Institut de Francais, Villefranche sur Mer

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In order to be balanced, a very intensive French language course such as this must have its relaxed moments, providing further enrichment for the students.

Night Life in Monaco
Nice Carnival
Promenade des Anglais, Nice

This is why the school organizes various social and cultural activities outside the strict scope of the course.

There is an introductory social evening (with dancing) on the first Friday of the session.

There are evening outings with teachers to the theater, the opera, a restaurant, etc.

Discussion-excursions with a teacher are organized, depending on the season, to such renowned villages as Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Maeght Foundation, and Grasse : the perfume and flower center of France, the Picasso Museum in Antibes, the Chagall Museum in Nice, the Villefranche Chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau, etc.

All these activities, enjoyed in a group, are enriched by exchanges between students of varied nationalities, ages and professions.

In general, many cultural activities are available in Nice, Cannes, Monte-Carlo including the famous Nice Carnival in February, lectures with debate in Nice by famous literary, art and political figures, classical and avant-garde plays by the Théâtre de Nice company. Villefranche is so close to Nice (2 miles) that many students go there every night for the evening meal and entertainment.

Windsurfing, sailing, hiking, tennis, sun-bathing, rollerblading, and skiing (Alps ski resorts are 30 miles from Nice) are some of pleasures available on the French Riviera which can be enjoyed at leisure during weekends. The school helps plan these weekend activities.

SIOC AS, Boks 806, N-5404 Stord, Norway
Telefon: +47 53 41 15 75, Telefaks: +47 53 41 78 66, Mobil: +47 975 63 700
Kontakt personer: Birger Reinhardt Larsen og Morten A. Larsen