School Christmas Markets Trip to Amiens and Arras
Experience an authentic French Christmas with Christmas markets and lots of delicious treats!
Frequently Asked Questions
To make the most out of everything that Amiens has to offer, we would recommend spending at least 3 days here on your school trip, especially if you're also intending to visit Arras.
Amiens is lovely at any time of the year, but most of our groups choose to visit in December when the fantastic Christmas markets are on, as this is a wonderfully festive way to introduce your students to the French language and culture.
Being a town, getting around Amiens itself is easy enough on foot. However, if you're combining your visit to Amiens with a visit to Arras, as most of our groups do, then coach is the easiest form of transport. We will, of course, provide you with a comfortable coach that you can use throughout your trip.
Most groups choose to visit Amiens in December so, of course, we would highly recommend the Christmas markets as must-see on your school trip to Amiens. A guided tour of the old town is also a great activity that will give your students the chance to learn a bit more about the local history and culture. And, as this is northern France, we would highly recommend a visit to the Somme 1916 Museum to learn more about what life was like in the area during WW1.
There certainly are! Of course, the Christmas markets are completely free to walk around, although we can't guarantee that you won't be tempted to spend your money on the delicious treats or handmade gifts on sale here. You may also like to visit Amiens Cathedral. This 13th century Gothic cathedral is spectacular and is actually the largest cathedral in France!
Yes, you can arrange a cross-curricular school trip to Amiens as the town offers some exciting options for French and history groups, particularly those studying WW1.
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