Summer 2019 in the French Riviera

What better way to dive into French culture and language than by spending a summer in the heart of the Cote d’Azur?

In addition to French language study for all levels, students get the chance to explore another topic of their choice taught in English.

Take a look at the exciting seminars offered in Nice:

Art History

In this largely field-based course, Professor Michel Remy offers guided visits to local art institutions, including the Chagall Museum, the Matisse Museum, and the MAMAC, to illustrate the history of art from Impressionism through Surrealism. 

International Relations

In this course, students study current events relating to war and terrorism, diplomacy, refugee status, human rights, and aid for the developing world in order to think critically about the arguments made in international politics. 

Studio Art

Designed for students of every level, this course focuses on the essential techniques of sketching and painting, and takes advantage of the many picturesque neighborhoods in Nice and the natural beauty of the French Riviera. 

In addition to choosing a seminar, students also have the chance to participate in the following optional workshops.

French Cooking

In this workshop, students gain hands-on experience in a professional kitchen under the guidance of internationally recognized chef Jean Montagard. From croissants to créme brulee, this course will introduce students to the delicious and daring world of French cooking.


Nice provides an ideal setting for students to pursue their passion for photography and apply their own artistic touch in the digital darkroom. This course covers the fundamentals of compositions, use of manual features on a DLSR camera, and use of photo editing software to conceive and create images with beauty, purpose, intent and meaning.

Summerfuel Nice students are on their way home!

Hello everyone,

All students have arrived at the airport, gone through security, and will soon be on their way to you!

It has been a genuine pleasure working with your sons and daughters over the course of the past three weeks and I cannot believe that our time together has come to an end so quickly! Thank you all so much for your support, patience, and understanding!

Hoping that every student enjoyed their time in Nice with Summerfuel and wishing you all the very best!



Tennis at Beaulieu-sur-mer

Yesterday, students went back to Nice Fit (for the third time) for a boxing class. Sebastian, the instructor and the rest of the team really appreciated the time spent with the students! In the afternoon, some students went to Beaulieu-sur-mer to play tennis. Finally, the day ended with a beautiful dinner out in town.

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Nice Jazz Festival

The highlight of Wednesday was the Mary J. Blige concert at the Nice Jazz Festival! Some students were also able to visit a crypt in the center of Nice!


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More Boxing!

Yesterday, another round of students went to the Nice Fit studio for another day of boxing. The coach, Sebastian was very helpful and really made the class enjoyable! After a delicious Italian dinner, the students listened to Michel, the Art History teacher give a talk about the French educational system.


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Boxing and Beach Trip

Yesterday was a relaxing day. Some students went to Nice Fit, a fitness studio in the area for a personalized boxing class. After lunch, some gift shopping, and afternoon courses, the students went into town for dinner. The day ended with a trip to the beach at night.


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Weekend Excursions

This weekend, the students left Nice for some fun excursions! On Saturday moring, the students went to Antibes. There, the students visited the Picasso Museum and were able to explore the old town. Some even went to the local market to buy gifts! In the afternoon, the students visited Cannes, the city most famously known for the Cannes Film Festival in June. Students shopped and enjoyed the beach. Some also took a short boat ride to Ile Sainte Marguerite to discover the history of the Man With the Iron Mask.

On Sunday, we made three trips. First, to Eze to take a tour of the Fragonard Perfumerie. Then, we went to Monaco, where students visited the Aquarium, took a ride on the tourist train, and visited the Prince’s Palace. Finally, we visited the last town in France before Italy, Menton, for dinner.



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Bastille Day festivities

Yesterday was a special day at the lycée and for France. It marked one of the most symbolic moments of the French Revolution – the end of the regime of absolute monarchy, as well as the one year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Promenade des Anglais. This year in Nice, France’s President, Emmanuel Macron visited Nice to speak at the memorial service for the victims of last year’s attack and students were able to listen.

After morning courses, the students walked together to the port for a beautiful cruise to Villefranche Bay. On our return to the lycée, we stopped for refreshing ice-cream. The highlight of the day though was a Fashion Show, where students constructed outfits from paper and other materials. The team that included Ashton, Anna, Sofia, Malak and modelled by Alina were the night’s winners.


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