I have a 15 years old daughter who does not speak a word in French, only English. I would like her to move her with me and study here in France. I know that international schools cost so much and I can't afford, so I need something bi-lingual financed (partially) by state which possibly provide pre courses so she can make 1 year and after go to school itself. Any similar experiences? All info is appreciated! Thanks, Nina P.S. it's really urgent, also possibilities in near Italy are interesting for us
Where is the best place to go to do some shopping with my teenage daughter in Nice? We are new here and I am not familiar with the shopping centers in Nice. Moving here from the tropics we'll need to do a lot of shopping for the winter. We hardly have any winter clothing. Thanks,OCOC
We live in Antibes but would like to move to Nice. Does anyone know a nice, lively area, with a good primary school, quite close to the centre, but not too close? Where do English-speaking people live in Nice (we don't want to feel too isolated)? Do you know a good school (not private) that welcomes bilingual children? Which neighbourhoods are to be avoided? Any tips and advice welcome, thank you!G malton
I recently saw some discussion regarding the Fenelon School. Can anyone provide information regarding this?I believe I read the fees were 400 Euros a term is this correct? What age group is it for? I have a one child who will be 6 in April and one who will be 10 in October. Is it located in Grasse. Grateful for any info anyone might be able to supply.
Help, totally confused with the choice of schooling. Moving near to Monaco area ( not sure exactly where yet, like to find right school first ) with daughter aged 11 in October. She has no knowledge of French as yet but we are keen for her to learn. She is a bit of a worrier so dont feel it would be fair to throw her in at the deep end and go straight into a total french speaking school, therefore would appreciate any info anyone has regarding Bilingual Schools especially College Lafayette. Dont think our finances will stretch to a International school. Also College Villa Blanche may be of interest if anyone has any experience, Many thanks, K
I have been here 5 months with my 9 and 11 year old children with the intention of us all learning French - we have an apartment in Nice. They have attended a bi-lingual school and understand a great deal and are beginning to communicate. I now feel they are ready to go into a full French school. I have been told by a number of parents (French) that the public schools which my children would have to attend (not the closest and by the main station) are not 'particularly good' in the sense that a tough edge would be useful - something my son does not have. All the private schools which would take my son and daughter (the perfect situation for me as I think it would help if they were in the same school) are full eg Stanilas and Nazareth. My son has suggested a boarding school - his older brothers go to UK boarding school (aged 14 and 15 years) and of course are having a ball and so my younger son thinks it is a good idea! In desperation I have contacted Le Chateau de Peynier in Peynier. Does anyone out there have any knowledge/experience of it? Or does anyone have any other suggestions because I am running out. It appears that the 11 year old (6ieme grade in September) poses the greatest problem.
Hello, can anyone help me? Since my daughter was born six months ago, she is still having sleeping problems. It is a pain to have her fall asleep, at night, she still wakes me up three times. Now on top she seems to get another teeth, so it becomes even worse. I have heard that an osteopath might be of any help, can someone confirm that and recommend someone around Antibes, Valbonne? Please send the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, as we are not supposed to have names listed in this forum??? Futhermore can anyone recommend a gel or something to for the teeth? I would be very grateful for your answers. Thanks, Margarete Margarete
Hello Can anyone who has had a similar experience advise me please? My girlfriend who is currently living and working for herself in the UK has just fallen pregnant. She would like to move to France now. Can she come over and declare her pregnancy under my French social security insurance and get the benefits of someone living in France? Or is she better to wait and have the baby in the UK? Any information appreciated.
Does anyone know a Web based company which would deliver the gifts here? Like UK/USA/Sweeden based...I have checked out most french baby stores and websites and realized they offer very limited service: for example Aubert does not offer online purchase (I have many family members in the US!) and others charge for any items that remained unpurchased!! now, THAT is weird... Can anyone suggest a name?Thanks