A French immersion camp for teens in Cannes

For 20 years we have been organizing immersion camps in the very fine “Carnot Campus” located in the town center, a stone's throw from the beaches.

The concept of personal development which has been made part of the educational approach of this program is highly prized by those who attend this summer camp with a maximum of 130 participants.

€955 per week

All-inclusive Program:

  • French courses

  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • Activities & excursions

  • Security & transportation

  • 12 to 17 years old
  • 2 Jul - 19 Aug 2023
  • Courses & activities: €665
  • Courses only: 390€
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The summer immersion camp is held on an elegant campus a stone's throw from the beaches and bars where teens like to hang out in their spare time.

After class, an on-site pool, beach, sailing, Laser Quest, excursions, Jump XL, treetop adventure course, snorkeling, parties on campus, and permission to be off-campus for the evening if the parents wish.

French classes

French classes in the morning (Standard course) have no more than 15 students per class.
Teachers prioritize a fun environment that is conducive to developing oral skills so everyone can gain in confidence.


Students are housed on the “Carnot” summer campus, a 10-minute walk from the town center and sandy beaches.

The Campus, a listed historic building, offers living quarters with all facilities and accommodates some 130 students in a secure setting.

On site: classrooms, accommodation, canteen, pool, sports pitches, gardens and accommodation in dual occupancy rooms.

In addition, homestay is available for 13– to 15-year-olds.


For teens, the program in Cannes offers immersion in French in the sun and with a little more freedom with the “special permission” release form (see “security”).

On the program every week: A half-day excursion, a full day at the weekend, an afternoon sailing, but first and foremost a rolling program with a treetop adventure course, Lazer Quest, Aquasplash, Jump XL, bowling, sports tournaments, etc. Leaders are on-hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and organize pool games, host parties and take them on trips to the beach.

In addition, for 16- and 17-year-olds: Movies/McDonald's or beach/pizza and games, shows, discos on campus.

Sample activity program


Supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kids and teens are supervised from their arrival at Nice Côte d’Azur airport, Antibes station or the campus reception. From this moment on, leaders will remain on-hand and will oversee permissions to be off-campus.

12 years old

No permission to leave the residence.

13/15 years old

Free to go into town or to the beach after activities until dinner at 7:30 p.m.

16/17 years old

Permission can be granted for a 10 pm curfew from Monday to Thursday and a 1 am curfew on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Students' testimonials

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A day in Cannes


18 miles from the airport, Nice Côte d’Azur is an easy-going city that sits on long sandy beaches.

Students will get around on foot and can frequent the very fashionable “Croisette” as well as the pretty “Plages du midi” beaches which are less sophisticated but might be more to their taste. They will meet young French people of their own age.

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Why attend a French immersion camp in Cannes?

Cannes is a city where kids and teens can quickly find their bearings and make French friends on the beaches of La Bocca.
More than on the upmarket Croisette, it is on these beaches, a hang-out for French teens, behind the old port, that students will find the friendly and affordable environment favored by this age group. Leaders will never be far away.

Why choose the program “Essential Cannes”?

Choosing Cannes means choosing a rich language program that is a blend of theoretical French classes put into practice through role play modules with the local population.
As such, through these modules kids and teens will experiment with working towards a shared objective in addition to learning French. In so doing they will have developed confidence in their ability to have practical real-life interactions.

How old are participants on the “Essential Cannes” immersion program?

The program is open to 12- and 17-year-olds, although the majority of the teens on campus are aged 15-17..
Note that 16- and 17-year-olds can be given parent permission for a 1 a.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday nights.