School Primary Languages Trip to Lille
A trip to Lille offers your pupils the perfect opportunity to practise their French, as well as experiencing traditional French culture. You will have the chance to visit a Boulangerie, the Zoo and a Waffle factory - a mix of fun, and educational, activities.
A school French trip to Lille is the perfect end-of-term treat and offers real educational value.
Arrive in Calais
On the way to Lille, group to visit Boulangerie Le Fournil
Arrive in Lille - time to walk around the town
Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
|Day 2||Group to have a guided tour of Lille or visit to Lille Zoo||
Visit an old fashioned Waffle factory
Head back to Calais
Arrive back at school
This price includes:
- 1 night's half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or violet waffles. The visit also includes a demonstration of waffle making and tasting... an ideal visit for those with a sweet tooth!
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 some self-practice too. To conclude your visit, you will be able to sample fresh baguettes and croissants.
The Citadelle, Lille's largest and most visited, Park 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 Zoo houses approximately 400 animals with over 80 different species including; monkeys, zebras, panthers and rare birds.
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 indus...
From Grand'Place to the Palais Rihour, discover the architectural heritage of Europe's Capital of Culture (2004) with guides from Lille Tourist Office. A few of the places you may visit are: 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, Museum of Art and Industry in R...
Ibis Budget Hotel Lille
The Ibis budget Hotel is situated in 'Vieux Lille' - the old town. It offers 93 rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Rooms consist of a double bed and a single bunk canopy. Students are accommodated two to a room and staff in singles. Each room has a TV.
A buffet breakfast is offered in the hotel with evening meals in a nearby restaurant.
Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille
Misterbed Belle Etoile is centrally located in the pedestrian area of Lille, enabling your group to enjoy all the attractions the city has to offer.
Students will generally be accommodated in twin rooms – all are en suite and include a television. Staff will also be accommodated in twin rooms (if a single is requested, a supplement will apply).
A buffet-style breakfast will be served in the hotel. Evening meals are taken in the restaurant next door.
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.