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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.
Depart from school
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
Visit a local market and traditional Boulangerie
Travel to Calais
Group to take part in a Chocolate Workshop
Arrive back at school
- 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
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- VAT at current rates to tour operators
Bec a Suc
A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers…
Boulangerie Le Fournil
The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course!…
Chocolats de Beussent
To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans…
Fromagerie le Sire Créquy
The cheese is made using traditional unpasturised cow's milk. You can visit the work-shop,…
La Gaufre du Pays Flamand
An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or…
L'atelier des Chefs Lille
A 30-minute cookery demonstration with a professional chef, followed by a tasting session.…
Lille offers a wide variety of markets to choose from; the Wazemmes Market has a selection…
Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian…
Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate…
The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life.…
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.
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.
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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Your staff - Armelle, Rachel, and anyone else I contacted with your company directly were outstanding. The service in terms of information, support and the info pack were truly excellent, ensuring a well-structured and planned tour. Any emails I sent were replied to promptly and thoughtfully. You clearly have a strong staff with experience and a good sense of care / thought. Thank you.— The Oakwood School, July 2019
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