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 Paris catering school. 

Day 1

Pick-up from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

Arrive in Calais  Arrive in Paris (driver's 9 hour rest break) 
Day 2

Visit a famous brasserie where you will find out about the success of the brasserie and learn how such a busy kitchen works

Time for lunch

Group to visit a boulangerie to learn the secrets of traditional baking

Evening visit to the Eiffel Tower
Day 3

After breakfast group to visit the Chocolate Museum

Depart Paris

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
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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“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!”

Ashcroft Technology Academy
Boulangerie Lévis

Boulangerie Lévis

During your visit to this modern French bakery, your group will be taught all about the different products, have a visit of the bakery and pasty lab and have the chance to taste 4 different kinds of bread. Each student will be given a croissant or pain au chocolate to conclude the visit. *Visits only given in French*

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

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


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

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

Esprit Cuisine Cookery School

Esprit Cuisine Cookery School

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 and is launching this year, her third Cookery book. Esprit Cuisine was created in 2004 and is known by the fresh products used on the creations. Your group will feel at home at her 50m2 apartment where you will share tastes, knowledg...

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

Working as part of a team

General making skills

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



Private Tour to Parisian Brasserie

Private Tour to Parisian Brasserie

The Historian of the Flo Group, Georges Viaud, will conduct you on a private visit to the famous Brasserie La Coupole where your group will find out more about the sucess behind this prestigious Brasserie and the Flo group and see how such a busy kitchen works.

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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