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Valentine’s Day

February 23rd, 2015

Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction. (Love does not consist in looking at each other, but rather in, together, looking in the same direction.) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry In France Valentine’s Day is known simply as “Saint Valentin”, and is celebrated in much the same way as […]


Epiphany in France

January 20th, 2015

The Epiphany takes place on January the 6th and celebrates the date of the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. In France, many saying and proverbs are said during the Epiphany period, such as: Si le soir du jour des Rois le temps est clair, l’été, le ruisseau sera sec. If the weather […]


New Year’s Eve in France

December 30th, 2014

The 1st of January was not always the first day of the year in France! During the 6th and 7th centuries the New Year was celebrated on the 1st of March, while in the 9th century – on Christmas Day. The celebration day has been often changed through the centuries. It was the King of […]


Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!

December 12th, 2014

In France, Christmas is called Noël. This comes from a French phrase “les bonnes nouvelles“, which means “the good news”. Here in France, some people burn a log in their homes from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day. You can also easily find a Nativity scene or crèche, which serves as the focus for the […]


Save the date! From Friday the 5th to Monday the 8th of December, Lyon meets up with light!

November 20th, 2014

The Festival of Lights (French: Fête des Lumières) expresses gratitude towards Mary, mother of Jesus on December 8 of each year. With over 4 million tourists coming to Lyon, La Fête des Lumières is probably one of the 3 biggest festivals in the world in terms of attendance (after the Rio Carnival and Oktoberfest in […]


Le jour du Souvenir – The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

November 10th, 2014

Armistice Day is a public holiday in France so post offices, banks, stores and many businesses are closed. Restaurants and cafes outside tourist areas may also be closed. The armistice of 11 November 1918 marked Germany’s surrender and the end of the First World War. The ceasefire took effect at the “eleventh hour of the […]


What is happening at Inflexyon this autumn

October 17th, 2014

23rd of October – Let’s celebrate Halloween! Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged […]


What’s happening at Inflexyon this summer ! (housing, outings and events in Lyon)

August 18th, 2014

What’s new ? Concerning housing options offered by Inflexyon, we have good news ! Inflexyon negotiated preferential tariffs with the CROUS (university residences that offer rooms, studios and small flats for students). Prices will therefore be even more interesting for Inflexyon’s students ! Another piece of good news is that we now have even better […]


DELF and DALF: Next exam session in June 2014

April 18th, 2014

You want to validate your knowledge of the French language? Our school offers the possibility to pass the DELF exam for A1/A2/B1/B2 levels and DALF exam for C1/C2 levels The next exam session in March is approaching and there is still time to register! The written tests (all levels ) will be held on 25th, […]


New hosting solutions at Inflexyon: CROUS

January 30th, 2014

Inflexyon , School of Foreign Languages ​​French, offers various hosting solutions for its students in Lyon. Before the arrival of students in Lyon, offers Inflexyon actually find a home that suits their needs. The choices are vast and the student is free to choose what they prefer. All accommodations are equipped with internet connection and […]