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)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Visit to traditional French bakery

Lunch and expore local area

Visit Nausicaa Sea Life Centre

Evening meal

Evening walk around town

2

Visit French market followed by a visit to a chocolate factory

Depart and 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

La Coupole

La Coupole

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Built in 1943 as a base for Hitler's V2 missile, La Coupole is dedicated to life in Northern France during… 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

Cultural Activities

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

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To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans are used and… Read More

High Ropes

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

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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

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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

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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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5 After your trip

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I think it's so important for children to learn about different cultures, and enabling them to go out and experience this first hand is what makes working at Halsbury so special. – Emma Gray da Silva Tour Consultant

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An amazing place to soak up French culture. — Denstone College , October 2018

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