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School Food Technology Trip to Opal Coast

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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 (Based on 2 days/1 night )

Day 1/2

Morning

Morning

Depart from school

Channel crossing

Arrive in Calais

Afternoon

Afternoon

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

Evening

Evening

Group to visit Bec-a-Suc Sweet Factory

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

Day 2/2

Morning

Morning

Visit a local market and traditional Boulangerie

Afternoon

Afternoon

Travel to Calais

Group to take part in a Chocolate Workshop

Evening

Evening

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school 

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Educational activities and visits

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers… Read more

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

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

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

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

Fromagerie le Sire Créquy

Fromagerie le Sire Créquy

The cheese is made using traditional unpasturised cow's milk. You can visit the work-shop,… 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

L'atelier des Chefs Lille

L'atelier des Chefs Lille

A 30-minute cookery demonstration with a professional chef, followed by a tasting session.… Read more

Lille Markets

Lille Markets

Lille offers a wide variety of markets to choose from; the Wazemmes Market has a selection… Read more

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian… Read more

Pain Show

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate… Read more

Weekly Markets

Weekly Markets

The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life.… Read more

Accommodation

Artes Cap d'Opale
Hippotel
Stella Maris
Artes Cap d'Opale
Artes Cap d'Opale is located in Ambleteuse, a peaceful seaside resort full of history north of Boulogne.

The Village Vacances is comprised of a central multi-storey building and three sperate blocks of chalet style accommodation. Chalets usually have two bedrooms and a bathroom with a usual maximum capacity of 5 beds per room, and 9 beds maximum per chalet.

Most rooms on the ground floor are accessible, but there are also three specially adapted rooms for handicapped guests.

The centre offers full- and half-board accommodation. Facilities include a reception, bar and restaurant. There is a classroom which can be hired out for a fee, and plenty of outdoor space for students to exercise or relax in. There is also an indoor pool which groups can use.
Hippotel
The Hippotel is set within tranquil woodlands, just half a mile from the centre of Le Touquet.

The accommodation has rooms of 2 to 6, each with bath or shower and separate WC. All guestrooms have a TV with some English channels and single rooms are available at a supplement.

In terms of communal areas, there is a bar with a terrace and games area, and two conference rooms seating up to 30 people are also available, if required.

As well as a games room and a sauna, the hotel has its own restaurant, offering fantastic panoramic views over both the park and the regional equestrian centre.
Stella Maris
This popular youth centre is located in the middle of the dunes in Stella- Plage which is a beautiful quaint little seaside town.
This youth centre offers 85 rooms. Each room can sleep between 2-4 students and each with its own private WC/shower.

There is a restaurant on-site that can offer breakfast and evening meals and packed luches can also be arranged.
The reception desk is open from 08.30 until 19.00, 7 days a week and sells a selection of phonecards and postcards - there is even a daily collection from the postbox.

There is a Classroom/Meeting room, Bar & café, Giant screen TV, Video/DVD player and Karaoke machine.

Groups can watch films free of charge and can have a karaoke/disco night for 5€ per person.

This fantastic accommodation centre also has a leisure room with table football, table tennis and video games. Outdoors, students can also make use of the Sports playground (football, basketball, volleyball and badminton)

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