School Food Technology Trip to Paris
France is world-renowned for its cuisine, making Paris the ideal location for a food technology trip.
There is a wide variety of visits on offer; some of the most popular amongst school food technology groups include a demonstration at a local boulangerie, a visit to the huge Rungis Wholesale Market and a cookery demonstration at a catering school. Paris is the perfect city for your students to expand their ideas and improve their designing and making skills.
Pick-up from school
|Arrive in Calais||Arrive in Paris|
Visit a famous brasserie
Visit to a Boulangerie
|Visit to the Eiffel Tower|
Visit the Chocolate Museum
|Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing||Arrive back at school|
This price includes:
- Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Guided tour of a Parisian brasserie
- 2 nights' half-board accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
- Detailed information pack
- Free itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
During your visit to this modern French bakery, your group will be taught all about the different products, have a tour of the bakery and pastry lab and have the chance to taste four different kinds of bread. Each student will be given a croissant or pain au chocolate to conclude the visit. Please note, visits are only given in French.
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.
Manufacturing/large scale production
Understanding the functional properties of food
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 with English speaking guides. The market sells meat, fruit, vegetables, milk products, plants and flowers.
Labelling and packaging
Understanding the need for different types of equipment and temperatures for the storage of food
Gérard Mulot has been running a famous pastry shop in the St-Germain-des-Près district for more than 25 years. You can visit his new laboratory in the 13th arrondissement, and meet two pastry and one chocolate chefs who will explain the secrets of their delicious recipes. A food tasting is offered at the end of the tour.
Working as part of a team
Manufacturing/large scale production
Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello is an ex-journalist who has decided to dedicate herself full-time to her cookery school. She has written food articles for more than 10 years has written and contributed to several cookery books. Esprit Cuisine was created in 2004 and is known for the fresh products used in the creations, as well as Nathaly's flair for the use of colour and seasonal produce. You...
Using a range of tools and equipment safely and hygienically to produce quality products
Working as part of a team
General making skills
This "delicious" walk in the predominantly residential neighbourhood of the Latin Quarter will allow you to discover a farmers' market, the lively gourmet shops of the rue Mouffetard as well as some of the best bakers, cheese shops and regional speciality boutiques of the capital. During this tour, your guide will be sharing all their secrets and knowledge on how to c...
Selecting and combining foods/ingredients
The historian of the Flo Group, Georges Viaud, will conduct you on a private visit around the famous Brasserie La Coupole, where your group will find out more about the success behind this prestigious brasserie and the Flo group. Students will also be able to see how such a busy kitchen works.
Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen
Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen has all the comfort and amenities of a modern hotel. It is a popular choice with our school groups as it is within easy reach of both Disneyland® and central Paris.
The students will mainly be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, all of which are en-suite. Both breakfast and evening meals can be taken in the hotel restaurant. There is also a bar area and terrace overlooking the Seine, as well as space that can be reserved for group activities.
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.
Premiere Classe Bussy Saint Georges
Hotel Premiere Classe Bussy St Georges is in a fantastic location for both Paris and Disneyland® Paris.
Students will be accommodated in triple and quadruple rooms. Most rooms have a bunk bed and 2 single beds with a 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).
What our teachers had to say about this destination
All students thoroughly enjoyed the trip - Halsbury were very well organised and always willing to help. The boulangerie tour is an absolute must for all food trips!
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.
I would not hesitate to recommend Halsbury and their team for an outstanding itinerary and very well-organised trip.
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.
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.