What about immersing yourself in the French language and culture, in Toulouse, city of incomparable charm, nestled in the middle of Occitanie, within reach of both the Mediterranean Sea beaches and the tracks and pistes of the Pyrenees mountains?
We offer French courses given by professionals, visits and excursions organized by our in-house events manager, and the possibility of staying with hosting families…
The Alliance Française of Toulouse is located in a charming listed building from the 19th century, entirely renovated and equipped with the latest technologies. Situated just 5 minutes away from the metro, our school is easily accessible and within walking distance of downtown. At the bottom of the building, the Niel garden offers a green oasis where you stretch out after your classes or have a picnic.
Whatever your level, the Alliance Française of Toulouse will fulfil you. Intensive courses, speaking, writing or phonetics workshops, preparation for examinations, one-to-one lessons, online resource center, tutoring… We do our best to make sure to meet your needs so that you improve your French at your own rhythm. All our teachers are university graduates and experts in teaching French as a foreign language.
Ranked in 2018 at the top of cities ideal for study, according to the magazine “L’Étudiant”, Toulouse is a very pleasant city where friendliness and “la belle vie” are the gospel. It is no coincidence that instead of saying “de rien” (French for “you are welcome”, literally “for nothing”), we say “avec plaisir” (“with pleasure”).
The “pink city”, as we call it, is also the world capital of aeronautics, the European capital of space research, and counts among the most dynamic urban surfaces of Europe. The icing on the cake: Despite of all its numerous qualities, Toulouse remains a city where the real estate is the most accessible!
In order to discover the city, go have a walk in the charming narrow streets of the Carmes or Capitole districts, relax on the Garonne banks, explore the typical markets, visit the Airbus Factory, the City of Space… You will not be bored! Do not forget that Toulouse offers quite a few luxury shops where you will be able to find French perfumes, cosmetics and so on.
Toulouse is in the heart of the Occitanie region and its great sites.
Many tourist sites of first order are at less than a 1-hour drive: the fortified medieval city of Carcassonne, the episcopal City of Albi, the Canal du Midi (which crosses Toulouse), are three sites listed as world heritage of UNESCO. The most remote great sites of Occitanie are 3 hours away: Lourdes, the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Pont du Gard, the Millau Viaduct.
Toulouse is also in an area with great gastronomical and wine wealth. Take your time and enjoy a cassoulet, taste our duck specialties, the excellent black truffle from the Lot, the famous Roquefort, king of cheeses according to Diderot and D’alembert or one of the many wines produced in the area: Cahors, Gaillac, Fronton, Minervois, Corbières, Madiran, etc.
Another interesting point, Occitanie is France’s first area of organic production.