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French in Chamonix, the heart of the Alps

Publicado por Pilar Vidueira el 17 enero, 2015
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Learn or practice French while enjoying your favourite mountain sport.

French + Ski
French + Climbing
French + Hiking

You can combine your French course with Ski and/or Climbing sessions. Depending on the season, you can ski, climb, trek or practice other sports while living in one of France’s most charming mountain villages, right in the heart of the Alps and at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc.

Chamonix is considered the capital of extreme sports in the French Alps. There is also an active après ski life with bars and restaurants from different parts of the world. “There are all kinds of people but all with one thing in common: their love for the mountains.”


There are events all year round. In winter, there is an event you don’t want to miss, Freeride world tour. The world’s best off-piste skiers and snowboarders battle in a unique challenge that consists of five categories: line, tricks & style, flow, control and technique.

Chamonix attracts more visitors in Summer than in Winter. It is mainly climbing, trail running and hiking that are popular activities and you can also see many paragliders. The ski areas change into fantastic hiking trails.

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc takes place in the end of August and it’s one of the world’s toughest trail running contests. The event runs for several days and the longest run is 168 km with a vertical ascent of 9600m.

The Cosmo Jazz festival
Cosmo Jazz festival goes on for a full week and the festival celebrates the Mont Blanc mountain range and its greatness. Musicians from all over the world bring their instruments out in nature and you can experience concerts combined with amazing views.

We organise accommodation in the centre of town, within walking distance to school, ski lifts and transport. You can either rent a bed, a private bedroom or a studio.

“It is hard to get a better environment to study French. The possibility to combine climbing, hiking and MTB with work at the same time you learn a new language is almost too good to be true.”

Let MRC Abroad organise your French in Chamonix experience! Contact MRC for detailed information and fees.
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