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School Trip to Opal Coast

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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 bakery or learn about how sweets, chocolates or pancakes 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 (Based on 2 days/1 night)

Day 1/2

Morning

Morning

Departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to traditional French bakery

Lunch and expore local area

Visit Nausicaa Sea Life Centre

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Evening walk around town

Day 2/2

Morning

Morning

Visit French market followed by a pancake demonstration at Pain Show
Afternoon

Afternoon

Depart and head back to Calais

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

La Coupole

La Coupole

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

Nausicaa

Nausicaa

The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, ma… Read more

Pain Show

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers… Read more

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

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

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian… Read more

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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Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Gail Biggins
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