Youth tourism

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Youth tourism

With many beaches, mountains, outdoor activities, leisure parks, museums, cultural activities, language courses, fashion, shopping, festivals, sporting events…. France has much to offer in term of tourism for young people !

Thanks to its dense rail network and the TGV, all the regions are easily accessible and with the SNCF rail pass for young people 18 -27 costing €50 a year, you will benefit from attractive prices !

Over 140 youth hostels and 50 international centres welcome you throughout France.

For instance if you wish to visit Alsace, a region offering both traditions and modernity, and discover Strasbourg the european capital, AJA/Coopérative de tourisme offers you a whole range of stays and accommodation.

In Paris, as well as the new youth hostel Yves Robert situated at the heart of a green district, three brand new centres will welcome you : the two sites of Saint Christopher’s Inn and Generator will open their doors in March 2015.

The best way to learn “Molière ‘s language” is to come to France and learn French ; it will also allow you to discover the main cities where the schools and universities are situated…. without forgetting the big museums and other cultural centres. All the language courses specialists have the label “Qualité Français langue étrangère”. Some of them, such as France Langue, offer themed language courses (cooking, fashion…). The CEI-Club des 4 vents also welcome younger children in families…. The choice is varied !

Are you a culture lover or keen to see big exhibitions ? All the main museums offer special prices for young people and students…. Take advantage of it to discover the Louvre-Lens, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the MuCEM in Marseille, the Soulages museum  in Rodez, without forgetting the main Parisian sites !

If you fancy an active holiday, or some fun activities… France is a real playground ! from mountain to the sea, from skiing to fun board, from rock climbing to microlight, the choice will be yours ! Many companies will be able to help you choose, one of them being the UCPA which offers over 80 different sport activities, in summer and winter !

In towns, in mountain resorts or by the sea, everywhere in France, you will find places to have fun: cafés, bars, pubs… and not forgetting the big musical events and the international music festivals which attract young people from the whole world.