French Language and Cultural Programme for the 50+

An educational and fun French language and cultural programme for the over fifties in Antibes on the Cote d Azure, France. The course is a specially designed French language programme for students aged 50 and over who wish to improve their French whilst exploring the arts, culture, cuisine and scenery of the Côte d’Azur.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 50-90
  • Typical student mix:
    66% European, 19% Far Eastern, 15% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 23 Oct 2016
    • 12 Feb 2017
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 7 May 2017
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 6 Aug 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
  • Tuition fees: From 795.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 1340.00 EUR (06 August 2017)
    • 1 week: 795.00 EUR (12 Feb 2017 and 22 Oct 2017)
    • 1 week: 1020.00 EUR (25 June 2017)
    • 1 week: 870.00 EUR (23 Apr 2017 and 07 May 2017 )
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 70.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

French lessons

The aim of the French classes is to help you with your spoken and listening French in an informal and friendly environment. 

The lessons also focus on written and oral comprehension which will involve students helping each other, (with tutor support). Use is also made of role play methods with the aim of bringing the French you learn alive.

Teaching methodology

The school uses innovative teaching materials to help ensure that classes are interesting and stimulating including the use of cartoons, articles, videos etc. The teaching manuals and teaching materials that you use during your stay have been tailor made by the school's teaching department.




Activities and Excursions

In the afternoon it is fun time!! There are a range of activities and excursions included in the price, that help you immerse yourself into French culture and life and allow you to use your French, be it listening, understanding, reading or speaking. 

The four half days of activities or visits per week can include the following:

  • Visits to the Picasso Museum, Saint-Paul de Vence, 
  • Excursion to Cannes, 
  • Wine tasting
  • Provencal cooking lesson
  • Theatre evening
  • Aperitif appreciation evening - always enjoyable ! Warning - some students may not pitch up for classes in the morning !
  • One full day outing at the weekend (visit to Nice or snowshoe trekking in Valberg)

Sample timetable

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Note: This is a sample programme only. Activities and excursions subject to change.
07:30 to 08:45 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:20 Arrivals / settling in Welcome / language test / lessons 1-4 Lessons 5-8 Lessons 9-12 Lessons 13-16 Lessons 17-20 Full day excursion to Nice
12:20 to 13:50 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 18:00 Arrivals / settling in Walking tour of Antibes Game of petanque Provencal cookery lesson Visit to Grasse perfumery Wine tasting at Chateau du B​ellet Walking tour and museum visit
19:00 to 20:00 Dinner            
Evening activities: 20:00 to 23:30 At leisure At leisure At leisure Theatre visit At leisure At leisure At leisure
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