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15 French Language Schools in Paris 2024

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Best French schools in Paris by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(5)
Students < 18 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students < 18 years
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(13)
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TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
Bayswater
Students 18-30 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(18)
Students 18-30 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(15)
Students 18-30 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(133)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
LSI - Language Studies International
Students 31-49 years
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(18)
Students 31-49 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(11)
Students 31-49 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Students 50+ years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(8)
Students 50+ years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(58)
Students 50+ years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(17)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
French As You Like It
Students all ages
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
Students all ages
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(21)
Students all ages
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(102)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
French As You Like It
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Quality of teaching
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(14)
Quality of teaching
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(95)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
French As You Like It
Leisure programme
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
Leisure programme
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(16)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
French As You Like It
Value for money
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
Value for money
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(275)
Value for money
4.1

Rating: 4.1

(49)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
Elfe - Ecole de Langue Française
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(61)
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(49)
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Paris ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Paris

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Paris
945 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Paris
Nightlife
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Geographic setting
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Public transport
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Climate
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Cleanliness
3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Affordability
3.1

Rating: 3.1/5.0

Shopping
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Safety
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

What our students said about Paris

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Paris is not a clean city and public transportation is not reliable. People are not so friendly on the surface but once they know you they can be very friendly and helpful. Everything is expensive and customer service is not so good. Having said that, this is my 6th time visiting this city and if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have come back here so often. So this city is somewhat attractive but I don't know why. I have to come back here to find out.

Haruko
Japan
5.0

Rating: 5/5

For a foreign person who is in a strange place for the first time, a good orientation is always needed, which the school does not provide. It is impossible to enjoy museums, restaurants, nightlife and other important things when nobody explains them to you. You do not know if your life may be in danger because you do not know where you are when you walk or take public transport.

Antonio Jose
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Having visited our son in Paris several times, we have already grown fond of the city and all its facets. We enjoy mingling with the locals away from the tourist crowds, visiting concerts, exhibitions and fine restaurants in the neighbourhoods. There is always something to discover, even if you don't have to visit the Eiffel Tower, Montmatre and Versailles anymore.

Rita
Switzerland
3.0

Rating: 3/5

Now, with the depreciation of the yen, everything is incredibly more expensive, Compared to 15 years ago, there are more immigrants and the city lost its laid-back, fashionable atmosphere, leaving only the impression of a very busy tourist town. I feel sorry for the tourists who don't know what it used to be.

Mayumi
Japan
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Beautiful city with a lot of culture and history. I love Paris, and I've been many times but this time I was under the impression that the city is dirtier and with more homeless people than before. The heat was extreme and they are not prepared for it, which was a problem.

Carlos
Portugal
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Nothing bad to say about beautiful Paris! It's such a delightful city, and the school is wonderfully located, with easy access to everywhere. So many terrific museums, parks, historic places, the opera houses, shops, etc.

Jeanne
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Great city, but expensive: eating out, going out, activities, even accommodation. You need a Visa card for almost all activities. Bikes have become expensive - pass for more than three days would be great. It was fun!

Beate
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Paris is beautiful with the buildings, the streets and the landmarks. However, it is also noisy, dirty, crowded, there is a lot of poverty and the traffic between 07.30h and 20.00h is a disaster!

Nicola
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

La ville Lumière what else to say? Arctic climate, and my wallet was stolen after 1 week, although I was very careful. Food for those who stay there a lot can become a problem.

Silvia
Italy
4.0

Rating: 4/5

It is a lovely city but they have to figure out a way to keep it clean...it is not much fun to walk through vomit and urine smell in the mornings!!!

Nesrin
4.0

Rating: 4/5

It's a nice place to stay and visit, but it isn't easy to practice spoken French because too much of the city is geared towards tourists / tourism.

Gabriel
England UK
4.0

Rating: 4/5

The weather was very hot, which is not unusual, but particularly if one is an American. One must be prepared for the lack of air conditioning.

Susan
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Wonderful city: great history and culture. Very good Metro system, but extremely crowded on some lines. I definitely want to come back again!

Katherine
Canada
4.0

Rating: 4/5

A lot to see, a lot of history, beautiful buildings, a beautiful city, offers everything except safety and cleanliness in some places.

Sou
Switzerland
3.0

Rating: 3/5

Incredible variety within the city, very lively, an inspiration. Fast and active. astounding architectural beauty.

Leonard
Austria
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I don't think I can be objective (so many great memories;)! Paris is simply my absolute favourite city!

Gabriela
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Perfect cultural city, lot of options what to do beautiful views and monuments streets and buildings

šárka
Czech Republic
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Paris is very much worth seeing and you can always discover something new, even after several visits.

Andrea
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

As I was only there for a week, I can't say much more than that Paris always is a fascinating city.

