Study abroad in Annecy

Study French in the beautiful alpine city of Annecy.

Located to the north of the French Alps, Annecy is known as one of the cities with the purest waters in all of Europe. The town famously takes pride and care of the nearby Lake Annecy and its waters. A series of canals formed by the River Thiou flow through the city, giving Annecy its “Venice of the Alps” nickname. The canals, picturesque houses and cobbled streets will make your feel like you are in a fairytale.

You can feel the welcoming atmosphere of Annecy as you walk down the main Royal Road with its numerous boutiques, beautiful gardens and important historical heritage. Staying in Annecy, you will be able to visit the Annecy Castle (Château d'Annecy) which was once the home to Counts of Geneva, and which now houses the Annecy museum. Other sites of interest include Saint-Clare street with its romantic 7th century arches and the 12th century prison, the Palais de l’Isle, which is well known as one of the most photographed buildings in France.

Visitors to Annecy can enjoy participating in a variety of sporting activities throughout the year. During summer, swimming, boating, diving and sailing are popular sports for visitors to enjoy on Lake Annecy. Mountain climbing and paragliding are also popular, and skiing and snow sports are enjoyed in the Winter.

Annecy is a fantastic destination to learn French. The activities to be enjoyed in Annecy provide great opportunities for students to mix with the locals to practice their new French skills. One of the most awaited events of the year is the Annecy Carnival, similar to the Carnival of Venice, it is known for celebrations in the street wearing Venetian masks suits. Locals and visitors alike dress up to celebrate this event and practice their French in this attractive and welcoming town.

Language schools in Annecy

Language courses abroad in IFALPES

IFALPES is a French school situated in the French Alps, 40 kilometers from the French/Swiss border. The school provides a high quality level of French education and is accredited by various institutions including the International Association of Language Centers (IALC) and the French as a Foreign Language Quality label (Qualité FLE). For over 20 years, the school has attracted students from all ov

Further details

Annecy - Travel Guide

Climate in Annecy

Annecy - Pictures

Yalea Languages - Language courses abroad

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