School Trips to France
As popular as ever for both primary and secondary schools
Are you looking for an exciting and enriching educational experience for your students? Look no further than school trips to France. Known for its rich culture, incredible history, and delectable cuisine, France offers many opportunities to bring learning to life. Whether planning a trip for primary or secondary school students, France has something to offer everyone.
Why Choose France for School Trips?
A Rich and Vibrant Culture
France's rich cultural heritage makes it an ideal destination for school trips. From exploring the art and fashion scenes in Paris to immersing themselves in the French language and cuisine, students can gain a deeper understanding of French culture and broaden their horizons. Visiting famous landmarks like the Musée d'Orsay and the Cathedral de Notre Dame allows students to witness France's beauty and history firsthand.
Incredible History at Every Turn
For history enthusiasts, France is a treasure trove of significant historical events. From the battlefields of World War I and II to the iconic sites of the French Revolution, students can delve into the past and gain a deeper understanding of the world-changing events that shaped France and the world. Visiting the D-Day landing beaches, exploring the Somme battlefield, and tracing the steps of soldiers through the trenches provide students with a unique perspective on history.
Delightful Gastronomic Experiences
France is renowned for its cuisine, and students have the opportunity to sample a variety of delectable dishes. From freshly baked croissants and baguettes to mouthwatering crepes and regional specialties, food technology school trips to France offer a unique insight into French gastronomy.
Visiting local bakeries and learning about the cultural significance of bread-making from a real French baker is an unforgettable experience.
Top Educational Locations for School Trips to France
D-Day Landing Beaches
The D-Day landing beaches hold great historical significance and are a must-visit for history students. These beaches were the site of the largest seaborne invasion in history, taking place at the beginning of the end of World War II. Guided tours by experienced historians give students a deep understanding of the events on Omaha, Utah, and Gold Juno and Sword beaches. Standing on the same shores where soldiers fought for freedom allows students to connect profoundly with history.
A visit to the Somme battlefield (where there were 57,000 British casualties on the first day) offers a unique experience where students gain insights into the events of World War I. Accompanied by expert guides, students can explore key locations gaining a deeper understanding of the conditions and events that led to the war. Walking through the trenches and visiting the memorial sites allows students to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives. It's an emotional and educational experience that leaves a lasting impact.
School Trip To Disneyland® Paris
A school trip to Disneyland® Paris is a fantastic way to reward and enrich your students. With two enchanting Disney Parks and over 50 magical attractions, students can immerse themselves in a world of wonder and adventure. Not only will they have the opportunity to enjoy the rides and attractions, but they can also practice their French language skills and bond with their classmates outside of the classroom.
School Trips to Parc Asterix
Parc Asterix is an iconic theme park that offers an incredible experience for school trips. As the second-largest theme park in France after Disneyland® Paris, Parc Asterix introduces visitors to the captivating world of bandes dessinees (comics), with Asterix being one of the most famous examples.
Parc Asterix offers an incredible opportunity to explore French culture, immerse oneself in the world of Asterix, and enjoy thrilling adventures.
Combining the visit with a school trip to Paris further enhances the cultural experience and ignites a passion for the French language.
Situated off the coast of Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune with a rich history. Students can explore the medieval monastery and learn about its strategic fortifications, which served various purposes throughout history. From being an unconquerable fortress during the Hundred Years' War to a prison during the reign of Louis XI, Mont Saint-Michel offers a glimpse into the past. A guided tour of the abbey and a stroll through the island's narrow streets provide a unique educational experience.
Accommodation and Cuisine
Choosing suitable accommodation for your school trip is essential. At Euroculture School Tours, we offer a range of options to suit every budget and preference. Whether you prefer custom built French Youth Centres with a host of facilities or regular hotel accommodation -, we can help you find the perfect fit for your group. Our tour experts will manage all the arrangements, ensuring your students a comfortable and memorable experience.
French cuisine is world-renowned, and school trips to France allow students to indulge in various gastronomic delights. From croissants and crepes to regional specialities, there's something to please every palate.
Our travel specialists can recommend restaurants catering to large school groups and offering various cuisines. Whether you're looking for a traditional French dining experience or something more familiar, we can make the necessary arrangements.
Hidden Gems of France
Chateau de Chenonceau
Located in the picturesque Loire Valley, the Chateau de Chenonceau is a must-visit for its architectural beauty and fascinating history. Known as "The Ladies Castle," it has been shaped by influential women throughout history. Students can explore the stunning house and gardens while learning about its diverse past. An audio guide in French and English provides a wealth of information during the visit.
Hosting a fantastic collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art, the most extensive single collection in the world, the Musee D'Orsay is a paradise for art enthusiasts. Students can immerse themselves in the works of renowned artists like Manet, Monet, and Renoir. Exploring the museum's collection and learning about the historical context behind each piece provides a unique educational experience. The Musee D'Orsay is a must-visit for any school trip to Paris.
La Chocolaterie de Beussent
Situated on the Opal Coast, la chocolaterie de Beussent Les Chocolats de Beussent offers a delightful chocolate-making experience for students. A guided tour takes students through the process of chocolate making, from melting to moulding. It's a fun and interactive way for students to practice their French language skills while indulging in delicious chocolates. The tour concludes with a tasting, allowing students to savour the fruits of their labour.
Why Choose Euroculture for School Trips to France?
At Euroculture, with two decades of organising school visits for the French Ministry of Education, we specialise in organising educational tours that meet your specific learning objectives. Our destination and tour planning experts work closely with you to create a customised itinerary that caters to your students' needs. From the moment you arrive in France until your departure, our team will offer everyone a smooth and memorable experience.
We take pride in our exceptional customer service and have been recognised for our commitment to excellence. As one of the longest established providers of school trips you can trust us to deliver a high-quality educational experience for your students. Contact our friendly travel team today to book a school trip to France that your students will cherish forever.
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