Port de Cannes marina, Cannes France

French course in Cannes

Take a French course in Cannes, one of the most glamorous cities in the Mediterranean!

24 classrooms
On-site dining hall
Sports courts
Student parking
Course materials included (on loan)
Wi-Fi throughout the building
On-site residence with laundry facilities
Cinema room for watching French films
Interior courtyard with shaded terrace
Member of IALC, Campus France, and Datadocké

Our school in Cannes

Our French school lies right on the seafront, just along the coast from the old town. Central Cannes is only a 15-minute walk away. The campus boasts excellent facilities, including on-site accommodation and free wireless Internet access! There are 24 classrooms, a student cafeteria, library/computer room, theatre, basketball/volleyball court and sun terrace.


Learning French at our school
Personal attention at our school
Welcome drink at our school
The school courtyard at break-time


Take a French course in Cannes, one of the most glamorous cities in the Mediterranean! Our French language school in Cannes occupies a self-contained campus, just moments away from soft white sands, washed by warm, clear waters. Beachside hotels line the famous Boulevard de la Croisette, housing exclusive bars and clubs. This is where celebrities hang out during the famous Cannes Film Festival and countless other festivals.

For a little more culture, explore Le Suquet, the old town of tiny cobbled streets and intimate cafés. Here you’ll find the superb Musée de la Castre, with its wealth of art from ancient civilizations. Le Suquet also offers superb views of Cannes’ sea of terracotta roofs marching down towards the Mediterranean. Past the shimmering yachts moored in the marina lie the idyllic Îlles de Lérins, where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned.

Courses in Cannes

Available courses

    You can learn French in Cannes at your own pace! Our school’s Semi-Intensive or Intensive courses consist of 15 and 21 weekly French lessons. These courses take place in same-level groups, so you can practice your French and socialise with your fellow students. Alternatively, Private Lessons are available, which allow you to completely customise your course to suit your own interests and requirements.

    The Semi-Intensive French course in Cannes takes place in the morning from 09:00 to 12:00 every weekday. You will have three hours of French tuition with a 15-minute break from Monday to Friday. Therefore, this course consists of three 55-minute lessons each day and 15 lessons per week.

    On the Intensive course, you take part in the same Semi-Intensive programme from 09:00 to 12:00 then have extra classes in the afternoons on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 13:00 to 15:00. This course consists of 21 lessons per week.

    Group class sizes in Cannes are usually between 8 to 12 students and cover vocabulary, grammar, oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension, French language practice and communication. Lessons are held at all levels from complete beginner to advanced user.

    If you prefer to book a set of Private Lessons at our school in Cannes, you can tailor this individual tuition for faster, more efficient, and focussed learning. Alternatively, if you are planning on going to Cannes already and just want to practise your French without focussing too much on grammar and written comprehension then contact us to discuss booking a set of six hours per week on the afternoon-only programme.


    Available accommodation

      Enjoy the convenience and superb facilities of our school’s on-site Student Residence! There are comfortable single, double and triple rooms, with shared showers and toilets on each floor. Choose to stay on a half board or full board basis, eating two or three meals per day in the school’s restaurant. At weekends, brunch is served in place of breakfast and lunch. You can use the school’s free Wi-Fi connection in your room, and you’ll have easy access to the cinema, sun terraces and other facilities!

      For a more authentic experience of France, live with a host family in Cannes and immerse yourself in the local way of life. Our school only works with friendly, welcoming families, who will happily help you to practice your French language skills. Host family accommodation includes breakfast each day, with some families also providing dinner. Of course, you can always eat in the restaurant or café on campus, if you’d prefer to do so.


      Our Cannes school does not arrange their own activities in the afternoons as many students like to go to the beach after class. However, the reception team will be happy to advise you about things to do during your stay, so please do speak to a staff member if you would like any recommendations. Below we’ve listed some recommendations of our own.

      You can grab an ice cream and go celeb spotting along the Boulevard de la Croisette, take a stroll along the sandy white beaches, or explore the old quarter of Le Suquet. You can practice your French with the locals by delving into one of the many street markets, or immerse yourself in a French film. For more active students, there are also opportunities to hire a bike, try paddle boarding, or go on a hike.

      Cannes and the surrounding area has so much to see and do. Situated along the sunny Côte d’Azur, the city is a stone’s throw away from fascinating locations like Nice and Monaco. You could see more of the Provence region with a half-day trip through the countryside, taking in destinations such as the Îlles de Lérins, Grasse, and the picturesque hilltop town of Biot. If you are a little more adventurous then you can travel further during weekends. You could enjoy a trip on your own or travel with some of your new classmates to places like St. Tropez, Monaco, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and even San Remo across the border in Italy!

      How to get there

      One-way and two-way transfers from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport are available upon request. Please be aware that this service carries an extra cost.

      Location: La Croix des Gardes, west Cannes
      Nearest convenience store: 700 m
      Nearest café: on-site!
      Nearest metro stop: N/A
      Distance from train station: 1.9 km
      Nearest bus stop: 140 m (Beausite)
      Distance from airport: 28.8 km (Nice Côte d’Azur Airport)

      Location of our school in Cannes


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      Average score for our school in Cannes based on 5 previous client reviews.

      Student reviews & feedback

      Super Intensive 25 with Student Residence
      School Staff

      It was helpful I learnt a lot and the teachers were very nice. The accommodation was good only thing was there wasn't any air conditioning so it was extremely hot in our room every night and morning

      Private lessons
      School Staff

      It was great & my teacher was awesome. In one week we've [covered] a lot of things and it was so helpful for me.

      School Staff

      I would recommand this course immediately. The teachers in Cannes are great, the staff is friendly, and the course is well organised. The host family was really friendly. A big thanks to the Apple language team for their service, gentleness and fast answers on all our questions.
      Keep up the good work!

      School statistics

      Nationality (%)

      American (12.96)
      English (2.4)
      German (5.24)
      Irish (2.51)
      Italian (17.32)
      Mexican (10.71)
      Russian (3.63)
      Spanish (5.51)
      Swedish (2.3)
      Swiss (9.56)

      Average Student Numbers

      Average ages (June - Aug)

      * Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

      Prices for Cannes

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