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Learn French and hiking in Morzine, the French Alps

Hiking in Morzine- There's so much to explore
Hiking in Morzine- having a break in the sun

Learn French and hiking in Morzine

Learn French and Hiking in Morzine:

  • Combine your passion for the mountains with your passion for the French language
  • Explore the Alps from gentle walks to climbing local peaks
  • Combine mountain walking with 3 hours of French per day
  • Take your Intensive French Course in the morning, then enjoy some amazing hiking in the afternoons
  • A rejuvenating and invigorating course to improve your fitness, improve your French and enjoy the beauty of the Alps

Learn French + Hiking: what to expect

You will arrive in Morzine on a Saturday and have the weekend to settle into your chosen accommodation and have a wander around the beautiful Alpine town.  On Monday you will start your French and hiking course with a morning French Lesson.  You can read more about the sample hiking programme below.  We can also offer more challenging hikes for the more adventurous amongst you.  All of our hikes are lead by a local French guide who will explain about the mountains and what you see on the walk.  This is also a great opportunity to practice your French outside of the classroom by chatting to the guide during your walk.

French lessons run every morning from 9h-12h allowing you time to grab a quick bite to eat in one of the many cafés and restaurants after your lessons before heading off on your hike.  Students are split into classes according to their level of French so that classes are relevant to their level and objectives.  We always include plenty of conversational activities and our focus is on speaking and listening skills and making conversational activities a priority.  Our teachers enjoy keeping up to date with all the latest ideas in education and are constantly developing new fun lessons to ensure that students progress as much as possible while enjoying their learning with Alpine French School.  Our French Intensive Courses include 3 hours of tuition per day with a coffee break. Your hikes will finish late afternoon, leaving you plenty of time in the late afternoon and evening to soak up some sun and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in Morzine or at your accommodation.

Hiking in Morzine Programme: Discover the Alps

(suitable for all fitness levels: 3 of the following walks will be chosen by the guide)

  • Day 1 – Fauna: gentle walk where your guide will explain the different species you can encounter in the local mountains.
  • Day 2 – Discover the River: learn how to read information from the river and the ecosystem around it.  A lesson on the environment and what it has to tell us.
  • Day 3 – Flowers in Food: during this walk, discover the local flora so that you can easily integrate in your cooking skills.  For a small supplement, you can finish your adventure in a restaurant that will cook your flowers for you.
  • Day 4 – Alpage and Fromage: on this steady walk, you will visit a traditional cheese-making farm in the Alpage up in the mountains, learn all about cheese-making methods and of course, have a little taste!


  • If you would like to book or receive more information, or if you have any questions, please email us via our booking form
  • We evaluate all of our students before enrolling them on a course to ensure that everyone is placed in a group of a suitable level.  We also like to discuss students’ objectives for their course to ensure that everyone is placed on a course that suits their aims in French language learning.

Course fees

Standard package for one week:

Luxury package for one week:

Not included but we can arrange for you:

  • Airport transfers: 35€ each way to and from Geneva airport
  • One to one French classes
  • Additional activities
  • Single room supplement in apartment: 200€

Mix and match from all of our accommodation & French course options:

  • Accommodation (host family, apartment or hotel)
  • French tuition

Your course fees will depend on the package you choose.  Please contact us with your detailed requirements and we will prepare you a quote.

Course packages from 749€

Course Dates

We offer our full French + Hiking package from 29th June – 31st August 2019.  However from mid-May until October, it is possible to come and study with us and do self-guided hikes.

Course DatesCourse Dates
Courses run from 29th Juneto 31st August 2019

Don't hesitate to call us and one of the team will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and discuss options. We all speak French and English! +33 (0) 4 50 79 08 38

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I just wanted to thank yourself and the Alpine French School team for an amazing week in Morzine.  My experience has been positive throughout, from the initial booking and logistics communications, to the classes themselves.   The admin team were quick to respond to any queries I had, and provided very detailed...
- Nathalie White Read all Testimonials
My lessons with Alpine French School have really helped me to eliminate some of my entrenched errors despite speaking French for over 20 years and living in France for more than 10 years. The lessons are creative, engaging, interesting and effective. I've not only learned to refine grammar and increase the...
- Mary Kirkbride Read all Testimonials
L'ambiance dans l'école était très bien.  Nous avons parlé beaucoup pendant les cours et je n'ai pas de suggestion pour améliorer le stage!  Merci pour les 4 semaines à Morzine...
- Samira Machouk, Switzerland Read all Testimonials
C'était un super bon expérience, c'était très cool! Je voudrais bien rentrer ici.  Je suis un peu triste de...
- Hanna Frankenberger Read all Testimonials
I have had a lovely time at AFS.  Who knew that doing a 10 week French course could be so enjoyable?  The whole AFS team are so accommodating and will always do what is in their power to make your stay more enjoyable.  Being able to ski in the mornings...
- Luke Williams, England Read all Testimonials

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