Learn French near Paris

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The city of Rambouillet lies on the edge of the Rambouillet forest, in the suburbs of Paris.


It is famous for it's historical castle, which hosted several international summits. Rambouillet used to be an occasional seat of government, due to it's proximity to Paris and Versailles. 


It is a pretty small town with 26.000 inhabitants, where you can easily find typical French cafés, bars, restaurants and nights clubs. The train for Paris leaves every hour and takes about 30 minutes.


If you intend to stay for more than 4 weeks, it is a good idea to buy a "Carte Navigo" for approx 20€ per week for official transports.

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The French school next to Paris !


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The school has received two quality certificates and is acknowledged by the French ministry of education. It is located inside a castle that was built in 1909 and used to be a baron's hunting castle.

During WW2, the castle was used as Oberleutnant Fritz Van Freherr's headquarters. He visited the castle again after the war, in 1958 - as a student at the language school! The first language class took place in 1950, and today more than 70.000 students from 91 different countries have studied there.

The Castle is surrounded by a large park of 2 acres, at about 800 meters from the railway station and the city center.

Learn French in France GlobalongThere are 5 buildings in the park, with 70 rooms for students, living room and TV-room, a laundry, a restaurant and their own nightclub.

At the library you will find books, CD's and other learning material that you can borrow. The teachers will help you find the best way to use these materials. 25 computers are also available every day until 11pm. There is a Wi-Fi connexion at the school (20€ per month or 10€ per week). 

Accommodation in France !

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During your stay, you will live with a French host family. 

Living with a host family will enhance you French speaking abilities as you will be able to use the vocabulary that you have learned in class.

Our host families are carefully selected and all have experience in receiving non-French speakers. They all live at 10-35 minutes walk from the school. You will stay in a single room and share the bathroom with the family. You do not have to bring your own bed linen, but you should bring your personal toiletries and towel.

During your spare time, you will be able to take part in the activities that are organized by the school.

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They vary each week. You could for example visit the city of Rambouillet, go to Paris, Chartres or Versailles, take a walk in the forest, visit a vineyard or local artists. Most activities are free, but for some you have to pay transport and entrance fees. On Saturdays and Sundays you will be able to experience the local market in town. 

You may also go for a run in the forest or practice other sports. Near the school you can practice volleyball, soccer or tennis or swim in the local indoor swimmingpool. 

Useful Information for you language stay in France

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You should arrive at the school on a Sunday between 10am and 8pm. If you cannot find a flight with arrival on a Sunday, you may ask permission to arrive on Saturday. You will pay the fee for an extra night (30€) directly to the school. The lessons begin on Mondays with an oral and written test at 8.30am that will allow the teachers to form groups according to each student's French level. 

Included in France's programme :

Accommodation :

  • Sheets, pillow, blanket

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • learn french in parisHelp and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Accommodation with a host family
  • Oral and written language test on the first day
  • Full board for the duration of your stay
  • Customization of your programme
  • Access to the school’s infrastructures
  • French classes
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance confirming your language level
  • Organization fees

Language course in Fra,ceNot included in France's programme :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • Extra outings
  • Transport fees or entrance fees for the outings proposed by the school
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from Rambouillet
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry 
  • Wi-Fi connexion (10€ per week or 20€ per month)

Bank holidays 2017/2018 in France :

Globalong Learn French in ParisThere are no lessons on the following French bank hol idays: 28/3, 16/5, 14/7, 15/8, 1/11, 11/11 - but the school restaurant, the TV-room, the internet café, the language lab etc. remain open.

  • 01st November 2017: All saints day
  • 11th November 2017: Armistice day
  • 25th December 2017: Christmas day
  • 01st January 2018: New years day
  • 02nd April 2018: Easter
  • 01st May 2018: Labour day
  • 08th May 2018: 1945’s victory
  • 10th May 2018: Ascension day
  • 21th May 2018: Pentecost Monday 
  • 14th July 2018: Bastille day
  • 15th August 2018: Assumption day
  • 01st November 2018: All saints day
  • 11th November 2018: Armistice day
  • Linguistic stay in France with Globalong25th December 2018: Christmas day

For complete beginners :

Please note that complete beginners can only start their course on the first Monday of each month.

Any other level can start any Monday of the year (excl. bank holidays and Christmas holidays).

Climate in France :

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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@globalong.com



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