A primary languages school 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.

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 Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
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Depart school

Channel crossing

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

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

Depart Boulogne

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

1 day Price from £99 pp
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

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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

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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

Les Escargots du Bocage

Les Escargots du Bocage

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

Nausicaa

Nausicaa

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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

Pain Show

Pain Show

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

Cultural Activities

Bagatelle Theme Park

Bagatelle Theme Park

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

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Excellent trip. Would thoroughly recommend Halsbury Travel and our coach drivers who were brilliant with us and the students. — Tytherington School , November 2018

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