Mini Stay

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a mini stay programme in Lyon.


St Exupéry et le petit Prince 

Mini stay :

During your school trip through Europe , CIVEL can arrange a mini stay of a few days to a week in Lyon where students will attend school part time and stay with a host family visiting well-known sites around Lyon.

Bartholdi’s fountain – Terreaux square

CIVEL is a French association located in the heart of Lyon which has been organizing International Exchanges and Language Training Sessions for more than twenty years, collaborating with organisations in Australia, the United States, Spain, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Germany.

We are an organisation specialized in offering a personal and tailor-made service.

We work directly with the French families whose children attend respectable schools in the greater Lyon area.

We also work directly with schools and Principals.

The “Maison des canuts – Croix Rousse – Lyon”

CIVEL manages the exchange programme in its entirety. We work closely with the local English teachers and we look after :

  • Communication between you and the French school.


  • Finding appropriate host families with teenagers of the same age as your students within participating schools.


  • The pairing of students. *


  • The organizing of information sessions in which families and students are briefed for hosting of students.

* We pay particular attention to the pairing of students as our registration forms are detailed and allow us to match young people by their interests and hobbies. We encourage teachers to read their students’ registration forms to check on the accuracy of the information contained.

The gates of the Tête d’Or park – Lyon


CIVEL provides:

  • Registration and medical forms for your students.
  • Host families, hotels or apartment accommodation for teachers.
  • Support and personal help during your stay.
  • The planning of cultural visits within Lyon if required.

Lyon painted wall: the library

Possible visits with guides or activities :

Cooking lesson – Lyon

Roman Museum – Lyon

Red Cross museum-Geneva

Lyon: Cooking lessons , Museum of Roman archaeology, medieval Lyon and its “traboules”, the opera, the Canuts or silk workers museum, the trompe l’oeil walls of la Croix-Rousse, the Resistance museum…-

– Geneva: Guided visit to the UN (United Nations), the Red Cross…

– Lauzanne, Annecy or Avignon…

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We can also organise a mini stay in Paris :

“4 days to discover one of the most beautiful cities in the World !”

We can find appropriate accommodation near a metro station as well as restaurants. Your stay could include a visit to :

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Notre-Dame cathedral
  • Montmartre and the artist area of Place du Tertre
  • The Sacré-Coeur basilica
  • The Champs-Elysées
  • The catacombs…

We can provide guides for the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay to help you discover famous artwork as well as a boat ride on the Seine to see the famous sites.

The Eiffel Tower – Paris

Please contact us for more information !


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