Your language stay
in Nice on the French Riviera

With 300 days of sunshine a year, its incomparable cultural heritage,
and ski resorts just an hour away, Nice is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

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your language stay

Our Azurlingua school is based in the centre of Nice, Capital of the Côte d’Azur, one of the most visited cities in the world, with nearly 5 million visitors each year (2nd French destination after Paris).

With 300 days of sunshine a year, its incomparable cultural heritage, and ski resorts just an hour away, Nice is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

The city of Nice benefits from an extraordinary temperate microclimate

Health Insurance

For insured students from an EU Member State – EEA – Switzerland

In case of sickness or accident, the patient must hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to apply for health insurance from his country or a provisional replacement certificate (PRC).Persons covered by a social security scheme of another European Union Member State, a State party to the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement or Switzerland (insured persons and family members) generally benefit from coverage for their medically necessary health care (not covering scheduled care) received during their temporary stay in France.

To benefit from this care, the interested parties must present, at the time of their admission to the hospital (with supporting proof of identity), their EHIC or, failing that, a PRC, delivered by their institution of affiliation. The EHIC (or the PRC) allows its holder to be treated as if he were insured by a French health insurance scheme: thus, any person covered by the plan of another Member State must pay only the remaining share, as with a person insured under a French scheme who does not have supplementary health insurance (if applicable: excesses, hospital fees, 18 euros etc.)

For students coming from areas other than the EU – EEA – Switzerland

Non-EU students not insured by a Member State must be in possession of private insurance. If the student does not have private insurance, the cost of care and the hospitalisation must be covered by the student or their family before their departure from France.

Non-EU students can benefit from a tourist visa obtained with proof of accommodation for a person living on French soil. These documents include a commitment to meet the needs of the travelling foreigner. This commitment is however not valid to cover hospitalisation costs. Request a quote from AXA Insurance.

The climate in Nice, Côte d’Azur

The city of Nice benefits from an extraordinary temperate microclimate: in summer, the temperatures rarely rise beyond the bearable (28 ° on average), we greatly enjoy the beautiful days, and rain is very rare from June to September. In the spring the temperatures vary around 20 °. Winters in Nice are particularly mild, in the heart of the cold season, the temperatures vary between 3 and 15 degrees depending on the time of day. In February, you can easily have lunch on the beach, with just a simple sweater! Whatever the season of your stay, you will enjoy the exceptional climate of Nice, and the unique light that shines over the Baie des Anges.

Did you know?

In winter, ski resorts located only one hour from the French capital are known for their conviviality, but especially for their exceptional sunshine. Auron, Isola 2000, Valberg, amongst others, will give you the pleasure of skiing and a good mulled wine. Shuttle buses are accessible from Nice to the resorts. Ski rental and packages available at the resort.

Our immersive French tours
are for everyone

For our young students

(unaccompanied minors), day-trips are totally organised by our team: transport, visits, meals and entertainment are entirely contained.

For our adult students

Day-trips are customisable at your request: we can take care of your bookings, your transport or other services you may require.


How should I dress?

In your suitcase, season by season

  • Spring and Autumn: Temperatures are around 10 to 18 degrees on average, expect light jackets and rain gear to be ready for thunderstorms (rare and short).

  • In summer: Swimsuit, dresses and linen pants are the ideal outfits to enjoy Nice in the summer! Above all, do not forget your glasses and sunscreen!

  • In winter : Warm clothing is required if you wish to visit our winter sports resorts. To stay on the coast, also plan some warm outfits, but do not forget to pack light T-shirts and vests, even in winter, hot days are not rare on the Côte d’Azur!

If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact us below:

Getting to Nice, Côte d’Azur

Nice By plane:

Nice airport is located about 15 minutes from the city centre. 2nd French international airport, after Paris airports, it welcomes more than 13 million passengers annually. Its exceptional location, at the end of the Promenade des Anglais, makes any arrival by plane absolutely unforgettable, day and night, with a flight over the Baie des Anges!

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Azurlingua transfers

Private transfer from the airport to your accommodation

Our private minibus transfer service is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

We pick you up on arrival at terminals T1 or T2, and load up your luggage to accompany you comfortably to your accommodation. On the day of departure, to the airport, we pick you up from school or from your accommodation, to bring you to the airport.

Private transfers: packages

  • Juniors : included in the stay.
  • Adults :

Return transfers on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 to 23:00: €30
→ Return transfers on Saturdays and Sundays from 23:15 to 6:45: €45
→ Return transfers from Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 19:00: €45
→ Return transfers from Monday to Friday from 23:15 to 06:45: €60

For comparison, a one-way taxi ride to the city centre is about €35 between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. Nightly rates are subject to extra charges.

