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French and Surf in Biarritz

What's included in this trip?

Great for all language levels
Suitable for all surf levels
Avg. 20-30 years old. Min. 17
Avg. 10 students per class

Homestay
Transfer or own transport
Course starts every Monday
This school is accredited

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Highlights

  • Legendary surf spot: Biarritz is considered the birthplace of surfing in continental Europe. Since the 50/60s, surfing has spread to the rest of the French, Spanish and Portuguese coast. So surfing in Biarritz means surfing at a legendary surf spot.
  • Excellent language school: The language school where you take your French lessons is of more than excellent quality. This language school has several official accreditations and has even won a number of prestigious awards. Biarritz is a multifaceted town
  • Biarritz is a multifaceted town: Biarritz is a very special and diverse town. It was a chic seaside resort in the 50s and 60s, which is still visible in the beautiful architecture that you find in Biarritz. Since surfing made its appearance, it has had a great influence on Biarritz. Every year, many young travellers flock to Biarritz because of its beautiful beaches, excellent waves, delicious cuisine and vibrant nightlife.

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A message from your host

Guillaume, School Manager

Learning French in drowsy Biarritz means a perfect combination of an educational, fun and relaxing time. You will have French lessons in a beautiful French villa where the language school is located. Biarritz best surfing Beach is within walking distance.
The minimum age is 17 but there are many students aged 20 to 30 with different nationalities. Most of them come alone or as couples. Stay in a host family home for the ultimate French experience.

About French and Surf in Biarritz

Below you will read everything you would want to know about this surf + language program in Biarritz, France. In case anything is unclear to you, feel free to reach out to us.

About Biarritz, France

  • Biarritz: Biarritz has a lot to offer; fantastic cuisine, excellent nightlife and beautiful surroundings. The language school is located near the famous beach of Biarritz: one of the most popular surf spots in Europe. Other fantastic spots such as Hossegor and Hendaye are just around the corner. Biarritz is also a very safe town with a pleasant climate.
  • South of France: the Atlantic coast of France is one of the most popular surf destinations among surfers from all over the world. In fact, the entire southwest coast of France is a large beach with hundreds of kilometers of surf spots. The quality of life is generally very high.

About the language school

  • About the language school:  the language school in Biarritz is a medium-sized language school, located in a beautiful Basque school building. During your stay at the language school, a large number of activities are organized, so that you can get to know French culture and your fellow students in a very nice way.
  • Accreditation & awards: this language school has been named several times during the Study Travel Awards as the best French language school worldwide. The school is also accredited by IALC , Label Qualité FLE and Campus France .

About the language lessons

  • French lessons: our partner school offers French lessons at every level. The focus of the lessons is on the four “key skills”: speaking, listening, reading and writing. You get lessons in groups of a maximum of 9 and in high season 12 students. You can determine your own duration and intensity of the course. You can take 20 or 26 hours of French lessons per week.
  • French + Surf: Biarritz is the perfect place to combine learning French and surfing. The French + surfing course in Biarritz consists of 4 hours of French lessons in the morning 5 days a week. In the afternoon you will take 1.5 hours of surfing lessons from a professional surf instructor. There is also plenty of time outside of this for fun things. Surfing can only be combined with 20 French lessons per week
  • School holidays:  January 01, Apr. 13 01, 08 & 25 May, 01 Jun. July 14, August 15, 01 and November 11 (on these days you get € 40 discount)
  • Language test:  before arrival you will receive – via email – an online language test to determine your level as well as possible

About the students

  • The students: you will learn French in a truly international environment. This way you will not only learn a lot about the French language and about France, but you will also learn a lot about the countries and cultures of your fellow students during your stay. Most students are between 20 and 30 years old, always with a mix of students who are younger or older.

About the surf lessons

  • Surf lessons: with the French and Surf package four surfing lessons per week are included, of 1.5 hours each. The surfing lessons are given by certified and purely passionate surf instructors. This is optional and can easily be combined with 20 hours of French lessons per week (more difficult with the French package of 26 hours of lessons per week).
  • Surfing material: apart from the surf lessons you will be able to rent a surfboard, but it is also possible to purchase a (second-hand) board. Both in and outside the school there will be plenty of opportunities to get a surfboard.

About the surf conditions

  • The surfing lessons are given at different levels. The surf instructors will ensure that you get lessons at your level, even if you have never surfed you will learn this quickly.
  • Are you an experienced surfer? There are plenty of surf spots both in and around Biarritz for your leve.
  • We also wrote a nice surf spot guide about Biarritz .

