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School Christmas Markets Trip to Amiens and Arras

Your Christmas market school trip to Amiens and Arras will see your students explore the largest Christmas market in northern France!

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.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/3


Morning departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing


Arrive in Calais

Visit a traditional bakery

Arrive at accommodation

EveningEvening Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/3


After breakfast, head to Amiens

Visit the cathedral and enjoy a guided tour of the city

AfternoonAfternoon Spend the rest of the day exploring the Christmas market
EveningEvening Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/3


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

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

EveningEvening Arrive back at school in the early evening

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVAT


Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course! He will demonstrate some of… Read more

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans are used and how they are cul… Read more

Guided Tour of Old Amiens

Guided Tour of Old Amiens

During this Guided Tour, you will discover the city’s monuments and history. After a brief introduction in front… Read more

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian chocolates!Chocolate workshops… Read more

Somme 1916 Museum

Somme 1916 Museum

From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region, got used to hiding underground… Read more

Wellington Quarry

Wellington Quarry

Beneath the streets of Arras lie impressive chalk quarries which date back to the Middle Ages. In 1914, Arras was des… Read more

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Poppies d'Albert
Poppies d'Albert

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.


Eirias High School, September 2019

We were delighted with the way the trip was organized beforehand and the support which was available once we had left school. An excellent initiation to the Halsbury experience! 

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