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Bayonne

France / Bayonne

Language Camp at the “Côte Basque” – a true surfer’s paradise!

Save 7% on Bayonne for English & French courses

  • English or French tuition included
  • Enjoy one of France’s most popular holiday destinations
  • Workshops, town walks and beach activities every day
  • Transfers, excursions, full board and a local bus pass included
  • Surf Course with professionals as a supplement
  • Summer Camp 13-17 yrs.
  • Location

    city centre: 20 minutes
    beach: 40 minutes
    (bus ride from residence)

  • Language Courses

    French or English:
    General Course (included)
    Intensive Course (with supplement)

  • Travel period

    25.06.-13.08.2022

  • Already included

    International activity programme
    Excursions and a local bus pass
    Transfers (airport and train station)
    24/7 Supervision and Emergency Phone
    Free Wifi in common areas in residence
    Fruit’n’Fit Corner

  • Accommodation

    Residence and homestay
    Full board with packed lunch/dinner

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Improve your language skills with international students

  • English and French tuition available
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Study in small classes (max. 15 students)
  • Qualified teachers
  • All materials provided
  • Certificate at the end of course and Graduation Ceremony

All lessons take place in our residence “Maison Diocésaine”. Students can choose between French and English tuition.
The 14th July is the French National Bank Holiday. Lessons do not take place on that day and will not be made up.

GENERAL FRENCH OR ENGLISH COURSE

already included

Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
The following levels of French are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2).
The following levels of English are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2).
Duration: minimum 1 week.

INTENSIVE FRENCH OR ENGLISH COURSE

available as a supplement

The Intensive Course consists of the General Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:45 -12:30) in which key areas of language learning are practised in more depth.
The following levels of French are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2).
The following levels of English are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2).
Duration: minimum 1 week.

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After the lessons

  • Bilingual French/English campus and activity programme
  • Sports, beach activities, creativity and lifestyle workshops
  • Free time to discover Bayonne on your own
  • Professional surf course available as a supplement
  • Half and full day excursions

Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia or other countries will run a supervised bilingual activity programme in the afternoons & evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon you can choose between several activities and in the evening you can take place in one of our amazing events. Check out our Bayonne sample programme.

OUR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

already included
  • Welcome & Farewell Meetings with Graduation Ceremony
  • Town Walks, Photo Rallies
  • Beach activities (Volleyball, Football, Badminton, Frisbee, Dodge ball)
  • Workshops (Arts & Crafts, Health & Beauty, Food & Drinks, Dance, Henna Tattoos)
  • Welcome & Farewell Theme Parties, Chill Nights at the Beach (Bonfire, Barbeque) Quiz Nights, Karaoke Nights, Game Nights (Treasure Hunts, Murder Mystery, Haunted House), Biarritz or Bayonne by Night
  • Chill-out zone with table tennis, badminton and football tables
  • One half-day trip per week (e.g. St. Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Sare)
  • One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g. San Sebastian or Bilbao in Spain, Pau, Hendaye, Lourdes or Bordeaux)

Click here to see our sample programme!

IP TRIP PROGRAMME

already included

Excursions are a part of our programme and included in the price. During your first week you have one half-day trip included. If you stay more than one week you will have one additional half-day excursion and one full day trip per additional week.

Each trip consists of a guided tour of the area with some interesting background information and stops at the nicest photo locations. Our supervisors will not only tell you more about the city but also where the coolest shops and cafés are, because after the guided tour you will have some free time with your friends for shopping and discovering on your own! The amount of free time allowed depends on the students’ age.

Half-day trip destinations: St. Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Sare

Full day trip destinations: San Sebastian or Bilbao in Spain, Pau, Hendaye, Lourdes or Bordeaux

SURF COURSE (5 x 1,5 lessons)

available as a supplement

The Atlantic Coast of Southern France is a true surfer’s paradise. If you feel like getting in touch with your inner surfer, be sure to join the surf course at our partner school in Anglet.

The surf course includes five lessons with professional surf teachers per week (1.5 hours each) which take place in the afternoons. Equipment will be provided. Surf lesson times may vary depending on the weather, tide, and the size of the waves. Occasionally due to weather or water conditions surf could be not safe, so students will receive theoretical knowledge in surfing, paddling and first aid or the surf lesson can be cancelled or postponed. Students participating in the surf lessons receive a small snack (e.g. cereal bar, fruit…) in addition to their packed lunch).

Please bear in mind that booking this special may prevent you from joining other activities or a scheduled excursion. This special is not included in the activity programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade.

Price: 185.00 € (per week)

Residence or home stay

  • Live with international students in our residence in Bayonne
  • Enjoy the French „joie de vivre“ in home stay
  • Full board with packed lunch

Residence

You will stay in single or twin rooms in Maison Diocésaine, situated just 20 minutes away from the town centre and 40 minutes away from the beach. We have standard rooms with shared bathrooms or en-suite rooms with a shower in the room but shared toilets available. Bedding and towels are provided, but please bring extra towels for the beach. All rooms are lockable. A deposit of 50 EUR is charged on arrival.
You’ll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner are taken in Maison Diocésaine. Packed lunch is provided at school as buffet for you to prepare your own sandwich. Additionally, there will be fruits or yoghurt, water or juice and a bag of chips or chocolate. Once per week we offer hot lunch in the residence and a packed dinner to eat during an evening event outside. We offer vegetarian, lactose free and gluten free options. Any special dietary requirement must be requested at least 3 weeks prior to arrival Please advise about any general food allergies at the time of your booking.
Our supervisors live in the residence as well. They are there if you have any problems or questions. Free-wifi is available in the main areas. A local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay.

