Monuments and places you need to visit while studying in Paris


Banks of the Seine (Paris rive de seine)

The banks of the Seine are among the most visited places In France, since it is on this territory that one will find emblematic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde or even Notre-Dame. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to Île Saint-Louis and contributes to the richness of France’s cultural heritage.

Château de Versailles

The Palais de Versailles is one of the architectural masterpieces of Paris, thus being one of the most famous UNESCO listed sites. Built during the 17th century under the direction of Louis XIV, this Palace was originally a simple hunting lodge which was gradually transformed into a royal residence, seat of the French absolute monarchy. If you choose to visit Versailles during the summer season you will have the pleasure of attending events such as musical fountains or night fountain shows.

Medieval  town of Provins

Located East of Paris, Provins  is a magnificent medieval city which has managed to preserve its charm and historical heritage over the centuries. Founded back to the 12th century, Provins is famous thanks to its two main UNESCO World Heritage Sites – The Tour César “Caesar Tower,” is indeed an iconic symbol of the city. The town of Provins is also renowned for its medieval festivals which attract many visitors every year wishing to attend the Rose Festival and the Saint-Martin Fair. During these events, the streets of Provins are full of costumed artisans, jugglers, musicians and knights, who together recreate the festive atmosphere of the Middle Ages.


Located about 55 kilometers southeast of Paris, Fontainebleau  is a historic town renowned for its castle and forest. The Château de Fontainebleau, which dates back to the 12th century, was home to many French kings and emperors, including Napoleon Bonaparte. It is renowned for its spectacular architecture, gardens and lavish interiors. The Fontainebleau Forest, beside its beautiful natural environment, is and ideal place if you wish to practice outdoor activities:  you will indeed find several hiking, climbing and horseback riding trails.

Sport, culture and leisure for free!

The City of Paris promotes cultural discovery and activities for students. If you are under 26yo,  you will be able to access national monuments, and museums permanent collections for free. The “Kiosque jeunesse” also gives free invitations to shows including theater concerts or festivals. Some sports activities are also free in several gardens and parks of the City of Paris such as the Luxembourg garden, the Bercy park or the Champ-de-Mars Garden. Look it up, because you might find THE activity that suits you!

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Le secrétariat sera exceptionnellement fermé le mercredi 17 janvier.

The secretariat will be exceptionally closed on Wednesday, January 17th. 

Information sur la session de printemps 2024

L’inscription à la session de printemps (rentrée du 5 février 2024) est encore possible jusqu’au 2 février, sous réserve de places disponibles.

Les étudiants souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à se rendre directement au bureau des admissions de l’institution, ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 16h30.
Ils doivent s’assurer de disposer d’un visa valide.

L’inscription en ligne pour cette session n’est plus possible sur ce site.

Information regarding the 2024 spring session

Registration for the spring session (starting on February 5, 2024) is still possible until February 2, subject to availability.

Students wishing to register are invited to go directly to the institution’s admission office, open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
They must ensure they have a valid visa.

Online registration for this session is no longer available on this website.

Dates des prochains examens TCF

Les prochaines sessions d’examen TCF auront lieu dans les locaux de l’institution aux dates suivantes :

Le 30 janvier et le 27 février :

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Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :