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School Trips to France

A school trip to France is the perfect choice for many subjects, from French and history to art and business studies, among others, thanks to the incredible diversity of activities and visits available.

We can arrange school trips all over France, from buzzing big cities like Paris and Lyon to the spectacular landscapes of the Opal Coast and the Loire Valley!

Why visit France?

Our most popular school trip destination

France is by far our most popular school trip destination. This is for two very important reasons. Firstly, it offers exciting opportunities to bring almost any subject to life.

And secondly, the short journey times from the UK mean that educational tours to France can work for all budgets and timeframes because you can choose to travel by coach. This means that school trips to France are generally very affordable and work well for any duration, from a day trip to a whole week!  

A rich, vibrant culture

France is famous for its rich culture and many groups choose to visit France on a school trip simply for the opportunity to experience this. Others want to learn more about the art or fashion.

And, of course, for French language school trips, the opportunity to explore the French culture through the French language is an unforgettable experience that will not only spark a passion for France in your students, it will also give them a huge boost of confidence in their language skills.

Incredible history

On a school trip to France, your students could learn about the experience of the soldiers in the trenches of WW1. Or they could discover how D-Day was the beginning of the end of WW2. You could travel even further back in time, to explore the Paris of the French Revolution!

The food!

One thing you can be certain of with a school trip to France is that your students won’t go hungry. Of course, France is famous for its cuisine and this makes it incredibly popular for food technology school trips.

But many of our other groups also choose to include some food-based activities in their itineraries too! One of the highlights for many French groups, for example, is the opportunity to visit a local bakery and learn about the cultural significance of bread and how it’s made from a real French baker.

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Take a look at our range of France school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisors to discuss your requirements.

Amiens

School trips to Amiens

A school trip to Amiens will give your students the opportunity to explore a beautiful northern French city that hosts the largest Christmas market in France!

Amiens school trips are most popular among French groups keen to visit the famous Christmas markets. This is a fantastic, festive treat for students that gives them the opportunity to practise speaking French with native speakers. 

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Disneyland

School trips to Disneyland

A school trip to Disneyland® Paris will be a magical, unforgettable experience for your students!

Disneyland® Paris school trips work well for a variety of subjects including business studies, media studies, performing arts and general cultural school trips. The theme park offers some great educational workshops for these subjects that will bring them to life for your students. 

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Disneyland and Paris

School trips to Disneyland and Paris

A school trip to Disneyland® Paris and Paris offers your students an unforgettable experience of learning outside the classroom!

Disneyland® Paris and Paris school trips are ideal for maths, science and primary languages groups. This is a popular destination due to the combination of all the attractions of Paris and the magical, exciting theme park where we can arrange specialist workshops. 

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Dunkerque

School trips to Dunkirk

A school trip to Dunkirk offers your students the opportunity to learn more about WW2!

Dunkirk school trips are most popular with history groups who want to visit the WW2 battlefields. Dunkirk is also a great destination as part of a multicentre trip for groups studying the history of warfare and the technological developments between the Napoleonic Wars and WW2. 

Day trips

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Futuroscope

School trips to Futuroscope

A school trip to Futuroscope offers your students the chance to explore the fascinating world of media technology in France!

Futuroscope school trips are most popular with media studies groups thanks to the theme park's focus on film and communication technology. Combined with the Loire Valley, it can also make a great French school trip destination too. 

Multi centre

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Lille
Futuroscope and Loire Valley

School trips to Loire Valley

A school trip to the Loire Valley is a great option for school groups keen to see several sides of France!

Loire Valley school trips are most popular among French language groups. Your students will love exploring the historic, atmospheric châteaux that the area is famous for. And you can include a visit to Futuroscope, one of France's top educational theme parks. 

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Lyon

School trips to Lyon

A school trip to Lyon offers your students the opportunity to discover the gastronomic capital of France!

Lyon school trips are most popular with French school groups who are looking for an alternative to Paris. Lyon offers its own unique history, a spectacular cityscape and plenty of culture. And with its status as the gastronomic capital of France, you won't go hungry here!

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Montpellier

School trips to Montpellier

A school trip to Montpellier offers your students the unforgettable opportunity to totally immerse themselves in French!

Montpellier school trips tend to be most popular with French school groups who are preparing for their GCSE or A level exams. That's because in Montpellier we can arrange lessons at a specialist language school with cultural activities and carefully-selected host family accommodation. 

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Nice
Normandy

School trips to Normandy

A school trip to Normandy offers your students the opportunity to explore this fascinating region of France!

Normandy school trips are popular with groups studying a range of subjects including food technology, French and history, whether that's WW2 or the history of warfare. And with so many educational visits and activities, Normandy is also a great option for cross-curricular school trips

Multi centre

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Opal Coast

School trips to Opal Coast

A school trip to the Opal Coast is the perfect choice if you want to spend more time experiencing France and less time stuck on a coach!

Opal Coast school trips are a popular choice for a number of subjects including food technology, French, primary languages and general and cultural school trips because journey times are so short. 

Day trips

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Parc Asterix

School trips to Parc Asterix

A school trip to Parc Astérix offers your students the opportunity to explore France through the eyes of a cultural icon!

Parc Astérix school trips are popular with French school groups who want to practise their French while exploring the culture at one of the country's top theme parks and is often combined with visits in and around Paris. 

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Paris

School trips to Paris

School trips to Paris are always extremely popular because it's a city full of history and culture!

Paris school trips are ideal for a number of subjects, including art, business studies, fashion, food technology, French, history, primary languages and science. And you can choose to include a visit to one of the nearby theme parks to make your trip completely unforgettable!

Day trips

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Rouen

School trips to Rouen

A school trip to Rouen offers your students the opportunity to explore one of France's most historic cities!

Rouen school trips are most popular among French groups preparing for exams. That's because the city is home to an excellent French language school, where we can arrange lessons and a cultural activities programme for your students. Host family accommodation is also available. 

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Strasbourg

School trips to Strasbourg

A school trip to Strasbourg offers your students the opportunity to explore the capital of the Alsace region!

Strasbourg school trips are very popular among French groups at Christmas, when they visit the city to explore its atmospheric Christmas markets. Not only is this a great festive treat, but it also gives students the opportunity to practise their French in a relaxed setting.

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The Somme

School trips to The Somme

A school trip to the Somme offers your students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the realities of WW1!

School trips to the Somme are popular with both history and English literature school groups, as an educational visit to this area will bring WW1 and the experiences of the soldiers in the trenches to life for 21st-century students. 

Day trips

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Discover more about school trips to france

Whether your group is studying the French language, WW1 history, food technology, art, business studies, science or maths, a school trip to France will leave your students feeling inspired and enthused.

You can spend a day introducing your students to all things French in Boulogne, devote a long weekend to discovering French culture in Paris, or even enjoy a week-long total immersion French school trip to Nice and Montpellier. And why not make your school trip even more magical by including a visit to Disneyland® Paris?

Our Tour Advisers know France incredibly well and will be pleased to work closely with you to create a school trip that meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. We’ll be able to provide you with any information or advice you need to decide on the perfect destination, accommodation, transport and activities for your group. And, while you’re away, we’ll just be one phone call away, day or night, so we really will be with you every step of the way.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.