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. 

Day 1

Depart school

Channel crossing

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

Channel crossing

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
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!

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, 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'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 indus...

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 R...



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

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.

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