Partner schools

Insted's partner school in Biarritz

Insted is a school in the mountains but don't forget, we also have a strong passion for the ocean. Throughout the years we have established collaborations with language schools in resorts other than Chamonix. This has allowed us to offer our students the possibility to combine French studies with surfing. 

Our preferred and most popular partner school is located in Biarritz, France’s most famous Atlantic surf spot. We have worked hard to ensure that our partner schools provide the same level of teaching as you will find in Chamonix. Our partner school is called France Langue and they are located near the Spanish border in the surf town of Biarritz. Please check out the school's website if you want to know more. 

If you book through us we will make sure your questions will be answered before, during and after your studies to ensure a great experience.

Surf & Study in Biarritz

Language course

Each week you will study French for 15 hours, in the mornings. The focus of the education is to speak French, which will get you started chatting to locals and feeling more at home. During your first day at the school you will do a test to establish your level of French. Your test results will allow us to place you in the best group for your level and each group usually has 8 to 12 students.


There are several different types of accommodation and you can choose which option suits you best.

The following options are available.

  • Live with a host family
  • Own apartment
  • Shared apartment
  • Hotel

Surf lessons

Monday to Friday you have a 1.5 hour surf lesson on the Côte des Basques beach. The beach is only 10 minutes from the school and very easy to find.

  • Qualified surf instructors
  • Small groups, max 8 people
  • Courses at different levels, if you’ve surfed before you will get harder challenges
  • Equipment is included in the course but if you have your own wetsuit and surfboard you can of course bring them with you

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