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If you’re looking for a fun experience to get your French students talking, you’d be hard pressed to beat a school trip to the French Christmas markets. The one at Amiens has over one hundred stalls standing back to back, selling all kinds of wonderful things, including local delicacies including macarons d’Amiens!
You can combine your trip to Amiens with a visit to the beautiful city of Arras, once the heart of the historic Artois region, or one of the important WW1 battlefields sites nearby.
Morning departure from school
Arrive in Calais
Visit a traditional bakery
Arrive at accommodation
EveningEvening meal at accommodation
After breakfast, head to Amiens
Visit the cathedral and enjoy a guided tour of the city
AfternoonSpend the rest of the day exploring the Christmas market
EveningEvening meal at accommodation
After breakfast, head to Arras
Spend some time at the Christmas market
Depart for Calais after lunch
Visit P&J Calais for a chocolate workshop
EveningArrive back at school in the early evening
- 2 nights' half-board accommodation
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Boulangerie Le Fournil
The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course!…
Chocolats de Beussent
To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans…
Guided Tour of Old Amiens
During this Guided Tour, you will discover the city’s monuments and history. After a…
Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian…
Somme 1916 Museum
From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region,…
Beneath the streets of Arras lie impressive chalk quarries which date back to the Middle…
Poppies d'Albert is a purpose built hotel, catering exclusively for school groups. It is located in the historic town of Albert, in the very heart of the battlefields of the Somme.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms all of which have an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Breakfast is served at the hotel, and the evening meal in a local restaurant.
Each floor has a games room with a pool table and a drinks machine. There is also a staff lounge on each floor with computers, free internet access and a minibar. A room is available for group activities. Next to the hotel are a football pitch and a swimming pool, both of which can be used by the hotel's guests.
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A fabulous trip, the organisers couldn't do enough for us. The students loved it and the itinerary planned was so varied that the students were amazed by the amount of experiences that they received in such a short amount of time.— Kirk Hallam Academy, June 2019
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