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Lille is the perfect place for your students to experience the authentic and magical atmosphere of a traditional French Christmas market.
There are many enchanting Christmas markets taking place throughout France, each offering a unique variety of festive music, tasty treats and lights. But the city of Lille hosts one of the most famous, with over 50 stalls selling traditional and regional crafts, cuisine and gifts.
Morning departure from school
Arrive in Calais
Head to Lille and explore the Christmas market
Evening meal at accommodation
Return to the Christmas market or go bowling
Enjoy a guided tour of Lille or have more time at the Christmas market
Visit a traditional waffle factory
Head back to Calais
Evening arrival back at school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
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- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
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- VAT at current rates to tour operators
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The Ibis budget Hotel is situated in 'Vieux Lille' - the old town. It offers 93 rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Rooms consist of a double bed and a single bunk canopy. Students are accommodated two to a room and staff in singles. Each room has a TV. A buffet breakfast is offered in the hotel with evening meals in a nearby restaurant.
Misterbed Belle Etoile is centrally located in the pedestrian area of Lille, enabling your group to enjoy all the attractions the city has to offer.Students will generally be accommodated in twin rooms – all are en suite and include a television. Staff will also be accommodated in twin rooms (if a single is requested, a supplement will apply).A buffet-style breakfast will be served in the hotel. Evening meals are taken in the restaurant next door.
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Gail Biggins — Tour Adviser
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It is an excellent market experience for our students and they engaged very well with the planned tour.— Bower Park Academy, December 2018
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