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Do you want to learn French this summer?

Summer language immersion

Study French in France

Designed for those who want to learn French faster & experience the French way of living, our summer language program include :

  • French lessons (17h30 per week of General French)
  • Accommodation in a host family (individual room + breakfast + dinner) for  2 weeks or 4 weeks or in a student residence
  • Cultural visits to discover Lyon and the region (2 visits per week + 1 day trip every 2 weeks)
  • Available in July and August


Choose a duration adapted to your goals

It is possible to take French lessons for 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months or even more !  Check our calendar to choose a start date adapted to your schedule.

learn french while playing petanque

Speak French after your courses

Weekly activities* at the Alliance Française

French movie nights, very French afterwork (apéro-pétanque), picnics on the river banks, as well as activities at the library (reading sessions, dictations, games) are part of the Alliance Française experience and help you learn French faster!

Walking tours in Lyon

Designed to help you discover Lyon’s best kept secrets, our summer program include several cultural visits in Lyon, well-known for its GastronomyCultureUNESCO World Heritage sites. For other periods of the year, please refer to our monthly program of walking tours.

Riverbanks during summer in Lyon

During these visits, together with other students from Alliance Française , you will enjoy an authentic human and cultural experience! Check out the detailed program for July.

From July 6th to 17th & from August 3rd to 14th
Lyon Old Town & its secrets | Croix Rousse painted walls & history |  Institut Lumière : discover the history of 2 brothers who invented cinema | A dinner in an authentic Bouchon (Lyon’s traditional cuisine) |

From July 20th to 31st & from August 17th to 28th
La Confluence : boat cruise & futuristic area | Croix-Rousse : history of “Les Canuts”(silk weavers) & Traboules  | Halles Paul Bocuse : taste local products in the temple of Lyonnaise Gastronomy | Institut Lumière : discover the history of 2 brothers who invented cinema |

annecy hiver escapade lyon proximité visite in french

Day trips in the region

To help you discover the region, we also organise several trips. Please bring your lunchbox as lunch is not included.

On July 11th : discover Pérouges, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its medieval architecture will take you back in time.
On July 28th : a gastronomy experience in Tain l’Hermitage
This excursion include a train ride to this small town located in the heart of the Rhône Valley (south of Lyon) as well as the visit of “Cité du Chocolat”, which is a Fine Chocolate Museum (be prepared to taste lots of chocolate) and a visit of M. Chapoutier vineyards with wine tastings (of course!).
August 8th : Ile Barbe + Demeure du Chaos (to be confirmed)
This excursion include a 1-hour river cruise to “Ile-Barbe” (north of Lyon on the Saône river) famous for its old bridge & Roman Church as well as a visit to a very unique artistic place called “La Demeure du Chaos” meaning The Abode of Chaos. It is located in a small village called Saint Romain au Mont d’Or (you will catch a bus to go there).
On August 22nd : Annecy & its lake

*Special COVID-19

Given the health situation, activities at Alliance Française have been canceled.

More info about this summer program

Groups of 10 students minimum

We also tailor-made language and cultural programs. More information?