Take a break from simple sightseeing in Paris to expand your mind with a French language class at the famous Café de Flore in Paris' Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. This area has been known for its cafes since the 17th century, and the Café de Flore itself has hosted the likes of Picasso, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir as well as current celebrities.
This famous cafe is the perfect setting for a French language class with a qualified English-speaking instructor. Choose either a beginner or intermediate level, with classes limited to no more than five people for the best learning experience. The beginner level is meant for those who are newcomers to French, or who need a refresher course after a long time away from the classroom. The intermediate level is ideal for those who already have a good grasp on the basics of French and want to work on improving things like grammar or pronunciation.
Both levels include a coffee at the cafe and 45 minutes of French instruction and discussion, after which there's a 45-minute walking tour of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés with your teacher. The neighborhood, also known as the Latin Quarter, has long been a haunt of writers, artists and philosophers.
During the tour is a great chance to try out your new French language skills and ask for other language tips to serve you through the rest of your stay in Paris.