Welcome to St Raphael!
Our French courses in St Raphael provide an excellent environment to study French on the French Riviera.
St Raphael is a small city of 35 000 inhabitants in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeast France. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. St Raphael is situated at 45 mins from Nice international airport, 1 hour 45 mins from Marseille, and 45 mins from Cannes.
Next to St Raphael lies an older town called Frejus. Both cities form an urban agglomeration called Frejus-St Raphael.
The Mediterranean lies to the south of the whole city offering some beautiful large sandy beaches located at walking distance from the town centre. St Raphael has a total of thirty-six kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.
Visitors who would like to take a break from the beach can enjoy numerous beautiful natural scenery outside St Raphael. We suggest the Ile d’Or (Golden Island), the Cape Dramont, the natural harbour of Agay, and la Corniche d’Or, a road connecting Saint-Raphael to Cannes bordered by the most pristine waters in the region.
The Esterel Massif is also a must see. It is a famous volcanic coastal mountain range in Provence composed mainly of porphyry which gives the hills a beautiful red color. Just a bit further, you may also enjoy a short trip to St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes or Nice.
French immersion program in St Raphael
Our French courses in St Raphael are the perfect option for those who enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle, picturesque French Riviera panoramas, stunning beaches and coves, exquisite food, protected reserves and marine parks.
They will love socialising with local people and will experience the French “douceur de vivre” of the French Riviera.
Delicious Provençal products
Students who study French in St Raphael get the opportunity to discover and taste numerous succulent local products.
The large choice goes from the famous Provencal herbs, pesto, honey, cakes & pastries, fruit preserves, cheeses, wines, lavender essence, essential oils, aromatic plants, liquors, perfumes, natural soaps to lots of organic products from the farmers’ market and of course the delicious Provençal cuisine.
French courses at the teacher’s house in St Raphael
Our French courses in St Raphael deliver a total immersion program with private tuition, full-board accommodation at the teacher’s house and customised cultural activities.
This learning concept provides a well-balanced, constant, and enriching exposure to the French language and culture. It is flexible, personable, and lead to very rewarding learning outcomes.
Please note: this program is also available in other parts of the French Riviera. Please enquire.