Montpellier, in the South of France, is a young and vibrant university city with a warm climate that is ideal for outdoor living. The city attracts students from near and far with its beautiful seaside, a variety of outdoor sports and activities which students fully embrace. There’s major cultural events and festivals throughout the year. The pedestrian-only city centre known as “Place de la Comedie” is a hub for musicians and performers, and its old quarter—a maze of winding medieval streets—is a whimsical delight. Window shop around some of the high-end stores and boutique shops of the Vieille Ville, and take the time to sit and people watch in some of the quaint squares and their cafes or bistros.
Biarritz is a trendy upmarket town with a laid back culture. Located on the Atlantic coast, Biarritz is known for its beaches and a thriving surf scene that many language students get involved with. The city’s main beach is the Grand Plage and the main surfing beach is the Plage de la Côte des Basques. Biarritz also has a rich history as a fishing village with picturesque fishermen’s cottages and bustling cafes in the Old Port as well as sensational panoramic views of the coast and sunset from its cliff top.
Nice is a trendy, radiant and creative city located on the shores of the Mediterranean. Wrapped around the beautiful Bay of Angels, the Promenade des Anglais is the perfect spot to enjoy the magnificent view and sunset. The old town is a hub of activity and history with its narrow streets, baroque churches and lively squares. Throughout the year, Nice offers a variety of outdoor activities from the beach and sea to the mountains, architectural and cultural discoveries, fascinating museums and old palatial homes and gastronomic adventures.
Located between Nice and Cannes, Antibes is a picturesque town that hugs the shores of the Mediterranean. The town has inspired artists, writers from Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst to Graham Greene, as well as Stein Study students. Once a Greek trading port, Antibes’ Port Vauban is now the largest marina in the Mediterranean ocean, home to some of the world’s most lavish yachts. Within the 16th Century ramparts, the historic old town of Antibes has retained its original charm with small winding streets, little cafes, boutique shops and Le Marché Provençal. The path around the town’s ancient fortress, Fort Carré, on Saint Roch peninsular, is ideal for enjoying panoramic views of the coast.
Loches, the beautiful gem of the Loire Valley in Central France, is a town as rich in ancient history as it is steeped in scenic beauty. The town is located 29km from the vibrant cosmopolitan centre of Tours. The main attractions include the impressive 12th century Keep which looms over the town and the massive 52 metre tall Tour St Antoine. Here in Loches, the winding medieval streets and Renaissance meet busy cafés, Restaurants and shops. For the adventurous, there are plenty of activities, such as walks into the breathtaking countryside, cycling excursions, horse riding and watersports.
The captivating city of Cannes is waiting for you to visit for the trip of a lifetime this summer. This luxurious Mediterranean town on the French Riviera offers a wealth of fabulous beaches and a gorgeous view from it’s yacht-lined harbour. If you’re not sun-worshipping on the celebrity-studded town’s sandy beaches, you can make the most of it’s amazing La Croisette Shopping Mall. Take the walk of fame on the red carpet of the town’s incredible Convention Centre, where you’ll feel like a real star. Experience all of Cannes’ glamour in a vibrant and student friendly atmosphere while falling in love with French on Stein Study’s summer camp. Taking our language course in this sophisticated but fun-filled French town is the perfect way to improve your language skills while making new friends on a trip you’ll never forget.