French Summer Camp: do it in France!

Go to France for French Summer Camps

If you are thinking of taking part in a French summer camp or sending your son or daughter to one, the best choice for this is in France. There are summer camps in French in Switzerland, in Canada, and even in Miami and New York City in America, and whilst they might well help teach the French language they will not be able to provide the experience of what it is like to actually live in France. This is why when you are booking a place in a French summer camp, you should do it in France. You would miss out on authentic French culture and being able to see some of the sights and countryside of France on a summer camp in French located in another country. Read More…

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Why Annecy is one of the best places to learn French

If you want to learn French then France is obviously the best choice of countries for this, and Annecy in the French Alps is one of the best places to study the language. There are many reasons why you should choose this town with its historic buildings, canals like Venice and stunning countryside surrounding it. So let’s take a look at why Annecy is such an excellent location to study French. Read More…

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Annecy’s Fair of St Andrew

People wandering in the streets of Annecy during the festivity

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Saint Andrew is said to have been a Galilean fisherman so it seems very apt for a fair and market in his name to be held close to Lake Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps each year. The Foire de la Saint-André (“Fair of Saint Andrew”) takes place in Annecy on the first Tuesday in December and hundreds of traders gather to sell their products of all kinds. This is a wonderful market for buying the best local produce from the region, and besides food and wines there are arts and crafts. The popularity of this annual event always ensures an attendance by thousands of people who come from near and far to enjoy this winter fair. This year the Fair of St Andrew took place on 6 December and was open from 8am until 6pm in the evening.

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