Bonjour, mes amis! Can you hear the distant sound of bonhomie, the clinking of glasses, and the vibrant buzz in the air? Oui, it’s that time of the year again – Bastille Day on 14th July!

Bastille Day, or “La Fête Nationale,” marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. It was a pivotal moment in the French Revolution, symbolising freedom, unity, and the birth of the modern French nation.

Today, the streets come alive with parades, fireworks, and exuberant celebrations to mark the anniversary. The French proudly display their tricolour flags, sing “La Marseillaise,” and indulge in delicious food and wine – because, let’s face it, food is an essential part of French culture!

While across the English Channel, the French language continues to captivate a diverse audience of language learners, from schoolchildren to seasoned adventurers.

So, why does the French language continue to be wildly popular in the UK?

Creativity and Culture

French is the language of love, savoir-faire, and art; of Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Coco Chanel. Learning French opens a treasure trove of literature, philosophy, and cinema. It’s the key to unlocking the poetic verses of Baudelaire, losing yourself in the existential musings of Camus, or appreciating the visual masterpieces of the Nouvelle Vague.


The French language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, connecting you to over 300 million francophones across the globe. Speaking French opens doors and broadens your horizons, whether you dream of strolling down the Champs-Élysées, working in international organizations, or simply impressing your friends at a dinner party.

Elegance and Sophistication

There’s an undeniable “je ne sais quoi” about French – an elegance and sophistication that enchants learners of all ages. This is why it continues to engage the mind and enthral the senses of language students, with the lilting melodies of its words to the intricacies of its grammar.


At La Academia we offer many and varied French language learning options, whether you’re a passionate traveller, a curious student, or an aspiring polyglot. So, embrace your inner Francophile, grab a baguette, and immerse yourself in the magic of French.

Contact us now for bookings and enquiries. À bientôt!