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School French Culture Trip to Futuroscope & the Loire Valley

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A French school trip to Futuroscope and the Loire Valley offers your students the exciting opportunity to explore modern and historic France in a truly spectacular setting!

Exploring the beautiful Loire Valley, your students will love exploring the history of fairy tale châteaux, like the one at Chambord. And make sure you take the time to explore the historic cities of Orléans, liberated by Joan of Arc, and Chartres, with its world-famous cathedral.

One of Europe’s largest educational theme parks, Futuroscope will amaze you, play on your senses and involve you in the action as you escape into new worlds of fun!

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4

Morning

Morning

Depart from school
Channel crossing

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Calais
Evening

Evening

Arrive at Futuroscope and check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Day 2/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Full day at Futuroscope (guide included)

Evening

Evening

After evening meal, group to return to the park for the spectacular Forest of Dreams Show

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit La Vallée des Signes

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit the Château d’Usse

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Depart accommodation for Calais
Afternoon

Afternoon

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing
Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon3 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 iconOne-day pass to Futuroscope including guide
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

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… Read more

Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

This castle, located in the heart of the Loire Valley, is one of the finest examples of Re… 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… Read more

Château d'Ussé

Château d'Ussé

Literature describes this château, overlooking the banks of the river Indre, as the… Read more

Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Located on the outskirts of Poitiers, Futuroscope is a unique theme park which combines en… 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.… 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 minia… Read more

Patisserie Bigot

Patisserie Bigot

The Maison-Bigot is a patisserie, chocolate shop and Tea House in Amboise. Opened in 1913… Read more

Accommodation

CIS Saumur
Hotel du Futuroscope
CIS Saumur

The CIS Saumur is in a five hectare park bordering the Loire, with unequalled views of the Saumur castle.

Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and group leaders in twins. The majority of the centre's dormitories have communal facilities on the same floor as the room. Bedding is provided, and towels are available for hire. WiFi is available in all rooms.

Breakfast is served in the main dining room, and evening meals and packed lunches can be provided on request.

Facilities include a games room with arcade machines, table football, pool table, table tennis and a TV. Use of the indoor pool carries a small charge, but the outdoor swimming pool is free. Also available in the grounds are a volleyball court and a Pétanques area.

Hotel du Futuroscope

Hotel du Futuroscope is well located, just a footbridge away from the main theme park.

The hotel offers 1300 beds in 290 rooms, all with an en-suite, a TV and a telephone available on request. Students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins.

A continental breakfast will be provided by the hotel (hot drink, croissants, baguette, jam, yoghurt etc) and a three course self service meal is available in the evening.

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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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