5 Weeks Cooking Holiday in Montpellier & French Lessons

5 Weeks Cooking Holiday in Montpellier & French Lessons

  • Accent Français Language School, 7 rue de Verdun 34000, Montpellier, France

Cooking & Language Holidays in France

Our quality French language school has been officially recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a provider of quality education. Besides learning French in Montpellier, you will enjoy cooking lessons with Chef Armand learning French cuisine at a French cooking school which has received distinctions such as 1 star on the Bottin Gourmand, 1 "toque rouge" with a mark of 14/20 in Gault & Millau guide for his restaurant lArbre de Vie in Strasbourg, "Club des Cent meilleurs cuisiniers du Monde" membership from 1986 to 1993, and Ambassador New Art of lEcole de Nancy in 2000.


  • 40 cooking workshops
  • 100 French language lessons
  • Quality FLE recognition by the French Ministry
  • Awarded SuperStar French Language School (2017) by the Study Travel Magazine
  • Each lesson and workshop for 45 minutes
  • Ideal location in the heart of Montpellier
  • School Certificate of Attendance
  • 5 weeks accommodation
  • 25 days with instruction
  • French, English
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Accommodation applies for stays from Sunday to Saturday.

Host family

Single and double rooms are available. Students may choose to have room with kitchen access only, with breakfast or half-board with breakfast, dinner and arrival pick-up.

Tourist residence

Consuls de la Mer - Furnished studio 18-25 meter square; 15 minutes away by tramway from school; single or twin bed, bathroom, private toilet, air conditioning, pool, gym, car park, internet. Price excludes tourist tax.

Occitanes - Furnished studio 18-25 meter square; 5 minutes away walking from school; double bed, bathroom, private toilet, air conditioning, TV, car park, internet. Price excludes tourist tax.


Room on campus - 10-20 minutes away from school by tramway. Available from July 3, 2016 until August 20, 2016. Individual bedroom, bathroom, private toilets, WiFi.

Studio StudyLoca - 10-15 minutes away from the school by tramway. Available all year round. Private independent studio, private bathroom and toilet, fully-equipped kitchen, internet access.

Studio in a student residence - 5 minutes away from the school walking. Available from June 5, 2016 until August 27, 2016. Individual studio, private bathroom and toilet, fully equiped kitchen, internet.

With the Mediterranean beaches just 15 minutes by bus and the old Cevennes mountains nearby, Montpellier is the sunny place to visit, famous for its historical richness as well as its cultural and technological dynamism. The city is full of culture, while the cost of living remains lower than in most big French cities.

A place for students, Montpellier is home to 60,000 university students from all parts of France and of the world. University of Montpellier is well known for its medical school, the most ancient in Europe, and its numerous faculties can welcome students in all fields of studies such as law, sciences, art and literature, business.

A place in the South, Montpellier with a population of 260,000 benefits from 300 days of sunshine a year perfect for enjoying the many cafes, the pedestrians-only city centre, the street musicians who populate its squares and medieval streets, the daily markets with typical provence colors and the relaxed pace of Mediterranean life.

A place for culture and leisure, Festivals and cultural events are held all year round in Montpellier such as theatre, dance, rock and classical music festivals. Meeting friends outside, sitting on a sunny terrace or dancing under the stars: bars, restaurants, museums, opera theatres, there is no lack of opportunities to amuse yourself.


"Occitanes" dancing

Beach volley, beach soccer tourneys

Biking tours

Board games

Bowling games in Odysseum

Cooking class

Evening social activities

Fabre Museum

French manners

French perfumes

Historical city centre of Montpellier

International extreme sport shows


Leisure activities

Local products tasting

Mare nostrum Aquarium

Movie club

Notre-Dame-des-Tables crypt museum



Poker party

Temporary exhibition

Traditional cuisine

Wine bars

Wine workshop

Tourist office and activity department

Accent Franais is open all day long for students wishing to study or just relax. A working room where you can study and prepare your presentations. Free access to all teaching material, grammar and exercises books or simply relax reading magazines and newspapers. Computers with free access to Internet for your personal researches or just to check your emails.

Many events at school that will involve you in the Institute social life: welcome drinks and farewell parties, international cooking parties, poetry or literature contests, etc. Accent Franais has its own activity department with a dedicated staff member. We will provide you on arrival with the program of activities and excursions we offer every week.

The extra curricular activities and excursions we organize are held on afternoons, evenings and weekends. Activities are accompanied and animated by our experimented and dynamic staff always happy to provide guidance and tourist information. A full guide of all sports and leisure activities we have carefully selected.

From mid May to mid October, we offer a pack of cultural activities with: 1 Montpellier city tour, 2 cultural activities, 2 full day excursions on week ends (or 1 full day + 2 half days), 2 French movies, a transport card for the city of Montpellier (tramway and bus pass for 14 days) 60 EUR/week (2 weeks minimum). You just pay for your own entrance fee or personal expenses.

A mini tourist office is available at the entry desk and our staff will be pleased to help you organizing your own leisure activities and weekend excursions. An excellent way to discover French culture and to visit our region with our very enthusiastic activity coordinator. School provides a weekly program of exhibitions, music shows, festivals, and cultural events of the city.

Arrival by airplane

The international airport Montpellier- Mditerranne is located about 7 kilometers from the city centre.

Shuttle bus from the airport to the city center: 15 minutes journey.

Arrival by bus

  • Montpellier is a stop of the Eurolines Bus network which covers more than 25 countries.

Arrival by train

  • The train station gare St Roch is located in the city centre, 2-minute walk from the school Accent Franais and is connected to main public transportation.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Montpellier, France

Voted Best French Language School 2012 -2017. Our school is located at the heart of Montpellier. We offer individualized follow up before and during your stay.

  • Availability: The Culinary Vacations of this organizer are available 90% of the time.
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35 days / 34 nights


Available all year round except on weeks 15, 31, 32, 33 of 2017 with arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday. The following dates are available for complete beginners: January 7, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, and November 5, 2018.

The school will be closed on April 2, May 1, May 10, May 21, August 15, and November 1, 2018. There will be no class those days; a free full-day excursion is proposed instead.

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