About us ...

Our association

We come from all over the world (70 nationalities), and live in Clarens and Montreux.

We share the wish (and often the need!) to learn and use French and, at the same time, to meet our neighbors and participate in everything that's going on here in Montreux.

The purpose of our association is to organise weekly French classes, close to home, taught by qualified professionals who live in Clarens too and know about life here.

We also propose a varied program of activities, organised by our members, the only condition being that everything be in French! Good opportunities to speak the language, get to know each other and make friends. Our activities are also open to members not taking a French course. Take a look at our program on this site under «activités».

If you want to join us, you may become a member of our association by simply paying the yearly dues of 10.- This doesn't commit you to anything and allows you to receive our news and participate in any or all of our social activities (free of charge for our members, except for a few activities involving public transport or materials). We ask for a contribution of 10.- per activity for non-members.

As a member, why not propose and organise a new activity – share your interests, skills, talents, hobbies... in French (with help if necessary!) The best way to learn is to do, in real life, with others !

If you're interested in a French class (dues 200.- per school year), please contact Ann Fasnacht for information. We can talk, over a cup of coffee, and see if we have a group for you!

Our classes and activities are exclusively in French, but are open to beginners too. Don't worry! We're all learning!

Since our goal is «local», we limit our classes to people living in the «Commune» of Montreux, but anyone, anywhere, can become a member of the association, support our action and participate in our other activities.

An essential feature of our project is that no one be excluded for social ou economical reasons, hence our very low « prices ». However, as we receive no subsidies for our French courses for the moment, we do appreciate any gifts made to our postal account 12-98236-5.

We gratefully thank the Commune of Montreux and the "Maison de Quartier Jaman 8" for the use of classrooms and facilities.





For any further information, don't hesitate to contact Ann Fasnacht (in French or in English).

We look forward to meeting you !