Montpellier, France, a city with a unique mixture of modernity and medieval history, is one of the most charming cities in the south of France. Located in the region of Occitanie and surrounded by vineyards and the Mediterranean Sea, the city has nature and people forming contrasts and art everywhere. A city with a picturesque architecture, where a youthful atmosphere flows across old streets. imposing buildings, and terraces, it is the kind of place you will find colorful street art near monuments with a classical touch…
It hosts many cultures with fun and a welcoming spirit. It is a university city, crowded with young people, many places to see, and plenty of things to do. It is a great place to learn French.
With a history that dates back to the 10th century, the city is the 8th largest in France, and the fastest growing over the last 25 years. It has two universities – the University of Montpellier and the Paul Valéry University, alongside many other schools of languages, science, art, and business.
The climate there is mild in winter and warm in summer, making it perfect for enjoying activities outdoors. There are a variety professional sports teams, including the Montpellier HSC football club. It also has local teams for rugby, baseball, sea sports, and even ice hockey.
There are interesting places nearby that you can visit through short excursions and many cultural activities during day and night. You will meet people from many different countries, and have to opportunity to speak French while having great new experiences. This will help make your learning process more pleasant and effective.
If you’re looking for a beautiful nature, young people, and lots of fun while learning French, Montpellier is a great choice.
IEF proposes 6 top experiences
Gourmet tour of Sète
“Intimate and unique gourmet walking tour of Sète“
Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup wine tour
“Discover the picturesque and geologically surprising landscape of the Pic Saint-Loup”
Segway tour of the old and new Montpellier
“Cruise down historic and new streets on board a futuristic self-balancing mode of transport“
La Petite Scène
“Free live music gigs,stand-up comedy nights, magic shows and dance”
La Fine Mouche
“Heavenly French cheeses star at this bar à fromage”
“One of the main sights of Montpellier”
Discover Montpellier and learn French at the same time!
The Institut Européen de Français aims to promote meetings, intercultural exchange, and self-discovery, through language and culture study holidays in Montpellier.
IEF offers a wide range of French courses for both students and teachers. Professionalism, personalized attention, and a kind atmosphere are their core values, combined with the quality of service and human values common to all TANDEM schools.
France has quite a few qualities that make it the number one most visited country in the world. Gastronomical wonderlands of gourmet food, famous artists of all kinds, and stunning natural and architectural feats. There is so much to see and experience in every turn, visiting once is never enough.
Though there are 80 million French native speakers, there is an estimated 274 million people that have learned French as a second language. Learning it is just as enjoyable as speaking it fluently, and with the language you learn the French ways of life.