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Institut Francophonie, Nantes, France


Rating: 5.0/5.0

Passage de la Poule noire - 44000 Nantes - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Nantes is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Lessons are for 60 minutes, much longer than in most schools.

Location: Right in the centre of the historical city of Nantes, lies the school Institut Francophonie. Nantes is to the North West of France in the region of Brittany, close to the Bay of Biscay and home to the Medieval Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. This structure dates back to the medieval period, although it has experienced extensive restoration, and was a pivot point not just within the city but also for the whole of Brittany.

Getting around: Institut Francophonie is a 10 minute walk from the Medieval castle in the up and coming neighbourhood of Madeleine-Champ de Mars, a mixture of modern architecture and traditional streets.

Local attractions:Along with the jaw dropping castle, Nantes has some other interesting characteristics and historical notifications. Looking for something different, then look no further than the Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a museum created by two local artists to project fantasy and surrealism into the city. The museum is around a 25 minute walk from the school, along the River Loire, and the river itself is a noteworthy feature in the history of the city.

Course Structure: Nantes has lots to offer anyone wanting to learn more about the town and Institut Francophonie absorbs this into its courses. With nearly 30 years of experience teaching the French language, Institut Francophonie really understands what helps to form a deep memory of a language and has designed its courses to reflect this. The school offers a range of package programmes, which combine learning the French language with one of the key features of the city including Véritable Petit Beurre", the castle, the mechanical artwork, Jules Verne, Jacques Demy and the River Loire. It is not surprising that a vast nationality mix of students visit the school to learn more of both the French language and the city of Nantes.
  • The language school Institut Francophonie was founded in Nantes, France in 1991.
  • Legal name / parent company: EURL Francophonie
  • Tax registration ID: FR46812609816

French Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Information for all courses offered by Institut Francophonie
Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
40.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 37 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 08 May 2022, 26 May 2022, 05 Jun. 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 14 Jul. 2022, 08 Aug. 2022 - 13 Aug. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 11 Nov. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Institut Francophonie, Nantes can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Institut Francophonie

Accreditations and Quality seals
IALCPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
French teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 9:15
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Institut Francophonie and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 3
    Number of public PC workstations: 1
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 3
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
110 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet2 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking2 km
Cricket5 km
Dancing5 km
Field Hockey14 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding13 km
Ice Hockey6 km
Music5 km
Rugby5 km
Sailing20 km
Squash5 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Yoga2 km




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    FAQ about Institut Francophonie, Nantes

  • French courses at Institut Francophonie start at 47 € for General French 4 course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Institut Francophonie
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General French 15, General French 4
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Institut Francophonie varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 12 students (General French 15)
  • 100% of teachers at Institut Francophonie hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Institut Francophonie comes from Spain with a 9% representation, followed by students from Brazil (7%) and Venezuela (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Institut Francophonie offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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