A French school trip to Lyon is a fantastic alternative to Paris, rich as it is in history and culture!

France’s second city, Lyon is most famous for its gastronomy and the many vineyards of the surrounding countryside. It’s a beautiful city in which to learn French and our language school is perfectly located to explore the city after lessons!

With content designed to meet your requirements, lessons are given by fully-qualified native French speakers. Carefully selected host family accommodation is also provided, to complete the total immersion experience – all hosts have a clean police record.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight to Lyon, transfer to accommodation

Evening meal with host family

2

French lessons

Guided walking tour of Lyon

Evening meal with host family

3

French lessons

Visit to Vieux Lyon and Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière

Evening meal with host family

4

French lessons

Visit to Croix-Rousse

Visit to La Maison des Canuts & Traboules

Evening meal with host family

5

French lessons

Transfer to airport and return flight to UK

5 days, 4 nights Price from £600 pp
  • 4 nights' host family accommodation on half-board basis
  • 12 lessons in closed groups
  • Detailed info pack
  • End of course certificates
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Guided walking tour of the city
  • Public transport pass for duration of stay
  • Return air travel inclusive of tax
  • Vamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

French lessons

French lessons

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At our partner language school in Lyon, French lessons are taught by native French-speaking, university-qualified tutors. Your students will learn… Read More

Guided walking tour of Lyon

Guided walking tour of Lyon

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A guided walking tour of the city centre in French to introduce students to their surroundings, as well as the… Read More

Cultural Activities

Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière

Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière

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Enjoy a guided visit to one of Lyon's most iconic sights, the spectacular Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière. … Read More

La Maison des Canuts & Traboules

Visit to La Maison des Canuts & Traboules

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Discover the long history of silk-making in Lyon and explore the city's mysterious traboules!… Read More

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Visit to Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

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Explore Lyon's famous gastronomy at this incredible covered food market!… Read More

View of Place St Jean in Lyon looking towards the cathedral

Vieux Lyon

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Enjoy a tour of the oldest and most charismatic area of Lyon!… Read More

Statue in the middle of Place Bellecour

Presqu'île, Lyon

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Enjoy a tour of Lyon's Presqu'île at the heart of the city!… Read More

View towards Croix Rousse

Croix-Rousse

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Explore Lyon's historic Croix Rousse district!… Read More

View of the lake in Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc de la Tête d'Or

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Explore this magnificent park in the heart of Lyon!… Read More

View across river to Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon

Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon

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Explore this iconic building on the left bank of the Rhône in central Lyon!… Read More

Exterior of Musée des Confluences in Lyon

Musée des Confluences

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This exciting science and anthropology museum tells the story of life on Earth!… Read More

Musée Gadagne

Musée Gadagne

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Want to explore the history of Lyon and learn more about the famous Guignol puppet? … Read More

Musée Gallo-Romain

Musée Gallo-Romain

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Learn more about Lyon's Roman history at the Musée Gallo-Romain!… Read More

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

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Explore the incredible world of fine art at this magnificent museum in the heart of Lyon!… Read More

les bateaux lyonnais

Les Bâteaux Lyonnais

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Enjoy a relaxing river cruise through Lyon, taking in the sights of the city from the water.… Read More

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

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Very happy with the service again and the trip was very successful. Would not change a thing about it. — Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School , September 2018

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As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
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Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

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For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.

The Halsbury Difference

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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