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This blog was created to help our students and visitors in their quest to learn new languages and to share our passion for the mountains. If you like our posts, feel free to share them with your friends so we can help others to learn new languages and discover what Chamonix has to offer.

Join our French Intensive Course this summer!

Want to unlock your language learning potential? Immerse yourself this summer in Chamonix, learn French at Insted and spend your free time hiking, climbing or mountain biking in the beautiful Alps. If you are not already familiar with Insted, our language school is located in the heart of Chamonix, 500m from the Aiguille du Midi cable car. There […] Read more

April events in Chamonix

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The weather is warming up and the days are longer, Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to spend your days and nights out and about. Here are a few events that will be hosted in April. Enjoy! Chamonix Unlimited Festival is returning for 6 whole days of the best electronic music coupled with the best […] Read more

Fête de la Saint Patrick 2019

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You are sure to find people (with Irish lineage or without) celebrating in Chamonix on the 17th of March. We have the best bars and restaurants for you to enjoy a pint of guinness or some green coloured beverage and all-round great craic! This Sunday, there will be plenty of places to properly celebrate St […] Read more

French Intensive Course starting Monday 11th March!

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We will start an additional Winter French Intensive Course, starting on Monday the 11th March. We have a few places left, so if you are a beginner or false beginner who wants to do an intensive course before the end of the winter season! Come and study with us! For more information, please contact us at or […] Read more

Skiing the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix

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When at the top of the Aiguille du Midi (3,842m), you will discover a breathtaking view surrounded by a magnificent landscape. If you are not familiar with the Vallée Blanche, it is an unforgettable and unique 20km glacial off-piste ski route. But it’s worth mentioning, that the descent is not for the fainthearted. There are some […] Read more

March events in Chamonix

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Free half-day Avalanche Rescue Workshop available on Sunday, 10th March. Learn about the basics of avalanche rescue or improve your existing skills and knowledge. You can make your reservation, for either a morning session (9h30-12h30) or an afternoon session (13h30-16h30), at the office de Haute Montagne. Do you want to combine mountain culture with the […] Read more

Winter French Intensive Course for beginner students starting soon!

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We will start an additional 4-week Winter French Intensive Course, starting on Monday the 11th March. This course is perfect for beginners or false beginners who want to do an intensive course before the end of the winter season. Classes will run 9h00-12h15 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 14h30-17h45 everyday Tuesday and Thursday. So you can learn […] Read more