Located in the heart of Montreux, close to the train station and just steps from the lovely promenades along Lake Geneva, our course centre is modern and welcoming.
Equipped with spacious and bright classrooms, free internet access, a fitness room and a cafeteria, where students can have lunch before the afternoon activities, the centre's numerous, high-quality facilities make it an ideal location in which to learn French in Montreux. At this centre we offer accommodation with a host family for optimal language immersion.
Spending the summer learning French in Montreux is the exclusive choice for those who want to discover the beautiful Swiss Riviera region while being immersed in the language. Using interactive techniques and discussing topics of interest, teaching is concentrated on helping you develop your communication skills and boost your language level. Standard, Intensive and Standard + Private classes are proposed every morning, allowing you ample time in the afternoon for fun activities.
Host Family - Twin room
Alpadia Montreux-Riviera is the only camp that features host family accommodation. Placed in twin bedrooms, you will get a taste of local life by staying with a French-speaking family who help you progress with your language skills. You will share the bathroom and eat breakfast with the family in the morning. You will then make your way to class either by public transport or on foot.
The amazing location of Alpadia Montreux-Riviera, by the lake and at the foot of the mountains, makes it possible for us to propose an abundance of thrilling activities. Every weekday afternoon time is dedicated to sportive, creative or cultural activities, giving you the chance to discover the region, enjoy yourself, get to know your fellow campers, have lots of fun and apply your French language skills outside the classroom.
Thanks to the lakeside location, many leisure activities revolve around the water and beach. From a game of mini-golf to volleyball, from swimming to a traditional game of petanque, from shopping and sightseeing in Lausanne to speeding down waterslides at an amusement park, we will keep you active and engaged daily with our rich activity programme.
Optional complementary activities
Three times a week, students who have booked a Premium+ activity spend the afternoon in Creative arts, Adrenalin or Watersports plus classes.
Hold on tight as your adventure begins here! Leysin offers mountain biking, dirty scoot and a toboggan run on a 3000m high glacier. Montreux proposes lasershooting, karting and accrobranche.
Take advantage of Switzerland's largest lake and get wet either waterskiing, stand-up paddling or sailing in 1-2 person boats.
Design your own personal t-shirt or bag, develop a piece of graffiti art or work on a self-portrait using a variety of techniques.
Montreux's exceptional setting on Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Swiss Alps, means that there is a whole host of exciting things to do and place to visit in the region.
Get immersed in the wonderful world of chocolate and taste some of Cailler's locally produced delicacies.
Stroll around the quaint village of Gruyères and visit its cheese factory to discover the steps involved in making this world famous Swiss specialty.
Explore a world full of fun games and themed activities where students can venture into an extensive labyrinth and discover other attractions.
Spend an exhilarating day at this water park by the lake, where thrills and adrenalin rushes are most definitely on the menu!
Discover this unique Roman castle island set on the banks of Lake Geneva, whose history dates back to the 12th century.
Hike around the hilly town of Lausanne, the Olympic capital of the world, home to many international organisations and the Olympic Museum.
Enter the impressive salt mines of Bex, a small town at the base of the mountains, where the region’s supply of salt originates.