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French Courses

Learn French to feel at ease communicating in French in everyday situations while travelling or living in France or French-speaking countries.
You decide the duration of your French course and the pace at which you want to learn French at in order to reach your objectives.

Culture and Activities

Discover Montpellier and South of France

Montpellier is the ideal place to learn French, discover the South of France region and enjoy the vivid cultural life of one of the most dynamic University cities in the France.
Discover the French mediterranean coast with its UNESCO listed World Heritage sites (Carcassonne, Nîmes, Arles, The Pont du Gard…) and its mediteranean hinterland (lake of Salagou, Orb Valley, Canal du Midi...).

Excursions and cultural activities at the Alliance française de Montpellier

Alliance française offers you a rich cultural programme to visit Montpellier, enjoy its cultural life, discover its region with excursions in the afternoon to explore the South of France. You can book your course and your cultural activites by choosing our French Cultural Discovery Programme or prefear to book your activities and excursions once on site.

Visit of the historical city centre :
The Alliance française de Montpellier invites you to discover the historical center of Montpellier, its medieval streets, its beautiful buildings dating from the 19th century every Monday morning on a guided tour.

Excursions and Cultural Activities :
In addition to the French course, the Alliance française de Montpellier offers you a programme of excursions, cultural activities and conferences. Enjoy this program to discover South of France landscapes and historical heritage.

The programme :

- Nîmes and the Pont du Gard
- Arles and the Camargue
- The Cevennes and the Larzac plateau
- Avignon and Provence
- Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi
- Pézenas, Agde, Sète
- The Mediterranean Coast : Palavas, la Grande Motte

1 or 2 half day visits per week + 1 or 2 full day visits on the week-end.


Stay well at Montpellier

We want your stay at our international French school in Montpellier to be enriching and enjoyable, so it’s vital to choose accommodation that is right for you.
L’Alliance Française de Montpellier accords great importance to the quality and comfort of the lodgings we offer and we have a department dedicated to selecting only accommodation that satisfies our stringent standards. A member of staff visits all lodgings beforehand and we have a fixed procedure in place to monitor feedback and quality at the end of each stay.
We offer a wide range of accommodation options to choose from depending on your age, requirements, and budget.

Family Homestay

If you want total linguistic and cultural immersion, opt for a family homestay.
2 Options
- Bed & Breakfast: private room with breakfast
- Half-board: private room with breakfast and dinner.

Hotel-type Serviced Apartment

If you prefer to be independent, enjoy the comfort of an apartment while also benefiting from some hotel services.

  • Ideal for those who want superior accommodation very close to the city centre.

Private Studio Flats

Should you prefer to rent your own studio near the city centre and the school, l’Alliance Française de Montpellier has some private apartments available on request.


This option will enable you to share an appartment with other foreign or French locals. This is also one of the sheapest option.

The French School

Alliance Francaise - French Language School in Montpellier

Alliance Française de Montpellier offers French courses and examinations in Montpellier South of France aimed at young people, students and foreign professionals who want to learn how to speak french for the purposes of business or study, through french immersion.
Alliance française Montpellier is a unique French language school based in Montpellier South of France. The reputation of the Alliance Francaise de Montpellier rests on the quality and the diversity of its French courses and on the cultural aspect of its French language programmes. The atmosphere among our international language students in Montpellier is vibrant and friendly, leading to lots of intercultural exchanges and leaving you with great memories of your stay.

About the Alliance Française de Montpellier

A private higher education establishment, the Alliance Française de Montpellier is a non-profit organisation recognised by the Fondation Alliance Française, the authority that regulates and coordinates the international network of Alliances Françaises. Alliance française de Montpellier is the most reputable French language school in Montpellier South of France.

The main aims of the Alliance Française de Montpellier:

  • Teaching French to a wide international public
  • Promoting French and Francophone cultures
  • Promoting dialogue and exchange between cultures

The International Network of Alliances Françaises

The Alliance Francaise de Montpellier belongs to the international network of Alliances Françaises whose aim for the past 130 years has been to teach French, promote French culture and disseminate Francophone culture throughout the world.
The worldwide network of Alliances Françaises is the biggest cultural, educational and linguistic organisation in the world with over 800 Alliances Françaises teachin French in 136 countries. Between them, they teach French and offer French courses to nearly half a million people every year.

The vocation of Alliance française in the world is to teach French to foreign students and encourage people to learn and understand the French language and the different cultures of French-speaking regions, so as to facilitate intercultural dialogue worldwide.

The Alliances Françaises located in France focus particularly on helping foreigners to learn French and discover French culture during their stay in France.