The school

Learn French amidst breathtaking natural beauty.  The Alpine region of Savoy is the perfect setting for a language course.  The activities linked to tourism, nature and the environment have been strongly developed. The nearness to Switzerland and Italy has enriched the local economy. Our institute is less than 4 hours from Paris and the Mediterranean.


Annecy is a picturesque medieval town, lying on the pure lake which carries its name, and watched over by Alpine peaks. A short trip into the mountains will bring you to superb ski resorts such as Megève and Chamonix.
Annecy has plenty to see, including the much photographed ‘Palais de L’isle’ and a marvellously preserved old town. To the north lies the glamorous Swiss city of Geneva.
IFALPES is a five minute walk from the center of town. The institute shares its premises with a beauty school, enabling you to meet French students of your own age on a daily basis. There is a dining area with a fridge and microwave, vending machines dispensing drinks and sandwiches, free wi-fi and a leisure room with books, magazines, computers and a printer at the students’ disposal.

IFALPES' strong points

  • 20 years of experience.
  • A friendly, helpful staff.
  • Personal attention.
  • A beautiful area.
  • At the crossroads of Europe.
  • 50 different nationalities.
  • Adults of all ages.

Contact information

+33 (0)4 50 45 38 37
+33 (0)4 50 45 86 72

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Student testimonials

Vaishnavi Kumar (India)
"IFALPES is definitely the best place to learn & appreciate the language and the people."