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French Language Schools in Nice - Ranking 2022

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14 Best language schools in Nice (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Nice? Nice is situated in the south of France on the Cote d'Azur. It is an old ...
historic city also known for its boulevard, Le Promenade des Anglais, the lively old quarter and the wide sweep of Mediterranean seafront. The cuisine Niçoise is worth investigating with treats such as Socca, Panisse, Pissaladière and Pan Bagnat to name just a few of the local delights from the city. One of the most enticing things about Nice is its perfect annual climate which attracts visitors throughout the year. Nice is divided into a modern, cosmopolitan city which is bubbling with innovation and the old,colourful quarter, packed to the brim with history. There is something for everyone in this fabulous city.
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What we like about Nice

The charming city of Nice has perfect temperatures year round. Even the wettest months boast of more than 20 days of sunshine. Nice is located in the French Riviera whose habitat ranges from long stretches of sandy white beaches to excellent hiking trails in the hills. Nice is close to the border of Italy, which makes it a foodie’s dream. A mixture of the French cuisine with strong Italian influences results in a scrumptious local cuisine. There are a lot of cultural events going on throughout the year. Check well in advance and see if you can combine your visit with a jazz festival or carnival. Make the most of your study abroad experience!

What we dislike about Nice

Nice has a lot of cultural influences, which means it is not viewed as an authentic French experience like other larger French cities. Despite this, many people still spend their vacations in this beautiful city. Due to the excellent temperatures, this means that the city is crowded for most of the year. Prices are also high throughout the year, but with a bit of forward planning, it is still possible to find reasonably priced accommodation.

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What our students said about Nice

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Nice is a wonderful city. There is a lot to see, the public transport is great, you can easily get to Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Antibes and within the city for 1.50€ per ride (or 1€ if you buy a 10-ride ticket). There are great museums, the opera has a very good programme and there is something to see on every corner or you can just sit on the beach or the promenade and enjoy the fantastic weather, which is there almost all year round.
The only downside: unfortunately, dog owners leave dog poop all over the pavements!!!

Astrid
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I had an amazing 2 months stay. Nice is the perfect town to relax, meet people and study French. I recommend staying here and visiting all "Cafe des langues" after class. Profitez-vous :) I felt the same and may do the same as Matisse: "Quand j'ai compris que chaque matin je reverrais cette lumière, je ne pouvais pas croire en mon bonheur. J'ai décidai de ne pas quitter Nice et j'y ai demeuré pratiquement toute mon existence."

Lilian
Brazil

Rating: 3/5

3.0

Some must-see museums in Nice and the surrounding area. Interesting excursions to other coastal towns or to the mountains are possible by bus or train. In the city the castle hill with the ruins, beautiful view, the old town of Nice, various churches, squares, the view from the roof terraces of the 4 or 5 star hotels. Good geographical location (near Monaco, Italy, Marseille, French Maritime Alps).

Erica
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Perfect place for language learning and vacationing with a blend of culture and nature. crystal clear sea, mountains, Nice itself is a nice, decently sized city with bars, shops and museums, and many smaller, interesting towns nearby. excellent seafood. The locals seems a little rough at first but will help you if you need it.

Tina
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I had Brigit and Laurence as my teachers. Both of them are enthusiastic and you can tell they like teaching. I was pleased with them very much for showing genuine interest about where I’m from. I’ve taken many French Lessons in my life and this school was by far the best.

Sachiko
Japan

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Nice is highly recommended. Offers many pedestrian zones with bars and restaurants to linger, the public transport works punctually and reliably, the beach is always inviting for a swim despite the pebbles, the city is clean and safe.

Fritz
Switzerland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice is a great place to spend your holidays. And you can just hop on a train to visit some of the nearby towns and villages, of which many are worth a day tour.

Julian
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Nice place to visit as far as culture and geographical location, but extremely dirty and polluted. Streets smell urine and cigarette smoke. Difficult to breath.

Tatyana
Russia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Everything was amazing! The school, the family, the city. I am so glad to have spent my vacations in Nice!!!

Chiara
United arab emirates

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Very beautiful city. Unreal views from the mountain, from the sea, and in fact from anywhere in the city.

Mariia
Russia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I walked with the smile, very positive and sincere atmosphere. There are no stray animals.

Elena
Russia

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Lovely place to learn in the day and relax in the evening.

Isaiah
England UK

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Beautiful city ... the French people are very friendly)

Tatiana
Russia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Lovely city for all ages with lots to see and do.

Daniel
England UK

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice is a wonderful city with many attractions

Eduardo

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I am not interested in night life nor shopping

Katherine
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Nice is super expensive but beautiful city

Christine Abigail
Philippines

How our students rated their experience in Nice

4.6

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall city attractiveness
454 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
Nightlife

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Public transport

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Climate

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Affordability

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Shopping

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Safety

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Nice

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

Friendly welcome, professional and thorough lesson preparation

28 February 2022
Course: Course No 1 - General - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Joanna
Poland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

High level of preparation, very nice welcome.

28 February 2022
Course: Course No 1 - General - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Andrzej
Poland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 152 reviews

Attitude. All the issues were solved. I recommended the school to my friends, as the price is very reasonable.

17 October 2021
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 48 years

Elena
Russia

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

The teacher was super patient and friendly.

13 September 2021
Course: Course No 1 - General - 2 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Muriel
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 152 reviews

Very nice courtyard where you can eat your lunch or just hang out with other students.

6 September 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Julian
Germany

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 88 reviews

Level B1. Friendly staff and teachers that made you feel welcome, the lessons were challenging but not overwhelming. A good mix of grammar, conversation, reading and writing.

