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Institut Européen de Français

IEF logoFrench language school in Montpellier, France

At the Institut Européen de Français, our varieties of French courses are combined with cultural activities in Montpellier, one of the most beautiful cities in the south of France. Our goal is to enhance the learning process of each of our students with encounters with the others and through cultural exchange. We have the official recognition of professional educational institutions and associations that guarantees our quality of teaching. We want to share with you our work and our knowledge, doing everything possible to meet your expectations and individual needs.

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Your accommodation in Montpellier

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Our hosting service is designed to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all our students. Whether you are looking for comfort in a cozy nest with privacy; or you prefer to be received as a friend of the family and to share our French language and culture, we want to ensure your studies in Montpellier are unforgettable and the most pleasant possible. We select all our rental accommodations in Montpellier according to your criteria of quality: type, accessibility, cleanliness and comfort. We visit them regularly, and we ask you for your opinion during your stay. The accommodations we offer are: a host family, shared apartments, private apartments, apartment hotels or a student residence.

Please feel free to contact us for more details!

Activities and Excursions

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Music concerts

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Regional food tasting

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Guided visits

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Jérémie and his team of experienced professional guides will complete your immersion into our rich, regional French culture. Cultural activities, excursions and thematic workshops in Montpellier are offered year round. Every Monday, we have a “welcome apéritif ” on the school’s private terrace. The team of the Institut Européen de Français and all the students meet and share a friendly time together. And it’s all in French of course! We offer guided tours of Montpellier, trips to Arles, Carcassonne, and Bézier and cultural workshops such as Occitan dances, wine tastings and many more.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more details!

Montpellier, France

Why study French in Montpellier?

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…

Company Details

Founded in: 2001

Director(s): Sandrine Nocco

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 17.00

: +33 467 91 7000

: +33 467 91 7001


: Institut Européen de Français (IEF)


Address: 23, rue Saint Guilhem, 34000 Montpellier, France

Nearest Airports: Montpellier Méditerranée (MPL)

Bus Lines: Shuttle

Train Stations: Montpellier Saint Roch


Nearest Parkings: Préfecture



Cultural Activities

TANDEM language exchange ®


Number of Classrooms: 13

Book Book Loan

Video Video | Audio Loan

Games Games

Multimedia Multimedia Room

WI-FI WI-FI Access

Access Access for the handicapped

Eating Eating Area

Terrace Terrace | Balcony

Interactive Interactive whiteboards

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Partnerships and Certifications

TANDEM International Quality Seal



Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Groupement FLE


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