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3 Best language schools in Marseille (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Marseille? The cosmopolitan port town of Marseille, founded by the Greeks around 600 B.C., is France's oldest city. One of the city's greatest assets is the wild natural beauty which surrounds it. The gateway to Africa and a crossroad for many ships in the Mediterranean, Marseille has always been a cultural melting pot, which is reflected in the widely varied architectural styles found around the city.
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Key Facts about Marseille

Population: 795,000

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

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Département des Bouches-du-Rhône

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1875 USD)

Marseille quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.3

4.3 (32 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: 5 (rankings of universities in Marseille)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 249 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 1,094 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:71* (29% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:48* (52% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:61* (39% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average):3.85 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Public transportation in Marseille

Weather in Marseille

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What to do in Marseille

Château d'If
Château d'If
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cours Julien
Cours Julien
Les Calanques
Les Calanques
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Arrival Airport

Marseille Provence (MRS) - 20 km. from Marseille city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 14,00 €, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille, Marseille-St-Charles

Every 5 minutes, 2,00 €, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Marseille Provence Airport, Marseille Saint Charles

Taxi: 50 €, 25 minutes drive to city center of Marseille

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau

    FAQ about schools in Marseille

  • Ecole Baraerlin Langue - Adel Provence has received the best overall rating in Marseille.
  • Ecole Baraerlin Langue - Adel Provence, located in 23 rue Edmond Dantès has been voted as the school with the best location in Marseille.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Marseille is Marseille Provence (20.5 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Marseille.
  • In Marseille the following courses are offered specifically for business French: Business French Private.
  • Schools in Marseille offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First.

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