Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To Montpellier
The elegant city of Montpellier, close to the Mediterranean coast is a great place for students to practice their French. Language lessons at an award-winning language school and fascinating local excursions complete the experience.
Tailor-made excursion programme
Discover the elegant city of Montpellier
Lessons at an award winning language school.
Well-preserved Roman monuments in Nimes
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The best place to learn French is in France and we can arrange language lessons at a local language school with a native speaker. The lessons give students a chance to work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Afterwards, students can use what they have learnt in a real context.
Located just 10km from the Mediterranean coast, Montpellier is a stylish university city with its centre at the Place de la Comedie. Places of interest include the Gothic Cathedrale of St-Pierre, The Fabre art museum, impressive private mansions and France’s oldest botanical garden. The city is a mix of 19th-century boulevards, medieval backstreets and modern developments, with an efficient tram system.
This attractive city was established by the Romans and has the finest collection of well-preserved Roman monuments in France. The 2,000-year-old two-tiered Arena is still used today for concerts and French bullfights. The Maison Carrée is a well preserved Roman Temple and the 18m stone watchtower the Tour Magne is what remains of the Roman fortifications.
The river delta is a unique wetlands region in France designated a UNESCO biosphere. The area is best known for its wildlife including birds such as flamingos, egrets and herons, wild white horses and bulls. Rice is cultivated in paddies in the marshes including the unique Camargue red rice, and salt is produced through evaporation in pans.
The impressive walled town of Aigues Mortes, established by Louis IX in 1240, was once a strategic access port to the Mediterranean. Crusader armies embarked here on their journey to The Holy Land. Walk the ramparts for views over the town and across the salt pans of the Camargue or take a boat trip on the canals of the Camargue.
Located on the river Rhone, this attractive Provençale city was a provincial capital of ancient Rome. Arles has a wealth of Roman monuments including a Roman amphitheatre, an ancient theatre, Roman baths and the Alyscamps burial ground. The town is also famous for its association with the artist Vincent Van Gogh who painted many local scenes. Gaugin and Picasso also painted here.
Explore this lively historic walled city on the river Rhone. The magnificent Papal Palace dates from the 14th century and was the seat of Catholic Popes from 1309-1377 following a break from Rome. Avignon is also a cultural centre with an important summer festival. The famous Saint Bénézet Bridge and the Papal Palace are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Choose from a range of workshops to immerse your students in the French language and culture: Learn how to play Petanque, a type of boules, or enjoy an Occitan dance class. Chocolate tasting, Crepe making and a French cookery class are other options.
Why groups like it:
- Engage in spontaneous, unscripted conversations with native French speakers
- Develop confidence and fluency in French.
- Learn about the culture of the people who speak the language
- Develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for the country and its language
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Develop speaking and listening skills by communicating with native speakers
- Gain confidence by learning through their own capabilities
- Learn more about the culture and the language
- Consider some issues faced by contemporary French society