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!
Courses in Tours
Our school offers a wide range of quality French courses, from our popular Semi Intensive (15 lessons per week) and Intensive (22 lessons per week) courses to more specialist courses such as 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), 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.