Learn french in La Rochelle - France

inlingua, open all year round, offering courses for young people, students and adults.

French for Juniors

French for Juniors

During the summer on the Ile de Ré: French and sport. All year round for school groups in

French for Students

French for Students

Stay from one week to a year. Possibility to enroll in University or Higher Education Colleges

French for Adults

French for Adults

Average age 2016: 36 years old – groups of max. 6 people. Programmes French + Culture for the over 50’s

inlingua Extras

Speak French right from your very first lesson

  • Method concentrating on speaking
  • Native speaking, qualified trainers, encouraging the dynamic of the group 
  • French lessons in small groups

Open all year round

  • One of a network of Inlingua centres present in 40 countries
  • Ideal location: A stone’s throw from the sea and the town centre
  • Official exam centre 
  • No lessons lost during public holidays 
  • Free wifi and parking

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Regional extras

La Rochelle - Ile de Ré > 3 hours from Paris

  • The 6th most visited town by French tourists 
  • Safe town with population of 80 000 
  • On the coast
  • Railway station and airport
  • Free bicycle hire
  • Maritime climate pleasant all year round
  • Free events all year round
  • Francofolies : open-air music festival dedicated to French music
  • Parks, museums, aquarium...


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Rebecca Linder - Britannique

Français Général A2

I moved to La Rochelle with a very basic understanding of French. The school gave me the confidence to speak. I was impressed by Inlingua’s forward looking approach to teaching, focusing the lessons on speaking, whilst using written exercises only as a complimentary resource. I was also fortunate to be able to attend the afternoon workshops, which were a series of cultural visits in the town. I have really enjoyed my time there and am eager to return in a few months when I am ready go advanced! Highly recommended…!


The aim of the cultural activities is to permit the use of the French language in diverse situations, but also to discover the cultural and professional life of France in the past as well as the present.

Each week inlingua La Rochelle offers at least two cultural activities free of charge:

The activities last on average two and a half hours. They are always accompanied by a guide or a member of the inlingua team who will ensure that you understand the subjects broached. The cost of entrance fees to sites visited will be covered by inlingua.

The activities are in locations near to our centres, accessible by bicycle or public transport the cost of which remains the responsibility of the trainee. inlingua advocates carsharing whenever possible.

Local crafts

  • Chocolate makers, ice cream makers, Bio market gardeners, beekeepers, sea urchin producers, oyster farmers

  • Boat repairs and maintenance

  • Visit to the Marina in La Rochelle

  • Visit to the Commercial Port at La Pallice

Discovering the Arts

  • The region promotes the installation of numerous painters and sculpters who open their workshops to explain their work

  • Music festivals

  • Comic book festival

  • Contemporary art festival

  • Francofolies

Cultural visits

  • The museum of La Rochelle or Ile de Ré

  • Specialist bookshops, comic book festival

  • Out of the ordinary places in the old town of La Rochelle, Saint-Martin de Ré, La Flotte….

  • Excursions on the sea(a first taste of yachting)

Workshops on Literature, Cinema and Song

  • French songs of yesterday

    • Brel, Brassens, Barbara, Ferré

  • French songs of today

  • Johnny Halliday, Benabar, Raphael, Souchon, Cabrel….

The following activities or excursions can be organized with financial participation:
Visit to the aquarium, excursions to Cognac, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, the vineyards of the Medoc region…


Summer Campus for Students

Summer Campus for Students

Summer program for student: french lesson, student accommodation and activities

Juniors Ile de Ré

Juniors Ile de Ré

French lessons + sport. Meet young people from all over the world and stay with a French host family!

50 + Culture

50 + Culture

A true immersion in the colorful French culture!

Long term courses for Students

Long term courses for Students

Study French and reach the level to take a french exam to enroll in French outstanding higher education.

Contact us

33 (0)5 40 00 02 00 | info@inlingua-larochelle.com

Inlingua La Rochelle
3 Rue Alfred Kastler 17000 - LA ROCHELLE | Locate us

Inlingua île de Ré
Les boutiques de Saint Martin
19 Avenue de Philippsburg 17410 Saint Martin de Ré | Locate us

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