A French school trip to the Opal Coast offers a fantastic introduction to all things French!

You’ll be able to visit a local bakery to learn all about bread – a hugely important element of any French person’s day! You can also visit a chocolatier, with both visits offering your students the opportunity to quiz these artisans on their work – in French, of course.

This is a great opportunity for Key Stage 3 and GCSE students to develop their vocabulary around the theme of food, drink and eating out, among others.

And GCSE students will also enjoy this opportunity to develop their understanding of French culture and identity.

A-level students will also really enjoy this opportunity to use their French to speak with native speakers and learn more about various aspects of French-speaking society.

Other options include the famous Bagatelle theme park or Nausicaa Sea Life Centre.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school early morning

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Visit to a traditional French bakery

Arrive in Boulogne

Afternoon spent exploring local area/walk along the beach

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation


Visit to a traditional French market

Group to explore the Old Town of Boulogne

Visit to Nausicaa Sea Life Centre

Evening meal at accommodation


Visit a supermarket in Boulogne before heading to Calais

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school early evening

3 days, 2 nights Price from £239 pp
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return coach travel
  • Return ferry crossings
  • VAT
  • 2 nights' half board accommodation
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Vamoos - our easy-to-use travel app


Educational Activities

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



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The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, man's impact upon it and why it is… Read More

High Ropes

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

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If you have a group of thrill seekers, make sure you include a visit to the Opalaventure High Ropes Course, where you'll enjoy a treetop adventure your students will never forget!… Read More

Rando Rail

Rando Rail

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Fancy doing something a little different on your school trip to the Opal Coast? Why not hop on a pedal-powered rail bike and enjoy a 9km round trip to explore either the enchanting woods of Nielles-les-Bléquin, or the rolling countryside of the Artois!… Read More

Biscuit Factory Le Touquet

Biscuit Factory Le Touquet

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Visit a traditional French biscuit factory to discover how these delicious artisanal biscuits are made! Students will love this foodie activity that also gives them the opportunity to practise their French listening skills. If they're brave, they could even try asking questions!… Read More

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Brilliant trip – we will do it again in 2020! A great experience for our Year 5/6 children. — Hernhill CE Primary School , November 2018

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