Ann-Mari
Sweden
4.0

Rating: 4/5

I only made a great experience with everything. Everyone was nice friendlly and very helpful.

Bettina
Netherlands

What school directors said about Paris

Francois PFEIFFER

Famous for its beautiful architecture and cultural diversity, Paris remains one of the most visited cities in the world (134 museums, 170 theatres...)

Francois PFEIFFERDirector of Accord French Language School, lives in Paris since 1955

Paris is an exciting and fascinating city full of great surprises and experiences. Its cultural, historical and architectural assets make it a unique city not to mention its ever evolving artistic and cultural offer. A unique city that will mark any body coming to the City of Lights.

Annabelle Stabile Director of Atelier 9, lives in Paris since 1980

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Paris

Atelier 9

The friendly and courteous teachers, the fast communication and the flexibility.

8 April 2024
Course: Semi-Intensive French Course - 5 weeks
Student age: 20 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 285 reviews
Laurin Atelier 9
LSI - Language Studies International

Excellent choice! Wonderful teachers!!! "It was worth it!"

8 April 2024
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 43 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 102 reviews
French As You Like It

Working as a group and nobody is neglected

7 April 2024
Course: Micro-Group Course: Beginner - 1 week
Student age: 15 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 2 reviews
Accord French Language School

I did not like the fee for a 4 day week due to holiday.

6 April 2024
Course: Morning Semi-Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 72 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 262 reviews
Bayswater

It was well organised, the lessons were excellent, teachers and other staff were very supportive and friendly.
Wonderfully centrally located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Paris.

15 December 2023
Course: Standard General French - 1 week
Student age: 0 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 55 reviews

Information about Paris

Why Paris? Paris, the capital of France, is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. It is truly a city of magnificent sights – with its breezy boulevards, impressive monuments, great works of art and magic lights. With the city´s gastronomical diversity, you have the opportunity to savour its gourmet selection of cheese, chocolate, wine and seafood.
What we like about Paris

Where better to get to grips with the most romantic language in the world than in the picture perfect capital city of Paris. It is a beautiful city to explore and is very doable by foot, with many of the main attractions running along the River Seine. There are lots of museums and historical monuments to explore including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. Food lovers will not be disappointed with over 100 Michelin star restaurants to frequent during your stay. This may not be a surprise considering France's fame around its mouth watering cuisine. Don’t take our word for it, go and visit this magical city for yourself.

What we dislike about Paris

Romance is a money making business, with couples willing to spend a lot of money on treating their loved ones. Accommodation options are often small and expensive. Despite it’s romantic connotations, Parisians are renowned for their unfriendliness to tourists. This is especially true for those who do not try to understand their language. This may well be the push you need to practice your French at a faster pace.

Population: L  2,139,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0861 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: 344 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average): 4.39 €
    (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 Paris
July
14th of July
14th of July

14 July 2024National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. For the occasion, a military parade is held and fireworks are launched above the Eiffel Tower.

November
Christmas Village
Christmas Village

24 November 2024 - 24 December 2024During the month of December, La Défense, a Parisian neighbourhood best known for business and tourism, is converted into a giant Christmas Village with hundreds of exhibitors, delicious Christmas specialties and sparkling decorations.

The Catacombs
The Catacombs
Pantheon
Pantheon
Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower
Montmartre
Montmartre
Notre Damme Cathedral
Notre Damme Cathedral
Passages Couverts
Passages Couverts
Chateau of Versailles
Chateau of Versailles
Pont Neuf & La Seine
Pont Neuf & La Seine
Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Gardens
Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III
Louvre
Louvre
Bourse
Bourse
Élysée
Élysée
Montparnasse
Montparnasse
Paris
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Paris Orly (ORY) - 14 km. from Paris city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle RER, Paris Chatelet/Les Halles

Every 20 minutes, 55 minutes.

Main stops: Terminal-2E-2F, Terminal 1, Opera

Taxi: 20 minutes drive to city center of Paris

Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - 23 km. from Paris city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 12 minutes, 45 minutes.

