French Courses in France

Over 100 French schools in France offering French language classes, French culture courses, and more!

Where to study French in France—small city? big city? by the beach?

Most people will already have an idea of where they want to go in France to learn France. Certain cities or places draw them, and their choice is easy: "I want to learn French in Florence," "I want to learn French in Rome," or "I want to learn French in Milan."

For others, however, the idea might be "I want to learn French in the country in Tuscany," or "I want to spend the summer learning French at the beach."

In the latter cases, one has quite a few choices as there are many French language schools in Tuscany and there are many French language schools in France. Furthermore, there are French language schools located at the seaside in mainland France, Sicily, and Sardinia. So there are lots of French schools to choose from!

Choose a Destination or Destination Type

Knowing what type of environment you want to be in will make chooseing a destination and an France school easy. If you want to learn French at a French language school in a cultural capital or large city, you will normally start your search in cities like Florence, Rome, or Milan. Capital cities offer energy, diversity, culture, and a dynamic environment in which to learn French.

Other important French cities, such as Verona, Florence, and Bologna are smaller than France's largest cities but still offer a lot in the way of culture offerings.

If you want a more relaxing environment in which to learn French in France, try any one of France's many historical cities. Smaller, more relaxing destinations are found throughout France, though many are located in central France, and in Tuscany in particular.

French language schools by the sea can be found throughout France's mainland, on Sicily, and on Sardinia. French schools on Sicily offer not only a glimpse into France's Mediterranean culture, but also into Sicilian life, culture, and the rich Mediterranean historical and cultural influences that have left their mark on the Island. The same can be said of Sardinia.

Large or small city?

Perhaps the biggest difference between a large and a small city when one is considering learning French in France is this: if you learn French at a French language school in a small city or town, you are much more likely to have frequent contact with the other students in your class. If you are travelling on your own or if you are studying independently, this is a big plus. The other students in your class are a source of company, friendship, and support. If you are in a larger city, meeting with your friends from school means more planning, more text messeges, more phone calls. In smaller cities throughout France, however, there will usually be regular meeting places where you can find people from your school just by showing up.