School French Trip to Paris
A school French trip to Paris will leave your students with unforgettable memories of an inspiring language-learning experience.
For a school French trip to Paris the options are endless. Stroll the boulevards, gaze at the impressive monuments, enjoy great works of art and savour the atmosphere. Your students will love the experience of exploring Paris and all its culture whilst using their French language skills and are certain to return home feeling inspired and more confident in their linguistic ability.
Pick-up from school
|Arrive in Calais||Arrive in Paris in time for evening meal|
|Day 2||Visit to the Louvre followed by a visit to the Tuillerie Gardens||Visit Notre Dame Cathedral followed by a tour of Paris by coach||
Time for evening meal
Visit to the Eiffel Tower
Visit to the Stade de France
Relaxing boat trip along the Seine and, if time allows, visit to the Montmartre area for views of the city from the Sacré Coeur Basilica
Time for evening meal in Paris
Depart accommodation after breakfast
Time for last-minute sightseeing
Depart Paris and head to Calais
Arrive in Dover/Folkestone
Arrive back at school
This price includes:
- 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
No school French trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the most recognisable monument in the city, the Eiffel Tower. Disliked by many Parisians when it was constructed in 1889 for the World's Fair (known as Exposition Universelle in French), the Eiffel Tower has now come to symbolise both the city and country as a cultural icon. The tower can be seen from almost...
On your school French trip to Paris, make sure you visit the spectacular Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame at the heart of the French capital. The setting for Victor Hugo's classic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (known as Notre-Dame de Paris in French), this imposing cathedral is said to hold the Crown of Thorns, as well as a fragment of the True Cross. Built ...
The Musée du Louvre is housed in the former royal palace that was the seat of power in France from the 13th century until Louis XIV decamped to Versailles in 1682. The most visited museum in the world dominates the Right Bank of the Seine and houses over 35,000 exhibits, including the famous Mona Lisa (La Joconde in French). A visit to the Louvre will give your students a grea...
Taking a boat trip along the Seine is one of the best and most relaxing ways to show your school French group the sights of Paris. Starting at the Pont d'Alma, near the Eiffel Tower, your cruise will take you upstream to the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral, providing plenty of photo opportunities and fantastic memories of your school French trip to Paris. Cruises last ...
A visit to the Musée d'Orsay is a fantastic idea for a school French trip, as the museum's main focus is on French art, particularly that dating from 1848 until 1915. This wonderful museum, housed in a fomer Beaux-Arts railway station building, provides an i...
France, and indeed Paris itself, is well known for its traditional bakeries, which can be found on almost every corner of the French capital. Making time during your school French trip to Paris to visit one of these bakeries will not only widen your group's food vocabulary, but will also give them an insight into the importance of bread in French culture. This fantastic, modern French bakery o...
After his death in 1973, many of Picasso's works went to the French state, which decided to form a museum with the collection. To house it they chose the 17th century Hôtel Salé in the Marais. This hôtel particulier was built in 1656 for Pierre Aubert de Fontenay. Before housing the Musée Picasso, the hotel was already well-kno...
Located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, and surrounded by the houses of this famous bohemian quarter, the white, Romanesque domes and arches of the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur were built in the late nineteenth century by subscriptions from all over France. A perfect visit for French groups.
The Catacombs of Paris were created at the end of the 18th century. The cemetery of Innocent had been used for nearly ten centuries and had become the origin of infection for the inhabitants of the district. After multiple complaints, the Council of State, by decision of November 9, 1785, pronounced the removal and the ev...
Since 1977, the Pompidou Centre has been France's leading centre for contemporary arts and is an ideal visit for French groups. Artistically and architecturally it is a clean break with Paris' long artistic and cultural traditions and it is home to permanent and temporary exhib...
Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen
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
The hotel has over two hundred bedrooms 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. The breakfast room is also available for group activities in the evenings. View on map
Premiere Classe Bussy Saint Georges
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
What our teachers had to say about this destination
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.