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French Club 50+ courses, Antibes
Our French Club 50+ courses in Antibes take place at our French language school to the north of the city centre. Antibes sits on France’s famous Côte d’Azur between its sister resorts, Nice and Cannes. It is renowned for its elegance and chic, its sandy beaches, and its fashionable shops. The town also has a traditional historical centre, with a Provençal market offering excellent insight into the archetypal Mediterranean lifestyle so characteristic of this beautiful region. Our language school has 26 classrooms, 4 of which are outdoor. What could be better than studying under the sun?! As well as vending machines serving a range of drinks and snacks, the facility has its own on-site restaurant offering more substantial fare. The building also has a library with various multi-media resources that will help to complement your classroom tuition.
15 minutes from the school is the Old Town, which is full of narrow tree-lined streets, tiled courtyards, and buildings with traditional shuttered windows. You almost feel as if you’ve been transported back in time! Home of artists’ studios, unique boutiques, and a variety of eateries, it’s a lovely area to spend an afternoon. Once you’ve finished walking around the centre, you’ll find that there’s still plenty to do here. Take a walk around Exflora Park, a 12-acre public garden with lakes and wildlife, or visit Marineland, one of the world’s largest oceanariums; see a unique collection of works by Picasso in Château Grimaldi or visit Fort Carré, a star-shaped fortification overlooking the bay. Budding sailors can even rent a boat from the marina and explore the coves along the coast!
This school has Label Qualité FLE accreditation, the French Ministry of Education’s definitive marker of excellence in language tuition. It is also a member of Eaquals, a quality-control organisation dedicated to maintaining high standards of language education worldwide. These credentials mean that you’re guaranteed to receive the very best French tuition during your time here. What’s more, our school is close to both the city centre and suburban Antibes, so studying here will give you a well-rounded and authentic immersive experience.
Courses in Antibes
The Club 50+ package offered by this school consists of 20 French lessons each week (4 classes per weekday) in groups of no more than 6. Lessons take place between 09:00 and 12:20 and are followed by a selection of social/cultural activities designed with mature students in mind. Tuition is suitable for students with A2 or higher French ability, so is not appropriate for complete beginners. Classes follow the same format as the standard Intensive programme, with the exception that students must be over the age of 50 to be eligible.
The Club 50+ course can be taken for 2 weeks at a time and has specific start dates throughout the year.
Please note: there are no lessons on the first day of the course. Instead, you’ll take written and oral ability tests to ensure you are placed in the correct group for your starting level. Then you’ll have a student briefing followed by a guided tour of Antibes. Your tuition will begin on the second day.
- 20 French lessons per week
- Small class sizes that benefit mature students
- Free course materials
- Half-board studio apartment accommodation
- Daily activities (excludes Sundays)
- A full-day excursion to a local town or city
Accommodation in a studio apartment is included in the Club 50+ package. Your studio will be in one of two student residences, both within 20 minutes’ walk of the language school. These studios are self-contained single or double* apartments complete with a well-equipped kitchenette, a seating area with a television, and a private bathroom. Studios are offered on a half-board basis; you’ll have breakfast and dinner each day in the school’s on-site restaurant. Bed linens are included and changed weekly in both residences; towels are not included so you should bring your own. Coin-operated washing machines are available for doing laundry. You will be assigned to a residence based on availability at the time of booking; we therefore cannot guarantee where your studio will be located. This type of lodging incurs a small weekly tourist tax. A security deposit of €200 is required on arrival; this will be returned to you upon departure providing your key is returned and the apartment is left in a suitable condition.
*Double studios are only available to students travelling together.
Accommodation is available from the Sunday before the start of your course until the Saturday after your course finishes. Check-in and check-out times are usually very flexible.
The Club 50+ package includes a selection of social and cultural activities designed to supplement your French tuition and give you the best possible experience in Antibes. You’re guaranteed to have 4 activities per week, though others may also be available.
Possible activities may include:
- Guided walking tours of the city centre
- Visits to local museums and/or art galleries
- French film screenings
- Games of petanque
- Food- and wine-tasting workshops
- Half- and full-day excursions to locations such as Cannes, Monaco, Eze-Village, and Saint Paul de Vence
You are also welcome to attend the sessions offered to all students on the general activity programme if you wish.
This programme is ideal for mature students wanting to study French with other international learners of a similar age. Tuition is suitable for students with A2 or higher French ability level, and is therefore not appropriate for complete beginners.
Please contact us if you are unsure if this programme would be suitable for you; we will be happy to advise you.
How to get there
Antibes does have its own airport, but this is mainly used for internal flights. The closest international airport is Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, which is around 25 minutes away from Antibes by car. It is easily accessible from many European cities.
From here, you can either take public transport to your accommodation or we can add an airport transfer service to your booking for an additional charge. If you select this service, a driver will be waiting for you at the airport when you land and will take you directly to your accommodation. If you select this service on departure as well, you will be collected from your lodging on your last day and taken back to the airport in time for your departing flight. A transfer service is also available at Antibes train station.
You should arrange to arrive in Antibes on the Sunday before the course starts and depart on the Saturday after the course finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if needed.
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