French and Surfing in Biarritz

From £532 pp


5 Days

Small Group up to 12 People

What you'll do

Make the most of your time in Biarritz, Europe's surf capital, by combining your French lessons with learning to surf on this popular 1 week language course for all levels; you’ll be amazed at how much you pick up when you are fully immersed in the French language.

Choosing to combine learning French with surf lessons on the famous beaches of Biarritz is the best way to accelerate your language learning as you’ll be immersed in the language and local culture throughout your stay.

On this unique language course you’ll be learning French in the mornings before heading to the beach in the afternoons to learn to surf or improve your existing surf skills with a local certified surf school.

You’ll be speaking French from day 1 and find yourself progressing rapidly as you practise your new skills and vocabulary both inside and outside the classroom. Taught by highly qualified native French speakers, groups are small and you’ll be placed according to your level when you arrive so you can be sure that you’ll be making the most of your time there.

The friendly staff at the language school also organise a weekly schedule of social and cultural activities – it’s a great way to meet other people at the school, practice French and experience the very best of Biarritz and its beaches.


Learn French just 10 minutes from the Côte des Basques beach.

5 surf lessons with a local certified surf school.

Private terrace and swimming pool at the school for you to relax.

French Language School in Paris, Nice & Biarritz

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French Language School in Paris, Nice & Biarritz

This friendly and professional French language school has taught French as a foreign language since 1976 and gives students the opportunity to study in Paris, Nice or Biarritz.

There are two locations in the centre of Paris. The main school, Notre Dame, is located in an exceptional area of Paris: only 200 meters away from Notre Dame Cathe.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day

– Please arrive at the school by 8.30am on your first day for a short level test to assess your understanding of the language and be placed in the right group class for your level
– French classes run daily Monday to Friday each week
– Classes run from 10:30am-12:30pm on Monday then 9am-12:30pm Tuesday to Friday OR Monday to Friday 2pm-5:30pm
– You will have 20 group classes per week lasting 45 minutes each
– You’ll have 5 surf lessons per week from Monday to Friday on Côte des Basques beach
– Each group lesson is 90 minutes long in the afternoon or early evening
– In the event of bad weather, you lessons will be rescheduled for later in the week

What can I do after the language lessons?
– The school offers a host of optional cultural and social activities throughout the week
– You will have the chance to take part in different activities such as market tours, guided city tours and excursions
– You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new-found language skills or just kick back and relax on this holiday with a difference

Location Info

Just 10 minutes from the beach, yet located in the centre of Biarritz, you’ll find this friendly language school which calls Europe’s surf capital its home. Your lessons will take place in one of the 10 classrooms in this charming typical Basq..

  • 20 Group, 45 minute French lessons (for complete beginners to advanced levels)
  • French lessons take place Monday to Friday and your timetable will be confirmed on arrival
  • Language level test at 8:30am on your first day
  • Class materials (photocopies and textbooks)
  • 5 x 90 minute surf lessons at the local beach (exact dates and times to be confirmed on arrival)
  • Surf equipment and board for the lessons
  • Internet / WiFi access
  • Various cultural activities (some with small charge)


- Suitable for all French language levels from complete beginners to advanced
- Surf lessons welcome all levels
- Minimum age 17 with no upper age limit

- The school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Complete beginners must start on specific dates but if you are elementary level or above, you can start on any Monday throughout the year
- Please note the months of June to August are considered high season when the school and Biarritz can be very busy
- If you choose to book optional accommodation, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out the following Saturday
- Students can also stay more than one week, please contact us for courses lasting 2 weeks to one year

Please note the school will be closed on the following days:

13 April
1, 8, 21 May
1 June
14 July
15 August
1, 11 November
19 December - 3 January 2021

Classes will not be made up and a €40 discount for each missed day will be given.

French and Surfing in Biarritz