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Best French schools in Montpellier by category

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
#1 LSF
LSF
Students < 18 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(31)
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TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
#1 LSF
LSF
Students 18-30 years
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(65)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
#1 LSF
LSF
Students 31-49 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(53)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
#1 LSF
LSF
Students 50+ years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(64)
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Students all ages
EasyFrench
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Quality of teaching
EasyFrench
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Leisure programme
#1 LSF
LSF
Leisure programme
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(203)
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Value for money
#1 LSF
LSF
Value for money
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(206)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
EasyFrench
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)

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Montpellier ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Montpellier

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Montpellier
558 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Montpellier
Nightlife
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Public transport
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Climate
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Cleanliness
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Affordability
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shopping
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Safety
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What our students said about Montpellier

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Montpellier is a top city. It is the right size. The city centre is mostly car-free or almost car-free. So it's great for pedestrians. There are many old buildings and small winding streets to discover. The people have all been really friendly and helpful, even with very little knowledge of French (A1). Food and drink can be found in all price ranges, even for those on a tight budget (student city). The Mediterranean is not far away. The Cévennes are also recommended for a 2-day trip at the weekend. There are also organised day trips at weekends. The language school itself offers 1-2 activities per day, but depending on the time of the course, you can't always take part in all of them. For those who don't like the summer heat, I can recommend October.

Lars
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

The city is beautiful, with a small old center. You can inspect everything in 3-4 days. There are two buses to the beach nearby. The beach is gorgeous, better than in Nice, very similar to the beaches in Goa, in India, where there is a place for everyone. The sea is calm. There are a lot of strange people (young Frenchmen) in the city on the streets, such as homeless people with dogs, asking for money. Sometimes you get the impression of a slightly dirty city. I was not returning home late and had no problems.

Yulia
Russia
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I liked Montpelier, it’s a very walkable city. I spent a lot of time exploring the area between the school and thé Croix d’argent area. I felt quite safe walking home. The tram ride was quite convenient, but I preferred to walk. I didn’t do a lot of sightseeing because I was studying and I can’t go at night because I can’t see very well.

Frances Clare
Canada
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Well the school location is Amazing, just in the heart of the city in the way that I've imagined, surrounded by very French 18 century Palace Particulaire that I love. Public transport to get into the school from where I was living was great and very efficient.

Anderson
Brazil
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Honestly goes for most towns / cities but it's quite dangerous to go back home any later than 1 am if you're a woman. Also, I've heard from people who got robbed quite easily.

Arianna
England UK
3.0

Rating: 3/5

The city is lovely and fun to stroll around, and there are many different types of stores. I recommend this place as it is easy to get to from Paris by TGV.

Chiaki
Japan
4.0

Rating: 4/5

It’s nice enough and was to get to nearby places, despite the train strike (which I have had to deal with every single time I have been in France).

Melissa
Finland
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Climate?! Is anyone to blame? It was a little hot, but I think it was a uniquely hot week. I might find a place closer to water in the future.

Alexandra
3.0

Rating: 3/5

In summer, it's hot. However, you enjoy the life in the South of France. You live under the clear blue sky every day!! I really enjoyed it.

Naoko
Japan
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Montpellier is a very beautiful small city but with all amenities (including train station and airport) for students to study.

Csilla
Canada
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Public transport in the city is good, but it is complicated to impossible to travel by public bus to the surrounding area.

Elisabeth
Austria
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Montpellier is amazing! Safe, interesting, friendly, situated near many other fascinating towns that were fun to visit.

Megan
Canada
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I would rank it as one of my favorite cities in the world. I would like to come back one day for a longer visit.

Michelle
Canada
5.0

Rating: 5/5

In our week and due to the lack of free time due to the bad planning, we saw little of Montpellier.

Andre
Netherlands
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Absolutely lovely city - lively (many students) and very accessible

Theo
England UK
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Absolutely beautiful! easy to get around and so much to see and do.

Jane
Australia
3.0

Rating: 3/5

Nice small city. Very hot during summer and no Airconditioner.

Elvira
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Relaxed place, clean city, rich offer of bars and restaurants.

Claus
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

For me, it was the perfect location to go and study French

Jeffrey
Switzerland
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Its a great city & I hope to return next year

JOANNA
Ireland

What school directors said about Montpellier

Virginie Courau

Ideal destination to learn French : Sunny weather, awesome student and cultural life, moderate cost of life (-60% compared to Paris) !

