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School Primary Languages Day Trip to Opal Coast

A primary languages school day trip to the Opal Coast is a great option for a first introduction to France for your pupils!

There are lots of exciting cultural activities to enjoy in the Opal Coast region, all within just an hour’s drive of Calais, which is ideal for helping you make the most of the time you have available.

Visit a bakery to find out about the French art of baking and, of course, to sample some of produce! Or visit one of the vibrant markets, where your pupils can soak up the atmosphere and learn some new food vocabulary. And if you would like to stay a little longer, you'll be pleased to know we also offer multiday options!

 

Sample itinerary

Day 1/1

MorningMorning

Depart school

Channel crossing

Arrive in Calais - group to have breakfast in a French café

AfternoonAfternoon

Group to visit a traditional French bakery

Arrive in Boulogne - group to spend time on the beach or in the Old Town

Visit to Nausicaa Sea Life Centre

EveningEvening

Depart Boulogne

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

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  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
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Activities

Bagatelle Theme Park

Bagatelle Theme Park

One of France's leading theme parks, Bagatelle is ideally suited for younger children. If you have a music group you… Read more

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 … 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

Les Escargots du Bocage

Les Escargots du Bocage

Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour, here you will learn interesting facts about the snails and will be… 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

Pain Show

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate sauce! Plus, you’ll… Read more

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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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