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Welcome to our blog

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.

La Variété Française

 | Insted , Study languages
There are many great ways to improve your French. No need to sweat for hours a day, cramming in as much as you possibly can from some bland textbook. How about spending short bursts of time studying and slowly immersing yourself in the language in other ways? Here are a few French musical artists you […] Read more

Fête nationale française 14 juillet

In Paris on the 14th July 1789, the forceful holding of a medieval prison, the Bastille, became a symbolic event and signalled an important turning point in the French Revolution. This event and the events that followed, ultimately led to the creation of the French Republic that we know and love today. Thus, each year on the […] Read more

Summer evening course 2017

Happy 4th July! We have our beginner/faux beginner evening class starting today at 1800, come and study French with us every Tues and Thurs evening from 1800-1930. If you’re looking for a more intensive week of studying, you can join our daily group classes for a total of 15 hours of French lessons per week. […] Read more

Our first week with our new Overland students

Here at Insted we are enjoying our first week with our summer Overland students and leaders! Despite some rainy weather the students have already had great days out and about in Chamonix. On Monday the students, with their leaders, met our teacher’s Karine and Emlilie at the school. Each student then had a brief chat […] Read more

Lift opening times this summer in the Chamonix Valley

The Chamonix Valley is nestled between the beautiful mountains of the Mont Blanc range which can be easily accessed by cable car and chair lift. Summer is now in full swing here with the recent heat wave warming up France and along with it, most of Europe! Temperatures have reached over 30 degrees consistently in […] Read more

Mountain

July Events in Chamonix

Here are some events coming up next month in Chamonix; Climbing World Cup 2017 will be stopping off in Chamonix, lets hope we get nice dry weather for the spectators! The difficulty and speed competitions will be held from the 11th-13th July at Place du Mont Blanc in Chamonix centre. This is not to be […] Read more

IFSC Climbing World Cup 2017

 | Chamonix , Chamonix , Chamonix , Chamonix
One of the best international climbing competitions is almost here! The climbing wall is currently being assembled, with the Mont Blanc Massif as its backdrop. In the coming weeks over 12,000 spectators will be arriving in Chamonix to watch elite athletes compete for the Climbing World Cup title. The IFSC Climbing World Cup 2017 for […] Read more