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. 

Day 1

Pick-up from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

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

Depart Lille

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

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

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La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

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! Located just over 10 miles North West of Lille in the village of Houplines, this is an ideal stop-off on your visit to the Lille Christmas Markets.

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

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.

Lille Zoo

Lille Zoo

The Citadelle Park, 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 around 80 different species including; monkeys, zebras, panthers, rare birds, etc.

Lille Christmas Market

Lille Christmas Market

Lille is the perfect place to experience the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional Christmas market. The city hosts one of the most famous markets with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cuisine and gifts. And don't miss the Big Wheel!

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

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 industrial mid...

Guided Tour of Lille

Guided Tour of Lille

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 Roubaix, the F...



Lille may be Capital of Culture, but it's long been a capital of shopping! Indulge in some retail therapy at one of the largest shopping centres in Northern France.

Ibis Budget Hotel Lille

This ibis budget Hotel is situated in 'Vieux Lille' - the old town. It's clean and offers 93 rooms all with en-suite facilities. Rooms consist of a double bed and a single bunk canopy. Students are accommodated 2 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. View on map

Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille

The newly renovated 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. 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

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