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Playing games while improving French vocabulary

 | Chamonix
Our Overland students finished off a great week of learning French with some traditional cooking and fun French games. Earlier in the week the group were able to spend some time participating in some traditional French culture. Below are some pictures of our Overland group learning the rules of petanque!     Read more

Safety first! Visit to the Chamoniarde OHM

 | Chamonix , Insted
Together with our students from Overland we had a mountain safety session at our local Office de Haute Montagne  (OHM) on the 30th June. OHM is the best place to go for educational, up to date mountain information, weather conditions and safety briefings. At Insted in Chamonix we cooperate closely with OHM and strongly believe this educational […] Read more

Visit to the St Bernard Farm

 | Chamonix
On 29th June our Insted teachers Alice and Tristan visited the St Bernard Farm together with our Overland students. Having a ‘hands on’ introduction to the traditional Swiss St Bernard mountain dogs made this a great day whilst learning French. The students asked a lot of questions and learned a lot about the St Bernard dogs […] Read more

Visit to the Wild Animal Park Merlet

 | Chamonix , Insted
With the sun shining and the temperature rising in Chamonix, our Overland students hiked up to the Merlet animal park. All the mountain animals were there in abundance, Ibex, marmots, chamois and lots of deer. The students had a great walk in the park followed by a little quiz. They learned the ‘French names’ of the animals and […] Read more

Chamonix world cup, sports climbing, chamonix summer activities, chamonix holiday

IFSC Climbing World Cup Chamonix 2016

 | Chamonix
  A quick reminder for our students and local friends, the IFSC Climbing World Cup 2016 for speed and lead sports climbing will be once again held in Chamonix from 11th-12th July. Welcoming over 12,000 spectators across the 2 days, the competition will be held as usual at Place Mont Blanc in the centre of […] Read more

Chamonix yoga festival, chamonix summer activities, chamonix holidays

Chamonix Yoga Festival 2016

 | Chamonix
  Chamonix Yoga Festival is returning for its third year celebrating everything yoga! For three full days the festival will be hosted in the heart of Chamonix at the beautiful Majestic building from the 8th-10th July. The classes range from Accro yoga to Ashtanga, Iyengar and there will be workshops on Indian philosophy, belly dancing and […] Read more

Chamonix lifestyle, tour de france, insted

Tour de France 2016

 | Chamonix
  Exciting news that the 103rd edition of the Tour de France will be racing through the Haute-Savoie region this Summer! The 3,519 km race runs from 2nd July, starting at Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy and finishing near the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris on the 24th July. Consisting of 21 stages, the race includes 3 mountain […] Read more