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School French Culture Day Trip to the Opal Coast

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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.

To get the most out of your school trip to the Opal Coast, we would highly recommend an overnight stay. Less tiring and much easier logistically, overnight trips often offer better value for money. Contact us for details!

Suggested Itinerary (1 day)

Day 1/1

Morning

Morning

Early morning departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Visit to a traditional French bakery

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Boulogne

Free time to explore Old Town

Visit to Nausicaa

Head back to Calais

Evening

Evening

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Late evening arrival back at school

What's included?

  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn coach travel
  • tick iconReturn ferry crossings
  • tick iconVAT

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 your students the opportunity to watch… Read More

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

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

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

Nausicaa

Nausicaa

The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, man's impact upon it and why it is… 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 chocolates!Chocolate workshops and… 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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Need help?

Gail Biggins — Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Gail Biggins
Thank you for all your guidance and support on running my first trip abroad, the students absolutely loved it and were very eager to go back again. — Lode Heath School

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