School Art Trip to Paris
Enjoy the romance, the beauty, the food, the architecture and the art of this magnificent capital city.
Paris boasts some of the world’s largest and most famous museums, including the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, home to masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and Impressionist paintings by Monet and Renoir. A visit to Paris would not be complete without seeing its iconic landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of French civic pride; Notre Dame, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture; and the Arc de Triomphe, a symbol of French victory. Paris is a truly beautiful city with excellent opportunities for studying art.
Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord - transfer by metro to accommodation
|Rest of the day spent exploring Paris||Evening meal at accommodation|
|Day 2||Visit the Louvre followed by a visit to the Tuileries Gardens||
Group to have a relaxing boat trip along the Seine
If time allows, visit the Musée d'Orsay
|Evening meal at accommodation|
|Day 3||Visit Notre Dame||Transfer by metro to Gare du Nord for return Eurostar|
This price includes:
- Return Eurostar
- 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Motorway tolls and taxes (if applicable)
Home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death in 1926, Giverny is where Monet produced some of his most celebrated work. It's a half-day excursion from Paris, and a chance, perhaps, to capture something of what inspired him. You can also visit the Marmottan Museum in central Paris.
The beautiful, grand 18th century Hôtel Biron was once home to the famous sculptor and today houses a collection of the highlights of Rodin's career, including "The Thinker" and "The Kiss." Some sculptures are displayed in the gardens which allows plenty of scope for sketching.
The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower can be seen from almost any point in the city and the view from the top is truly awe-inspiring. It dominates Paris to such an extent that it's hard to believe it's only a little over a century old, having been built in 1889 to celebrate the centenary of the French revolution. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to ...
Housed in France's former royal palace, the Louvre is now one of the finest and most complete art galleries in the world. Its collections range from the ancient world to the 20th century, with the Pyramid and CyberLouvre multimedia gallery bringing the collection right up-to-date. But most visitors are only here to see one thing - the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile.
Since 1977, the Pompidou Centre has been France's leading centre for contemporary arts. Artistically and architecturally it is a clean break with Paris' long artistic and cultural traditions and it is home to permanent and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art as well as cinema. Guided tours may be arranged.
Notre Dame is a beautiful Gothic cathedral on the the Île de la Cité. A major tourist destination and one of the most famous cathedrals in the world, Notre Dame is also a working Roman Catholic cathedral. Construction on the current building began in 1163 during the reign of Louis VII and opinion differs as to whether Bishop Maurice de Sully or Pope Alexander III laid the foundation s...
Located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, and surrounded by the houses of this famous bohemian quarter, the white, Romanesque domes and arches of the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur were built in the late 19th century by subscriptions from all over France.
The Musée d’Orsay charts the development of European art between 1848 and 1914, an era when Paris was unquestionably the world’s cultural and artistic capital. Its diverse collection includes works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, van Gogh and other artists, many of whom spent much of their artistic careers in Paris. The museum offers a range of guided tours in English, includi...
One of the best and most relaxing ways to see the sights of Paris is to take a Seine river boat cruise. Starting at the Pont d'Alma, near the Eiffel Tower, your cruise will take you up stream to the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral. Trips last around an hour and depart every 20 minutes at peak times.
After his death in 1973, many of Picasso's works went to the French state, which decided to form a museum with the collection. To house it they chose a 17th century hotel situated in the Marais. This is the Hôtel Salé that was built in 1656 for the general Aubert de Fontenay. Before housing the Musée Picasso, the hotel was already well-known. It was leased to the amba...
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Located in St Denis (just north of Paris) there are two types of tour possible at this magnificent new stadium which has a capacity of 80,000 and played host to the FIFA World Cup: (1) The 'At First Glance Tour' enables students to see the exhibition, story and history of the Stade de France, before entering the arena, where a guide is available to show you around and answer any questions...
Premiere Classe Bussy Saint Georges
Students will mainly be accommodated in triple and quadruple rooms. Most rooms have a bunk bed and 2 single beds with TV, telephone and air-conditioning. Group leaders will normally be accommodated in twin-bedded rooms. All rooms come with a small en-suite bathroom.
A buffet breakfast is served daily in the hotel and evening meal is offered at the Campanile hotel on the same campus. Seminar rooms and the breakfast hall are available on request (please ask for details). View on map
Rooms are compact but functional with en-suite facilities, free WiFi, TV, telephone and air-conditioning. Students will generally be accommodated in triple rooms and staff in twins.
A continental buffet breakfast is served every morning, but evening meals are taken in a local restaurant. View on map
Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen
The students will mainly be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, all of which are en-suite. Both breakfast and the evening meal can be taken in the hotel restaurant. Space can be reserved for group activities. There is also a bar area and terrace overlooking the Seine. View on map
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Martha's Café in Paris was excellent and fab location. Pupils loved free time around Place du Tertre in Montmartre and the view of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero at night. We spent the whole day and evening (until 11pm) in the city, which the pupils loved. We visited Vimy Ridge as a break on the way back, stopping for a picnic lunch. This was the coach driver's idea and we will do this again.
It is good to go to Paris at this time of the year (early March), as although there are always tourists, the attractions were not over-crowded. We used the Flunch restaurant for a pre-booked meal and this was very good value and also interesting as an experience.The group facilities are good at the Louvre and also at the Pompidou Centre.
The hotel management was very friendly and helpful. Service in the restaurant was quick and efficient. The food was of a good standard with very adequate portions and breakfast was plentiful. All the excursions went according to plan. The driver was excellent. He knew alot about Paris and how to get from A to B quickly. The coach was also very comfortable.
Probably the best destination for an art trip with a huge range of galleries catering for a broad variety of styles and movements.
I would not hesitate to recommend Halsbury and their team for an outstanding itinerary and very well-organised trip.
Paris is a great place for an art trip and, if you're going to do it, I would recommend that you do it with Halsbury! We were very impressed by all aspects of the trip; travel was easy with the detailed info we received, accommodation good and all visits to galleries etc. facilitated by Halsbury's pre-booking. Suggestion: just across the bridge (South) from Notre Dame Cathedral there is a maze of little backstreets with lots of restaurants offering cheap but very good food...we came across it by accident, lovely lunch!
Fantastic support from the office and everything was meticulously organised. Having the two-day Paris Visite card was brilliant. Thanks again for helping us organise a great trip!
The trip was excellent and the pick up points enabled us to see Paris's best monuments and areas.