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French Language Schools in Paris - Ranking 2022

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27 Best language schools in Paris (ranked based on student reviews)

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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.
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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.

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What our students said about Paris

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Sou
Switzerland

Rating: 3/5

3.0

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

Leonard
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Gabriela
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Just wonderful and beautiful, plenty of exciting things to visit, to do and to live.

Maria
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Paris is loud, dirty, ugly, but always a great experience. I love this city.

Véronique
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Cultural centre, friendly, very culinary and artistic, city with esprit

Carl
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I lived there, so it was more like going home than traveling.

Keiko
Japan

Rating: 3/5

3.0

Best city in the world... but very expensive!

Diana
Canada

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Lots of things to do and culture to explore.

Yolande
Netherlands

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Paris is a very beautiful, diverse city!

Dietmar
Germany

How our students rated their experience in Paris

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Rating: 0.0/5.0

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

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Public transport

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Climate

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Affordability

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Shopping

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Safety

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Paris

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 3 reviews

Everything went smoothly. The school is well located. The placement was adequate. The teaching was professional. During these two weeks, it was no problem for me to be in a class with so many young students. I benefited a lot and the course exceeded my expectations.

1 August 2022
Course: L'Initial - Standard French - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Rita
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 41 reviews

The location of the school is great and all the staff there are super nice and helpful. The teachers are great, I really enjoyed it.

12 July 2022
Course: Super Intensive Programme - 1 week
Student age: 46 years

Nicola
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 271 reviews

The teaching method which was more focused on communication, participations and speaking progress

28 June 2022
Course: Semi-Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Laleh
Afghanistan

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 41 reviews

Teachers and school employees are so friendly the location is excellent

13 June 2022
Course: Super Intensive Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

KHALIL SHARAF
Yemen

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 229 reviews

I felt perfectly placed in the course level. The number of participants was perfect; not too many/not too few. The best thing was the teacher! She was great professionally and also cheerful and motivating. The time flew by and I left with the best impulses, knowing that I would book a follow-up as soon as possible! Absolutely recommendable! Thank you!

16 May 2022
Course: Morning Semi-Intensive Course - 15h/week - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

Gabriela
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 82 reviews

The teachers do an excellent job. They teach with joy and yet at a high but appropriate level, so that you are definitely well challenged. They are patient in dealing with questions until they are understood.

16 May 2022
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Julia
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 82 reviews

Very friendly staff, the teacher was well prepared. The material could be better formatted.

26 April 2022
Course: General 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Peer-Benedikt
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 271 reviews

Our teacher Anne Lise loves her work. That's why the quality of her teaching is so high. I have learned a lot. The small group size also allows for concentrated learning.

19 April 2022
Course: Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Véronique
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 271 reviews

Great location, great staff, lots of conversation
Great small school!

4 April 2022
Course: Intensive French - 4 weeks
Student age: 72 years

Gerald
United States

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 30 reviews

Very personalised teaching with lots of opportunities to continue learning after school.
I would choose Eurocentres again.

4 April 2022
Course: Intensive General French - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Mattes
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 82 reviews

Super lessons, motivated teachers. Especially the conversation class in the afternoon was always a lot of fun. I can really only recommend the school.

21 March 2022
Course: Intensive 30 - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Clara
Germany

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 229 reviews

The professor was excellent and I enjoyed the work very much.

13 December 2021
Course: Morning Semi-Intensive Course - 15h/week - 1 week
Student age: 68 years

Diana
Canada

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 30 reviews

School management listened to our feedback and changed our teacher. I am very happy with our teacher now. Currently I am 3rd week in euro center.

1 December 2021
Course: Standard General French - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

lin
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 271 reviews

Aurélie is a super nice and competent teacher. The learning methods are great!

12 November 2021
Course: Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 49 years

Eve
Germany

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...)

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.

Interesting information about Paris

Key Facts about Paris

In terms of quality of life Paris reached place number 39 in the 2019 Mercer.
Population: 2,139,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Île-de-France, Paris
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0285 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 (High season): 360 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 303 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Student 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):4.44 € (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 Paris

Weather in Paris

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Events in ParisBest time to take a language course in Paris

January
Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week

January 2023Paris Fashion Week is an all audience event where the greatest couturiers and models gather to organize haute-couture shows and exhibitions.

July
Paris Plages
Paris Plages

July 2023 - August 2023"Paris Plages" is French for Paris Beaches. Every summer, the banks of the river Seine are transformed into artificial beaches complete with sand, beach chairs and palm trees. Many aquatic and nautical activities are organised during these weeks.

14th of July
14th of July

14 July 2023National 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.

Open Air Cinema
Open Air Cinema

July 2023 - August 2023On summer nights, in the parks of Paris, there are free film screenings. About 30 different movies are shown under the stars, from French and international cinema to Hollywood blockbusters.

September
Techno Parade
Techno Parade

September 2023One day during the month of September, Paris vibrates to the sound of electronic music as a parade with floats, live music and hundreds of thousands of people partying together winds its way through the city streets.

November
Christmas Village
Christmas Village

November 2023 - December 2023During 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.

What to do in Paris

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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Arrival Airports

Paris Orly (ORY) - 14 km. from Paris city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 10,00 €, 35 minutes.

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

Every 20 minutes, 15,00 €, 55 minutes.

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

Taxi: 30 €, 20 minutes drive to city center of Paris

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Cardiff, Edinburgh, London City, London Heathrow, London Luton, Southampton
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark
Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - 23 km. from Paris city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 12 minutes, 10,00 €, 45 minutes.

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

Taxi: 45 €, 25 minutes drive to city center of Paris

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky, Dallas Fort Worth International, Detroit Wayne County, Fort Lauderdale International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Pittsburgh Int'l Apt., Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Quebec, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

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FAQ about schools in Paris

  • Eurocentres has received the best overall rating in Paris.
  • LSI - Language Studies International, located in 23 Rue du Renard, 4th arrondissement has been voted as the school with the best location in Paris.
  • Eurocentres was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay - Partial Half Board (5 dinners)' at France Langue Paris Victor Hugo is the best rated accommodation in Paris.
  • The student price index in Paris is 72.6. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • 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
  • 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, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net
  • Yes, it is possible. We have a few schools offering this course duration in Paris.
    Madly Simba, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net

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