Local transportation from and to the French language school
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance (maybe provided by Nacel for an extra cost)
  • Application fees (65 euros)
French School in Montpellier : 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 health and personal liability insurance before arriving 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 if 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 Montpellier : Testimonials

I loved this experience I was able to make many friends, get to know many places and different cultures. The lady I had only spoke French that helped me to improve faster. The first week was difficult to communicate but after a week in I.L.A. I was able to talk to her better. The first month I was alone, but the second month I had a roommate with her and I was able to practice French even more. The cultural differences are that almost everyone smokes, you walk around the squares you use a lot of bicycles or trains, you hardly use cars, at night everything lights up and in the south of France you greet each other with three kisses, everyone I met was very nice. Learning French in Montpellier was very convenient because you can visit incredible cities, you can also go to Spain. I improved a lot learning the language in France and now I can speak with more confidence. I liked that my friends taught me some words in their languages. Montpellier is a city of students, that makes it easy to make friends and practice the language.


Zoe truly had a nice experience at Montpellier, her host family took good care of her. They are educated, attentive and kind. The only two things: Zoe was not able to switch to a higher level class during the first week because the higher level was full, and the host family is a little far from the school ( which we understand both). But overall, she really enjoyed the classes there and had a wonderful time at School and with the host family. Thank you very much for your effort and help to make this happen and everything runs smoothly. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends and family.


Montpellier is an adorable city! I've fallen in love with la place de la comedie! My friend likes me too! We went three weeks to improve our French and to change some airs. The Bélanger family treated us very well and the room was clean and welcoming. I highly recommend this program if you are looking for French courses with accommodation at an affordable price.

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