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Cooling off in Lake Annecy

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  Our Overland students spent Wednesday last week in beautiful Annecy. Miriam and Tristan set some tasks in French for the students to carry out whilst exploring the town. After some ice cream from the best ice cream parlour in Annecy, the group payed some French games by the lake. It was lovely and hot so […] Read more

Learning about the history of Chamonix

On Tuesday, our teachers Myriam and Tristan took the Overland group to the Chamonix Alpine Museum and were joined by the local guide and Chamonix history expert, Aline. The students spent an hour looking around the museum with Aline explaining – in French- the history of Chamonix and giving the group a “who’s who” of famous faces from […] Read more

Our new Overland Group have arrived!

Our new Overland group have had a busy week so far with a trip to the Merlet Animal Park, Chamonix Alpine Museum and a day spent in Annecy. On Monday the group were excited to hike to the beautiful animal park at Merlet, see all the woodland wildlife and spend some time in the sun. The […] Read more

Benefits of learning French…. or any other language!

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Travel: Learning French in France is a great way to explore and understand the country’s people and culture. Even a little knowledge of the language can make a difference in attitude when you meet people. Speaking the local language helps to break down barriers and makes travelling much more enjoyable. For a challenge: Learning a language […] Read more

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CosmoJazz Festival returns for 2016

  The CosmoJazz Festival is returning to its birthplace of Chamonix! Now in its 5th year, the festival will start on Saturday 23rd July and the organisers have extended the festival to run over 9 days. As in previous years, there will be live music dotted around many locations in the Chamonix Valley, including gigs […] Read more

Our Overland group have fun in all weather conditions!

Our Overland group have had a fun final few days with us – despite the rainy weather. The group have enjoyed some classic French cartoon fun, watching Asterix and playing some fun board games in the classroom on Tuesday, taking turns to practise their new French vocab. On Wednesday the group braved the bad weather […] Read more

Jour de la Bastille à Chamonix

  On the 14th July each year, Chamoniards and the rest of France come together to celebrate this national holiday of Bastille Day. Formally called “La Fête Nationale” the day celebrates events from the 14th July 1789 marking the moment of an assault on a medieval prison known as the ‘Bastille’ in Paris. This signalled an […] Read more