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Boulogne-sur-Mer Langues et Cultures

LEARN, but not only

A Boulogne-sur-mer summer school course does not stop at learning dispensed by professors. Outside the classroom at all times of the day and evening, there is another life, rich in leisure and recreational activities, new contacts and discoveries. The activities offered outside the classroom are special moments during which you will be able to practice the French language, to get in touch and discuss with the activity leaders and the region’s inhabitants.

A minimum of 20 hours per week of activities are offered. A program is also offered during the week-end. This particularity of the Université d’été of Boulogne-sur-Mer creates a congenial atmosphere that is especially appreciated by the students. Most leisure and cultural activities are free of charge. A team of activity leaders is ever present to organize and lead these activities. The activities are so diverse and adapted that they can interest students of any age.


  • Various conferences are organized during the students’ stay.
  • Group games, parlour games, singing lessons, theatre, dancing
  • Recreational evenings
  • Sports activities: tennis, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and football...
  • A meeting place where students can have coffee, read the press and gather for discussions – Open at various times throughout the day and evening.
  • A study room with Internet connection is also available at various times throughout the day and evening (students can work alone or as a group, and consult various works…)
  • The Université d’été also has specific places which are used for several different activities (shows, tournaments, barbecues…)


  • An excursion in the Boulogne-sur-Mer area is organized to discover the coastline, the hilly green countryside, and the historic and cultural heritage of the region.
  • Outings to discover the long sandy beaches and seaside resorts in the surroundings.
  • Guided tour of the old city: the city walls, the castle, the cathedral, the belfry.
  • Visit of Nausicaa, (the French National Sea Experience Centre), of the Maison de la Beurrière (a reconstructed early 20th century fishermen’s home), of the Colonne de la Grande Armée (Napoleonic site)...
  • Participation in activities (concerts, shows…) organized in the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer during the summer period.
  • Exploration of the surrounding natural areas by hiking and short walks from the center.
  • In July and August, day-trips are organized: Lille, the regional capital, Paris, Brussels or Bruges. The Université d’été’s students often spend the weekend exploring Lille, Paris, London, Brussels, Bruges or Amsterdam on their own.