JOYEUSES PACQUES! If you are in and around Chamonix, you may have noticed the local chocolatiers display cases filling up with chocolate eggs, rabbits and everything connected to the Easter holiday. Easter is celebrated throughout France, and if you are in town you can check out some of the offerings the best pastry chefs in the […] Read more
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Apply for some financial help to pay for your French studies! What is Formation Professionnelle? Anyone working in France on a French contract, or as a self employed auto entrepreneur, can apply to their Caisse de Formation to receive partial or full reimbursement (80% to 100%) of the cost of French language studies. To be […] Read more
No, Chamonix isn’t turning into the hulk, nor getting less polluted, but we are celebrating St Patrick’s Day! This brilliant Irish holiday on the 17th of March isn’t a huge event throughout France but you are sure to find people (with Irish lineage or without) celebrating in all major cities and resorts. Chamonix has the […] Read more
February gave us some great days with the remainder of the last dump of snow and weeks of fantastic sunny weather. Now we head into March with some much needed snow already falling and more forecasted this week. Here are some upcoming events to enjoy in Chamonix this month: La Yaute Cafe Argentiere is hosting it’s […] Read more
It’s quite incredible just how much languages overlap! As people travel more and cultures blend together, ‘foreign’ words and expression are exchanged and adopted. Its natural to hear “ciao” outside of Italy as a form of greeting or parting and “bon appetit” is commonly heard outside of France as a salutation before eating a meal. Here […] Read more
Lovely spring conditions are still here in Chamonix, but thankfully the snow will return soon. While we patiently wait for the beautiful white stuff to settle, we will be looking for ways to pass the time! Luckily there are plenty of indoor activities to keep us entertained in the valley. Here we’ve narrowed down the ‘alternative […] Read more
Our groups from the Intensive French course took some time out from the classroom on Thursday to visit the Musée Alpin in Chamonix. The beginner group had a scavenger hunt around Chamonix with questions to answer and puzzles to solve around the town with their guide from the museum. They were taken to the famous […] Read more