Paris is the capital city of France and a French département. Situated on the banks of the river Seine in north-central France, it is also the capital of the Île-de-France région (also known as "Paris Region"), which encompasses Paris and its suburbs.

Paris concentrates much power and activities: a huge university and research network, an intense commercial activity and economic life including hundreds of headquarters of major companies in all fields.

About the city

Population: 10,938,000 ('99)
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Paris has an Oceanic climate and is affected by the North Atlantic Drift, so the city enjoys a temperate climate that rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures. The average yearly high temperature is about 15 °C (59 °F), and yearly lows tend to remain around an average of 7 °C (45 °F).

Architecturally, the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle and the Palais du Louvre , in the city's centre, provide a constant reminder of Paris's religious and royal past. New buildings such as La Villette, La Grande Arche de la Défense , the Opéra Bastille , the Institut du Monde Arabe and the Bibliothèque Nationale have expanded the dimensions of the city, pointing it determinedly towards the future.

Eiffel Tower Paris, France Gargoyles of Notre Dame Paris, France

Paris's museums and galleries, not least the mighty Louvre , number among the world's finest. Many are also housed in beautiful locations, such as old mansions and palaces, others in bold conversions, most famously the Musée d'Orsay , which occupies a former train station. The Impressionists here and at the Musée Marmottan , the moderns at the Palais de Tokyo , the smaller Picasso and Rodin museums - all repay a visit.

The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. It is the tallest structure in Paris and possibly the most recognized symbol in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is the most visited monument in the world. If you go up the Eiffel Tower in the late afternoon, you get two views for the price of one and the queues aren't as long. Paris looks fantastic all lit up at night.

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French courses in Paris


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Intensive 20 French Course

With this course you will progress in the four French skills: grammar and idioms, listening and speaking, reading and vocabulary and writing and presentations in the standard 20 lessons per week, and at the same time you will develop your communicative skills in the afternoon lessons. The program can take place in the mornings from 8:30h to 11:45h, in the afternoons from 13h to 16:15h or in the evening from 16:15h to 19:30h. This course will permit you to have time enough to know Paris or to study in the school facilities after lessons. During the course your teachers will use communicative role-plays to encourage you to speak to give you the confidence to communicate fluently in real situations.

Groups: 12 students
Classes: 20
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Intensive 26 French Course

The Superintensive French Course consists of 30 general French lessons per week, 6 lessons per day from Monday to Friday. This course will permit you to develop your French in all-round skills as well as to focus on your individual needs faster in a shorter period of time. It is a course for more ambitious students who want to develop their confidence and competence at a faster pace. The course gives more opportunities to consider student particular needs and demands. The course is much more intensive giving you time to practice more what you are learning.

Groups: 12 students
Classes: 26
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Intensive Plus French Course

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