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Learn French at Alpadia Montreux-Riviera

Age 13-17
Located in the heart of Montreux, close to the train station and just steps from the lovely promenades along Lake Geneva, our course centre is modern and welcoming.

Equipped with spacious and bright classrooms, free internet access, a fitness room and a cafeteria, where students can have lunch before the afternoon activities, the centre's numerous, high-quality facilities make it an ideal location in which to learn French in Montreux. At this centre we offer accommodation with a host family for optimal language immersion.

  • Certificate

  • Excursions

  • Full-board accommodation

  • International classes

  • Supervision

Rue de la Gare 33
1820 Montreux


Spending the summer learning French in Montreux is the exclusive choice for those who want to discover the beautiful Swiss Riviera region while being immersed in the language. Using interactive techniques and discussing topics of interest, teaching is concentrated on helping you develop your communication skills and boost your language level. Standard, Intensive and Standard + Private classes are proposed every morning, allowing you ample time in the afternoon for fun activities.

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.

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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 encourage rapid progress. 

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+ 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 the goal. Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

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Host Family

Twin room

Alpadia Montreux-Riviera is the only camp that features host family accommodation. Placed in twin bedrooms, you will get a taste of local life by staying with a French-speaking family who help you progress with your language skills. You will share the bathroom and eat breakfast with the family in the morning. You will then make your way to class either by public transport or on foot.

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The amazing location of Alpadia Montreux-Riviera, by the lake and at the foot of the mountains, makes it possible for us to propose an abundance of thrilling activities. Every weekday afternoon time is dedicated to sportive, creative or cultural activities, giving you the chance to discover the region, enjoy yourself, get to know your fellow campers, have lots of fun and apply your French language skills outside the classroom.

Standard included activities

Thanks to the lakeside location, many leisure activities revolve around the water and beach. From a game of mini-golf to volleyball, from swimming to a traditional game of petanque, from shopping and sightseeing in Lausanne to speeding down waterslides at an amusement park, we will keep you active and engaged daily with our rich activity programme.

Optional complementary activities

Three times a week, students who have booked a Premium+ activity spend the afternoon in Creative arts, Adrenalin or Watersports plus classes.

Premium+ Adrenalin

Hold on tight as your adventure begins here! Leysin offers mountain biking, dirty scoot and a toboggan run on a 3000m high glacier. Montreux proposes lasershooting, karting and accrobranche.

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Premium+ Creative Arts

Design your own personal t-shirt or bag, develop a piece of graffiti art or work on a self-portrait using a variety of techniques.

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Sample week

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

Day with
host family

Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes & weekly test Free time
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30

Excursion to 

Château de Chillon or Aquaparc

Excursion to
Gruyères & Cailler Chocolate Factory

Dinner 18:30 - 19:30

Evening with 

host family

Games night

Jazz festival

or evening in 


Movie night


Evening with 

host family

Evening with 

host family

Lights out 22:30


Montreux's exceptional setting on Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Swiss Alps, means that there is a whole host of exciting things to do and place to visit in the region.

Cailler Chocolate Factory

Get immersed in the wonderful world of chocolate and taste some of Cailler's locally produced delicacies.

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Cailler Chocolate Factory

Gruyères Town & Cheese Factory

Stroll around the quaint village of Gruyères and visit its cheese factory to discover the steps involved in making this world famous Swiss specialty.

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Gruyères Town & Cheese Factory

Labyrinth Adventure Park

Explore a world full of fun games and themed activities where students can venture into an extensive labyrinth and discover other attractions.

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Labyrinth Adventure Park


Spend an exhilarating day at this water park by the lake, where thrills and adrenalin rushes are most definitely on the menu!

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Château de Chillon

Discover this unique Roman castle island set on the banks of Lake Geneva, whose history dates back to the 12th century.

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Château de Chillon

Lausanne town

Hike around the hilly town of Lausanne, the Olympic capital of the world, home to many international organisations and the Olympic Museum.

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Lausanne town

Bex Salt Mines

Enter the impressive salt mines of Bex, a small town at the base of the mountains, where the region’s supply of salt originates.

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Bex Salt Mines

Course prices 2018

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Intensive course CHF 1'495 CHF <%= price(prices['course-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 7'650

Optional fees 2018

Price per week
CHF 200
Creative arts
CHF 120
Watersports plus
CHF 200
Language plus
CHF 540

Dates & General Information 2018

Arrival on Sunday - Departure on Saturday

08.07 - 14.07 / 15.07 - 21.07 / 22.07 - 28.07 / 29.07 - 04.08 / 05.08 - 11.08.2018  

Included in the price

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

Enrolment fee CHF 110

Private fees CHF 300

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.

Dates & General Information

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

Visa information

For students travelling from outside the European Union and who do not have a European passport, please make sure a valid visa for entry into Switzerland is acquired. Please click below to find out more.


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