School Art Trip to Paris
Enjoy the romance, the beauty, the food, the architecture and the art of this magnificent capital city.
Paris boasts some of the world’s largest and most famous museums, including the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, home to masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and Impressionist paintings by Monet and Renoir. A visit to Paris would not be complete without seeing its iconic landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of French civic pride; Notre Dame, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture; and the Arc de Triomphe, a symbol of French victory. Paris is a truly beautiful city with excellent opportunities for studying art.
|Arrive in Calais||
Arrive in Paris
Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
|Day 2||Visit to the Louvre and Tuillerie Gardens||
Boat trip along the Seine
Visit to the Musée d'Orsay
|Time for evening meal|
|Day 3||Visit to Centre Pompidou||Visit to the Eiffel Tower||Time for evening meal|
|Day 4||Visit to Monet's Garden||Depart and head to Calais||Arrive back at school|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates for Tour Operators
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Any other inclusions such as visits or excursions
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
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.
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, includ...
After his death in 1973 many of Picasso's works were given to the French state, which formed the basis of the collection for this museum, housed in a seventeenth-century hotel situated in the Marais. The Hôtel Salé, built in 1656 for the general Aubert de Fontenay, was well known even before housing the musée Picasso. It was originally leased to the...
Six great intellectuals recently described the museum chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his “testamentary” masterpieces as “Unique in its genre”. Next to the Nymphéas, “the haven of peaceful meditation”, a gift to modern man with his “overworked nerves”, the Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from th...
The beautiful, grand 18th Century Hôtel Biron was once home to the famous sculptor and today houses a collection of highlights of Rodin's career, including "The Thinker" and "The Kiss." Some sculptures are displayed in the gardens which allows plenty of scope for sketching and admiring.
Since 1977, the Pompidou Centre has been France's leading centre for contemporary arts. Artistically and architecturally it is a clean break with Paris' long artistic and cultural traditions, and is home to permanent and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art as well as a cinema. Guided tours may be arranged.
Home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death in 1926, Giverny is where Monet produced some of his most celebrated work. It's a half-day excursion from Paris and a chance to capture something of what inspired him.
Discover the street art murals of Paris with this guided walking tour and rediscover the city in a unique and individual way. Weekly tours take place in Belleville, Montmartre, Vitry and the 13th Arrondissement but other areas, and subjects, can be catered to according to subject requirements.
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. ...
Hotel Reseda is a modern and recently renovated hotel offering clean and affordable accommodation.
Rooms are compact but functional with en-suite facilities, free WiFi, TV, telephone and air-conditioning. Students will generally be accommodated in triple rooms and staff in twins.
A continental buffet breakfast is served every morning, but evening meals are taken in a local restaurant.
European Campus Sainte Therese Ouest
There are a total of 42 clean, modern and comfortable bedrooms all of which are en-suite. Students will generally be accommodated in multibedded rooms and staff in twin or singles.
A continental breakfast is served daily and evening meals are offered in the dining hall. Facilities include meeting rooms, Amphitheatre, Wifi and sports facilities.
Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen
Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen has all the comfort and amenities of a modern hotel. It is a popular choice with our school groups as it is within easy reach of both Disneyland® and central Paris.
The students will mainly be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, all of which are en-suite. Both breakfast and evening meals can be taken in the hotel restaurant. There is also a bar area and terrace overlooking the Seine, as well as space that can be reserved for group activities.
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.
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.
Probably the best destination for an art trip with a huge range of galleries catering for a broad variety of styles and movements.
I would not hesitate to recommend Halsbury and their team for an outstanding itinerary and very well-organised trip.
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.