School Food Technology Trip to Lille and Paris

France is world-renowned for its cuisine, making Lille and Paris the ideal destinations for a food technology trip.

There are a wide variety of visits on offer, from a demonstration and tasting with a professional chef, to a visit to an old-fashioned waffle maker, as well as the huge Rungis Wholesale Market and a traditional French bakery. This trip would not be complete without seeing some of the capital's 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.

Day 1

Pick-up from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Late morning arrive in Calais

Visit Boulangerie Le Fournil

Head to Boulogne

Group to visit Bec-a-Suc Sweet Factory

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
Day 2

Visit a traditional French market

Group to have pancake demonstration and tasting

Time for lunch

Head to Paris

Evening meal
Day 3 Visit the Chocolate Museum

After lunch, time for sightseeing

Late afternoon - group to have a guided tour of a Parisian brasserie

Evening meal followed by a night tour of Paris
Day 4 Morning free for last-minute shopping/sightseeing

Depart Paris and head back to Calais

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive in Dover/Folkestone

Arrive back at school

This price includes:

  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Cookery demonstration and tasting with a professional chef
  • Detailed information pack
  • Guided tour of a Parisian brasserie
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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Food Walking Tour

Food Walking Tour

This very "delicious walk" in the most residential neighbourhood of the Latin Quarter will allow you to discover a farmers' market and the lively gourmet shops of the rue Mouffetard, but also some of the best bakers, cheese shops and regional specialty boutiques of the capital. During this tour, your guide will be sharing all her secrets and knowledge on how to choose the best products.2h30 Tour i...

Understanding nutrition

Selecting and combining foods/ingredients



La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar- or violet-waffles. Visit lasts 45 minutes and includes demonstration of waffle making and tasting. An ideal visit for those with a sweet tooth! Located just over 10 miles North West of Lille in the village of Houplines, an ideal stop-off on your visit to the Lille Christmas Markets.

Manufacturing/large scale production

Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products

Rungis Market

Rungis Market

This is a perfect visit for food technology students visiting Paris. Rungis Market is the largest wholesale market in the world for fresh products! Students will be shown an audio-visual presentation and given a tour of the food halls. The market sells meat, fruit, vegetables, milk products, plants and flowers. English-speaking guides accompany the group. Sturdy footwear is a must!

Labelling and packaging

Understanding the need for different types of equipment and temperatures for the storage of food


Boulangerie Patisserie Au Grand Richelieu

Boulangerie Patisserie Au Grand Richelieu

This is an ideal visit for food technology students as it offers hands-on practice and the chance to sample some of the products. M. Esnault is assisted by his wife, his daughter, another baker, and a pastry cook; Staff work both upstairs (where bread is mixed, risen, and baked) and down in the basement (where croissants and other pastries are made, and which is reached via a steep ship's ladd...

Making skills

Understanding the functional properties of food

Artisan Chocolate Workshop

Artisan Chocolate Workshop

Gérard Mulot has been running a famous pastry shop in St-Germain-des-Près district for more than 25 years. Your food technology students will meet two pastry chefs, Patrick Leclercq and Benjamin Bassano and a chocolatier, Antoine Hesloin, who will explain the secrets of their delicious recipes. A food tasting is offerd at the end of the tour.

Working as part of a team

Manufacturing/large scale production

Grand Marnier Distillery Lapostolle

Grand Marnier Distillery Lapostolle

The guided tour of the Grand Marnier distillery begins with a film describing the production stages: peeling the fruit, pickling, distillation and ageing, followed by a tour of the production area where the liqueur is distilled in fifteen large copper vats. The factory has its own English speaking guide who will be available to answer any questions. This is a great visit for GCSE Design and Techno...

Manufacturing/large scale production

Understanding the functional properties of food

Lille Markets

Lille Markets

The Wazemmes market: Place de la Nouvelle Aventure - Tuesdays,Thursdays & Sundays 07.00-14.00With food, flowers, fabrics, and exotic products, it’s one of thebiggest markets in France, and perhaps one of the liveliest(up to 50,000 people some Sundays). Colourful, with a “Soho”atmosphere, you’ll often hear an accordion being played. OnSundays, a flea market is set up around the Saint-Pierre Saint-P...

Understanding nutrition

Social, economical, cultural and environmental considerations

Ibis Budget Hotel Lille

This ibis budget Hotel is situated in 'Vieux Lille' - the old town. It's clean and offers 93 rooms all with en-suite facilities. Rooms consist of a double bed and a single bunk canopy. Students are accommodated 2 to a room and staff in singles. Each room has a TV.

A buffet breakfast is offered in the hotel with evening meals in a nearby restaurant. View on map

Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille

The newly renovated Misterbed Belle Etoile is centrally located in the pedestrian area of Lille, enabling your group to enjoy all the attractions the city has to offer.

Students will generally be accommodated in twin rooms – all are en suite and include a television. Please not that supplements will apply if staff want single rooms.

A buffet-style breakfast will be served in the hotel. Evening meals are taken in the restaurant next door.

Although wifi is not available, there are internet modems in the bedrooms for wired connection to the web. View on map

Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen

Freshly renovated in 2014, the ibis Styles Saint-Ouen has all the comfort and amenities of a modern hotel. It’s a popular choice with our school groups as it is within easy reach of both Disneyland® Park and central Paris.

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

Hotel Reseda

Hotel Reseda is a modern and recently renovated hotel offering clean and affordable accommodation.

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

Premiere Classe Bussy Saint Georges

Hotel Premiere Classe Bussy St Georges has been recently renovated and has a fantastic location for both Paris and Disneyland® Paris.

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

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