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How our students rated their experience in Royan

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Royan
136 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Royan
Nightlife
3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Interesing things to do
3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Geographic setting
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Public transport
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Climate
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Cleanliness
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Affordability
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shopping
3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Safety
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What school directors said about Royan

Jean-Paul CLECH

Located between Bordeaux and La Rochelle, Royan is a famous seaside resort that earn the coveted title of City of Art and History.

Jean-Paul CLECHDirector of CAREL, lives in Royan since 2011

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Royan

CAREL

Good standard of teaching.
The first week did not work for us as the students not paying their own fees did not seem to be committed to learning and it was very disruptive. Also I did not need experience in presenting a project - a waste of time for me.

8 December 2018
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 71 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
TeresaCAREL
CAREL

Enthusiastic and helpful staff
Good environment

20 March 2017
Course: General Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
HarvinderCAREL
CAREL

Well equipped, bright classrooms, friendly teachers and staff

13 February 2017
Course: General Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 70 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
PeterCAREL
CAREL

My teacher was very young, dynamic and intelligent, the classes were really interesting.
Only one thing I did not like very much: the toilets were always dirty, I think they could put a paper reporting that you should leave everything in order.

1 May 2016
Course: General Intensive French - 4 weeks
Student age: 106 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
Ysabel BarbaraCAREL
CAREL

That nothing was too much effort. The whole experience from the landlady, through school administrators and the exceptional teaching was indeed a memorable experience.
I intend to revisit the school at some point in the future once I have mastered verb conjugation.

19 October 2015
Course: General Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 64 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
SpencerCAREL
CAREL

Friendliness of the staff, small numbers in the class and individual attention given to each person. Location: Royan is a picturesque seaside town small enough to get around on foot.
Staff were very personable and dedicated to making sure everyone in the class understood the concepts.

19 September 2015
Course: General Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
DianaCAREL
CAREL

Good atmosphere, the number of young people and nationalities
Highly recommended to join all afternoon activities

28 July 2015
Course: General Intensive French - 3 weeks
Student age: 29 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
JulianCAREL
CAREL

Teachers
Great thank you, I will come back in autumn

24 February 2015
Course: General Intensive French - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
CAREL

The lessons were a great mix of speaking, listening and reading comprehension and grammar. Due to the direct correction and the large number of international classmates, I could easily improve my knowledge of French.

10 June 2014
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 33 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
MelanieCAREL
CAREL

Interaction with other students from different countries; excellent teaching from highly competent and enthusiastic teacher.
I would certainly re-book for next year if I return to holiday in this area.

8 August 2012
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
JaniceCAREL
CAREL

Different media and ways to learn and consolidate the language skills.

7 November 2011
Course: General Intensive French - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
JohannesCAREL
CAREL

The teachers are very nice and helpful. The school has a wonderful reference library to aid with studying. The city is small and very boring in the off-season, but it

7 November 2011
Course: General Intensive French - 4 weeks
Student age: 28 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
AdamCAREL
CAREL

The very dedicated and imaginative teachers, varied teaching; flexibility of teachers, focusing on communication

25 September 2011
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
HelgaCAREL
CAREL

The mix of nationalities (on average about 80 students from 20 nations) and ages (approx. 21-60 years). A good value for money. The city of Royan is not comparable to places like Nice, Paris, Bordeaux, but there are many possibilities for activities, and during the week, it is easier to focus on the lessons than in the above mentioned places.
My accommodation in a host family was a bit grubby but my hostess was very friendly, helpful, and a good cook of the French cuisine! Also, she talked a lot with me, so I would absolutely recommend to stay with a host family. However, you should be prepared that the idea of cleanliness and order may be different than your own.

15 August 2011
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 42 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
JankaCAREL
CAREL

Cheap, residence in front of the school, studio TV used by the students (it's really funny!), beaches, classes with projector... Very very, professional... someone told me that it was one of the two best language schools in France, I really think it.
Marilyn is a super professional teacher, she teaches very well, and is also very pretty!

6 June 2011
Course: General Intensive French - 4 weeks
Student age: 36 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
JavierCAREL
CAREL

The teacher was very experienced, and the multimedia centre was very well equipped.
The school teaches in a very formal way - it isn't interactive and doesn't support those who are struggling. Each student is expected to take care of their own needs. I fell between two levels and was put in the higher class which I found difficult and demoralising.

11 October 2010
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
RebeccaCAREL
CAREL

The diversity of the social activities and the innovative teaching techniques

14 September 2010
Course: General Intensive French - 4 weeks
Student age: 23 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
María Del CarmenCAREL
CAREL

The cosy atmosphere
In my case, the different levels in the class affected my learning.

13 September 2010
Course: General Intensive French - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 136 reviews
Rebeca CAREL

Information about Royan

Why Royan? The town of Royan is a safe, typical seaside tourist town situated in Western France. It has many XIX century mansions and modern buildings, a marina, a fishing harbour and many large sandy beaches. A bourgeois town, known also for its casinos and hotels, Royan is a very sunny city all-year-round.
Population:   20,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0828 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): 674 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 360 €
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (France average): 4.41 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
Best time to take a language course in Royan
June
Jeudis Musicaux
Jeudis Musicaux

15 June 2024 - 15 September 2024Weekly classical music concerts (every Thursday) in different cities around Royan from June to September.

August
Festival pyromélodique
Festival pyromélodique

15 August 2024A fireworks show mixed with symphonic music and texts. Every year, around 100 000 spectators attend this event held on Royan main beach.

Bordeaux Mérignac (BOD) - 92 km. from Royan city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 180 minutes.

Main stops: Bordeaux - Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux City Center + Bordeaux City Center, La Rochelle + La Rochelle, Royan

Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Royan

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