School trips to Paris offer endless exciting opportunities for a variety of subjects, including French, art, fashion, business studies, science, history and food technology.

Added to this, the short journey times from the UK make a school trip to Paris very practical and affordable, with day trips an option.

We know Paris incredibly well – some of us even hail from there! So, whatever your subject area, our educational travel experts will tailor-make your trip to ensure that it meets your curriculum and specific learning objectives. We understand the importance of a well-planned itinerary, ensuring that your students make the most of their time in this vibrant city. And we'll be with you every step of the way, including while you're in France, as we'll just be one phone call away, whatever the time of day or night.

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Why visit Paris?

The cultural heart of France

As well as being the capital, Paris is also the cultural heart of France and the romance, beauty, food and buzz of the French capital will certainly make an impression on your students. On your Paris trip, stroll along the magnificent boulevards, enjoy great works of art and savour the atmosphere.

Art and history groups are well catered for in Paris – some of the world’s most famous art galleries and museums are in the French capital, including the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.

And, of course, a school tour to Paris wouldn’t be complete without seeing its iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. All of this will help your students to understand French national identity and culture.

Get your students talking!

Are you a French teacher? Paris is the perfect setting for a school trip designed to immerse your students in the French language and culture. They'll have the opportunity to explore all Paris offers through their linguistic skills, resulting in an unforgettable and enriching experience.

You can choose to spend your time sightseeing and taking part in cultural activities that will allow your students to use their French language skills in everyday, practical situations, and significantly improve their speaking and listening abilities. We can also arrange French lessons at a specialist language school, which is a fantastic option for groups preparing for exams.

The incredible food

Of course, Paris is an incredible setting for an educational trip designed to introduce students to all the delights of French cuisine - perfect for a food technology group.

On your Paris school trip, you’ll be able to visit traditional bakers and patisseries to learn about some of the traditions that are integral parts of Parisian culture, such as the baguette and the magnificent pastries that glow in the windows of every patisserie in town.

Your students will go home with a greater appreciation of the integral elements of French cuisine and the special place it holds in French culture.

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Take a look at our range of Paris school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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Activities for Paris

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Housed in France's former royal palace, the Louvre is now one of the finest and most complete art galleries in… Read More

Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches

One of the best and most relaxing ways to see the sights of Paris is to take a Seine river… Read More

Pompidou Centre

Pompidou Centre

Since 1977, the Pompidou Centre has been France's leading centre for contemporary arts. Artistically and architecturally it is a clean… Read More

Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie

Six great intellectuals recently described the museum chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his “testamentary” masterpieces as “Unique… Read More

Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay charts the development of European art between 1848 and 1914, an era when Paris was unquestionably the… Read More

Paris Adventure Trail

Paris Adventure Trail

This 2-3 hour walk will help your students familiarise themselves with the iconic sights of Paris through a range of… Read More

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

France’s leading science museum hosts static and interactive exhibitions on a range of environmental and technological themes, including climate change… Read More

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, and surrounded by the houses of this famous bohemian quarter, the… Read More

Food Walking Tour

Food Walking Tour

This "delicious" walk in the predominantly residential neighbourhood of the Latin Quarter will allow you to discover a farmers' market,… Read More

Guided Tour of La Defense

Guided Tour of La Defense

Students will receive a guided tour of Paris' financial district to see how it works first hand, focusing on monumental… Read More

Rungis Market

Rungis Market

The largest wholesale market in the world for fresh products! Students will be shown an audio-visual presentation and given a… Read More

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

The Yves Saint Laurent Foundation opened this museum in 2004. The foundation was created to conserve the history of the… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

This is totally up to you. With Paris so close to the UK, the French capital can be reached in just a few hours by coach, train or plane. To see as much of Paris as possible and enjoy a variety of experiences around the city, we recommend spending at least two nights here.

Yes, Paris is an excellent choice for a cross-curricular trip. We can plan a mixed itinerary that allows students to practise their language skills, learn about French history, visit famed art and science museums, get a taste for Parisian food, or anything else you require. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information on how your cross-curricular school trip to Paris might work.

Groups can visit Paris all year round. Summer is the main tourist season, so everything will be busier during this period. The crowds thin out during the shoulder seasons (April to May, September to October), but the weather is still pleasant.

Over the low season (November to February), there's still plenty to enjoy and costs will be lower. Plus, around Christmas time, the city lights up with beautiful festive decorations, market stalls, skate rinks, and more.

Walking is, of course, the best way to see any city and your Itinerary Coordinator will plan your itinerary to maximise your time and minimise the need for transport. Most groups choose to travel to Paris via coach and, therefore, use the coach to move around where possible to save money on Metro tickets.

One of our favourite visits is the Tour Montparnasse, which offers a 360-degree view of the city including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Unlike the Eiffel Tower, you can book in advance to avoid the long queues on the day. One of the most popular visits with our groups is the Bateaux Mouches - a boat trip along the Seine which offers a relaxing way to see the sights.

There are lots of free things to do in Paris, such as taking a stroll along the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe or taking a walk around the fascinating area of Montmartre. It's also free to go inside the beautiful Sacre Coeur Basilica. And the cemeteries of Montmartre and Pere Lachaise are free to visit too. For any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!