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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.

October Events

 | Chamonix
The SHOOT festival is coming to the valley for its 3rd edition from the 5th until 28th October. This festival will exhibit fine work from photographers and visual artists such as Chloé Colin, Virginie Plauchut, William Dupuy, Vincent Gouriou and Eric Courcier. For more information, you can check out the website here! The Chamonix Market is held at Place du Mont Blanc every […] Read more

September in Chamonix

 | Chamonix
Our Autumn French Course is drawing to a close here at Insted as we reach the final week of the Intensive course which has been running for the last 3 weeks! If you missed us this month, not to worry! We have a Pre-winter Intensive Program starting on the 19th November for 4 weeks. You can […] Read more

Fête des Guides 2018

 | Chamonix
The role of a Mountain Guide is a very special one. It is a profession that requires constant rigorous examination, dedication, technical skill and mountain knowledge. Guides inspire, mentor, encourage and protect us as much as they can in our alpine adventures. Their high level of commitment makes them an indispensable and significant part of how […] Read more

August events in Chamonix

 | Chamonix
Here are some events you will not want to miss this month! Chamonix’s Guide Festival is back again with fireworks, live musical concerts and a traditional ceremony celebrating our amazing mountain guides. Make sure to be here in the Chamonix Valley to enjoy the event, starting from Monday 12th until the 15th August. Come and show […] Read more

CosmoJazz Festival 2018

 | Chamonix
The CosmoJazz Festival is back in Chamonix! Now in its 7th year, the festival will be held from the 21st-29th July. There will be live music set up in various locations in the Chamonix Valley, including gigs high up in the mountains with stunning backdrops. Concerts will be held throughout the day and late into the […] Read more

Summer French Intensive Course for beginner level available

 | Insted, Study languages
Calling all French beginner level students! We will start an additional 2-week summer French intensive course, tailored for beginner level students. This course is perfect for beginners or false beginners who want to do an intensive course before the end of the summer. Starting on Monday the 30th of July, this course runs 14h30-17h45 every […] Read more

Football Vocabulary

 | Study languages
This Sunday, 15th July, we are excited to see the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. France is set to play against Croatia at 17h00, so perfect time to brush up on French terms and expressions themed on football! Football French Vocabulary: le football/le foot – football (or soccer if you […] Read more