GETTING TO ROUEN
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GETTING TO ROUEN

HOW TO GET TO ROUEN

From Paris

From Orly Airport :

Bus + Metro + Train :

1 / Take Le Bus Direct Line 1. Connects Paris-Orly airport and the centre of Paris (Gare Montparnasse, Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Invalides, Etoile)

Travel time* :

  • Paris-Orly airport to Gare Montparnasse: 30 – 40 min

Adult Fares (12 years and over)n:

  • One way : 12 €
  • Round trip : 20 €

More information : http://www.parisaeroport.fr/passagers/acces/paris-orly/transports-en-commun

2 / Take Metro 13 from Montparnasse to Gare St Lazare (direction St Denis Université)

3 / Take the train to Rouen Rive Droite. There is a train every hour. Time by train: 1 hr 15 mins approximately. More information and booking : https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/#/

Bus : Ouibus : https://beta.fr.ouibus.com/ / Flixbus : https://www.flixbus.fr/

Car share : https://www.blablacar.fr/

Private shuttle :

The most comfortable option is private or shared shuttle which will take you directly to your accommodation in Rouen. To book your shuttle, please contact us at contact@afrouen.org

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport :

RER + Metro + Train :

1 / Take the RER B from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Paris

Duration: 40 mins (RER) for a trip Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport > Châtelet les Halles Fare: 9.75 € (Navigo zone 1-5 accepted)

2 / Take Metro 14 to Gare St Lazare

3 / Take train to Rouen Rive Droite. There is a train every hour. Time by train: 1 hr 15 mins approximately. More information and booking : https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/#/

Bus + Metro + Train :

1 / Take the Roissybus. Connects Paris-Charles de Gaulle and centre of Paris (Opera station)
Duration*: 45 – 60 mins
Fare*: 11 € (Navigo zones 1-5 accepted)

More information : http://www.parisaeroport.fr/passagers/acces/paris-charles-de-gaulle/transports-en-commun

2 / Take the metro from Opéra to Gare St Lazare (direction Pont de Levallois)

3 /   Take train to Rouen Rive Droite . There is a train every hour. Time by train: 1 hr 15 mins approximately. More information and booking : https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/#/

Bus : Ouibus : https://beta.fr.ouibus.com/ / Flixbus : https://www.flixbus.fr/

Car share : https://www.blablacar.fr/

Private shuttle :

The most comfortable option is private or shared shuttle which will take you directly to your accommodation in Rouen. To book your shuttle, please contact us at contact@afrouen.org

From Beauvais

Bus : Ouibus : https://beta.fr.ouibus.com/ / Flixbus : https://www.flixbus.fr/

Car share: https://www.blablacar.fr/

Private shuttle :

The most comfortable option is private or shared shuttle which will take you directly to your accommodation in Rouen. To book your shuttle, please contact us at contact@afrouen.org

More informations : https://www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/passagers/

From London

1/ Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord : http://www.eurostar.com

2/ Take the subway from Paris Gare du Nord to Gare St Lazare

3/ Take a train from Paris Saint Lazare to Rouen Rive Droite

VISA

Nationals from EEA Member States :

Nationals from European Economic Area (EEA) member states do not need a visa for stays of less than 90 days. A piece of identification or passport is sufficient to visit France.

Non-nationals from EEA Member States :

1 / Check with your country’s French Embassy if you need a visa to visit France.

2 / Request visa that corresponds to length of your stay at the Alliance Française de Rouen-Normandie

Short stay visa “Visa Schengen”, for stays of less than 3 months.

With this visa, you may travel freely in the 26 Schengen countries for a stay of up to 90 days.

“Visa de long séjour valant titre de séjour”, for stays of 90 days to a year.

This visa will allow you to stay in France and to move freely in the Schengen area without applying for a specific residence permit. The visa is valid as a residence permit for the requested period.

Upon arrival in France, this visa must be validated by the Office Français d’Immigration et d’Intégration (OFII). To do this, you must send the form “Visa long séjour – Demande d’attestation OFII” to the OFII who will call you in to place a validation sticker on your visa.

Long stay visas for stays of more than 90 days

The long stay visa allows you to stay in France and to move freely in the Schengen zone, and is subject to an application for a specific residence permit with the Office Français d’Immigration et d’Intégration (OFII) once you have arrived in France.

For additional information, see the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères website : http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/venir-en-france/

3 / Once registered at the Alliance Française, you will receive a pre-registration certificate or registration that you will need to enclose with your visa application.

More informations : http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/venir-en-france/formalites-d-entree-en-france/article/faq-visas

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REGISTRATION

What days and times is the registration service open ?