Nice By train

Nice train station is located less than 5 minutes from our Azurlingua school, in the heart of the town and one minute from the main avenue Jean Médecin. To reach your accommodation, you can count on our private transfer service. The Nice train station is served by international lines from Italy, Switzerland and Belgium (TGV and conventional lines). Find trains and prices to Nice by clicking on the following SNCF link: gare de Nice – France. Azurlingua offers a private transfer service between the station and your accommodation.

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Getting around Nice

There are many ways to get around Nice

  • By tram: 3 lines cross the city and its main points of interest, in particular line 3 which passes by old Nice and close by the Promenade de Anglais. The price of a single ticket is €1.50.

  • By bus: The bus network allows you to move around anywhere in Nice. The price for a single ticket is €1.50.

  • By Bike: “Vélo bleu” is a self-service bike rental service offered by the city of Nice. There are 175 stations spread all over the area (a bike station every 300 metres) that provide a total of 1,750 bicycles 365 days a year, 24/7. Right of access: €1.50 per day and €5 for the week + €1.50 rental for 1h15 and €2 per additional hour.

  • By taxi: Base fare €3 + €2.08 average per km (excluding luggage)

  • Vehicle for Hire: There are many private companies like Uber.

Going out in Nice:

Nice is a city famous for its particularly rich artistic, cultural and eventful life, all year round! Carnival, Jazz Festival, Concerts, exhibitions and traditional festivals, whatever the date of your stay, you will enjoy many activities and festivities.
To view the programme and book your tickets, click here

Practical life: tips

In France, tips are left to the discretion of the customer, but appreciated by all service and catering staff. In restaurants for example, it is customary to leave about 5% of the bill as a tip.


Useful numbers in Nice

  • Police Nationale – téléphone : 17
  • Pompiers – téléphone : 18
  • Samu – téléphone : 15
  • Hôpital Pasteur – téléphone : 04 92 03 77 77
  • Pharmacie nuit : 7, rue Masséna – téléphone : 04 93 87 78 94
  • CHU de Nice 04 92 03 33 33
  • O.S Médecins Nice 08 10 85 01 01
  • Médecins de garde 04 93 53 03 03
  • Urgences Enfants : Hôpital Lenval (57, av. de la Californie) – 04 92 03 03 03
  • Pharmacies de nuit (de 19h à 8h30 – 7 jours /7 )
  • Pharmacie Masséna – 7, rue Masséna – 04 93 87 78 94
  • Pharmacie Riviera – 66, av. Jean Médecin – 04 93 62 54 44
  • Laboratoire de garde 04 93 16 68 68
  • O.S Dentaire (week-end et jours fériés): 04 93 01 14 14
  • O.S Dos 06 07 45 02 13
  • Centre anti-poison de Marseille – 04 91 75 25 25
  • Commissariat central de police : 1 Avenue Maréchal Foch, téléphone : (+33) (0)4 92 17 22 22.
  • Objets trouvés : 42 rue Dabray, téléphone : (+33) (0)4 97 13 44 10.
  • Perte Carte bleue ou Visa 08 92 70 57 05
  • En cas de vol de chéquiers ou cartes bancaires, prévenir immédiatement votre organisme bancaire afin qu’une opposition soit faite sur vos comptes:
    Carte Bleue – téléphone : 0836690880
    Visa Inter – téléphone : 0800908281 – 0800902033
    American Express – téléphone : 0800908600
    Eurocard – téléphone : 0800901387
    Chéquiers – téléphone : 0836683208.
  • Les bureaux de change ouverts 7 jours sur 7 :
  • American Express :
    11 Promenade des Anglais
    D’octobre à avril : 9h – 20h. De mai à septembre : 9h – 21h. Jours fériés : 10h -18H.
    téléphone : (+33) (0)4 93 16 53 53
  • P.C.A. :
    Aéroport de Nice Côte d’Azur : de 8h à 22h.
    téléphone : (+33) (0)4 93 21 39 50.
  • Change Or/Office Provencal :
    17 avenue Thiers de 7h à 24h.
    téléphone : (+33) (0)4 93 88 56 80.
  • Thomas Cook :
    12 avenue Thiers de 7h à 23h l’été et de 8h à 20h. l’hiver.
  • Comptoir Financier Arin :
    9 avenue Jean Medecin ( angle rue de la Liberté)
    Téléphone : 04 93 87 82 62 – Fax: 04 93 82 39 52
    Courriel :
    Site internet :
    Ouvert de 8h30 à 19 h sans interruption.
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