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.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Morning departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive in Calais

Visit a traditional bakery

Arrive at accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation


After breakfast, head to Amiens

Visit the cathedral and enjoy a guided tour of the city

Spend the rest of the day exploring the Christmas market

Evening 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

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school in the early evening

3 days, 2 nights Price from £235 pp
  • 2 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • VAT


Educational Activities

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… 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… 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… Read More

Cultural Activities

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 of the… 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 and… Read More

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I love inspiring curiosity in schools searching for the perfect trip to a destination I have first-hand experience in visiting. I love to learn what their travel plans are, the purpose for their trip and how this links back to the curriculum so that I can prepare an entirely tailored trip as if I were visiting myself.– Tom Moorhouse Tour Consultant

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The croissant-making visit was a highlight, as was an early morning visit to the beach and Les Baraques military cemetery. A fantastic trip all in all. — Rugby School, December 2018

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