A school trip to the Loire Valley is a great option for a French school trip designed to inspire a passion for all things French in your students!

Our school travel experts will work closely with you to tailor-make an itinerary that meets your group’s requirements and satisfies your specific learning objectives.

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Why visit the Loire Valley?

Fairy tale châteaux

The Loire Valley is a land of fairy tale château, orchards and vineyards. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is classic, romantic France.

You must include a visit to one or two of the area’s châteaux while on a school trip to the Loire Valley – there are over 300 to choose from, with most dating from the 13 th to 17 th centuries.

Some favourites among our groups include the Château de Chenonceau, which stretches across the River Cher, and the Château d’Ussé, which is said to be the inspiration behind Charles Perrault’s version of Sleeping Beauty (La Belle au bois dormant) and the Disney castles.

After the end of the Hundred Years’ War, in the mid 15 th century, the French kings tended to prefer spending time in the quieter, beautiful Loire Valley than in Paris.

As cities like Tours, Blois and Amboise became the preferred locations of the French court, so the French nobility was drawn to the region, where they refurbished existing châteaux and built lavish new ones for their summer residences.

Fascinating history and culture

A school trip to the Loire Valley offers your students some fantastic opportunities to immerse themselves in French culture and history.

As well as visiting spectacular, historic châteaux, we can arrange for you to visit a local patisserie, as well as the incredible Futuroscope – a theme park that combines thrilling rides with 3D and 4D films to make an exciting, futuristic experience!

Enjoy a taste of France

The Loire Valley is known as the garden of France, thanks to its top-quality produce – some of the best restaurants in Paris source their ingredients from this area!

What this means for your French school trip to the Loire Valley is that you’ll undoubtedly have the opportunity to visit one of the colourful markets, where your students can practise their French with the stallholders as they buy a lunch of delicious cheeses, charcuteries and fruits.

And, of course, you can be certain that your group will eat very well on a French school trip to the Loire Valley.

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8 Reasons to Visit the Loire Valley On Your Next School Trip

8 Reasons to Visit the Loire Valley On Your Next School Trip

Full of spectacular châteaux, linguistic adventures and exciting history, the Loire Valley is a fantastic alternative for your next school trip to France.

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Activities for Loire Valley

Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

This castle, located in the heart of the Loire Valley, is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in… Read More

Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau is a French castle, built on the River Cher in the Loire Valley in France. It… Read More

Château d'Ussé

Château d'Ussé

Literature describes this château, overlooking the banks of the river Indre, as the original Sleeping Beauty castle. Charles Perrault -… Read More

Parc des Mini Chateaux de la Loire

Parc des Mini Chateaux de la Loire

This tour gives you a chance to explore the Loire's most prestigious castles in miniature. Thanks to the exceptional quality… Read More

Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine

Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine

The zoo is in an old quarry with much evidence of troglodytic dwellings. This makes it ideal for a hot,… Read More

La Vallée des Singes

La Vallée des Singes

La Vallée des Singes, or Monkey Valley, is the only site of its kind in France. Home to thirtyspecies of… Read More

Patisserie Bigot

Patisserie Bigot

The Maison-Bigot is a patisserie, chocolate shop and Tea House in Amboise. Opened in 1913 opposite Amboise castles, for over50… Read More

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

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