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'France - So Close and Yet So Far!'

Themed School Trip Programmes in France

France - So Close... And Yet so Far!

There are many reasons for schools to visit France. The close proximity between our nations has meant that our histories are very much entwined from the age of William the Conqueror through to today's European Parliament - with a few skirmishes as both enemies and allies and along the way.

But being separated by twenty-odd miles of water means that whilst we share much of the same interlocked history, our countries are very different in so many respects and there is much more to discover a short dash across the water.

In this section we have identified just a handful of the most popular reasons that schools make the crossing. Of course, there doesn't have to be one single purpose for a successful school trip to France, but these are just a taster of programmes to whet your appetite and provide some food for thought.

Something for Everyone!

Presently, the media is understandably full of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy and the forthcoming Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, focusing our attention on French soil. But British interest in French history extends further back to the Bayeux Tapestry, through the Hundred Years War, the French Revolution and the ensuing Napoleonic wars. And it is easy to forget that so much of France was actually part of English territory just a few centuries!

Language learning is an obvious reason to plan a trip. Our programmes can provide the perfect opportunity for pupils from KS2 to University age to put the theory into practice. What better way to put those textbook skills to the test buying a beret from a Market Stall, or perhaps something sweet from a Chocolatier? A trip to a Cheese Factory, a Boulangerie or a goat farm can help younger children understand much more about the world around them, as well as a little about the French way of life.

If you want a day in Disneyland Paris, sightseeing in Paris or spend a few days visiting the picturesque chateaux of the Loire Valley, then we can take care of all this for you. Christmas Markets are popular highlights for School groups in the off-peak season and France have some of the finest in Europe - most notably in Lille and Strasbourg. The European political institutions of Strasbourg are also the focus of many school groups, and we can guide you through the processes to ensure your tour goes as smoothly as possible.

Something special?

As well as the usual headline attractions we are also able to undertake the more complex arrangements that some educational visits may require. We have arranged for several schools to participate in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, whilst one Scout group enjoyed tea with a town mayor in Normandy. We have even arranged for a group of Catering & Hospitality students to have a tour of Rungis Market to see and understand how the world's largest food market operates. Where there is a particular speciality or niche requirement, we have the know-how and contacts to make things happen.

Whatever your reason for considering France as the destination for your next school trip, Euroculture is looking forward to helping you build the perfect itinerary for it. Our bespoke packages are tailor-made for you, whatever the design.

Need inspiration? Here's a few ideas...

If you like what you see, then we have produced a few itineraries to whet your appetite further. Each of the have been composed carefully with age-appropriate activities and subject matter for each level.

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