Virginie CourauDirector of Accent Français, lives in Montpellier since 1990

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Montpellier

LSF

My teacher, she explains very clear and makes an interesting lesson and has great pedagogical skills.

1 December 2023
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 36 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
BastianLSF
LSF

Teacher used Google classroom, she had a very integrated programme, which fostered a lot of high-level conversation. She was constantly challenging us, and at the time supporting us to try new things and expand our vocabulary. It was amazing to see a professional to see her working with students at different levels within the same group giving support and encouragement constantly. We could see the improvement. I was very impressed. Instead of spending time with formal testing, evaluation was based on our oral and written work.
The staff in the main office was very helpful. When I needed a doctor, they found one very quickly. They responded to the problems with lodging, and they followed up to make sure that if there was a problem it was resolved.

30 November 2023
Course: Standard Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 72 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
Frances ClareLSF
EasyFrench

Professional, friendly, supportive team. Conversation within the school is only in French with all questions answered and addressed by the professors.

20 November 2023
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 71 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 2 reviews
Csilla EasyFrench
Accent Français

- It is possible to change levels. - It is interactive, everyone is encouraged to speak and take on tasks. - The teachers all speak very clearly and at a good speed - The tasks and topics are very varied. The programme changes every week. - Requests are catered for during the lessons (e.g. repetition of grammar) - Lessons in small groups
The team is super friendly. I thought it was very cool that everyone introduced themselves at the beginning and you really get the feeling that they also remember all the names and faces. They cater to individual wishes and try to organise your trip as well as possible.

13 November 2023
Course: Standard Course (24 lessons per week) - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 175 reviews
LSF

The school is super centrally located and can be reached by tram. The on-site team is very well organised. All questions are answered quickly, even in English if your language skills are a little lacking. The lessons are didactically very well organised. There is a good balance of grammar, vocabulary and exercises. There are printed worksheets and also slides via projector. The teaching materials are still available to me for revision after the course. The city of Montpellier is a very good destination. It is a pleasant size, so you can get a good overview of the city after a few days and at the same time there is always something going on. For the weekend: The Mediterranean Sea is not far away.
I will recommend it to others.

19 October 2023
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
LarsLSF
ILA - Institute Linguistic Adenet

Good grasp of motivating students of different levels and backgrounds. Great extracurricular activities.
Friendly reception, but not always available.

5 October 2023
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 5 reviews
LSF

The school is professionally run and the teaching is professional, you cannot ask for more.
None

3 October 2023
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 78 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
BrunoLSF
ILA - Institute Linguistic Adenet

Varied activity programme. Very varied entertaining lessons.

29 September 2023
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 56 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 5 reviews
LSF

The best thing about the school was its central location, its free activities and its facilities.

24 July 2023
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 18 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
DiegoLSF
Accent Français

I spent 15 weeks at Accent Francais in Montpelier from Sept-Dec. The staff and the teachers were all wonderful. David was my teacher for morning classes the whole time and I’m very glad he was. He’s SO patient with all the newbies and eager to teach new skills, too. Great sense of humor and excellent teaching techniques. Marie was my afternoon teacher and was able to be both structured in her teaching and personable with the students. I really enjoyed her classes. Virginia, the director, was open to feedback, and fun to be around. The school is small in terms of actual square footage, but provided what we needed. I really loved my time there.
I would recommend this school because of the overall atmosphere of friendliness, location, and quality of the teachers.

23 June 2023
Course: Intensive Course (30 lessons per week) - 15 weeks
Student age: 69 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 175 reviews
LSF

The level of teaching is of the highest quality

9 January 2023
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
ElisaLSF
Accent Français

The supportive and efficient administration.
Great Administration.

17 November 2022
Course: Standard Course (24 lessons per week) - 4 weeks
Student age: 71 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 175 reviews
LSF

Loved the teacher and the ethos and the approach to teaching. I learnt so much!
Judith is probably the most wonderful teacher I have ever had - she is a complete inspiration.

17 October 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 54 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
ClaireLSF
LSF

I especially liked the teachers, they were very competent and patient. I also enjoyed the different classroom locations. The groups were well mixed and we always had a good time learning together.