Accommodation

  • Host family: a host family is a unique intercultural experience. It is also the best method to speak a lot of French after school. A host family is a unique opportunity to learn from each other’s different backgrounds. The host families have been carefully selected for their hospitality and helpfulness and they live a relatively short distance from the language school. You get a private room (if you come with two people you can share a room) and there is a chance that there are several students in the host family home. The host family is also happy to help you catch the bus to the language school, this is very easy.

What is there to do?

  • Culinary delights: Biarritz’s cuisine is world famous. In the relatively small town you will find plenty of restaurants and cafes, where you can eat and drink deliciously. Biarritz is really well known for this.
  • Nightlife: Biarritz is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the French southwest coast. Because of the many young people who come here, a lively nightlife has emerged.
  • Shopping:  Rue de Port-Vieux and Rue Mazagran are the main shopping streets. Part of it is a pedestrian area in July and August and then the shops are open until noon. A little deeper into the city are Les Halles with a lively market every day from 7 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
  • City trip : from Biarritz you can easily reach other cities such as San Sebastian, Bordeaux or Bayonne. Did you know that Bayonne has a great summer party ?

Location

You can find the location of the language school on the map below. Below you will find the best way(s) to get there.

Address

  • School France Language Biarritz
  • 21 Avenue de la République
  • 64200 Biarritz
  • France

How to get there?

  • Airplane: Biarritz has an airport. It is also possible to fly to the nearby airports of Bordeaux or San Sebastian. From there you can easily travel to Biarritz by public transport.
  • Bus: there are several bus companies with which you can travel to Biarritz.
  • Train: finally it is also possible to travel by train to Biarritz.
  • Own transport:  you can certainly come to Biarritz by car, although it is advisable to read in advance about the parking options. The streets of Biarritz are not the cheapest option for this.

Practical information

  • Arrival: ideally you arrive on Sundays, but the school is very flexible with students arriving on other days. So arriving on Thursday, Friday or Saturday is certainly also possible, then you will start the French lessons on Mondays.
  • Visa: No visa is required for EU students.
  • Currency: in France one pays with the Euro.
  • Pins and credit card: in Biarritz you will find plenty of ATMs where you can pin with a world pass (maestro) or by credit card (Mastercard or Visa).
  • Wifi: Wi-Fi is available in the language school.

Basic packlist

In the welcome information you will receive more information about 'what to pack'. For now, we would like to inform you of the most important things:
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Bikini
  • Bath towel & towel
  • Warm clothes
  • Some cash can always be useful

Price list

Below is the price list for French and Surf in Biarritz. We do our best to keep these prices as up-to-date as possible, but the actual prices may differ from the table below. Please fill in the booking form for a free and non-committal price overview for your desired surf + language trip.
Language:
Type of acco:
Room:
Frans (20)
Gastgezin
Privé
1 week € 745,-
2 weeks € 1.330,-
3 weeks € 1.915,-
4 weeks € 2500,-
5 weeks € 3.085,-
6 weeks € 3.670,-
7 weeks € 4.255,-
8 weeks € 4.840,-
3.9/ 5 - 15 reviews

Reviews

French and Surf in Biarritz is rated with a 3.9 /5, based on 15 reviews. You can find up to 5 reviews below:

5/ 5

Rob M.

Learnt more in 2 weeks than a year living in Geneva! Classes very engaging and teachers were lovely and very helpful.

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5/ 5

hakan De la Biarritz

1/ 5

Evelyne Steiner

We have to be careful if we want to do an exam ... I signed up for France Langue and never got a confirmation correctly but they told me I signed up. A week before the exam, t

e France Langue Biarritz told me that I was registered for the exam ... It was very bad communication. Nevertheless I think it is a good school. But one must be careful with the communication is with who one is in contact!

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1/ 5

angel bayon

Do not send you children to this place !!!!! - Host family was far from city center even after paying extra. No free transport was offered after asking - Skate was stolen insi

e premises of Surf academy, but they refuse any responsibility after requesting. - French classes were not done in the Academy but other place much worse. - Surf academy was very far from French academy and no free transport was offered.

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1/ 5

Íñigo Gómez-Jordana

Spent two weeks and in both of them we where 14 or more at class. Given the price of the course its quite disappointing to be so many at class which makes learning harder and

mainly less efficient.

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Minimum age The minimum age to stay in this accommodation is 17 years old. Participants under the age of 18 receive a form which must be signed by a parent or supervisor.
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