School Primary Languages Trip to Lille
A trip to the Christmas markets in Lille offers your pupils the perfect opportunity to practise their French, as well as experiencing the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional French Christmas market.
Lille hosts one of the most famous Christmas markets with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cuisine and gifts. A school French trip to Lille at Christmas is the perfect end-of-term festive treat and offers real educational value.
Pick-up from school
Arrive in Lille
Time for group to explore the Christmas markets on foot
Visit the zoo
Check-in to accommodation
|Day 2||Spend some time in the Euralille shopping centre or spend some more time in the Christmas markets||
Visit a waffle factory
|Arrive back at school|
This price includes:
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Return coach travel
- Return ferry or Eurotunnel crossings
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls & taxes
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.
This traditional family-owned bakery is well worth a visit. You will have the chance to watch a baker at work in the original part of the bakery and visit the modern part of the bakery to watch croissants being made. To conclude your visit, you will be able to sample fresh baguettes and croissants.
The Citadelle Park, Lille's largest (60 hectares = 123 acres) and most visited, brings a breath of fresh air to the city.Encircled by the Deûle canal, the park includes the Bois de Boulogne Woods (which surround the ramparts of Vauban's Citadel) and the zoo.The Bois de Boulogne Woods are always open to visitors. There are some remarkable trees there, such as a Montpellier Maple, a Corsican pine an...
Lille is the perfect destination to bring your French students to experience the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional Christmas market. The city of Lille hosts one of the most famous Christmas markets with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cuisine and gifts. Don’t miss the Big Wheel!
Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille on November 22nd 1890, in the house of his maternal grandparents at 9 Rue Princesse. He was baptised on the same day in the nearby Saint-André church.Listed as an Historic Monument, the house was bought in 1967 by a group of friends of the General. Now a museum, it recreates the atmosphere of a typical late 19th century home of the Northern French industr...
From Grand'Place to the Palais Rihour, discover the architectural heritage of Europe's Capital of Culture 2004 with guides from Lille Tourist Office. Here are a few suggestions: Old Lille, Euralille, the Fine Arts Museum, Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum, the Citadel, Panoramic bus tours, the Juniper Route, Wednesdays at the Opera, Regional museums - Museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix,...
Ibis Budget Hotel Lille
A buffet breakfast is offered in the hotel with evening meals in a nearby restaurant. View on map
Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille
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
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Very smooth run - happy students and parents!
Staff accompanying us on the trip were friendly, helpful and very willing to be flexible. The staff engaged with us and helped us make the trip extremely rewarding for pupils.
The waffle bakery was fantastic! The baker explained in French and English and dealt with our students exceptionally well. Definitely worth a visit. Thanks again for all your help in organising the trip. I will definitely recommend Halsbury to other teachers.
Children loved the market and being able to buy gifts for their families. They also loved trying French food and experiencing the culture! For some students this was their first visit abroad and for many, it was their first trip to France!
The Group Leader pack was the the most comprehensive I have ever had. Excellent.The Halsbury team are very approachable, friendly and helpful. Halsbury will work closely with you to plan everything you require and fully understand the needs of individual groups. I am very impressed.