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Since 1996, Alpadia has been organizing language and immersion stays for 8-17 year olds in France, Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Welcoming students from dozens of different nationalities, each of our camps creates a dynamic multicultural environment.

Our all-inclusive programs combine morning classes with a rich program of activities and excursions in the afternoons and weekends, along with full-board accommodation. Alpadia ensures 24/7 supervision of its students by a team of professional staff in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.

Course Programs

Nestled in the charming Basque town of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, at the foot of the Pyrenees and only 13 km from Biarritz, our language camp offers students a rich environment to discover Basque culture in a holiday atmosphere.

French classes in small groups are delivered in the morning by a dedicated team of teachers. Students also enjoy activities such as tree climbing, aqua park, or visiting Basque towns. Our team of professional animators also offers activities on outdoor sports fields and lively evening events. Surfing, horse riding, and cooking options are also available.

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Located in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1263 meters, the charming resort of Leysin enjoys exceptional sunshine all year round, making it popular with nature lovers, mountain enthusiasts, and those who appreciate stunning landscapes. The facilities in this dynamic alpine resort allow for a wide variety of sports and leisure activities in a pristine natural setting, with the many entertainments of the Swiss Riviera nearby.

The more adventurous and sporty can join our Tennis, Horse Riding, or Adrenaline sessions. A cooking option is also available. In this magnificent setting, our course center “Le Central-Résidence” offers tailor-made programs combining language courses, sports, and a plethora of leisure activities, all perfectly supervised. Students can have fun safely during a language stay full of activities!

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Located on the shores of Lake Geneva in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Montreux enjoys a mild and pleasant microclimate, giving it a Mediterranean feel and earning it the nickname “Pearl of the Swiss Riviera.” Along the promenades lined with exotic trees, the scenery is breathtaking. Between the lake and the mountains, the Lake Geneva region offers an exceptional array of sports and cultural activities.

Take a teenage language course in Montreux and seize this unique opportunity to learn French in one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland. Try one of our Water Sports, Adrenaline, or Exclusive Tours options. Students from around the world, as well as other linguistic regions of Switzerland, take advantage of this exceptional setting each year to enjoy a delightful mix of sports, fun, friendship, and French.

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Located in the heart of a 40-hectare park, our course center offers international students an ideal setting to learn French, participate in immersive activities, and make friends from around the world. The campus provides a safe, fun, and relaxing atmosphere in a natural environment, while being just a short train ride away from Paris.

With Paris being one of the most visited cities in the world and the cultural center of the country, participants have the opportunity, after classes, to visit its famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Versailles Palace, and many more. They will stroll through some of the most picturesque neighborhoods, explore the Louvre, Orsay, and other renowned museums, and shop on the Champs Élysées while practicing their French.

A day at Disneyland, visits to Parisian stadiums, and exclusive excursions are also available to make the stay even more unforgettable!

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Accommodation

Located 13 km southeast of Biarritz, our course center is situated in the picturesque Basque town of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle. Equipped with modern and spacious classrooms with WiFi, the center is perfectly suited for dynamic French classes. Students are accommodated in triple rooms with a shared bathroom and have access to a game room with billiards, ping-pong, and foosball, as well as a TV-DVD room with sofas to relax with friends.

Surrounded by hills and a vast forest, the center boasts numerous outdoor fields, ensuring plenty of activities for our students. The geographical location is also an ideal starting point for exploring the many cultural activities nearby.

Our course center “Le Central-Résidence” is located just steps from the central station of Leysin and offers ideal conditions for a language stay for young learners. It provides comfortable facilities perfectly suited for summer holidays in the Alps: renovated classrooms, a welcoming restaurant, a beautiful sunny terrace, an indoor swimming pool, and recreational and gaming areas.

The rooms, decorated in a typical alpine style, can accommodate four students and are equipped with a private bathroom.

Located in the heart of Montreux, near the train station and a short walk from the beautiful promenades of Lake Geneva, our course center is modern and welcoming. Featuring spacious and bright classrooms, free internet access, and a cafeteria where students can have lunch before afternoon activities, the center’s many quality amenities make it an ideal place to learn French in Montreux.

In this center, we offer homestay accommodation for optimal language immersion.

Our summer camp is situated on a verdant campus, just 45 minutes from the city center. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities, allowing teachers to implement a variety of innovative and personalized teaching methods for students.

Participants are accommodated in single rooms with shared bathrooms. The campus also features sports fields and several common areas, perfect for students to unwind after a busy and exciting day in the city center.

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Due to the Olympics, our Paris Igny and Paris Passy camps will not operate in 2024. They will return in 2025!