School Christmas Markets Trip to Amiens
Take your French language students to experience the magical delights of a French Christmas market this December. Amiens hosts the biggest Christmas market in northern France, with over one hundred stalls standing back to back. Your students will have plenty of opportunities to put their French into practice. Many groups also choose to combine their trip with visits based in the nearby Opal Coast region to broaden their experiences. Visits in this region include a chocolate factory, pancake-making demonstration and Nausicaa Sea Life Centre.
Early morning - depart school
Arrive in Amiens
Explore the Christmas markets and buy lunch
Visit Amiens Cathedral
Check in to accommodation
Evening walk around the town
After breakfast head to Beussent
Group to visit Chocolats de Beussent
Drive to Boulogne
Group to have a buffet lunch and a pancake-making demonstration
Group to visit Bec-a-Suc sweet factory
Head back to Calais
If time allows, shopping at Cité Europe shopping centre
Arrive back at school
This price includes:
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Return coach travel
- Return ferry or Eurotunnel crossings
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
After a brief introduction in front of the cathedral, your guide will show you the Notre-Dame district and will take you into the lower part of town. You will finish your tour in the upper part of town, in the heart of the city centre’s shopping streets. This is the perfect start to your trip as your French students will discover the city’s monuments and history.
This visit is a must for any French group visiting Amiens. Your students will discover the house where the famous writer, Jules Verne lived for 18 years and where he wrote most of his work.
At Azincourt in 1415, at the height of the Hundred Years’ War, Henry V's English army massacred a French army 5 times as numerous. They hailed arrows from massed ranks of longbow archers on the French cavalry who slithered around in the mud and rain unable to escape because of their clumsy armour and the surrounding forests. The new Medieval History Centre in the village not only tells the story o...
The museum is located in the Park Saint Pierre opposite the Town Hall. This former German Navy command post was built in 1941 and escaped the numerous Allied bombings thanks to clever camouflage under cover of trees and ruins . During the war the operations carried out from the bunker constantly troubled Allied shipping in the English Channel and the Straits of Dover.The bunker now shows displays ...
In the heart of the rural Course valley, Alain and his team offer guided tours of this chocolate factory. To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans are used and how it is cultivated. You will then be given a demonstration of the different manufacturing techniques, including coating and moulding.To conclude your visit, you will have the chance to sample...
This traditional family-owned bakery is well worth a visit. You will have the chance to watch a baker at work in the original part of the bakery and visit the modern part of the bakery to watch croissants being made. To conclude your visit, you will be able to sample fresh baguettes and croissants.
Patrick and Kerry welcome school groups of all ages to their traditional sweet factory, including free tasters and a visit to the sweet shop after. This is one of the most popular visits on the Northern France trips.
Watch how the speciality pancakes are made from the basic ingredient and help to produce them. In the end enjoy your own pancake with jam or chocolate sauce with an orange juice! Watch as well how the traditional french "patissiers" work the marzipan and take a marzipan souvenir for your School.
The Haute Ville, at the heart of the historic port of Boulogne, is encircled by one of the best-preserved sets of mediaeval walls in northern France. Built on the site of Roman walls, it’s still possible to walk all the way around.
The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, man's impact upon it and why it is important that marine life should be protected. Tropical lagoons, sea lion enclosures, shark tanks and affectionate stingrays are all very popular with children and school groups.Allow 1.5-2 hours for your visit.
The Hotel can accommodate 3 coaches at a time and each group of 45 people or more is allocated sole occupancy of their floor.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms all of which have en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Breakfast is served at the hotel, but the evening meal is taken in a local restaurant.
Each floor has a games room with a pool table and a drinks machine. There is also a staff lounge on each floor with computer, free internet access and minibar. A room is available for group activities. Next to the hotel are a football pitch and a swimming pool, both of which are happy to be used by the hotel's guests. View on map