25 May 2021
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

Tina
Austria

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

The proximity to the accommodation, the teacher Michele.
As already mentioned, school buildings and premises can put you off. Better signage as to which floor the school is located on.

25 August 2020
Course: Course No 1 - General - 2 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Erica
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 152 reviews

The green courtyard, where you can take a break or even some lessons.
The school went to great lengths and managed to ensure good classroom teaching despite the difficult conditions (coronavirus). The classrooms are rather small.

5 August 2020
Course: Standard Course - 7 weeks
Student age: 51 years

Fritz
Switzerland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 93 reviews

Friendly welcome.
Only gripe - could do with a decent coffee machine that worked.

17 March 2020
Course: GR 20 - Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

Nicola
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 93 reviews

Atmosphere, teachers, school principal, organization of the educational process, classmates

2 March 2020
Course: GR 20 - Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Timur
Russia

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

We, the majority of the course, wished to speak more - to practice that. This was implemented very well and the rigid grammar plan was postponed. The reception, the greeting and introducing each other in the local language was very good, nicely designed and warm-hearted. At the same time, almost like a lesson. The teacher, Mme Blandin, taught well.

1 November 2019
Course: Course No 1 - General - 2 weeks
Student age: 81 years

Heinz
Germany

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 88 reviews

Teachers and student aids are greatly helpful and friendly.

29 October 2019
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 39 years

Sachiko
Japan

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 152 reviews

The two teachers I met were great, I didn't see anyone else.

22 October 2019
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 75 years

Karoline
Slovenia

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

The books and the addition exercises were interesting and helpful.

7 October 2019
Course: Course No 1 - General - 2 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Tanja
Germany

Rating: 5

5.0 | 3 reviews

The teacher was very organised and very friendly. Varied and interesting lessons, discussions and exercises.

7 October 2019
Course: General Course - Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 58 years

Lynn
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 83 reviews

The standard of teaching is excellent. All teachers very competent, patient and friendly.

23 September 2019
Course: Course No 1 - General - 3 weeks
Student age: 76 years

Katherine
Germany

What school directors said about Nice

Librati

Nice is the second most visited city in France. It attracts tourists from all over the world thanks to its history, architecture, landscapes, climate.

Nice is the best known French city after Paris. Warm climate all year round, a busy nightlife, is close to other beautiful cities, is easily accessible by plane, has cheap means of transport and is a safe and dynamic city

Nadine Vallejos

The French Riviera is pretty much paradise with warm weather all year long, beautiful beaches, warm blue sea, wonderful food. Nice has a lot to offer its visitors: its famous Promenade des Anglais, its old town, its museums and roman ruins. Beaulieu, located 10 min from Nice, has a lot of charm with its 2 beautiful beaches, its delicious restaurants, its shops and its amazing Villa Kerylos where Presidents Macron and Xi Jinping had dinner in 2019.

Interesting information about Nice

Key Facts about Nice

Population: 339,000
Elevation: 25 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Département des Alpes-Maritimes
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0714 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.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 319 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:87* (13% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:60* (40% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:78* (22% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average):4.27 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Nice

Weather in Nice

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55.4 °F53.6 °F55.4 °F57.2 °F60.8 °F68 °F71.6 °F73.4 °F69.8 °F66.2 °F60.8 °F57.2 °F
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What to do in Nice

Casino
Casino
Saint-Tropez Beach
Saint-Tropez Beach
Vieille Ville
Vieille Ville
Cimiez
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Arrival Airport

Nice Côte d'Azur International (NCE) - 6 km. from Nice city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 12,00 €, 10 minutes.

Main stops: St-Laurent-du-Var, Nice Ville

Every 60 minutes, 7,00 €, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Aéroport T.1, Alsace-Lorraine, Thiers/Gambetta, Gare SNCF

Taxi: 27 €, 10 minutes drive to city center of Nice

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy

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FAQ about schools in Nice

  • Beaulieu Riviera Language Center has received the best overall rating in Nice.
  • Beaulieu Riviera Language Center, located in 11, boulevard Marinoni, Nice has been voted as the school with the best location in Nice.
  • 409€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a French course in Nice. The average cost of a language course in Nice is 344€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Beaulieu Riviera Language Center as the best.
  • Beaulieu Riviera Language Center was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • That is great. 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, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net
  • The Azurlingua, ecole de langues language school offers many different options for juniors (8-17 year old students) during summer. Students can book the lessons only in the morning (20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday, schedule: 8:45 - 12:00). They may book the day programme, which includes the mentioned course, lunch from Monday to Saturday, 4 cultural or sport activities per week, 1 half-day excursion per week and 1 full-day excursion on Saturday. They can also book the junior package which includes French lessons, full board accommodation in homestay or residence, activities and excursion, airport transfer (return trip).
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • The schools can arrange one-to-one lessons at the language school, however, if students are interested in a specific school we can always check with the school if they would be willing to arrange lessons in cafés or any other place outside of the school. Lessons outside of the school may involve additional costs (e.g. travel expenses of the teacher).
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from Languagecourse.net
  • The senior courses in Nice are not in the summer holidays. They are usually in spring or autumn. In the summer months, there are many young students on the road and so most schools choose to form good groups based on language level, rather than age. You can also join the general French course as a senior. I checked which school has the highest average age in the summer months in Nice and that is International House Nice (summer 25, all year 30). Furthermore Actilangue, Nice, France (summer 20, whole year 30) and Azurlingua, ecole de langues (summer 22, whole year 25) are also very good options and you are more than welcome in the general French courses.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net

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