French Language Courses in Lyon, France

About Lyon, France

Study in Lyon

Frequently refered to as France's "Second City", Lyon is an important industrial and cultural center in the Rhône-Alpes region. Located just two hours from Paris via high speed TGV train, Lyon is both a transport hub and the gateway to the Alps and Rhône Valley.

The French School in Lyon

Located on a peninsula bordered by two rivers in the center of Lyon, the facilities of our school are found in a beautiful 19th-century building in the heart of the city center's cultural offerings.

The school has 12 spacious and luminous classrooms. With their high ceilings, each classroom proudly boasts its own chimney. The facilities are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means that you can check your email and surf the web for free if you bring along your laptop. Additionally there are computers available for you to use. What's more, the school is just a steps away from Lyon's biggest plaza, the Place Bellecour.

After class you will be able to visit the different cafes and restuarants of the district which serve as favorite meet-up spots for many students in Lyon. The city's most popular pedestrian shopping zone is also very close to the school. If you would like to travel around the city, there are metro and bus stops located just a five-minute walk from the school.

French Courses in Lyon

Semi Intensive French

  • Classes: 20 lessons per week of 50 minutes each
  • Course duration: from 1 to 52 weeks
  • Levels: from beginners to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 12
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

Intensive French

  • Classes: 25 lessons per week of 50 minutes each
  • Levels: from beginners to advanced
  • Details: same as Semi Intensive French course

Super Intensive French

  • Classes: 30 lessons per week of 50 minutes each
  • Levels: from beginners to advanced
  • Details: same as Semi Intensive French course



Staying with a host family is an excellent opportunity to absorb the local culture and discover the local expressions, ways of thinking and day-to-day lifestyle. The student can choose between breakfast only or half board meal plans as well as between single and double rooms.


The student apartments are located in the heart of Lyon and just a short distance from the school, shopping centers, resturants, bars, theaters, the lake, the train station and the main post office. This type of accommodation is ideal for those students who wish to socialize while enjoying a more independent lifestyle. Very comfortable single and double rooms are available. All of the apartments have a television, fully-equipped kitchen, free Internet connection and Wi-Fi access.

Cultural Activities

If you want to make the most of your free time, Lyon is an ideal city: stores, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, sports centers, bars, restaurants, clubs... there are tons of options for going out with friends.

The rich diversity means that there is something for every interest and every budget. Those who adore history should take advantage and explore Roman Lugdunum's 2,000 years of history. Foodies have tons of luxurious options to choose from. In the center of Lyon as well as its surroundings you can enjoy exploring on foot or by bike, or sample the Beaujolais wines. The proximity of the city to the Mediterannean, to Paris or Geneva make Leon an excellent starting point for a wide range of excursions.


  • Excellect school location
  • City declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998
  • Enjoy Lyon's famous gastronomy

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