Centre International Prive pour Education et la Culture

Centre International Privé
pour l’Education et la Culture

From/since 1984

Domaine de Fontvieille - 505 route de Bouc-Bel-Air, Luynes - 13080 Aix-en-Provence - France - Tel +33 (0)


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CIPEC, founded and directed by Mr. and Mrs. Pecnard, is a privileged place for meetings and exchanges between children and adults of all nationalites. A place in the country, where one is sheltered from noise, but near enough to the town to keep in touch with reality. A place of culture and of fulfilment, a place of education…

In the south of Aix, on the outskirts of the village of Luynes, the ‘Domaine de Fontvieille’ (an old bastide with its outbuildings, surrounded by a pine forest) comprises CIPEC School with its classrooms, activity and recreational areas, canteen, terraces, sports and games areas and log cabins.


Children from concreted areas, even luxurious ones, are gloomy, like when in detention. A building, that is a little old, merits our respect, due to its style. A green natural environment creates spaces which makes children curious, with lots of secret places. Children, basically, need to build cabins.





When at CIPEC, we talk about bilingualism, we are not only speaking about the 'quality of a person who is fluent in two languages', but primarily about 'the quality of a person who, having received an education in two languages, has a plural faculty of integration.’
Some people still doubt this: