North Shore Beacon for Francophiles and Francophones
The French Institute of the North shore is housed in a turn of the century building that has a façade reminiscent of late 19th century Parisian architecture.
Once inside, you step into a French world. Our non-traditional classrooms, decorated à la française, create an ambiance that compels you to speak French.
Provence Featuring window paintings of lavender fields and country scenes, this rustic kitchen with ochre colored walls, brings students a step closer to the actual region of Provence in southern France
Bernadette In our reception area, you will find Bernadette, a truffle-hunting champ, who brings good luck to all students of the French Institute. A fun tradition at the French Institute is for students about to travel to a French-speaking country, to drop a coin in the back of this brass pig, and make a wish. Our students claim that their wishes do come true.