FIL - Français Immersion Loisirs
FIL – Français Immersion Loisirs

About FIL – Français Immersion Loisirs

FIL French immersion summer camp organises French language holidays in south of France for teenagers -from 11-17 years old- coming from around the world. Our 11-DAY SUMMER CAMP programmes combine French language workshops (21hours) with a wide range of recreational activities, including canyoning, kayaking, stand-up paddle, swimming, cabaret nights and cultural excursions. We also welcome French campers in order to motivate students to speak in French. FIL is a unique language camp experience!

FIL French summer courses take place IN SOUTH OF FRANCE in Saint Laurent de Cerdans, a charming village between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated 60km south of Perpignan, in the Languedoc Roussillon region, close to the Spanish border. Participants can fly into Perpignan (1hour30) and Barcelona (2hour30) airports or travel by train to Perpignan.

Our groups are divided according to age: - THE « FIL JUNIOR » : from 11 to 14 years old - THE « FIL ADO » : from 15 to 17 years old
At FIL summer camp, there are small groups of 24 pax with a minimum of 2 young French people. The native French team leaders will accompany the teenagers during their stay - 24/7 supervision of the group. They are double qualified in teaching French as a second language and in supervising young people in summer camps.
The COMMUNICATIVE AND ORIGINAL FRENCH WORKSHOPS - 21 HOURS DURING 11 DAYS STAY - follow a unique concept of French speaking teaching. FIL courses take place in the mornings in small groups of 6 to 8 participants and according to the level of everyone. French classes include role-playing games, setting fictive project, field interaction with French local people, etc. At FIL, you speak French without noticing it!

The priority of FIL summer programs is TO DEVELOP ORAL EXPRESSION THROUGH DAILY FRENCH PRACTICE. We encourage our participants to speak French all day long, in addition to their French language classes - this is called "immersion totale". A stay at FIL is made to live holidays in French, thus, the children enjoy their time and because they feel good, it’s easier and more natural to speak French: learning with emotional wellness is better to perform languages (that's FIL's educational value).

- A family atmosphere in a safe exceptional nature-surrounded place

- The constant presence of the FIL team with the group

- Original French workshops taking place outdoors

- An individual following-up of each participant

- Amazing activities including water sports, hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains and 2 days at the Mediterranean coast

- An international group including French young people from the same age.


The participants come from anywhere in Europe and also from all over the world to spend an amazing time all together! Our groups are divided according to age: the « Juniors » are between 11 and 14 years old, and the « Ados » are between 15 and 17 years old. Students are then divided into groups according to their French level only during the French courses.
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    WIFI - in order to keep the immersion concept and lead our students to create link together we control WIFI access authorizing it for certain period of time during the day.

    Laundry service (for multiple stays)


    Swimming-pool (supervised access), tennis table, volley-ball, playing room (on free-access)

    and multiple daily activities included into each program
    Visa Information
    We deliver an invitation letter when it is necessary.

    How to get there

    FIL is the only French summer camp situated in Pyrénées Orientales region, between Pyrénées mountains and Mediterranean Sea in south of France. FIL is located between the cities of Perpignan (France) and Barcelona (Spain).


    - Barcelona international airport (200km/two and half hours from FIL summer camp).
              We organise group shuttles from/to the different airports.

     BY TRAIN:     - Perpignan TGV railway station (55km/one hour and fifteen minutes from FIL summer camp).

    We organise group/individual transfers from/to the railway station.

    BY CAR:          - 60 km in the south of Perpignan, follow the A9 highway and take exit 43 following the direction of Amélie Les Bains. (200km from Montpellier/two hours driving from FIL summer camp).

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    • by Fiona V.
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      two of our children have attended two years running
      We sent two of children to FIL for the first time in the summer of 2018. They were a bit apprehensive and not sure what to expect. We live in Scotland and dropped them at the train station in Paris where we met a lovely person from FIL who accompanied them on the train to Perpignan. Already on the train they made their first friends. They had a brilliant stay and came back saying they were counting the weeks till they could go again in 2019! We can recommend FIL 100% - the staff and the organisation have only the best interests of the children in mind and really understand teenagers. There is structured (but not too formal) teaching every morning and lots of fun activities and excursions every single day. Apart from improving their confidence in speaking French we are also incredibly grateful for the experience it has given our children of meeting other kids the same age from every corner of the world. FIL has broadened their horizons, given them confidence and improved their language skills.
      Tuesday, 03 December 2019
    • by Pamela E.
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      Summer 2016 & 2017 (aged 12 & 13)
      My daughter has attended FIL Immersion for two summers. She enjoys it immensely and has made many good friends from throughout Europe. The teachers are excellent and very experienced. The setting is perfect and my daughter loves the goats and resident dog. We drop off our daughter each year but she happily returns to London with a FIL group of students and chaperone. Our family has tried many French immersion programmes over the years but Fil is by far the favourite for both learning and fun. I wish we had discovered them earlier for our other children.
      Wednesday, 07 February 2018
    • by Jan R.
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      Summer 2017
      My daughter Isabel enjoyed another fine summer camp in the French fresh air ! This was the 4th time already in the past 4 years. She has benefitted from her lessons in school in The Netherlands where we live and enjoys to be good at this language now. The system where we can drop off our child at the Paris train station to an excellent guard taking them all the way to FIL in the South of France is helpful. Saves me double flights and car rentals etc although I enjoyed dropping her off first two times. I have only positive things to say about the FIL people surrounding the children including the cook who gets also the praise of my daughter. A very happy experience for Isabel without a doubt.
      Monday, 11 December 2017
    • by Lucy M.
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      Exhilarated and speaking French
      My daughter has attended FIL for three years so far, she really loves this adventure-activity holiday, has made great friends and makes great leaps forward in her French in each sejour. FIL uses total immersion and modern teaching methods that make language-learning about communicating and having fun. This is what makes it so effective. Language teaching of this quality is very hard to find. I wholeheartedly recommend FIL, your kid is sure to come home exhausted and happy and wanting to speak French.
      Monday, 17 April 2017


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