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School Primary Languages Day Trip to Lille

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Short on time but keen to inspire your pupils with a French language experience? A primary language school day trip to Lille is ideal!

Just a short hop across the Channel, Lille offers loads of great activities to introduce your pupils to the French language and culture. Feeling very safe and welcoming, Lille is an excellent choice if you want your pupils to enjoy a city experience.

Whether you’re arranging the trip as a fun end-of-term treat or as an introduction to the country to inspire your pupils from the get-go, you can be sure that a French school trip to Lille will be an unforgettable experience for them! And we also offer multiday options if you would like to offer this as an overnight trip!

Suggested Itinerary (Day trip)

Day 1/1

Morning

Morning

Depart school

Channel crossing

On the way to Lille, group to visit an old fashioned waffle maker

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Lille

Group to have a guided tour of Lille followed by shopping at Euralille shopping centre

Evening

Evening

Depart Lille

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon30-minute cookery demonstration and tasting
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconCost of group passport
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn transport (coach and ferry/Eurotunnel or Eurostar)
  • tick iconVAT

Educational activities and visits

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

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

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille on November 22nd 1890, in the house of his maternal… Read more

Euralille

Euralille

Lille may be Capital of Culture, but it's long been a capital of shopping! Indulge in… Read more

Guided Tour of Lille

Guided Tour of Lille

From Grand'Place to the Palais Rihour, discover the architectural heritage of… Read more

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or… Read more

Lille Zoo

Lille Zoo

The Citadelle Park, Lille's largest and most visited, park brings a breath of fresh air to… Read more

Accommodation

Ibis Budget Hotel Lille
Misterbed Belle Etoile, Lille
Ibis Budget Hotel Lille

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, Lille

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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Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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