Main stops: CDG Airort Terminal 2 TGV, Charles de Gaulle Airport 1, Gare du Nord

Taxi: 25 minutes drive to city center of Paris

Q&A - Questions and answers about Paris

  • Dorm/residence accommodation in Paris is available to students aged 18 and over unless you would like to book a typical summer programme for juniors.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 25, 2023
  • In the 14th, unfortunately I have no partner school to offer you.
    On the other hand, I can recommend schools in the 4th, in the 6th, in the 7th, and in the 15th for example.
    Melanie Besnard, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 16, 2023
  • The nearest school is Étoile Institut de Langue located at 38, boulevard Raspail - 75007 Paris.
    Bus from Alésia - Maine to Sèvres - Babylone, then 3 minutes walk.
    Melanie Besnard, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 16, 2023
  • The best school for you in the summer is Bayswater. Your son will be taught in the Young Learner Programme for 10-14 year olds and you will be taught in the adult course. Please note the start dates given on our website. Junior courses run from early July to early August. If you would like to travel outside of this period, we are happy to organize private lessons or look for a suitable school in the south of France.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 21, 2023
  • Atelier 9 offers an Evening Course. The course can be booked for 4, 8, or 12 weeks.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 16, 2023
  • At the time of writing, our partner schools are not offering lessons on weekends. We have options in the morning, afternoon, and evening on weekdays.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 13, 2023
  • In that case, I would recommend the Etoile Istitut de Langue. It's close to the Sorbonne University and offers a 26-lesson course. I'm sure they will enjoy it there and learn a lot during the week!
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 17, 2023
  • At Atelier 9, the majority of students are in the 27 - 34 age range (a higher range than at other schools), the school accepts students from the age of 18, not 16 like many other schools.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 03, 2023
  • We need you to register online in order to be able to process your booking, but we are happy to guide you through the process on the phone if you have any questions.
    Louise Granath, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 19, 2022
  • For insurance reasons, all residences in Paris are possible from the age of 18. What do you think about staying with a local host family? I am sure we can find a great family with a double room.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 22, 2022
  • Either on your first day or previously online you will take a level test in order for the school to place you in the right group.
    Louise Granath, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 31, 2022
  • Atelier 9 offers evening courses in Paris. The class hours are from 19:30 to 21:00.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 31, 2022
  • On the first day of the course you will take a language test and be placed in the right level group. If you are assigned to a group and have the feeling that it is too difficult/easy, always indicate this immediately! Then we can do something about it.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.net - Feb 16, 2022
  • Unfortunately, there are no schools in Paris that offer specific courses for seniors. We can, however, look at the average age of the students in a school and/or find you a combination course, for example: general course + culture/cooking/art.

    We recommend combining the group course with some private lessons. This way you will learn even more within a limited time frame and the private lessons allow you to focus better on not only what you are already good at, but also on the areas where you could use extra support.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.net - Jan 12, 2022

FAQ about schools in Paris

  • Please consult the embassy for the information about the visa. We do not assit with the visa application. The school will provide relevant documents as soon as possible after receiving all your fees, so that you can apply for a student visa.

    Course cancellation not due to visa refusal:
    1. No fees will be refunded once the course begins.
    2. If the course has not yet started, the cancellation fee will be applied once the school has provided the documentation, depending on the policy of each school, or you may choose to postpone the start date of the course free of charge.
    3. The free cancellation date of the deposit will be explained in an email to you (if this policy applies to the deposit of the school), or you may choose to postpone the use of the deposit.

    Course cancellation due to visa refusal:
    1. Provide the visa refusal letter to us as soon as possible, and the deposit we collected will be returned in full
    2. The school will only charge the minimum administrative fee (the refusal letter should be provided to them 3 weeks before the course starts). Most schools will not charge more than 180 euros in this case. Other schools will reserve the cancellation fee according to their own refund policy and refund the rest.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 15, 2023
  • Our partner schools can't offer junior courses throughout the year. These courses are only available during summer. The minimum required age for the adult programmes is 16-17 years.
    Angela , Consultant from languagecourse.net - Feb 23, 2023
  • Junior programmes (compulsory for all students under the age of 16 y.o.) and/or family programmes are usually available from late June/early July, however if you decide to change your start date, please contact us and we can send you more information and a personalised quote for one of the best schools in Paris offering both programmes.
    Antonio Zoppo, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 06, 2023
  • Our partners at HLI, Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, offer programmes where you Learn and Live within your teacher's home in Paris. These programmes offer lesson plans structured to your needs and several activities per week. In addition to the one-to-one tailored tuition, you also share your mealtimes with your teacher in their home, giving you ample opportunities to practise your French in various situations.
    Fraser Provan, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - May 11, 2022
  • There is no maximum age for the adult standard course. All students are welcome. They take a placement test and will be placed with the right group according to their level. Students get along well during the lessons as their language level and goals are the same.
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Mar 23, 2022
  • The standard and intensive courses at our partner schools can be booked for up to 48 weeks. I can recommend the long term standard or intensive course offered by France Langue Paris Notre Dame. Possible course duration: 12, 24, 36, 48 weeks. As it has fixed course duration the weekly price is reduced. There are 4 possible starting dates every year which are published on our website. The course is scheduled in the afternoons from Monday to Friday.
    Angela Ligartova, Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Mar 10, 2022
  • The closest school to Paris 16e arrondissement is Accord French Language School which is located in Paris 15e arrondissement
    Madly, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 26, 2022
  • Yes, it is possible. We have a few schools offering this course duration in Paris.
    Madly Simba, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 10, 2021

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