26 September 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 60 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
JeffreyLSF
LSF

Lessons ok so far. Less monologues by the teacher would be better. Even better would be more frequent changes of method

20 September 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 68 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
DetlevLSF
LSF

The school is in the city centre and is well organised. There is also a tram stop nearby. The teachers are good and helpful, the lessons interesting. The environment is very friendly and the students come from all over the world (many from Germany and England). Essential to get to know the people is the city tour on the first day.

30 August 2022
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 20 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 226 reviews
Maria Grazia LSF
Accent Français

The variety of countries the students came from and a few older students. The additional afternoon course was very good for both teachers and students.
I was a little disappointed when I participated in this school 5 years ago because of the difference in the level of the teachers, but this time I found it to be even worse. It may be that there is a shortage of teachers due to COVID, etc., but I expect that the teachers should be of a certain level or higher since I paid high tuition fees to take classes in France (the teachers at my school in Japan were definitely of a higher level).

27 July 2022
Course: Intensive Course (30 lessons per week) - 1 week
Student age: 42 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 175 reviews
Accent Français

Uncomplicated, friendly and competent.

18 July 2022
Course: Standard Course (24 lessons per week) - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 175 reviews
Hans-MartinAccent Français

Information about Montpellier

Why Montpellier? The lively and picturesque town of Montpellier is one of the two main intellectual centres, situated in the region of the Bas Languedoc. The town is built around a large square called Place de la Comedie, where there are several charming pavement cafés and restaurants. Montpellier offers a wide range of cultural activities as well as sports such as swimming, diving, windsurfing, horse riding, tennis, golf and even ice skating and hang-gliding. The sea and the long sandy beaches are only 10 km away and are easily accessible by bus.
What we like about Montpellier
  • The city is small so everything is easily accessible by walking or bike.
  • Large student scene with a good nightlife.
  • Famous local wines.
  • Beautiful coastline with sandy beaches.
What we dislike about Montpellier
  • Making friends with locals is hard.
  • Restaurants are expensive.
Population:   249,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0835 USD)
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of France in your country. List of embassies and consulates of France on the official website - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 374 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 265 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 91* (9% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:87* (13% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average): 4.40 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Montpellier
May
Comedy book Festival
Comedy book Festival

05 May 2024 - 14 May 2024One of the biggest literary events of the year in France was founded by a group of independent booksellers. La Comédie du livre brings together authors, readers and publishers for three days in Montpellier. Each year showcases a different country or region.

July
Les Estivales
Les Estivales

10 July 2024 - 28 August 2024Friday evenings during the months of July and August the city of Montpellier presents free, open-air concerts and an outdoor market selling local produce and hand-made items.

December
Les Hivernales
Les Hivernales

December 2024Winter days in Montpellier: during the month of December, the city prepares a lovely Christmas fair including a market, a skating rink, a traditional nativity scene, a food tent and a children's corner.

Mosson
Mosson
Comédie
 Comédie
Antigone
Antigone
Montpellier
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Montpellier Méditerranée (MPL) - 7 km. from Montpellier city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Montpellier – Méditerranée Airport, Montpellier Place de l'Europe

Every 20 minutes, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Parc Expo, EcoPole, Boiragues, Pablo Picasso, Port Marianne, Moularès (Hotel de Ville), Rives du Lez, Voltaire, Place Carnot

Taxi: 15 minutes drive to city center of Montpellier

Q&A - Questions and answers about Montpellier

  • In general, the accommodation offered by the schools is reserved for students. If your husband does not wish to attend a course, I suggest that you both look for accommodation on your own, and book the course with us only.
    Melanie Besnard, LanguageCourse.Net - May 15, 2023
  • At present (2023) none of our partner French language schools in Montpellier accept students from the age of 9. The minimum age is 11 years old.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 21, 2023
  • If you are looking for the Mediterranean coast, Nice, Montpellier or Cannes could be a very good fit for you.

    We have many options for immersion programmes with Homestay accommodation in these areas, giving you a great chance to live the full immersion experience of studying in France.

    Please let us know your requested dates, either via our chat or email, and we will get some quotes over to you straight away.
    Fraser Provan, LanguageCourse.net - May 05, 2022

FAQ about schools in Montpellier

  • The estimation time it takes for students to complete A2 in French is 8 weeks or 160 lessons.
    Louise Granath, Language Travel Consultant Swedish from LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 24, 2023
  • All our partner schools are in the city centre. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the school from Hôpitaux-Facultés by public transport.
    Angela Ligartova, Language Travel Consultant English from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 07, 2023

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