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Learn French at Alpadia Biarritz

Age 13-17
Located 13 km south east of Biarritz, our course centre is in the quaint Basque town of St. Pée-sur-Nivelle, close to the beach and to the mountains.

Equipped with modern and spacious classrooms with WiFi throughout,the course centre is perfectly adapted to dynamic French language lessons. Students are accommodated in triple bedrooms,with a shared bathroom and games room with billiards,ping-pong and table football,as well as a TV-DVD room with couches for hanging out with friends. Set amidst rolling hills and vast forest, the centre’s numerous grass pitches and indoor sports hall guarantees a wealth of activities for our students. The location also provides an ideal point of departure for discovering the many cultural activities all within a stone’s throw away.

Courses

Learning French at Alpadia Biarritz is a rewarding and enjoyable experience as it provides you with the tools to improve your language skills and boost your confidence. Our lessons are dynamic and interactive, encouraging communication and exchange on themes that are of interest to the class. Choose from our Standard, Intensive or Standard with Private courses.

Standard 20

20 lessons per week

Every weekday benefit from three hours of language classes (4 lessons) in small groups with our motivating and dynamic teachers.

Standard 20

Intensive 25

25 lessons per week

Benefit from an additional lesson per day, focussed mainly on oral communication and the development of common projects. Five extra lessons each week are ideal for gaining maximum benefit from your group classes and encourages rapid progress. 

Intensive 25

Private

+ 5 lessons per week

In order to make maximum progress, benefit from an additional five private lessons of 45 minutes per week to reach your personal objectives. Rapid progress is guaranteed. Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course only.

Private

Accommodation

Student Residence

Triple room

At Alpadia Biarritz, you will stay in a modern residence composed of triple bedrooms with lovely views over the Basque mountains. With bathrooms shared between 6-8 students, there is a communal lounge as well as an indoor and outdoor games area for you to hang out in your free time. The residence is only a few metres away from the classrooms and dining hall. 

Activities

The unique location, between mountains and sea, proposes a generous selection of activities! From watersports and beach fun, to mountain walks and historical discoveries, the Basque region will delight and surprise you with its wealth of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Standard included activities

Five afternoons per week are dedicated to outdoor and indoor activities. From team sports to cultural excursions, from sightseeing to shopping, you will have plenty of time to practise the language and have fun outside the classroom!

Optional complementary activities

Three afternoons per week are dedicated to the optional Premium+ activities cooking, horse riding and watersports plus.

Premium+ Cooking

Learn about working with food, getting the opportunity to create culinary delights, from regional specialties to classic dishes, under the guidance of an experienced chef.

Premium+ Horse Riding

Be guided by our experienced instructors at the manege and spend quality time with these gracious animals, going for a gentle trek or galloping through the fields!

Premium+ Watersports Plus

Take advantage of one of the best surfing spots on the Atlantic. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience, our surfing teachers will help you ride the waves!

Sample week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wake up 7:00 / Breakfast 7:30
8:30
12:30

Excursion to Guggenheim Museum & Bilbao old town  
Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes & weekly test Free time
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
14:00
18:00

Excursion to Adventure Park

Excursion to Saint-Jean-de-Luz or free time
Dinner 18:30 - 19:30
20:00
22:00
Welcome party "Get the message" party Movie night BBQ Free evening Disco night
Sports tournament
Lights out 22:30

Excursions

Alpadia Biarritz offers a generous host of weekly activities in the area. Blessed not only with natural beauty, the Basque region is also home to numerous cultural attractions.

Ocean and surf Museum in Biarritz

Discover everything ocean and surf related at this architectural gem of a museum.

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Ocean and surf Museum in Biarritz

Bordeaux

Visit this famous port city, renown not only for its wine, but also for its fine contemporary art museums.

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Bordeaux

Chocolate Museum in Biarritz

Take a culinary voyage through the world of cacao and chocolate!

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Chocolate Museum in Biarritz

Adventure Park

Take to the trees and have fun on suspended bridges, spider nets and tarzan jumps!

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Adventure Park

Train de Rhune

Discover this Pyrenees mountain summit via its authentic 1920s rack railway train.

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Train de Rhune

Basque Museum in Bayonne

Visit the biggest collection devoted to the Basque people, their culture and customs.

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Basque Museum in Bayonne

Grotte de Sare

Explore the prehistoric caves of Sare, located between sea and mountains.

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Grotte de Sare

San Sebastian

Stroll around this cozy city that boasts some of the best beaches alongside historical monuments.

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San Sebastian

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Take a tour of this quaint fishing port that offers a wealth of shopping and cultural highlights.

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Course prices 2017

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Intensive course EUR 810 EUR <%= price(prices['course-2'][currentWeek]) %> EUR 4'860

Optional fees 2017

Price per week
Cooking
EUR 90
Horse riding
EUR 120
Watersports plus
EUR 190

General Information 2017

Arrival on Sunday - Departure on Saturday

25.06 - 01.07 / 02.07 - 08.07 / 09.07 - 15.07 / 16.07 - 22.07 / 23.07 - 29.07 / 30.07 - 05.08 /  06.08 - 12.08.2017

Included in the price

Full board accommodation, 24-hour supervision, welcome pack, French tuition and course material, French assessment test, Alpadia French language certificate, Alpadia student card, pocket money service, included package of activities and excursions*.
*For stays of only one week, the Sunday excursion is not included.

Enrolment fee EUR 75

Private fees EUR 195

Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

Special offers

Special offers
Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees!

Enrol with a friend and we'll waive the enrolment fees of both participants. Even if you are both in different locations! This fantastic offer is valid all year and applies to all Alpadia Language School programmes.

General Information

For more detailed information about our summer camps and services, please click the button to download our PDF.

Visa information

Please make sure that all the required documentation for entry into France is acquired well before the summer camp start date. For more information on visa requirements, please click below.

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