Learn French on the French Riviera

Located in the south east of France, the Côte d'Azur borders Italy and is closely related to Provence, which is a beautiful region known for its gastronomy, rich colours, olive groves and flower filled landscapes.Here, life is linked closely with the Mediterranean Sea and the sun.

The French Riviera

  • A rich history through the centuries

    The Côte d'Azur was initially 'discovered' in the 19th century by wealthy Russian and English holiday-makers attracted by its mild climate. The region was later celebrated during the 20th century by the modern painters such as: Modigliani, Signac, Renoir, Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. The Côte d'Azur, stretching from Saint Tropez to Menton, has become one of the most well-known and famous holiday destinations in the world.

  • A privileged location

    For students at the Centre International d'Antibes, accommodation is in one of three cities in this beautiful region. The all year round adult and junior programs in Antibes, the teacher training course in Cannes, and the adult summer camp in Nice. Cannes is situated 10 km to the west of Antibes, which is found 15 km to the west of Nice. All three towns are easily reached by car or public transport (by both train and bus).

  • Winter 8-12º (46-54 F)
  • Spring 14-18º (57-64 F)
  • Summer 25-35º (77-96 F)
  • Autumn 15-23º (59-73 F)
  • 3€ for an espresso
  • 5€ for a sandwich
  • 15€ for a dish of the day
  • 9€ for a cinema ticket

Getting to & from the Côte d’Azur

An international airport (Nice, the second largest airport in France) as well as trains and TGVs arriving at the station from all over Europe mean that the Côte d'Azur is within easy reach.