Learn French in Tours, France!
Many students choose to learn French in Tours because it lies in one of the most beautiful and historic regions of France – the Loire Valley. Known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley was long favoured by the French Kings, and it’s easy to see why! With countless chateaux, fine wines and great weather, it’s a favourite with our students too. The people of Tours speak French without a regional accent, so it’s an ideal choice if you really want to perfect your French. What’s more, with over 30,000 students in the city, Tours has a lively nightlife, centred round the medieval Place Plumereau. Whether you’re in Tours for a week or you’ve booked a longer course, don’t miss world famous chateau Chenonceau, France’s second most visited monument!
Our school in Tours
Learn French at our school in Tours, and you’ll be studying right in the heart of this elegant city. Our French language school occupies an entire historic chateau, with over 30 classrooms, 6 language laboratories and 5 video rooms. You’ll find it easy to keep in touch with friends and family during your French course in Tours, as our school offers free Internet access plus wireless Internet connection!
Our school offers a wide range of quality French courses, from our popular Intensive Course to more specialist courses such as French Civilisation and French for Teachers. What’s more, the structure of the courses enables students to sit the DELF, DALF or TCF exams, as our school is an approved examination centre. If you are interested in obtaining a DELF, DALF or TCF qualification whilst at our school, please contact us for further details.
To maximise your progress during your time in Tours, why not stay with one of our carefully selected host families? There’s a wide choice of rooms (some with superior facilities such as private bathroom) and you if you choose half board (2 meals/day), you can dine with your hosts. If you want to mix with other students during your French course, then try our school’s student residence (available July to September). It’s just a few minutes’ walk from our school, and every room has a private bathroom.
During the summer months, the activities programme at our school in Tours really gets going, with examples of typical excursions including Mont St Michel, Paris and Amboise! In winter the activities do tend to be less frequent (typically one per month), although our colleagues at the school would be delighted to suggest activities that you may like to arrange yourself!
How to get there
To get to Tours, simply fly to Tours Airport, and take an airport shuttle to the city centre. Alternatively, if you are staying with a host family, we can arrange for you to be collected at the airport.
A tour in Tours
Located in the central region of France, Tours is a well preserved jewel of French History. The "City of art and history” was the capital of the French Kingdom in the 15th and 16th century. Tours is crossed by the Loire River, a place that has been sparking numerous artists’ inspirations throughout the times. Tours is also famous for its “art de vivre” (art of living) thanks to the architecture of its many magnificent monuments, its mild climate (important for wine production), as well as its world-renowned gastronomy.
The course was very good. The accommodation was very good. My host was a very thoughtful host and her cooking was excellent.
I found both my teachers very capable and conscientious in their preparation of lessons. I learnt a lot. The accommodation was superb!
I felt that the course was very useful, particulary the conversation classes as there was only a small group of people per class.
The summer courses at Tours are incredibly well structured and it is a brilliant time to go there as you will meet students from all over the world. There are lots of activities outside of school hours to take part in if you want to.