Long term France programmes at Alpadia Lyon, Lyon

From 285.- GBP
300.- EUR
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Key points

  • A beautiful university and student city in a magnificent region
  • Centrally located between Paris, Geneva and the French Riviera
  • School ideally situated on the Lyon peninsula in the city centre
  • Friendly yet professional atmosphere

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF/DALF)
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Hotel, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Germany, etc..
ratings
348 authentic opinions

Learn French in the centre of Lyon surrounded by culture and lively local life. Located in one of the nicest areas in Lyon, the language school occupies a beautiful 19th-century building on the Rhône River. With 7 spacious and bright classrooms, a cafeteria, multimedia centre for independent study and free Wi-Fi, conditions are ideal for study. Just a stone's throw from the Place Bellecour, right after your classes you can immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the area’s cafés and bouchons: favourite meeting places for Lyon's large student population.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 291.- GBP
(300.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
2295 EUR
4575 EUR
4215 EUR
24
4395 EUR
8955 EUR
8235 EUR
36
6375 EUR
13215 EUR
12135 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 344.- GBP
(355.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
2955 EUR
5235 EUR
4875 EUR
24
5715 EUR
10275 EUR
9555 EUR
36
8355 EUR
15195 EUR
14115 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 403.- GBP
(415.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication + 5 Written communication mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(8 in mini-group)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:55

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
3675 EUR
5955 EUR
5595 EUR
24
7155 EUR
11715 EUR
10995 EUR
36
10515 EUR
17355 EUR
16275 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 684.- GBP
(705.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
7035 EUR
9315 EUR
8955 EUR
24
13875 EUR
18435 EUR
17715 EUR
36
20595 EUR
27435 EUR
26355 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1077.- GBP
(1110.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
11775 EUR
14055 EUR
13695 EUR
24
23355 EUR
27915 EUR
27195 EUR
36
34815 EUR
41655 EUR
40575 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELF/DALF course (DELF B1/B2 DALF C1)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1353.- GBP
(1395.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 DELF/DALF)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:25 + 13:20-14:50

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1395 EUR
2195 EUR
2075 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
28.01 / 04.03 / 23.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (10) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 839.- GBP
(865.- EUR)
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
865 EUR
1085 EUR
1065 EUR
2
1655 EUR
2075 EUR
2015 EUR
3
2445 EUR
3075 EUR
2985 EUR
4
3235 EUR
4035 EUR
3915 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (15) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1222.- GBP
(1260.- EUR)
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1260 EUR
1480 EUR
1460 EUR
2
2445 EUR
2865 EUR
2805 EUR
3
3630 EUR
4260 EUR
4170 EUR
4
4815 EUR
5615 EUR
5495 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1605.- GBP
(1655.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
1655 EUR
1875 EUR
1855 EUR
2
3235 EUR
3655 EUR
3595 EUR
3
4815 EUR
5445 EUR
5355 EUR
4
6395 EUR
7195 EUR
7075 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 08.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 15.08 / 01.11 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 85 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (23.06-24.08.2019) 94 EUR
Online course (per lesson - 23.06-24.08.2019) 94 EUR
Exam fee (DELF B1: www.ilcf.net ) 125 EUR
Exam fee (DELF B2: www.ilcf.net ) 130 EUR
Exam fee (DALF C1: www.ilcf.net ) 155 EUR
Cleaning fee 40 EUR
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Deposit (to be paid on site) (Hotel Residence **/***) 150 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 35 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night (Hotel **) 50 EUR
Extra night (Hotel ***) 90 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (+10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Lyon - Saint-Exupéry) 110 EUR
Tourist tax (Hotel Residence ** and *** - to be paid on site)
(EUR 1.10/day)

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, single room, half board
Host family, single room, breakfast
Hotel, single room, no meals (Hotel Residence **)
Hotel, single room, no meals (Hotel Residence ***)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

348 students gave their opinion about this school

34 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe meine Hemmunfen verloren. Ich denke nicht mehr 100 mal über einen Satz nach, bevor ich ihn sage. Ich spreche einfach und habe keine Angst fehler zu machen. »
School highlights
« Alle sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. »
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Absolut genial, von Beginn bis Schluss mehr als zufriedenstellend. Ich konnte alles zu Fuss machen, die Standorte lagen nahe beieinander. Danke, ich war wirklich sehr zufrieden mit dem Sprachaufenthalt.
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vor allem habe ich mich wieder ans Reden gewöhnen können - das war ja auch mein Ziel dieses Aufenthalts. »
16 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, la fluidez al tener que hablar el idioma contínuamente »
School highlights
« Los profesores eran muy amables »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, ho migliorato molto la conoscenza del Francese. Con sole 25 ore di lezione ho fatto molti progressi sia nella comprensione della lingua, sia nella capacità di articolare discorsi, sia nella conoscenza del vocabolario e della grammatica. »
School highlights
« L’impostazione delle lezioni e gli argomenti trattati. Inoltre ho trovato la mia insegnante (Margot) assolutamente perfetta nel suo ruolo, attenta agli studenti è interessata a farci migliorare. »
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - Spain
/ 5
Ha sido una experiencia increíble! He podido mejorar muchísimo mi francés mientras conocía gente de todo el mundo. La escuela estaba en el centro de la cuidad y teníamos acceso a todos los lugares turísticos, así como a los restaurantes. Al ser una escuela pequeña el ambiente era muy familiar, y me ha permitido hacer muchos amigos. Mi familia me acogió desde el primer día como una más en casa. Gracias a las actividades que proponía la escuela he podido conocer la ciudad con mis compañeros. ¡Increíble!El año que viene repito.
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Cuando llegue a Francia tenía un nivel de francés muy básico. En la escuela me subieron de curso al tercer día y de paso me saque el DELF B2 en vez del B1, que había sido mi primera opción. Mi fluidez a mejorado notablemente. »
School highlights
« Había un trato muy cercano con los profesores y tenía mucha confianza con ellos. Como la escuela era pequeña, todo el mundo se conocía. »
Top tips
« El Lasergame con la profesora Marion fue increíble. Se apuntó casi todo el mundo y nos divertimos muchísimo. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
61 years old - United States
/ 5
I was thrilled when I was given the option to move up to C1 level. This is the class I have been aiming to be in and I was really happy that it was offered to me and that it was taught at Aldapia! The apartment was very clean, ultra-modern and totally amazing. The location was superb. The hosts were wonderful conversationalists and always communicative and helpful. The meals were enjoyable and delicious. I went to the Lumières museum to learn about the French brothers who created film. The Aldapia teacher was our group's guide and I learned so much from her...it was better than having a guide who gives too many or too few details. She was wonderful to go to the museum with and the group of students was great to be with.
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« I made a lot of progress. The teacher focused on teaching us details that are important to know about the French culture and in the French language. She also taught using a variety of excellent teaching methods. I was impressed with her level of teaching skills and content of knowledge. »
School highlights
« I liked the school community (of people) and location. »

