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Our multipurpose assistant Angie

Our multipurpose assistant Angie
Our multipurpose assistant Angie

During the coffee-break, taking care of: booking for outings, excursions, tickets, babysitting, children's class kids lunch at restaurant, errands in town etc...
A great asset in our daily French programs



Leisure & Recreation

An evening picnic on the central beach of Saint Raphael with some staff members: Paul - Meganne
An evening picnic on the central beach of Saint Raphael with some staff members: Paul - Meganne





A Tuesday afternoon , a demo of
"Pétanque game" - "jeu de boules"
▼ with Edmond at Place Lamartine ▼

▲ An evening picnic on the ▲ central beach of Saint Raphael with some staff members: Paul - Meganne

 

A Tuesday afternoon
A Tuesday afternoon
Four brothers pretending to play pétanque!
Four brothers pretending to play pétanque!
Those students not taking a full-day intensive course can either spend their afternoons on Saint-Raphaël sandy beaches plying volley-ball with the local young boys and girls or the school can arrange either :

The central beach of Plage du Veillat in Saint-Raphael
The central beach of Plage du Veillat in Saint-Raphael
  • Tennis instruction, in group of max 3 persons or private at the Tennis Club Baudino with our talented instructor : Oliver Maes.
    Tuition fees for one hour = 30 Eur, alone or per group.

  • Golf instruction at nearby golf courses : There is also cycling and riding.

  • Adults & youngsters can learn dinghy sailing or windsurfing at the local yacht club. Club Nautique de Saint-Raphael : The instruction is entirely in French so they learn numerous sailing terms and commands too. Information at the secretariat : 04 94 95 11 66

  • Our minibus can thake us wherever we want for outiings
    Our minibus can thake us wherever we want for outiings
  • Excursions by boat one afternoon with "Les Bateaux Bleus" to the famous Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez or the hilltop village of St-Paul du Vence.

  • Wine tasting at well known Provençal vineyards like Chateau Saint-Martin.

  • Visits to the museums of Chagall, Matisse in Nice And Picasso in Antibes or a day at Europe's Grand Canyon, the Gorge du Verdon.


An evening encounter on a café terrace on the Waterfront
An evening encounter on a café terrace on the Waterfront
The same evening with a relaxed mother and her son , enjoying the company / the atmosphere
The same evening with a relaxed mother and her son , enjoying the company / the atmosphere
An evening encounter on a café terrace
on the Waterfront
The same evening with a relaxed mother and her son , enjoying the company / the atmosphere

Riviera Activities

Diving just off the coast at Port Santa Lucia
Diving just off the coast at Port Santa Lucia

Besides golf, tennis, windsurfing and aerobics which we can arrange for you through the school's auspices, we can also organize additional activities such as squash, mountain- bike riding in Valescure, diving just off the coast at Port Santa LuciaSailing at the Club Nautique

Ranch Equestre \
Ranch Equestre "Les Murettes" in Roquebrune

Horseback riding at the Ranch Equestre "Les Murettes" in Roquebrune, 15 kms outside St-Raphael and watch the below diaporama or the Ranch des trois fers in the suburb of le Dramont, specialized in ponies for young children.

Back from a family tour at Ranch Les Murettes with regular horses and poneys for the children
Back from a family tour at Ranch Les Murettes with regular horses and poneys for the children

Excursions

On Saturdays we have all day excursions to San Remo in Italy
On Saturdays we have all day excursions to San Remo in Italy

On Saturdays we have all day excursions to San Remo in Italy via Monaco or, a coastal drive to the Picasso Museum in Antibes, the Chagall and Matisse Museums in Nice and the Fondation Maeght in St. Paul-de-Vence.

A visit to the Aqualand facilities in Saint-Aygulf, outside Fréjus
A visit to the Aqualand facilities in Saint-Aygulf, outside Fréjus

Or a visit to the Aqualand facilities in Saint-Aygulf, outside Fréjus.
Cost: Whole day Euro 23, Half day Euro 15.

An exciting whole Saturday with different generations at Aqualand.
You may bring along your own packed lunch.
Alternative : several restaurants inside the facilities.

Full Day Excursion to Picasso, Chagall And Matisse

This is an art excursion that you will remember for the rest of your life! We start early in the morning and drive along the coastline on the so-called Corniche d'Or, an enchanted coastal road above the sea. In Antibes we will first visit the Musée Picasso which contains a superb collection of his paintings from 1946 when he resided in the very same building. This will be followed by a light lunch in the old town of Nice. Then in the Afternoon we will visit Musée Chagall that containing one of the largest collections of his works and the equally interesting Musée Matisse which is nearby. Chagall himself rests in the nearby cemetery of Saint-Paul-de-Vence - Cost: 23 Euros transportation + entries in the museums. On Wednesday evenings we have a picnic on the beach by campfire light or, an elegant dinner on the terrace of a seaside restaurant offering good food and live music. On Thursdays we take a half-day excursion by boat to Saint Tropez and the seashore at Pampelonne. Or, to the Cistercian Monastery in Thoronet with a wine tasting at one of the best local vineyards: Chateau Saint-Martin.

Introduction Course In Wine Skills And Tasting

Wine tasting at well known Provençal vineyards like Chateau Saint-Martin
Wine tasting at well known Provençal vineyards like Chateau Saint-Martin

For all connoisseurs of wine. A half day in the afternoon at the winery Le Chateau Saint-Martin or another well-known local vineyard in the vicinity of St. Raphaël. A lecture in English and French on topics such as horticulture techniques in vineyards, types of grapes, the making of wine, wine growing areas, appellation d'origines, wine tasting techniques from this year's wine growth to old bottles of exclusive milléssimés - Cost: Euro 30. Twice a week, after dinner, on Tuesday and Friday, there is an optional get-together at one of the cafés on the water front. On Friday too, later in the evening, disco outing for the younger adults or meeting at a small, cozy piano bar featuring jazz and blues for those who prefer to relax.

Sports And Entertainment

Visit to the Musée Océanographique in Monaco
Visit to the Musée Océanographique in Monaco

There are cafés, discos, nightclubs, casinos and wonderful restaurants serving both French and ethnic cuisine, especially in the old town of Saint Raphaël. Golf, tennis, and windsurfing can be arranged through the school. Dinghy sailing can be arranged through rentals at the local yacht clubs. Saint Raphaël offers aerobics, horseback riding, diving, water-skiing, roller-blading and biking. Above all, tennis and golf are the most popular sports and the local clubs pride themselves on excellent tennis courts and challenging golf courses. Those who love to walk or hike will find the city ever-changing tableaux , the ancient and old, standing alongside the new. In the nearby Esterel mountain range, the trails lead to breathtaking panoramas of the coastline.

Welcome to a rewarding and enjoyable French language holiday stay in Saint-Raphael on the French Riviera !

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