Immersion in Nice

France | 8 days / 6 nights
France - Nice

DAY 1: USA | FRANCE

  • Fly overnight to Nice, France.

DAY 2: NICE

  • Bienvenue à Nice! Upon arrival, your Forum Tour Manager will greet you at the airport and help you transfer to École France Langue where you will meet your host families.
  • While living with a host family, you will quickly discover that French is more than just a textbook language as you sample typical French food, interact with the local community, and practice your language skills daily.
  • Enjoy your first dinner and evening with your host family.

DAY 3: FRENCH CLASSES | NICE

  • After breakfast at home, travel as the locals do – by foot or tramway.
  • Attend your morning French classes (three hours).
  • After lunch, familiarize yourself with the city on an orientation tour.
  • Then, visit the Matisse Museum to see first-hand why this master of modern art earned recognition for his use of color and original designs.
  • Return to your host family for dinner and night accommodation.
Nice - City Street

DAY 4: FRENCH CLASSES | MONACO

  • After breakfast, attend your morning French classes (three hours).
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch before boarding your train to Monaco. This tiny principality, complete with royal family, is the second smallest (and the most densely populated) country in the world.
  • See Prince Rainer’s breathtaking Palais du Prince and watch the changing of the guard.
  • Then, visit the Musée Oceanographique, a splendid aquarium with Mediterranean and tropical marine life.
  • Return to Nice to spend the evening with your host family.

DAY 5: FRENCH CLASSES | EZE

  • After breakfast, attend your morning French classes (three hours).
  • Later, travel by bus to the medieval mountain town of Eze. Perched on a rock 1,400 feet above sea level, the village centers on the ruins of a 12th-century castle – a testament to centuries of occupation, from the Romans and the Moors to the House of Savoy.
  • Wander through the labyrinthine streets, then admire the panoramic view of the sea and coastline.
Monaco
  • Visit a local parfumerie and learn the 3000-year history of perfume making. Take part in a perfume workshop and produce your own fragrance to take with you!
  • Return to your host family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 6: FRENCH CLASSES | CANNES

  • After breakfast, attend your morning French classes (three hours).
  • After some free time for lunch, board a the train to Cannes, home of the famous cinema festival.
  • See the gorgeous views from the top of the city at La Haute Ville, then follow the narrow streets down to the Forville Market.
  • Visit the Palais des Festivals where the film festival is held.
  • Return to your host family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 7: FRENCH CLASSES | NICE

  • After breakfast, attend your morning French classes (three hours).
  • Enjoy the afternoon to explore the Nice at your own pace. Visit the famous Florian fruit preserve shop, do some souvenir shopping in Old Town, or enjoy some sun on the beach.
  • Return to your host family for dinner and night accommodation.
Eze, France

DAY 8: NICE | USA

  • After breakfast, your host family will take you back to the École France Langue with your bags, where you can say your good-byes.
  • Transfer to the airport by private bus and board your return flight home.
​A bientôt et bon voyage!​

What our teachers are saying

Michael B., French Teacher from Franklin Park, IL

The trip was a great success overall and offered a wonderful immersion and cultural experience for our students.

Therese P., Teacher from Hamilton, OH, French Language Immersion Program with Homestay

Would recommend family stay over hotel stay any day. Students’ interaction with families was invaluable! Our tour guide Aurelie was wonderful and hit it off with everyone. Overall the agenda kept us busy every day. A great trip had by all!