Testimonials

Manuel Belmar Rosas
Manuel Belmar Rosas
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 5 weeks

Studying at Alpadia this summer was an amazing experience. The atmosphere is great and the groups are the perfect size (around 8 people). The programme is well structured and allows you to improve at your own pace. Furthermore, the school is placed in the centre of Lyon. It’s a really pleasant city: fun and with lots of things to do!

In short, you learn and you have fun. Getting to know the country that borders with mine but that can seem so different at times is a great experience. I also recommend staying with a host family, as it is the perfect complement to a language course and it offers the complete picture of French culture.

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Eva Castañares Franco
Eva Castañares Franco
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 3 weeks

My stay in the French city of Lyon was a memorable experience. It was the first time I travelled alone but I felt comfortable straight away because people on site helped me a lot and I rapidly got used to my new environment. The school is small but has everything you need. The teachers were like friends, friendly and funny and always available if we needed help or advice. The school is located in the heart of the city and well-served by public transport. Lyon is a beautiful town. It is crossed by two rivers, which creates an amazing atmosphere. At night, the city is even more attractive as the two rivers are illuminated. It is a young city and it is not too big so you can get around it quite easily with public transport. You can enjoy every area of the city, especially the historical part, the “Vieux Lyon”. I can only recommend this destination to everyone! I really had a great time there and in the end, I didn’t want to go back home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Laia López
Laia López
Alpadia, Lyon
Duration: 1 week

I am a wine lover and Lyon is the perfect city if you love wine and also cheese. It is easy to walk around the city and I only had to take public transport a couple of times. All in all time went by really quickly and I managed to be speaking French by the end of the week! It was a great experience that I hope to repeat again soon.

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Host family
Being immersed in a country’s culture is without a doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a host family means getting to know the way of life of Lyon locals from the inside – their food and customs – while having an enriching experience. It's also your chance to practise French daily in an authentic context. Your host will be carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 10-40 minutes from the school, you will stay in a single or double room with breakfast only or half-board provided.

Le Loft shared apartment (from 18 years)
Stay in a loft-style apartment, just 5-10 minutes from the main train station Part-Dieu. This large and spacious loft is on the top floor of a small apartment block. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen opening out onto a large living room. In addition, the loft is equipped with Wi-Fi and a washing machine. It will take you around 20 minutes by foot or 10 minutes by public transport to reach the school and the centre of Old Lyon.

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Residence (minimum 4 weeks)
In a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of Lyon, close to a tram stop and a supermarket and not far from Perrache station, this residence offers single bedrooms with private bathrooms. You will have access to the kitchen if you want to cook, but you can also try all kinds of French specialties in the restaurants around the corner. Common areas are cleaned twice a month, Wi-Fi is free and bed linen is provided (but not towels). You will be able to reach the language school within 25 minutes by public transport. Price on request

Hotel-Residences (2 and 3 stars)
The main advantage of staying in one of the hotel-residences offered by the course centre is that it is completely independent. A single bedroom with a private bathroom will be available for you, with a TV and free Wi-Fi. You will also have access to the paying laundry facilities. Bed linen and towels are provided. The language school is 10-25 minutes’ walk from the accommodation. Enjoy life “à la lyonnaise” in a city where you can find so many shops, restaurants and cultural attractions!

Student apartment "Le Loft"

General information

Located in the heart of the central business district of Lyon, la Part-Dieu, a major transport and commercial gateway.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
20 min on foot or by bus
Average public transport cost:
Weekly: €18.90 Monthly: €30.20 (if students under 28) / €61.90 (+28)
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 14:00
Saturday until 14:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) Yes
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
EUR 150 in cash to pay on site
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 0 m2
Yes
Double
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 0 m2
4 rooms available for double or single use
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower
on request
Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets Yes
Shared showers Yes
Cleaning
2x/week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Tiling
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided No

With shops, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, sports centres, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and much more, you will find a wide range of attractions to enjoy in Lyon. In the 2,000 years since the Romans founded Lugdunum (their name for Lyon and one of the ancient world’s most important cities), it has turned into a top international destination, especially for foodies. Head a short distance outside the city and enjoy the beautiful countryside that provides the ingredients for the legendary local cuisine. Take a walk, go on a bike ride or taste the latest wines from the Beaujolais region. Its closeness to the Mediterranean, Paris and Geneva makes Lyon an ideal destination for studying French, and you will no doubt be seduced by its beauty, rich culture and festive atmosphere.

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