A primary languages school trip to the Opal Coast is the perfect introduction to France for younger students!

With all visits less than an hour’s drive from Calais, this is an easy trip packed full of educational value. Take your pupils to a chocolate factory, a local bakery, Bagatelle theme park or Nausicaa sea life centre. Spend some time at the beach or experience the atmosphere at one of the local markets.

Make it a one-day school trip or stay for a couple of days to really give your pupils the opportunity to explore and practise their French.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive in Calais

Group to visit a French bakery

Group to have a stroll along the beach before visiting Nausicaa Sea Life Centre

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

After evening meal group to go bowling or have a quiz at the accommodation centre

2

Visit a traditional French market

Visit a snail farm

Visit a chocolate factory

Head back to Calais

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school

2 days, 1 night Price from £149 pp
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • 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 at current rates to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational 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

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… 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

High Ropes

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

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

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

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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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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