From and to Monaco train station or Nice airport. In those cases, a bus service is available to get to CMEF. For groups which arrive on their own bus, we will book a parking spot close to the Centre, if available.
Arrival at the Centre and accommodation
When the group arrives at the Centre, the teacher in charge is welcomed by ourstaff at the reception desk.Then, accommodation is organized, a technical dossier of stay is handed to him/her, and the deposit is paid. Students and teachers will then be settled in their rooms by the Center's volunteers. Bedrooms have 3 to 5 beds, a bathroom and storage compartments. Bathroom towels are not provided. Afterwards, there is the welcome act and the general presentation of the stay at Jean Cocteau amphitheatre: useful tips and information on the French courses, the excursions and the evening activities is provided to the group. Students are explicitly asked to respect the internal rules and to be attentive to the safety instructions.
Our stays for groups of students are on a full-board basis. Our catering service provider offers varied, balanced self-service menus that follow the rhythm of the seasons. Particular attention is paid to the discovery of French specialities and dishes adapted to teenagers. Our catering system does not allow us to take into account all the dietary choices of our guests. As far as possible, only certain special diets certified by a doctor may be catered for (please consult us in advance).
There is a small infirmary at our reception for minor injuries. In case of serious illness or injury, the accredited doctors of CMEF take care of the patient, and in case of emergency we call the First-Aid Attendants of Monaco. Monaco Hospital is 1 km away from CMEF.
In compliance with the French law for the protection of minors (on health and fire security) it is forbidden to smoke within the school premises.
The day of departure of the Centre
Baggage must be left together after breakfast in a room so that the the other rooms can be cleaned.Before departure, a member of CMEF checks the state of the bedrooms and, if nothing is damaged and no keys have been lost, restores the deposit. We would be thankful if you could send us the end-of-stay evaluation sheet.
Structure of the stay
The services offered by the Centre ensure a pleasant stay in a family atmosphere. The organization of excursions and evenings, the development of the courses and any little practical problems that may arise are always discussed with the group leaders in order to meet their expectations.
8.30/12.30: *language courses (with a 30-minute break)
14.00: excursion, visit or workshop
20.30: evening activities presented in French by our volunteers (pancakes, waffles, talent evening, collective games, cinema, Monaco excursion, disco, Nice folklore, musical quizzes, Jean Cocteau style pottery workshop).
*Accompanying teachers: whenever language courses are held, your mornings are free. Our reception staff will be glad to inform you about the interesting places to visit in your free time and how to get there. If you decide to stay at the Centre, a small room with an internet-connected computer and magazines is at your disposal. Or, you can also enjoy reading in the sun (not always guaranteed, but present 320 days a year) at the gardens of Jean Cocteau amphitheatre, with a view to the Mediterranean sea!
Morning: Outward journey.
Afternoon: Arrival at the Centre and settling in before 5 pm. Presentation of the stay in the Jean Cocteau amphitheatre. Walk along the coastal path.
Evening: 8.30pm: Crêpes and music.
Morning: 8.30am-12.30pm: lessons (in groups of different levels) - Break from 10.30am to 11.00am
Afternoon: 13:45: Excursion to Monaco (cathedral, Place du Palais, Monte-Carlo) and Eze (old village, Fragonard perfumery).
Evening: 20:30: French film on the big screen or musical quiz.
Morning: 8.30am-12.30pm: classes
Afternoon: 13:45: Excursion to Cannes (Palais des Festivals, Croisette) and Antibes (old town, Picasso Museum, Fort Vauban).
Evening: 8.30pm: Monaco by night or Jean Cocteau drawing workshop.
Morning: 8.30am-12.30pm: classes
Afternoon: 13:45: Excursion to Nice (Promenade des Anglais, old town, Matisse Museum, Museum of Modern Art).
Evening: 20:30: Waffles and dancing.
Morning: 8.30am-12.30pm: classes + presentation of European certificates of French studies and course packs in the amphitheatre
Afternoon: Lunch ... then departure. See you soon!
Evening: Return journey.