School Primary Languages day Trip to Paris
Learning a foreign language from a young age can provide so many opportunities for your pupils, so 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!
Previous evening: Depart school
Morning: Arrive Paris
Day spent exploring Paris on foot or by Métro
Evening: Depart Paris
Early morning: Arrive back at school (next day)
06.00 Arrive London St Pancras (min 45min check-in)
06.55 Eurostar Departs
10.43 Arrive Paris Gare de Nord
Day spent exploring Paris by foot/public transport.
19.13 Arrive Paris Gare de Nord (min 45min check-in)
20.13 Eurostar Departs
21.59 Arrive London St Pancras
(timings are example only and subject to availability)
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 to the Eiff...
Inspire your primary students to really embrace their language studies with a primary language trip to Disneyland® Paris. Disney has a multinational staff so students will have ample opportunity to speak with native speakers throughout their trip, perhaps even some Disney characters! French students in particular will be truly immersed in the language at Disneyland® Paris. We will tailor...
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. But most visitors are only here to see one thing - The Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile.
France’s leading science museum (and the biggest in Europe) 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.
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 Notre Dame 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 stone...
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.
The Musée d’Orsay charts the development of European art between 1848 and 1914, an era when Paris was unquestionably the world’s cultural and artistic capital. Its diverse collection includes works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, van Gogh and other artists, many of whom spent much of their artistic careers in Paris. The museum offers a range of guided tours in English, including the Highlights of the M...
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.
After his death in 1973, many of Picasso's works went to the French state, which decided to form a museum with the collection. To house it they chose a seventeenth-century hotel situated in the Marais. This is the Hôtel Salé that was built in 1656 for the general Aubert de Fontenay. Before housing the musée Picasso, the hotel was already well-known. It was leased to the ambassador of Venice, and i...
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.