École interculturelle de français pour étrangers

Start of the courses for Beginners
12 September 2023.
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Practical informations

1 – Insurance

Health insurance

All students of the European Union must make ask for an E - 128 form in their own country.

All other students aged under 28 should get sure that their health insurance in their country is operating in France. If not, they must subscribe to an insurance in France.
The school will help them to do so

Home insurance

Students accommodated in a residence must be insured for civil responsibility and dwelling. The school will help you to find one.

2 – Accommodation

We can help you find accommodation if you make the demand (a fee of 25 euros will apply).

We can also inform you on the grants the French government provides for housing.

Be prepared to pay too for electricity and agency fees, and to provide a deposit, a guarantor, a home insurance.

The rent is approximately :

3 – Living in Lyon


4 – Public holydays in France

The public holidays, the school is closed (except Monday, May 21st, 2018) and, in France, many services (stores, newspapers, transport) can be modified these days.


Public Holydays in France 2022 2019 2020
Jour de l'an 1 january 1 january 1 january
Lundi de Pâques 18 april 22 april 13 april
Fête du Travail 1 may 1 may 1 may
8 Mai 1945 8 may 8 may 8 may
Jeudi de l'Ascension 26 may 30 may 21 may
Lundi de Pentecôte 6 june (school opened) 10 june (school opened) 1 june (school opened)
Fête nationale 14 july 14 july 14 july
Assomption 15 august 15 august 15 august
La Toussaint 1 november 1 november 1 november
Armistice 11 november 11 november 11 november
Noël / Christmas 25 décember 25 décember 25 décember

5 – Nanny Job / Au pair in France

You can come to France as a nanny (au pair) to help a family you will be staying with, in their daily life. You will mostly be in charge of the kids and give a hand in household chores.

In return, the family will provide you a private room, a salary and help you learn French thanks to classes for the whole duration of your stay.

If you are preparing a stay in France as a nanny, you can contact Go Study & Travel to get some assistance.

6 – Cultural life


The school informs students on the cultural, sporting and associative events taking place in Lyon.

Some web sites about Lyon cultural life :

7 – Going to the school

By foot

The school is located at 3 grande rue des Feuillants (1st arrondisement), in the heart of Lyon. It is located near the Opera and Place des Terreaux.

The school's office is open :
- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 - 5:30 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
- 9:00 am - 12 am (Wednesday).

By metro

Take Line A. Metro stop: Hôtel de Ville.

Getting around Lyon: Transports Collectifs Lyonnais (TCL).

By train

From the Lyon Perrache train station, take metro Line A, direction Vaulx-en-Velin la Soie. Metro stop: Hôtel de Ville.

From the Lyon Part-Dieu train station, take metro Line B, direction Charpennes. Metro stop: Charpennes. Then, take metro Line A, direction Perrache. Metro stop: Hôtel de Ville.

Coming to Lyon by train: SNCF.

By plane

From the airport (Lyon-Saint-Exupéry), take the Tram Rhône express.

Tram stop : Lyon Part-Dieu. Take metro Line B (direction Charpennes), metro stop : Charpennes. Then, take metro Line A (direction Perrache), metro stop: Hôtel de Ville.

French language school for foreign students
3 grande rue des Feuillants 69001 Lyon — Rhône-Alpes — France — 04 78 39 04 88