School French Trip to Futuroscope and Loire Valley

Combine these two destinations into one French language trip to experience the fascinating educational experience of Futuroscope and the traditional French cultural activities of the Loire Valley.

Futuroscope is one of Europe’s largest educational theme parks and will amaze you, play on your senses and involve you in the action as you escape into new worlds of fun. Live in the future today and see this world in a new light. You can enter the last uncharted territories on Earth through Spectacular 3D images. In the Loire Valley visit prestigious historic sites such as Chambord and Orléans - the city liberated by Joan of Arc and Chartres with its world-famous cathedral.

Day 1

Pick-up from school
Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

Arrive in Calais Arrive Futuroscope and check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
Day 2

Full day to be spent in Futuroscope with a guide to help you make the most of your day

After evening  meal, group to return to the park for the spectacular Forest of Dreams Show
Day 3

In the morning group to visit La Vallée des Signes

In the afternoon group visit the Château d’Usse


Head back to accommodation in time for evening meal
Day 4 Depart acocmmodation after breakfast and head back to Calais

Arrive in Calais
Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

Arrive back at school


This price includes:

  • Day pass to Futuroscope including guide
  • 3 nights half board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/Video/WC/Seatbelts)
  • Return Ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • 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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Hotel du Futuroscope

Hotel du Futuroscope is well located, just a footbridge away from the main theme park. The hotel offers 1300 beds in 290 rooms, all with an en suite bathroom, a TV and a telephone available on request. Students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins.

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CIS Saumur

The CIS Saumur is in a five hectare park bordering the Loire, with unequalled views of the Saumur castle. It was wholly renovated in 2012 and free WiFi is available on the property.

Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and group leaders in twins. The majority of the centre's dormitories have communal facilities on the same floor as the room. Bedding is provided, and towels are available for hire.

Breakfast is served in the main dining room, and evening meals and packed lunches can be provided on request. Individual dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

There is a games room with arcade machines, table football, pool table, table tennis and TV. Use of the indoor pool carries a small charge, but the outdoor swimming pool is free. Also available in the grounds are a volleyball court and a pétanques area. View on map