Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To Nice
It’s a joy to practise French in the bustling markets of Nice in the South of France.
Enjoy this sun-drenched region with your languages students and come back ‘plein de vie’!
Other popular modern foreign language choices include Spanish, German and Mandarin, or we can with other languages as needed.
Film night at Cinéma le Rialto
The fragrant perfume factory in Grasse
Nice’s Old Town and Flower Market
The glamour and luxury of Monaco
*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.
The most famous market area in Nice is the Cours Saleya in the old town. Bustling any day of the week, it serves as a flower and produce market every day but Mondays, when it becomes an antiques market. On summertime evenings, there is an arts and crafts market from 6pm. Besides the vendors under tents, there are several shops, boutiques and cafés.
If you want to help students brush up on their French, head to the Cinema le Rialto in Nice for non-dubbed English-language films, with French subtitles. One of Nice’s older cinemas, it has an air of luxury and is known for screening good art and indie films, new releases and classics.
Tip: No popcorn or sweets’ stand – so consider bringing your own snacks.
This museum houses a splendid assortment of works by Henri Matisse including his paper cut-outs of Blue Nude IV and Woman with Amphora. The permanent collection is displayed in a 17th-century Genoese villa overlooking the Parc des Arènes. Nearby is the Hotel Regina where Matisse lived. Temporary exhibitions are hosted in the futuristic basement building.
Monaco has attracted international glitterati for more than a century thanks to its staunchly maintained independence and tax-free policy. Its capital, Monte Carlo, is a world-famous symbol of glamour, with a grand casino, royal castle, luxury shops, and chandeliered palace hotels. Students can mingle with the super-rich at its many museums, monuments and gardens.
This historic factory has been used to make perfume since 1762. In 1926 it took the name of Parfumerie Fragonard as a tribute to the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Students can take a guided tour to discover the procedures involved in creating fragrant perfumes, cosmetics and soaps. Then admire 3,000 years of perfume history in the private museum.
This museum is set in the Château Grimaldi, which is built upon the foundations of the ancient Greek town of Antipolis. In 1608 it became a stronghold of the Grimaldi family. Picasso stayed here for six months in 1946, and it became the first museum to be dedicated to the artist. Picasso donated works for display including The Goat and La Joie de Vivre.
Learn about the life and work of this multi-talented artist who was also a poet, designer and film director through the exhibits of his works in different media. It is also possible to visit the nearby Bastion Museum which Cocteau restored and created. Image By Paolo Schubert CC BY-SA 3.0, from Wikimedia Commons.
Auguste Renoir spent the last 12 years of his life in Cagnes-sur-mer and his former family home is now a museum giving a unique insight into his life and work. See the artist’s studio, fourteen original paintings, sculptures, photographs and personal items. The beautiful grounds afford outstanding views of the coastline and the village of Haut de Cagnes. Image by ClaireL28 CC BY-SA 3.0, from Wikimedia Commons.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Engage in spontaneous, unscripted conversations with native French speakers
- Develop confidence and fluency in French by speaking it in practical situations
- 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