Top 5 Places to Learn French in 2016
With so many French speaking countries to choose from, so many interesting cities and fantastic beaches it is difficult to know where to take your French language holiday. So to help you out the Cactus team have come up with their top 5 places to learn French to make the decision a little easier. To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Biarritz started to draw attention and experienced its own ‘golden age’ in the mid-19th century when Napoleon III made it his regular holiday spot. The city still retains much of the glamour and sophistication from this period and exudes an air of self-importance. This sits in contrast with the rocky coastline that offers some of Europe’s best surfing and attracts hoards of surfers every year. The two exist in perfect harmony and provide a unique atmosphere in a beautiful location.
French is spoken all over the world so why not take a French language course in The French Caribbean, because, now you can. The paradise island of Martinique is 70km long and 30km wide. Also known as the ‘Island of Flowers’ the turquoise waters that can be found on all sides and the abundance of coconut trees should not distract you from the colourful tradition dresses (madras), the sensual dancing and the delicious French – Creole food.
3. Nice, France
The capital of the French Riviera, situated on the beautiful Cote d’Azur, Nice attracts everyone from backpackers to trustafarians, from newly-in-love couples to families. The appeal of old-city-beach-city combination is universal. Typically visitors to Nice will enjoy café time in old Nice, and a sunset stroll on Promenade des Anglais. Nice is also famed for its food, extensive eating options, local art scene and energetic night life. Nice is France at its best.
Predominantly French speaking and the largest city in Quebec, Montreal is situated on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and is widely recognised as Canada’s cultural living, breathing, masterpiece. This is a city packed full of artists, musicians, and writers, with 250 dance and theatre companies, and more than 90 festivals a year. The city’s love and passion for art can also be seen in its cutting-edge food scene which offers some of the most exciting array of tastes, styles and venues. Montreal is also well-known for its snow sports with tobogganing, ice skating and skiing widely on offer throughout the winters.
The capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region Montpellier is a lesser known excellent alternative to Marseille and Nice. It is equally as stylish, elegant and graceful as its more populated counterparts and benefits from Northern African influence to make it one of southern France’s most multicultural cities. Montpellier’s student population dates back to the 13th century when its university was established. The student population now makes up over a third of the population and keeps this old city young in many ways.
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