France has an incredible circus tradition that draws crowds throughout the year. For many cultures and especially in Europe, the circus is an outdated spectacle from the past that has lost its attraction. Here in Chamonix, we have always received travelling circus companies such as the Rome Circus, which has come to town again now […] Read more
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Aloha Tuesday – Rando Yoga A great way to start the day, every Tuesday, throughout the month of August, combine hiking and yoga. Each week, a local mountain guide will take you to a different location in the Mont Blanc Massif or the Aiguilles Rouges and then end the day with relaxing yoga practice with […] Read more
Our brave Overland students are through a very wet and stormy weekend here in Chamonix and are still smiling! Luckily, Saturday and Sunday were very sunny and warm in the daytime so the hikes to the Argentiere Glacier and the Tete du Grand Chantet were glorious. Clement and Karine have been busy helping the students […] Read more
The CosmoJazz Festival is back in Chamonix! Now in its 6th year, the festival will be held from the 22nd-30th 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
We have recently received a new group of Overland students to Insted and everyone is settling in well. The weather has been lovely and sunny here in Chamonix so the group have been on some long hikes and have spent lots of time outdoors. The students have had daily French lessons at the school with […] Read more
In Chamonix, the summer is in full swing and the Climbing World Cup has just bagged itself some new World Champs and left town. Here’s some rock climbing themed vocabulary to put you in the mood for scaling those rocks yourself!! Many climbing terms that were first coined in the French language are also used […] Read more
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