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Study French during the summer or enroll for an academic year in a prestigious private boarding school with French students and an international student body in the heart of the Loire Valley. Loches is a medieval town situated 40 kilometers southeast of Tours, and about 200 kilometers south of Paris.

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25% of course and accommodation, except Pre-University Program (15% of tuition fees)

Minimum age:


Getting there:

By train: From Paris “Gare de Montparnasse” take TGV train and stop at St. Pierre des Corps station (55 minutes). By bus: from Tours Bus Station (opposite the railway station).

By car: Paris/Tours Motorway, get out at exit 18 Amboise-Chateau-Renault; then follow direction Loches. Inside Loches, follow direction motorway A10. Coming from Route Nationale 143, south of Tours, follow direction Loches 42 kms.

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Program Information
Program Details
Academic Year (for ages 12-19)
Summer Language & Activities (for ages 12-18)
School Links Program for School Groups
Higher Vocational Diploma in Business Management (BTS Program)- 18 years & older
Pre-University Course (ages 18+), prep for DALF and DELF
Homestay with Lessons (ages 12 to 18) for private groups
Homestay Without Lessons (ages 12 to18)
Transition Year (15 to 18 years old
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations: free transfer to/from Paris airports for students enrolling for the Academic Year Program; 5% off on the total price for students enrolling for Summer Language Courses.

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Cultural & Recreational Activities

Sports (football, basketball, karate, swimming, mini-golf), computer club, cinema, scientific society, visits to the caves and monuments of Loches..

Accommodation Choices

Host family (single room), half or full board; school residence (shared room, full board).

Program Details
Academic Year (ages 12-19)

After a full academic year, you’ll become fluent in French and gain a competitive edge in college applications. This program includes: French lessons as needed; a mix of academic courses and sport integrated with French students; full-board accommodation in the school residence and with a family on weekends; and a personal tutor to ensure progression is maintained. Your program is based on your profile: a total beginner takes 20 hours weekly of French and starts integrating into mainstream French academic classes; 16 and 17 year olds enrolling in France grade 10 take French courses if necessary and enroll in academic courses, English, Math, Sciences; 12 to 16 year olds in France grades 6-9 will take French courses and academic courses. The supervised residence is separated by age and sex.

Duration: September to June (or January enrollment for southern hemisphere students).

Summer Language & Activities (ages 12-18)

Summer Language & Activities (ages 12-18)
Return home having made great strides in your French, and made new friends from many different countries, and gained a competitive edge on your college applications. This program includes: 15 hours of French per week; full-board accommodation in the school residence (2 to 6 per room), or all meals daily with a host family stay, bed linen, except towels; two excursions per week in the afternoon; one full-day excursion on Saturday (euro-disney, Paris, Mont St. Michel, etc); social and leisure activities (games in the town of Loches, sports, art and crafts workshops and chateaux visits). All levels are welcome and class size is 15 students maximum. Arrive on Sunday, departure on Saturday.

Minimum Stay: 2 weeks (program runs in July)

School Links Program for School Groups

Only open to groups, with a minimum stay of 2 weeks (September to June). Bring your school group for a cultural exchange experience. The links program includes: 15 hours of French per week (3 hours per day); various integrated activities at school with French students; accommodation with a host family (half-board during the week, full-board at the weekends); packed lunches when excursions and lunches at the school self-service restaurant; half-day excursions weekly and a full-day excursion on Saturday. Class size: 15 students maximum.

Higher Vocational Diploma in Business Management (BTS Program)- 18 years & older

If you are an advanced student in French you can attend this 2—year program (September to June) which includes French, foreign languages, law, economics, administrative accounting and commercial management and professional experience in enterprise. An extended curriculum includes business English, international exchanges, information technology training and ethics in business. This diploma is particularly suited to the management of small and medium sized businesses. This program includes: tuition, full-board accommodation in the school residence and with a family at weekends (apartments or residence outside the school also available), social & leisure activities organized by the school.

Pre-University Course (ages 18+)

Take this 15 week Semester course to prepare the DALF or DELF examination. Suitable for advanced students. The comprehensive language course can be combined with optional courses in Government, Literature, Social Sciences, Business. Program includes: tuition, accommodation in a residence in Loches (no meals).

Enrollment dates: September-December/ January-April/ March-June.
Duration: 15 weeks.

Homestay with Lessons (ages 12 to 18)

This program, offered all year round for all levels, includes: 15 hours of French per week with your host/teacher, full-board accommodation with a host family, 1 student per family. You’ll make rapid progress because of the intensive, total immersion nature of a course that is adapted to your needs and interests. And you’ll have a welcoming and friendly host family to make you feel at home. This is a great experience to add to your university applications.

Minimum Stay: 1 week.

Homestay Without Lessons (ages 12 to18)

This experience will allow you to progress quickly in the language and discover the French way of life by participating in the social life of your host family. Full-board accommodation. Not suggested for beginners; all year round; 1 student per family.

Minimum Stay: 1 week.

Transition Year (15 to 18 years old)

Customized for Transition Year students, this program is designed to provide a broad educational experience which includes 15 hours of French per week, integration into mainstream Lycéen classes and activities, excursions, career planning and work placement. Fees include: tuition, accommodation with a host family, airport pick-up, excursions, personal insurance, placement test and books. All levels. September to June.


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