Learn the French language and culture, welcome to Etoile Institut!

Our invitation to live and study French in Paris…
Etoile Institut de Langue, an institution of higher education, opened its doors in 1971. Founded 50 years ago, our institute is today a reference in private higher education. Etoile Institut de Langue provides French-language programs adapted to the specific needs of students of all levels. The French courses for foreigners (French Language and Civilization) given by Etoile Institut de Langue have been recognized as higher education since 2000. Since 2010, our courses in French as a Foreign Language have been awarded as Label Qualité Français Langue Etrangère (FLE). This label is a quality assurance process initiated by three French ministries: the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Our French as a Foreign Language courses are also certified by Qualiopi, a certification in the field of professional training issued by France Compétences. Thanks to these recognitions and to our know-how, several American universities have placed their trust in us, granting credits to their students following their course at Etoile. Each year we welcome nearly 1,000 students from more than 60 countries. Whether for personal enrichment or preparation to enter a higher-education institution or professional field, the entire team will accompany you in your project’s success.

Key Information


A solid pedagogical methodology that is recognized by the Label Qualité FLE (Quality Label for the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language) and has earned all stars in the 5 audited domains


Certification and diploma programs for all academic, professional and personal projects


A dedicated, expert housing service with 20 years’ experience


Possibility to enroll in the French student health-care system

A French Language School at the Heart of Paris,
in a Chic Neighborhood Surrounded by Museums…

A few steps from the Grande Épicerie du Bon Marché and the Hôtel Lutetia. A few minutes’ walk from the Maillol, Rodin and Orsay museums and the Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Germain-des-Près churches.

In a beautiful flowering courtyard, the institute’s landmark site is an oasis of calm at the heart of Paris’ famous artistic neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (7th district). Classes are held in a magnificent building that once housed the Théâtre de Babylone. After class, enjoy the atmosphere of this chic neighborhood with its cafés, bakeries and restaurants where the artistic who’s who of Paris meet.

Etoile Institut: Easily Accessible via Public Transportation



Lines 10 and 12: Sèvres-Babylone station.

The center is a 2 minutes’ walk from the Sèvres Babylone station.

Line 4: Saint-Sulpice station.

The center is a 5 minutes’ walk from the Saint Sulpice station.

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