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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in France

For anyone planning a move to or within France, Europe we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to City and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in France, famous cities include Paris, Nice and Monaco.

France has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"From the lights of Paris to the relaxing countryside, France is one of the most alluring countries in the world. Tempting cuisine such as sauces, cheeses, breads, and pastries wait inside charming cafés. French beaches are often known to be naturalist friendly, but plenty of family-oriented beaches abound. Many French villages have Internet access, ATMs and cell phone service, but they retain their historic architecture, gorgeous views and quiet pace of life. Indulge in celebrated wine and champagne, and then stay the night in a traditional chateau. Discover masterful art and architecture, the French Alps, and beautiful landscapes. Create your own legendary experience in France."  Visit Europe

France sits in the top right hand corner of Europe, with a long coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean, English Channel and Mediterranean Sea. France’s neighbouring countries include Luxembourg and Belgium to the northeast, Switzerland and Germany to the east and Italy slightly south east.

France is the most visited country in the world! With the variety of the gorgeous and bustling capital of Paris, to the rolling vineyards and glamour of the south of France, we can see why 11 million people visit the country each year.




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in France?

If you are thinking of moving to live in France (or you already live in France but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in France there is a big choice of high quality French schools, with a number of France’s highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Europe.

The private education sector in and around France features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In France (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in France and the cities of Nice, Lyon and Marsaille by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around France and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In France

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in France providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In France

The most popular suburbs in France and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Lyon (515,600), Saint-Etienne (172,500), Grenoble (158,100), Villeurbanne(151,200)

>  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Dijon (155,100), Besançon (116,700), Belfort (50,700), Chalon-sur-Saône (44,500)

>  Brittany

Rennes (216,800), Brest (139,200), Quimper (63,400), Lorient (58.100)

>  Centre-Val de Loire

Orléans (116,600), Tours (139,200), Bourges (66,000), Blois (45,900)

>  Corsica

Ajaccio (68,300), Bastia (40,500), Porta-Vecchio (12,500), Calvi (5,200)

>  Grand Est

Strasbourg (284,700), Reims (182,500), Metz (117,600), Mulhouse (190,500)

>  Hauts-de-France

Lille (232,800), Amiens (132,500), Roubaix (96,300), Tourcing (96,100)

>  Paris Region

Paris (2,187,500), Boulogne-Billancourt (119,600), Argenteuil (110,700)

>  Normandie

Rouen (111,500), Caen (106,500), Le Havre (170,500)

>  Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bordeaux (257,800), Limoges (135,500), Poitiers (88,700), Pau (77,200)

>  Occitanie

Toulouse (485,300), Montpellier (285,200), Nîmes (151,000)

>  Pays de la Loire

Nantes (314,200), Angers (152,900), Le Mans (143,200), Saint-Nazaire (70,000)

>  Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

Marseille (861,600), Nice (41,600), Toulon (166,500), Aix-en-Provence (142,100)




France is a very popular place to live and many people move to France each year, or to near France and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to France are seeking a more cosmopolitan lifestyle, deciding to relocate to France for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in France.

Ten Things To Know About France

> FACT 1:  France has an incredible coastline, with over 3,427 kilometres of it, you can choose from sandy bays, dramatic cliffs, deserted coves and glamorous ports, all guaranteed to provide a perfect coastal lifestyle.

> FACT 2:  The Louvre, located in Paris, is the most visited museum in the world. Most famous for the Mona Lisa, it attracts over 30,000 people through its doors every day!

> FACT 3:  Cheese is perhaps one of the first things that springs to mind when talking about France, and it’s certainly one of the countries drawing points. If you move here, you’ll have over 1,500 types to choose from - so that should keep you busy for the first couple of years!

> FACT 4:  One of the most famous events held in France is the Tour de France cycling race, which has now been running for over 100 years!

> FACT 5:  France has the most Nobel prizes in the world for literature. The country boasts a proud 14 wins, most recently by Jean-Paul Sartre who was awarded the prize in 1967.

> FACT 6:  To go with the cheese and snails, there must be wine. Luckily, there is a large selection to choose from, and the French consume around 11.2 billion glasses of it per year!

> FACT 7:  As we know, snails are a French delicacy, with the country getting through 25,000 snails per year!

> FACT 8:  It is illegal to throw away food in France, any food that isn’t sold is to be given away to charity.

> FACT 9:  Parisian Philippe Khan invented the camera phone! He took the first photo of his baby daughter, Sophie, in 1997.

> FACT 10:  The French motto is ‘Liberte, Egalite and Franernite” a phrase that has strong roots in the French Revolution.

Where To Live In France

France offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country or coast lifestyles, France is full of bustling cities and leafy towns with lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Paris France, Nice France, Marseille France, Marseille France, Colmar France, Bordeaux France, Lyon France, Strasbourg France, Annecy France, Chamonix France, Aix-en-Provence France, Eze France, Gordes France, Toulouse France, Avignon France, Nantes France, Saint-Tropez France, Honfleur France, Rouen France, Dijon France, Cannes France, Tours France, Montpellier France, Lille France, Reims France

Commuting To And From City By Rail Or Road

Relocating to City is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Lyon, Nice, Monaco and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Paris to Lyon: Paris is about 460 km by road from Lyon via the A6 and driving to the centre of Lyon from Paris normally takes under 5 hours 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Lyon from Paris, with trains taking from 2 hours.

>  Lyon to Nice: Nice is about 470 km by road from Lyon via the A8 and A7 and driving to the centre of Nice from Lyon normally takes under 5 hours. There is a very regular train service to Nice from Lyon, with trains taking around 4 hours 35 minutes.

>  Nice To Monaco: Monaco is about 20 km by road from Nice via the A8 and driving to the centre of Monaco from Nice normally takes under 35 mintues. There is a very regular train service to Monaco from Nice, with trains taking from 30 minutes.



Major International Airports in France

Some of the most well connected international airports in france include the Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Strasbourg International Airport, Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, Lyon Saint Exupery Airport, Toulouse Blagnac Airport, Nantes Atlantique Airport




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