Homestay

You may also stay in twin or triple bedrooms with one of our friendly homestay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Our hosts are not always traditional families with children but can also be single with or without
children, older people and young families with or without children. They live in Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne – some are situated close to the school while others are a bus-ride away (on average 30, max. 60 mins, a local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay). Therefore, homestay is a good opportunity for self-dependent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a French family. You will get full board accommodation with breakfast, packed lunches and dinner. We offer vegetarian and vegan options in the homestay accommodation. Any other special diet (Gluten free, lactose free, food allergies) on request only. Halal and kosher food is not available. Please advise at least 3 weeks prior arrival about any special diet. Please be aware that due to bus frequency or availability at nights, students accommodated in host families perhaps will not be able to attend the evening activity.

Our Supervision Concept in Bayonne

Your safety and welfare are our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 15 students between 13 and 17 years. However, supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up to 25 students for 13-17 year olds depending on the situation.

Students in Bayonne will be free to experience and explore things with their friends on and off campus, but with daily checks from our supervisors to provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom. Daily checks include: wake-up, breakfast, class check, assembly, programme check with sign-up lists, dinner, TTT and night check. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is a mix of compulsory activities and voluntary ones. You will join some afternoon activities and evening events with the rest of the students (3-4 afternoons & evenings per week), to know each other, enjoy the international atmosphere and make new friends, and some days you can choose between taking part in the offered programme activities or exploring the town or relaxing in the residence or by the beach with your new friends. All students attend the offered excursions.

When the activities are not compulsory you can choose between taking part in the offered programme activities or exploring the town with your friends in pairs or bigger groups in the afternoon after informing our staff members and signing out. You must be back in the residence for dinner and if you sign out in the evening at 10:30 pm. Our supervisors reserve the right to limit these times when necessary.

If you are staying in host families, you have to return to your host family for dinner. After dinner you can either stay in there or return to campus for the evening programme. If you want to leave the Host family on your own until 10.30pm the IP team should be informed as well as the Host family.

The activity programme is bilingual (French and English). There are activities in French and English in the afternoons and bilingual activities in the evening. During the excursions, there will be different groups per language or a bilingual guided tour (in case of smaller group sizes on site).

You will be part of a TTT (Time to Talk) group of up to 20 students. All TTTs and assemblies are compulsory. In these meetings you can inform your supervisors about your plans for the rest of the day. The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance.

Bayonne

Discover the glamorous Côte Basque ideally located in South West France! Bayonne is located at the “Côte Basque” right next to Biarritz which is one of the three most attractive holiday destinations in France besides Paris and the French Riviera. The area offers a wide choice of daytime holiday activities. Bayonne is a medieval town with great shopping facilities, a beautiful riverside-setting and lots of culture and history, while Biarritz is a vibrant cosmopolitan town with magnificent beaches, golf courses and numerous sporting facilities. The wonderful beaches are a surfer's paradise, and of course, you can also enrol for a surfing course at our experienced surf school. You can either stay in our residence Maison Diocésaine with students from up to 14 different nationalities or with one of our carefully chosen host families. French and English summer courses take place in the residence. After school, you can gather together with friends and participate in a variety of activities. Give table tennis a go or spend the afternoon on the beach relaxing or playing volleyball. Maison Diocésaine in Bayonne is is situated a approx. 20-minute bus ride from the the town centre and 40 minutes from the beach. You will find the IP Ocean Lounge where you can meet your friends, and play board games or football in the gardens. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. The lessons take place in modern classrooms of Maison Diocésaine. The programme, organised by our international supervisors, takes place in the residence,  the town centre or on the beach. A local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay.

How to get to Bayonne

We are pleased to offer 3 different options of how to get to Bayonne. Transfers are included in the price if you arrive/depart from/to Biarritz Airport or Bayonne train/bus station.

Self-arranged journey

You can choose a Self-arranged Journey to our IP centre in Bayonne. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent/s or a Guardian to our centre at Maison Diocésaine in Bayonne and/or to be picked up from there on your departure. Please make sure to meet the requested arrival and departure times. You should arrive between 14:00 and 18:00. On departure day you should be picked up between 8:00 and 11:00.

Biarritz Airport (already included in the price)

The transfer from/to Biarritz Airport is included in the price. If you fly into Biarritz Airport (Aéroport International de Biarritz Pays Basque) you will be picked up by well-known taxi companies or by your hosts. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service or your host will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our Residence in Bayonne or your host will take you to your new home. We strongly recommend booking a flight arriving at the airport between 14:00 and 18:00.

On the day of departure, you will be dropped off at the Airport by your host or our staff. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight. Ideally your flight should depart prior to 14:00.

If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service also (supplement).

Bayonne Railway Station (already included in the price)

Transfers from/to Bayonne train station and bus station are included in the price. If you come by train or by bus to Bayonne you will be picked up by well-known taxi companies or by your hosts. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service or your host will be waiting for you at the station and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our Residence in Bayonne or your host will take you to your new home. We strongly recommend to book a train arriving to Bayonne between 14:00 and 18:00.

On the day of departure, you will be dropped of at the Railway Station by your host or our staff. For your own safety, we will ensure you board the correct train to take you home. For your departure please book a train departing prior to 14:00.

For transfers from/to Biarritz train or bus station we charge a supplement of 19 EUR per way.

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