The registration service is open all year, from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. Online registration is open 24/7 at :  http://www.afrouen.org/ANG/default.htm  

How far in advance do I need to register ?

We recommend you register at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of courses.

If you require a certificate of registration to apply for a visa, you must register at least 2 months in advance.

How may I register for a course at the Alliance Française de Rouen ?

You may register online on our website http://www.afrouen.org/ANG/default.htm or in person.

Online registration :

1 / Select your course on the site http://www.afrouen.org/ANG/default.htm and confirm your order

2 / Create your student account

3 / Make payment online

4 / Take the online assessment test

5 / Receive confirmation of your registration

Registration in person :

1 / Go to the Alliance Française de Rouen-Normandie at 80 boulevard de l’Yser (Rouen)

2 / Sit for an assessment test in person

3 / Pay for your course in person

4 / You are registered!

When may I start classes ?

Classes are held all year round. The Alliance operates by sessions of 6 weeks (4 weeks in July / August). You can commence a course any Monday, unless you are a total beginner (in which case you will have to start at the start of a session – see the sessions calendar).

How may I know my level ?

All students who are not total beginners must sit for an assessment test before the course starts.

Following confirmation of your online registration, you will receive an assessment test to undertake two weeks prior to your arrival. This free test allows your levels of written French (grammar, vocabulary and written production) and oral French (oral comprehension) to be evaluated. We will then place you in the class best suited to your needs.

If you register in person, you may sit for your test in person.

You can also sit a test for fun. It is available online on our homepage, by clicking on ” Test my level” to get an idea of ​​your level.

I attended a course in another Alliance Française a year or more ago. Do I have to sit a new assessment test ?

Yes, you do. This test is mandatory to allow your teacher to better understand not only your achievements but also your needs and expectations.

How can I pay for my stay ?

You can pay :

Online on our website with your bank card,

By bank cheque in Euros,

By bank transfer (you must send us, by fax, mail or email, a copy of the transfer order with your pre-registration form).

Once received, we will send you a receipt for your payment and your certificate of pre-registration.

Note : Bank charges are always the student’s responsibility

Bank details :

CREDIT COOPERATIF – AGENCE DE ROUEN – 22 Rue Alsace Lorraine – BP 1114 – 76175 ROUEN CEDEX

IBAN : FR76 4255 9000 7141 0200 3313 736

SWIFT BIC ADDRESS: CCOPFRPPXXX

ETABL Code: 42559 / Code of POSITION: 00071 / ACCOUNT Number: 41020033137 / RIB Key: 36

May I cancel my registration or request a refund ?

Before course begins : In cases of cancellation or in the absence of a final registration, the deposit paid during pre-registration and the accommodation search fees are non-refundable, including in situations where visa is denied.

After course begins : Once courses have begun, and in cases where absent from one or more lessons, postponement or reimbursement will not be accepted except in case of force majeure (serious illness, accident) with supporting evidence.

Do you offer preferential rates for courses ?

The longer you study, the more you save. Take advantage of discounts if you register for several weeks. We offer reduced rates for long stays (from 6 months to 1 year).

EXAMS

I want to sit for a French exam (diploma or test), does the Alliance Française de Rouen offer this ?

Our school is an official exam centre. Year-round, you may sit for internationally recognised diplomas and certificates: DELF / DALF, DAEFLE, TCF Tout Public, TCF Accès à la Nationalité Française, TCF Québec.

How do I register for exams ?

You can register for the exams and pay online on our website or at reception. You can also print, complete and sign the form and send it by post. Your application must be submitted at least one month before the examination.

Do I have to pay exam fees in advance ?

Yes, registration fees must be paid at least one month before the exam date (see calendar).

Does the Alliance française de Rouen-Normandie offer exam preparation courses?

Yes, we offer preparation courses for DELF B1 / B2 and DALF C1 as well as for TCF Accès à la Nationalité Française.

When will I receive my results ?

The results will be sent for :

  • DELF / DALF by email ten days after the tests,
  • TCF by post three weeks after the tests,
  • DAEFLE by email, one month after the tests.

Accommodation 

Does the Alliance française de Rouen-Normandie offer an accommodation service ?

Yes, we help our students find accommodation and offer several options. Further information :

If I choose host family accommodation, would I stay near the Alliance Française ?

Our host families are predominantly located in the town centre. The distance may vary from a 5 minute walk to 30 minutes by bus.

ACTIVITIES

Do you offer activities outside of classes ?

We offer a wide range of cultural activities outside of classes (guided tour of Rouen, visits to museums, cooking and painting workshops, tastings of French products, concerts, etc.).