School Primary Languages day Trip to Paris
Learning a foreign language from a young age can provide so many opportunities for your pupils, getting them to show an interest is really important.
Paris, with its iconic landmarks and bright lights, is the ideal destination to introduce your pupils to the French language. Take a boat trip along the Seine, a trip up the Eiffel Tower or even take them to Disneyland® Paris for a day!
Arrive in Paris (day to be spent exploring on foot or by public transport)
On arrival visit the Louvre and Tuillerie Gardens
Visit the Eiffel Tower
Time for sightseeing and photos
Coach to collect group and depart Paris
Arrive back at school
The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from almost any point in the city, and the view from the top is truly awe-inspiring. It dominates Paris to such an extent that it's hard to believe it's only a little over a century old, having been built in 1889 to celebrate the centenary of the French revolution. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit. ...
Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic cathedral on the the Île de la Cité. A major tourist destination and one of the most famous cathedrals in the world, it is also a working Roman Catholic cathedral. Construction on the current building began in 1163 during the reign of Louis VII and opinion differs as to whether Bishop Maurice de Sully or Pope Alexander III laid the foundation...
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.
In just 38 seconds, Europe's fastest elevator will transport you up the Montparnasse tower to a height of 196 metres, where the most beautiful view of Paris stretches out beneath you. Just a few steps further is the capital's largest open-air panoramic terrace, which promises an unforgettable 360º experience. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as 40km!
The Champs-Élysées is the most prestigious avenue in Paris, its cinemas, cafés and luxury shops make it one of the most famous streets in the world. In addition, with rents as high as £750,000 a year for 100 m² of space, it is the most expensive street in Europe. The name refers to the Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed in Greek mythology. The C...
Housed in France's former royal palace, the Louvre is now one of the finest and most complete art galleries in the world. Its collections range from the ancient world to the twentieth century, with the Pyramid and CyberLouvre multimedia gallery bringing the collection right up-to-date. Most visitors, however, are only here to see one thing - The Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile.
France’s leading science museum hosts static and interactive exhibitions on a range of environmental and technological themes, including climate change and fossil fuels, as well as audio-visual presentations and a planetarium.
One of the best and most relaxing ways to see the sights of Paris is to take a Seine river boat cruise. Starting at the Pont d'Alma, near the Eiffel Tower, your cruise will take you up stream to the Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame Cathedral. Trips last around an hour and depart every 30 minutes during the high season and every 40 minutes during the low season.
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.