School History Trip to Paris

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A history school trip is the only way to bring the French Revolution to life for your students!

From the origins of discontent with the Ancien Regime, through to the turmoil of the revolution itself, and the centralising influence of Napoleon, your students will gain a deeper understanding of the entire period.

Your school trip to Paris will include visits to key sites, such as the Place de Bastille and Place de la Concorde, that are associated with major events and characters of the period. Your students will also learn more about the lasting effects of the revolution on modern-day France and the French culture. And don't forget, if you want to team up with your colleagues in the French department to make this a cross-curricular trip then we can tailor the trip to ensure it meets all your learning objectives.

School History Trip to Paris



3 days, 2 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Depart school


Channel crossing


Evening meal
Day 2


Visit the Palace of Versailles


Visit Place de la Concorde, Les Invalides, Conciergerie and Musée Carnavalet


Visit to the Eiffel Tower
Day 3


Visit the Place de la Bastille


Channel crossing


Arrive back at school
  • 2 nights' half board accommodation
  • Any inclusions such as visits and excursions
  • 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 rate to tour operators


A Level
  • Louis XIII
  • The Sun King
  • Absolutism of the Ancien R
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  • ;gime
  • Social discontent in France
  • The last king of France
  • Bastille
  • La D
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  • ;claration des Droits de l
  • 'Homme
  • La Terreur
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The legacy of the French Revolution
  • Napoleon III
Key Stage 3
  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire 1745-1901


European Campus Sainte Therese Ouest

The new European Campus Sainte Therese Ouest is a purpose built centre which offers excellent facilities. It’s an ideal base for school groups visiting Paris & Disneyland. There are a total of 42 clean, modern and comfortable bedrooms all of which are en-suite. Students will generally be accommodated in multibedded rooms and staff in twin or singles. A continental breakfast is served daily and evening meals are offered in the dining hall. Facilities include meeting rooms, Amphitheatre, Wifi and sports facilities.

Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen

Hotel Ibis Styles Saint-Ouen has all the comfort and amenities of a modern hotel. It is a popular choice with our school groups as it is within easy reach of both Disneyland® and central Paris. The students will mainly be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, all of which are en-suite. Both breakfast and evening meals can be taken in the hotel restaurant. There is also a bar area and terrace overlooking the Seine, as well as space that can be reserved for group activities.

Hotel Reseda

Hotel Reseda is a modern and recently renovated hotel offering clean and affordable accommodation.Rooms are compact but functional with en-suite facilities, free WiFi, TV, telephone and air-conditioning. Students will generally be accommodated in triple rooms and staff in twins. A continental buffet breakfast is served every morning, but evening meals are taken in a local restaurant.

Educational Activities

Château de Versailles

The biggest and most elaborate royal palace in Europe, Versailles was built to reflect the glory of the Sun King,


The spectacular Conciergerie sits on the western side of the Île de la Cité and is where hundreds of prisoners,

Hôtel des Invalides

The Hôtel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV as a hospital and retirement home for war veterans. One of the

Maison de Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's apartment in Paris is now a homage to the great author himself. Students will be able to discover

Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille is a must-visit on a history school trip to France. Not because there is a huge

Place de la Concorde

The largest square in Paris, the Place de la Concorde has a bloody history. During the French Revolution, the revolutionary government

Musée Carnavalet

The Musée Carnavalet tells the history of Paris and is the perfect visit for groups studying the French Revolution.

Cultural Activities

Bateaux Mouches

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

Eiffel Tower

The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from almost any point in the city, and

Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris

Take one of the Fat Tire bike tours around the centre of Paris for a new, fun way to experience

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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