alpha.b is a French language school specialised in teaching French to foreigners. alpha.b is located in a private mansion in the very heart of Nice, 10 minutes from the Promenade des Anglais. alpha.b...
The city of Nice lies on the South East coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea.
It is synonymous with elegance and style and is one of several glamorous resorts on the French Riviera or Côte D’Azur, from Monaco to St Tropez.
But Nice isn't just for the "jet set”. It's an accessible, affordable and delightful European destination for those looking to learn French in France.
And the IALC French language schools in Nice offer the perfect combination of high quality standards and full cultural immersion.
Nice was originally named Nike, after the goddess of Victory in Greek mythology. From its Greek origins, the city has accumulated a rich historical and cultural heritage. The best way to explore it is on foot, through the ancient cobblestone streets in Vieux Nice that bind a network of old squares, magnificent buildings and churches. Place Massena is the main square of the city and is lined with beautiful palm trees and imposing buildings of Italian architecture. It is often used for public events, concerts and festivals.
Nice has twenty municipal museums and galleries, and a number of private contemporary art galleries and artists’ workshops.
Among the highlights are the Musee des Beaux Arts, including works by Monet, Rodin, Sisley and Degas. The Musee National Marc Chagall is a small museum with the largest public collection of the artist’s works. The Matisse Museum houses a variety of works by the artist, who lived nearby. Also worth visiting is the Russian Orthodox Cathedral St Nicolas, the largest Russian Orthodox church outside Russia.
Nice has plenty of places to eat out, from small traditional cafés and bistros to world-class restaurants.
This area of France is famed for its cuisine - a unique fusion of Provençal cooking with elements of Spanish, Catalonian and Northern Italian cuisines results in an impressive variety of dishes. The Mediterranean climate makes this coastal resort a great place for water sports and other outdoor activities, with excursions into the Provençal countryside, Monaco and even Italy all possible within a day.
Along the seafront and pebbled beach in Nice is the iconic Promenade des Anglais known as the le Prom, which offers idyllic views of the Mediterranean and is a favourite place for cyclists, walkers and skateboarders. Once the sun sets, the cosily lit beach bars offer a perfect stopover before hitting the Nice night scene in Vieux Nice, where there are numerous cocktail bars and themed nightclubs.