Get the best from your destination, hang out with your fellow students and make the most of your time. Every student of the Swiss French School, will be invited to a free welcome party and to enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities throughout your stay. Some of the many activities available include:

  • Social Activities - Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on a regular basis.
  • Day Trips - Visits to different cities around Lake Geneva.

Play your favourite sports or try new ones. The Swiss French School team is always ready to assist you.

Sailing, skiing, snowboarding, fitness, hiking, golf, tennis, rowing, fencing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and many more that out sport activity experts can organise for you.


All of our students Students who participate in our “French in the City” program can take full advantage of our weekly excursions to nearby attractions. These excursions are included in the standard package on our Montreux Campus and are day and half-day trips to historical, cultural and leisure spots in the Swiss Riviera region.

  • Chocolate Train - panoramic & historical train rides
  • Nestle chocolate factory experience
  • Gruyer cheese factory experience
  • Chateau Chillon
  • The Queen Experience
  • Alimentarium
  • Musée Chaplin (The Modern Time Museum)
  • and much more…

We have selected the best events in town with you in mind and made sure that there is something for everybody here on the list.

  • Montreux Jazz Festival – since its beginning in 1967 the festival has developed into a big event which frequently features the greatest jazz, blues, rock, world music and soul musicians (June/July).
  • Comedy-Festival – the humour festival every year brings together the most famous comedians from the French-, German- and English-speaking areas (December).
  • Christmas Market – one of Switzerland's famous Christmas Markets with numerous attractions and over one hundred decorated wooden houses brimming with gifts (December).
  • Prix de Lausanne – international ballet competition for young talents from throughout the world (January).
  • Tour de Romandie – UCI ProTour cycling race through western Switzerland; the most important preparatory race for the Giro d'Italia (April/May).
  • Béjart Ballet Lausanne – Béjart settled in Lausanne in 1987 and founded the Béjart Ballet Lausanne – a company of world-class repute (June and December).
  • Fête de Lausanne – spirited town festival with the most diverse of attractions staged on many squares in the town (June).
  • Athletissima – international, world-class track and field athletics meeting, held as part of the Golden League (July).
  • Festival de la Cité – old town festival with over 120 free cultural events in the side streets of the town of Lausanne (July).
  • Jazzonze+ Festival Lausanne – since its foundation, the Lausanne Jazz Festival has dedicated its programme to contemporary jazz (October).