Academy : The best football school made in France



In partnership with AS Cannes, FC Antibes, USCBO Cannes, ES Cannet-Rocheville, FC Mougins, RC Grasse, US Mandelieu, and other selected football clubs, the Academy is the gateway to high-level football. Its ambition is to have every passionate player realize his dream to get as close as possible to professional football.

As a stimulating and performing football structure, the Academy reveals the potential, the skills and weaknesses of each player, and prepares individual programmes accordingly. Thanks to a highly qualified staff, trained and accustomed to detect young talents, and to a personalized performance monitoring, the players can learn, explore each and every skill, improve their abilities and get a better game.  The Academy sport and educational programme is focused on human behaviour in terms of body and mind harmonious development in every day practice. The daily programme is: pro football training in the morning, and some gym workshop for physical preparation, French class, e-study learning from 2pm to 4.30pm (after lunch and rest), football training with the club in the evenings as well as some more gym training, and matches at the weekends. 
Close to Ligue 1 teams  OGC Nice, AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille, the Academy offers to meet the professional players of those famous clubs, as well as FIFA agents and scouts. Visits of training centres are also part of the programme.  "A very instructive experience ! " 

Life at Cannes International Campus

View batiment du campus chambre campus  




Life at Antibes Training and Performance Centre

creps Antibes  Entrainement terrain Antibes  restaurant en self au Creps

Accommodation, meals and facilities

The Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy is located at two venues, Cannes and Antibes, 10 km away from each other. In Cannes, the students are accommodated at the International Campus, along the seashore, 10 mn walk from Cannes city centre and 15 minutes by bus from the Academy field. In Antibes, the training sports centre accommodates our players, 5 mn from Antibes city centre and right on spot of our football field. In both cases,  foreign students who come to learn French (Cannes) and to start a high-level sports career (Antibes) give the Academy an international character with a made-in-France atmosphere.

Both campus and sports centre have more than 100 rooms, and our academicians can choose to stay in a single or a twin room. On campus, shower and toilets on each floor, every room equipped with a bed, a washbasin, a desk, chairs and cupboard. Antibes is a more modern pattern with rooms equipped with toilet and shower. Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) served as buffet or self-service in the 220 seats restaurant. Classrooms, meeting rooms, TV room, library, laundry room with washing machines and dryers, housekeeping, and a 24 hours reception. Gym for all physical sessions and outdoor entertainment.


When a prescription or a visit is needed, the doctor will visit the student at his own expense. It is a must to take up an insurance policy, such as April, Axa or other, which can cover up to 100% medical, hospital and surgery expenses.


On arrival, the student is welcomed at Nice International Airport and driven to Cannes or Antibes by our local coordinator or manager. All transports that are made necessary (airport transfers, late trainings, friendly games, Christmas holidays) are organised and covered by the Academy

Week programme at the Hidalgo Academy

planning de la semaine en anglais


tous au ptit café  The next programme is from 2 August 2022 to 27 May 2023 or from 4 Septembre 2022 to 14 April 2023


Football, education, learning French, an experience of a lifetime!