French Courses and Activities

A combination of French courses in the morning and a choice of optional activity courses in the afternoon.

Payable to IS Aix-en-Provence (including 20% VAT) and to combine with General French (FG) course or with 20 lessons of Private lessons (CP) per week.

These optional French and activity courses are designed for adults of all levels from A1 who wish to complete their French course by an activity allowing them to put into practice their knowledge of the French language

Optional Course: Discover Provence (DP)

This option allows you to practice French while discovering Provence, its products and its countryside through various activities.
  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French in everyday situations
  • Discovering French culture and society in different ways
  • Develop your know-how and social skills in an international environment and in situations of communication
  • A guided city tour
  • Introduction to the traditions and cultures of Provence
  • A visit to Cézanne’s painting studio
  • Two workshops to discover different local products
  • A half day’s excursion on the Mediterranean coast
  • One full day excursion in Provence
  • Organized by IS Aix-en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes
  • Some afternoons and one day during the week-end
  • 2 week course on specific dates
  • About 20 hours total over the two weeks
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • 1 to 3 participants : the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the option is maintained

On your first course day at IS Aix-en-Provence you will receive the schedule for the French course as well as the schedule for the optional course Discover Provence (DP) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence

Optional Course: Discover Provence on foot (DPP)

This option allows you to practice French while discovering on foot the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, its natural sites, its vegetation and its culture. Professionals in love with their region accompany the outings.

Discover the natural and cultural heritage of Provence on foot through hiking and walks with a professional guide

  • An afternoon walk following Cézanne’s footsteps to the Sainte-Victoire
  • An afternoon walk in the vineyard Domain de Beaulieu, situated on the unique volcano in Provence
  • An afternoon walk in the Vauvenargues area, where Picasso spent the last years of his life
  • A full day walk in the National Park of the “calanques”, the rocky creeks of the Mediterranean Sea allowing you to discover the typical vegetation of this area.
  • Hiking shoes (or equivalent) are highly recommended
  • Organized by IS Aix-en-Provence to fully accommodate the French classes
  • 3 afternoons and 1 full day during the week-end over the two weeks
  • 2 week course on specific dates
  • About 17 hours in total over the two weeks
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • 1 to 3 participants : the number of lessons and activities can be slightly modified, but the spirit of the option is maintained)

On your first course day at IS Aix-en-Provence you will receive the schedule for the French course as well as the schedule for the optional course Discover Provence on Foot (DPP) and all other information necessary for your stay at IS Aix-en-Provence