When students decide to go off on a French language stay in the South of France, it is because they would like to immerse themselves in the French culture. Our French language school in Montpellier offers cultural and fun activities so that you can achieve your potential both in and out of school. We suggest a visit to the zoo in Montpellier so that you can get to know the region and learn French at the same time.
We will take the tram to get to the zoo in Montpellier. As soon as you arrive, you will be able to make out signs with animal silhouettes, each representing a geographical area to help you find your way around.
The Lunaret zoo covers a surface area of 375 hectares and used to belong to Henri Lunaret. The estate owner decided to donate it to the town of Montpellier. Over the years, the estate was transformed into a zoo and it finally opened its doors to the public in 1964 with just zebras to see.
Learning French in Montpellier means you can enjoy the atmosphere of southern France to the fullest and discover every corner of the city. Montpellier’s unique zoo will enchant you!
The park was then made bigger every year and welcomed new species. So, you will get the chance to see some enormous rhinoceros, beautiful and elegant giraffes but also lamas, pink flamingos and quite a large number of species making you feel like you are a tour of the world.
The Amazonian greenhouse was built in 2007 and really is unique in France. It is home to almost 3,500 tropical plants that help recreate the natural Amazonian environment. This visit is not to be missed during your French language immersion stay in Montpellier.
To help you find your way around the zoo in Montpellier, make sure you look at the different coloured animals on the signs that are all around the park: the dark yellow cheetah which represents Africa, the light yellow lion that represent North Africa, the little green dog for South America, the red bear for Eurasia and the blue Kangaroo which represents Oceania.
If you have less than 2 hours to visit the park, these symbols offer you an adapted itinerary on various themes: « right in the heart of the Amazonian forest », take a quick look a quick look at the 30 different species and « a meeting with the biggest » to admire species that weigh from 200 kg to 3 tonnes.
During your residential French course in the South of France, do not miss the chance to have a look round the region thanks to the excursions and visits offered by our French language school in Montpellier. This is a real opportunity for you to learn more about French culture and study French language over the weeks during your French immersion in Montpellier.