Every student will have a private bedroom room at Lycée Masséna. Students’ rooms are cleaned daily, and sheets and towels are changed on a regular basis. A Resident Advisor (RA) will live on each hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help students get the most out of their stay in Nice. To help further students' experience, our on-site team of directors and resident advisors are always on-hand to make sure that students have the most comprehensive and enjoyable residential experience available.
The Lycée Masséna is renowned for its historic and imposing campus, its stunning architecture with detailed mosaics, and the clock tower, a school symbol inscribed with the motto "does numerem nisi Horas Serenas" (I want to count only the happy hours). Students have full and exclusive access to the school and its facilities for the duration of the program.
All meals are served in the Lycée’s on-site dining hall during the week, and on weekends the group dines out together on excursions. Students are provided with three meals a day.
A dedicated team of porters staff the gated entrance to the Lycée to monitor, sign in visitors, assist with lost keys and answer questions. Masséna is a gated community that is solely occupied by Summerfuel staff and students for the duration of the program.
Promenade des Anglais
Nice’s famous seaside boulevard is the perfect place for a scenic stroll and first-class people-watching.
Complete with winding cobblestone streets, charming cafés and bustling squares, the old town is the center of activity for Summerfuel in Nice and is located just 100 meters from the Lycée.
The heart of Nice’s new town, this recently renovated square boasts a stunning 19th century fountain and cutting-edge art installations.
Rue de France
This pedestrian zone is lined with countless boutiques and restaurants, and is home to an impressive array of street performers during the summer months.
The Vieille Ville’s open-air market features fruits, vegetables and flowers on a daily basis, and antiques and ephemera once a week.
This beach is the perfect place to bask in the Mediterranean sun and engage in a range of sports, including volleyball, parasailing, sea-kayaking and snorkeling.
Nice Jazz Festival
This world-famous music festival attracts top talent, from jazz greats like B.B. King and Herbie Hancock, to rap and hip-hop stars like Kanye West and John Legend.
Situated amidst the Roman ruins of Cimiez, this museum boasts an excellent collection of Matisse’s drawings, paintings, collages and sculptures.
The artist himself was integral to the planning and design of this unique museum, including a scenic garden, stained glass windows, and a classic Chagall mosaic.
The centerpiece of Nice’s Promenade des Arts, this museum features seminal works by Niki de Saint Phalle, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
The ruins of this 12th century chateau sit high on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, making it an ideal spot for students to take an afternoon hike.
This hotel is a stunning example of Belle époque architecture and is the perfect location for attending a formal afternoon tea.