photo with a french host family on stairs outside

Carefully selected host families

We recommend homestay accommodation as it is an excellent complement to your French course in France. Homestay accommodation encourages linguistic and cultural immersion. Keeping this in mind, we try to avoid, if possible, to place students sharing the same mother tongue in the same family.

Three options are available:

  • Individual room with breakfast and dinner (half board). Lunch is taken outside the home. This option is the best cultural immersion.
  • Individual room with breakfast only. All other meals are taken outside the home. This option suits independent students. The family’s kitchen may not be used.
  • Individual room with access to the kitchen. You may use the kitchen to prepare your own meals. This option is recommended for independent persons or with a restrictive diet that cannot be imposed to a family. There is less contact with the host family than with the half-board.


Families are carefully selected within a short bus or walking distance (30 minutes max) from IS Aix-en-Provence.


Some host families provide a private bathroom or a bathroom to share with another student. Bed linen and towels are provided. You will be able to use the washing machine once a week. The bedroom is cleaned once a week.
Hébergement chez l'habitant IS AIx Provence