A school trip to the Opal Coast in northern France is a great opportunity for students to travel abroad with their school, perhaps for the first time!
With visits located no further than an hour’s drive from Calais, the Opal Coast region makes for an easy and fun school trip with plenty of opportunity to learn all about the French language and culture, as well as the food, which really is superb in this region.
On your school trip to the Opal Coast, you can immerse yourself in French culture and even put your students’ language skills to the test with activities designed to get them talking! You can visit a local chocolate factory, to see how chocolates are made. Or, you can make this trip a fun reward for their hard work back in the classroom, by visiting Bagatelle theme park, or Nausicaa sea life centre.
Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)
Departure from school
Visit to traditional French bakery
Lunch and expore local area
Visit Nausicaa Sea Life Centre
Evening walk around town
Visit French market followed by a visit to a chocolate factory
Depart and head back to Calais
Arrive back at school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
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- Free staff place ratio 1:8
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- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
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Educational activities and visits
Cultural activities and visits
Chocolats de Beussent
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Biscuit Factory Le Touquet
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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.
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.
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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Salamanca is the best place for learning Spanish as it is spoken there in its purest form without local accent. The town is not only safe but also full of places to explore and discover. ISLA is a well-run and professional language school with an amazing team of teachers and instructors. Finally, our students came back with a renewed enthusiasm for learning Spanish and had a wonderful time there. Everything was perfect from start to end. The trip went smoothly, ISLA team very friendly, efficient and extremely professional, host families friendly and caring and as for the cultural activities well planned and engaging.— More House School
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