School French Trip to Lille

Lille is northern France's largest city and surprises many visitors with its impressive architecture, the winding streets of its tastefully restored old quarter (Vieux Lille) and a plethora of restaurants where quality and quantity go hand in hand.

A French poll found that Lille is ranked third in France for gastronomy (after Paris and Lyon)! The city has a very serious attitude to culture, which is reflected in a busy music and arts scene and some great museums. Its Christmas market is also a great attraction with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cuisine and gifts; an excellent place to use French speaking skills!

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Pick-up from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

Arrive in Calais 

Arrive in Lille

Group to visit a waffle factory 

Check in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Evening walk around the town 

Day 2 Group to visit Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Time for shopping in the Euralille shopping centre before heading back to Calais

On the way back to Calais group to visit Boulangerie "Le Fournil"

Arrive in Calais

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 and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and 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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Guided Tour of Lille

Guided Tour of Lille

Bring your classroom to life and discover the architectural heritage of Europe's 2004 Capital of Culture with guides from Lille's Tourist Office. Not to be missed 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 - Regional museums - Museum of Art and I...

Euralille

Euralille

Lille may have been designated 'Capital of Culture' in 2004, but it's long been a capital of shopping. Give your students the chance to indulge in some retail therapy and practise their French skills at Euralille, one of the largest shopping centres in northern france.

Lille Christmas Market

Lille Christmas Market

Lille is the perfect destination to bring your French students to experience the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional Christmas market. The city of Lille hosts one of the most famous Christmas markets with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cui...

Bêtises de Cambrai (Sweet Factory)

Bêtises de Cambrai (Sweet Factory)

In French, the word bêtise refers to nonsense, or a silly mistake. The bêtises de Cambrai  are a famous type of French boiled sweet, which are said to have been invented when young Monsieur Afchain, who was an apprentice in his parents' confiserie, made a mistake with the family recipe. The young sweetmaker's mother scolded him for the er...

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

Bring your French students to this old-fashioned waffle factory where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or violet waffles. The visit lasts 45 minutes and includes a demonstration of waffle-making and tasting. An ideal visit for those with a sweet tooth!

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle was the leader of Free France, the French government in exile during the Second World War, and was a key figure in the French Resistance. One of Lille's most famous sons, the future president was born in the city in 1890, at his maternal grandparents' ...

The Resistance Museum

The Resistance Museum

The Resistance Museum is located in an ancient fortified castle, built between 1878 and 1882, that was part of the fortification designed to protect Lille against a potential German attack. Paradoxically, the fortified castle of Bondue served the German troops during both the F...

Shopping in Lille

Shopping in Lille

As well as all the fantastic historic and cultural attractions in and around Lille, the city is also fantastic for shopping, which makes a great activity as part of your school French trip, as students will be forced to use their French to speak with shopkeepers! Lille has always been an important commercial centre and remains so today, with nearly 4,000 shops to explore! One of our favourite are...

Lille Language Workshop

Lille Language Workshop

As part of your school French trip to Lille, why not include a French language workshop to your itinerary? Delivered by highly experienced, native French-speaking teachers, this workshop will help your students to consolidate their practical experience of learning French in France. All language workshops are tailored to suit the ability of the pupils and, prior to your visit, you will be put into ...

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 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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