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NRCSA Center: Montreux Language School
Montreux, Switzerland  


About The NRCSA Center

The NRCSA Center in Montreux is located on the city’s main street in one of Switzerland’s most famous tourist spots, on the banks of Lake Geneva near the beautiful lakeside promenade lined with exotic trees.

You can easily get to the school from your accommodation by bus or train, as the bus and train stations are 5 minutes away by foot. The course center features 8 bright, comfortable classrooms, some of them with stunning views of the lake and the Alps.

The small size of the school allows us to offer each student personal attention and assist you when you arrive and throughout your stay. Furthermore, you may use the many computer stations or the wireless network, which covers the entire school, to access the internet and your e-mail free of charge. After your classes, you may stroll with other students right onto terraces that line the shores of Lake Geneva or head over to the nearby shops.

Montreux The chief resort of the Swiss Riviera, Montreux rises in the shape of an amphitheater from the shores of Lac Léman. An Edwardian town with a distinct French accent, it has long been a refuge for expatriates, including the novelist Vladimir Nabokov. Known for its balmy climate, it sports a profusion of Mediterranean vegetation, which grows lushly in the town's many lakeside parks. The mountains at the town's back protect it from the winds of winter, allowing fruit trees, cypresses, magnolias, bay trees, almonds, and even palms to flourish.

The city has expanded greatly from its original 19th-century core, incorporating several former villages along the shoreline. One of these, Clarens, was used by Rousseau as the setting for his epistolary novel La nouvelle Héloïse. The resort enjoyed its heyday in the years just before World War I, when it had only 85 hotel beds. It hosted such distinguished visitors as Tolstoy, Flaubert, Dostoyevsky, and Ruskin. In recent times the town has revived, and today about three-fourths of the resort's 20,000 inhabitants are engaged in some tourist capacity.



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