Just a short hop across the Channel, the Opal Coast is the ideal choice for a food technology school trip to France!

Visit a traditional, family-owned bakery to see how croissants are made. Or visit a sweet factory or chocalaterie if you have a sweet tooth! And make sure you don't miss the opportunity to visit one of the local markets, to see how important fresh, local produce is to this region.

There really are lots of exciting food-related activities to choose from here, so you can really tailor your day to meet your specific learning objectives. And whatever you choose to do, it will be a fantastic introduction to French cuisine for your students.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart from school

Channel crossing

Arrive in Calais

Arrive in Boulogne - time for lunch followed by a pancake-making demonstration and tasting

Group to visit Bec-a-Suc Sweet Factory

Time for evening meal followed by an evening walk around the town

2

Visit a local market and traditional Boulangerie

Travel to Calais

Group to take part in a Chocolate Workshop

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

2 days, 1 night Price from £109 pp
  • 1 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

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A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers your students the opportunity to watch… Read More

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

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The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course! He will demonstrate some of… Read More

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

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To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans are used and… Read More

Fromagerie le Sire Créquy

Fromagerie le Sire Créquy

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The cheese is made using traditional unpasturised cow's milk. You can visit the work-shop, the maturing cellar, video screening and… Read More

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

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An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or violet waffles. The visit also… Read More

L'atelier de Chefs, Lille, School Trip Activity

L'atelier des Chefs Lille

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A 30-minute cookery demonstration with a professional chef, followed by a tasting session. Gives students a real hands-on experience of French cookery.… Read More

Lille Markets

Lille Markets

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Lille offers a wide variety of markets to choose from; the Wazemmes Market has a selection of food, flowers, fabrics,… Read More

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

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Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian chocolates!Chocolate workshops and… Read More

Pain Show

Pain Show

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Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate sauce! Plus, you’ll also be… Read More

Weekly Markets

Weekly Markets

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The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life. Walk around the stands; take… Read More

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