Best language schools in Lyon (ranked based on student reviews)

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Rating: 5.0

5.05 reviews

Rating: 5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by FLE (Français Langue Etrangére) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Located in a beautiful building in the centre of the city, close to the old town and with easy access to the train... More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (2)Facilities (1)
Standard Programme - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
480€ 458€
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Rating: 4.3

4.3183 reviews

Rating: 4.5

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.9

Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
School accredited by FLE (Français Langue Etrangére) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

One of Lyon’s most prominent French language institutes, Lyon Bleu International, is housed in a 600m2 ground-level... More

Course Categories (10)Accommodation (2)Facilities (15)
Standard Course - 21 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
455€ 435€
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Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

Leisure program
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Course Categories (5)Accommodation (1)
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2470€ 2347€
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Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

The teachers were helpful and the methods were very good. I liked coming with the students and and becoming acquainted with them.
It wasn't good, when I had to repeat the same course two times, so I think it´s better to make the time from the beginning of the course suitable for the student.

29 October 2018
Course: Intensive French Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

Lyon is a fantastic city worth exploring every nook and cranny. I had lots of time after my morning classes to take in the sights and enjoy my summer in the city.
No food is allowed to be eaten inside the classrooms, so come to class with a full stomach and bring a snack for the break.

6 September 2018
Course: Semi-Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

They are utterly inflexible and apathetic concerning student health, unless you end up hospitalized. They will do nothing but keep your money.

11 December 2017
Course: Intensive French Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 39 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

Quality of Teaching
Good School with Professional teachers

18 August 2017
Course: Intensive French Course - 12 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

Fantastically positive teachers
Age group differences make some social activities a little difficult.

2 August 2017
Course: Intensive French Course - 1 week
Student age: 65 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

Meeting other students was great. The people were very kind.
I found that the instructor talked too fast in my class and it was beyond my ability to comprehend what she was saying. I attended a tutorial for the class that was one level below and found it far too easy and slow. I was very disappointed to find such a large gap between the two levels. The instructor eventually slowed down a little bit during the second week but the classes still lacked a structure and did not really connect with each other. We never received a detailed syllubus and the materials handed out to us each day were some sheets photocopied from some unknown workbook. There were no exercises with solutions given for practice and no textbook for reference. I was disappointed with the organization of the school and the quality of the instruction. The administration was willing to move me to the easier section, but I thought that would have been worse in the end.

31 July 2017
Course: Intensive French Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 39 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

large group, not necessarily on the same level, lessons generally ok, but little varied, like in typical school, too little conversation.

5 December 2016
Course: Intensive French Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 44 years

Malgorzata Elżbieta

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 183 reviews

Well-organized and comprehensive instruction
I began at Lyon Bleu in the 8th week of the teaching cycle, so I missed the first 7 weeks of instruction at that level. I asked for the teaching materials (handouts) from the previous 7 weeks but was not able to get them. It would have been very helpful for me.

26 September 2016
Course: Semi-Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 60 years

United States

Key Facts about Lyon

Lyon: Two hours from the alpine ski resorts and three hours from the sea, Lyon, has a reputation as the French capital of gastronomy. With the exception of Paris, the city boasts the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants and famous chefs in the whole of France. The city is also known as the 'city of light'. This tradition continues to the present day – December 8 each year is marked by "the Festival of Lights” where more than one hundred sites throughout the city are lit up to show the splendour of Lyon's architecture.

Mercer placed Lyon in position 40 in their latest ranking of quality of life.

Population: 473,000

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Rhône-Alpes, Département du Rhône

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1841 USD)

Lyon quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (191 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

universities: 10 (rankings of universities in Lyon)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 269 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:51* (49% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average):3.86 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Lyon–Saint Exupéry (LYS) - 19 km. from Lyon city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 15,00 €, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Lyon Airport, Meyzieu Zone industrielle, Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie, Lyon Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Taxi: 40 €, 25 minutes drive to city center of Lyon

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, Manchester, Southampton
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Weather in Lyon

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What to do in Lyon

Opera House Lyon
Opera House Lyon
Basilica of Fourvière
Basilica of Fourvière
Park de la Tete d'Or 
Park de la Tete d'Or 
Vieux Lyon
Vieux Lyon
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Public transportation in Lyon

    FAQ about schools in Lyon

  • 'Homestay' at Lyon Bleu International is the best rated accommodation in Lyon.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for France is 5 weeks.
  • The student price index in Lyon is 64.8. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Lyon with 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • In Lyon electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, E.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Lyon is Lyon–Saint Exupéry (19.1 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Lyon.
  • In Lyon the following courses are offered specifically for business French: Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in Lyon offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELF/DALF, Other exams.
  • In Lyon there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: French & Cooking.
  • 435€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a French course in Lyon. The average cost of a language course in Lyon is 287€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at France Langue as the best.

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