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Lyon is the capital of French culinary tradition. With its intricate “Traboules”, it looks like a romantic labyrinth. In Lyon we offer Language and Culture courses as well as the course “French and Cuisine”, perfect for gourmets.



  1. top location! Learn French in the capital of French cuisine at a convenient price
  2. French and Cuisine: combine your language course with visits to restaurants, cooking classes and tastings
  3. quality language courses: wide offering of courses, Language and Culture courses

Lyon is characterised by narrow and intricate streets with plenty of bistros, bars and excellent restaurants. The capital city of the region Rhône-Alpes has an extraordinarily varied cultural scene. Here you will find countless museums, theatres, an imposing opera and big green parks. Typical of Lyon are its many ancient religious buildings, its Roman amphitheatre and its narrow streets, also called “Traboules”. They are actually intricate passages connecting one courtyard to the other. Getting lost in this romantic labyrinth is a good way to discover the most hidden and charming corners and sites of the city, for example the old puppet theatre.The nightlife in Lyon is also worth experiencing.
The historic city on the left side of the river Saône, called “Vieux Lyon” has been declared UNESCO world heritage for its beauty. On the top of the Fourvière hill stands the imposing Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, that you can reach by cable car.

LISA! Language courses >>

Our LISA! Language courses in Lyon are high-quality French courses hold by competent teachers, who adopt an efficient and modern teaching method.
Classes start every Monday except for Beginners Courses. If the beginning day is on a public holiday, the course will start on Tuesday. Our language courses are suitable for students and professionals, both beginners and advanced speakers. During the course, your accommodation will be in a friendly host family or in a studio.

Accreditations >>

With more than 20 years of experience, LISA! Study Abroad is today one of the best agencies offering organized language programs. Our LISA! school in Lyon is has been accredited Label Quality FLE and is member of IALC, CampusFrance and Groupement FLE. All our teachers are mother-tongue speakers and specialized in teaching French as a foreign language.

Your language course in Lyon >>

During your first day at school, you will be assigned to the suitable level class according to your language knowledge. This guarantees an excellent and successful learning.
After classes, you will have plenty of time to explore the city and its surroundings. Our LISA! language school offers several organized activities during the week and our friendly school team will surely give you good tips and suggestion on the city’s highlights. They will also recommend you the best places to do shopping, to have a coffee and to party with friends.
You can also explore the city on your own. You will surely find fellow-travelers
wishing to join you during your tours.
The best way to improve your knowledge of a foreign language is getting in touch with the local people. Therefore, we suggest that you to take every opportunity to practice your knowledge with mother-tongue speakers. The accommodation in a host family is perfect for testing every day what you have just learned.

Arrival >>

We recommend you to take a flight to Lyon. From the airport you can easily reach your accommodation using public transport.
It takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre from the airport by bus (
If you arrive at Lyon main station between 08:00 and 22:00 you can book our already in price included private transfer to your host family. For further information we invite you to contact us per telephone or e-mail.

Things to do in Lyon

  • watch pink flamingos in the “Parc de la Tête d'Or”

  • go on a boat trip along the river Rhône

  • overlook Lyon from the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

  • stroll in the botanical garden “Parc de la Tête d'Or”

  • sit in a terraced café on the banks of the rivers Saône and Rhône

  • have an excellent dinner at Paul Bocuse’s top restaurant “L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges” on the river Saône

  • buy souvenirs in the shops along the narrow “Traboules”

  • have a cocktail in “Bec de Jazz”

  • try local specialities in a typical “Bouchon”, such as “Le Poêlon d'Or”

We will be glad to help you finding the language course which best suits your needs.  We give you advice on the best time to travel, the ideal duration of your language course, information about the respective entry requirements and about how to get to your accommodation. Our information service is free of charge. You can book your language course by phone, e-mail or by filling out our online booking form.

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