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School French Culture Trip to the Opal Coast

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Just a short hop across the Channel, the Opal Coast offers a fantastic range of cultural activities ideal for a French school trip!

This area is a wonderful introduction to France – it’s much less busy than big cities like Paris, but offers just as many opportunities to immerse yourselves in the culture. You can visit Calais, Boulogne or Le Touquet on your French school trip to the Opal Coast – wherever you choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of activities designed to get your students talking.

Popular options include chocolate factories, bakeries, the famous Bagatelle theme park and Nausicaa sealife centre.

And the variety of foodie activities available in this area means that the Opal Coast is also the perfect choice for a cross-curricular school trip in conjunction with your food technology department. 

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights )

Day 1/4

Morning

Morning

Depart school early morning

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Visit to a traditional French bakery

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Boulogne

Afternoon spent exploring local area/walk along the beach

Check in to accommodation

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to a traditional French market

Take part in a Pancake making demonstration and tasting 

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Nausicaa Sea Life Centre

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Drive to Le Touquet

Visit to Chocolats de Beussent

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit Les Escargots du Bocage (snail farm) 

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Visit a supermarket in Boulogne before heading to Calais
Afternoon

Afternoon

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school early evening

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
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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

Boulogne Old Town

Boulogne Old Town

Enjoy a self-guided walk around the old part of Boulogne, to get a feel for the traditions… 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

Les Escargots du Bocage

Les Escargots du Bocage

Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour, here you will learn interesting fac… Read more

Nausicaa

Nausicaa

The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, ma… 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

Accommodation

Stella Maris
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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