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There’s no better way to get your students talking French than by taking them to France!

For students learning French, a French school trip to France provides the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French language and culture. This exciting language experience not only allows them to put their skills into practice by speaking French with native speakers but will also encourage a real passion for the language, as they realise how it can open up new cultural experiences for them.

All our French trips are tailor made but can be categorised into two types – French Language Culture Tours and French Language Study Tours.

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French Language Culture Tours

Our French Language Culture Tours combine cultural activities with sightseeing and are ideal for introducing your students to the French language and culture.

Your students will get a real confidence boost from using their French on an everyday basis to explore the local culture.

We offer this type of trip all over France, including Paris, Normandy, the Opal Coast, the Loire and Nice. You could even choose to combine your trip with a visit to one of France’s excellent theme parks, including Disneyland® Paris, Parc Astérix and Futuroscope.

French Language Study Tours

Our French Language Study Tours include language lessons and host family accommodation (in selected locations), providing a total immersion experience.

This option tends to be most popular among groups preparing for exams, although it’s ideal for any group who are keen to spend some of their time in France focusing on improving their level of French.

Lessons take place in closed groups, so you’ll be able to discuss lesson content with the teacher before you travel. And teachers at the language schools are all highly-qualified, native French speakers.

Lessons usually take place in the mornings, with the afternoons spent enjoying carefully selected cultural activities that allow students to put their language skills into practice.

We can arrange this type of tour in a variety of cities around France, from Rouen and Paris in the North, to Montpellier and Nice in the South. We also have a great partner language school in Lyon, if you prefer a more central location.

Why arrange a French school trip?

Get them talking!

Founded by a former French teacher and with many linguists among us, we know from first-hand experience that there is no better way to get your students speaking French than with a school trip to France!

The opportunity to use French on an everyday basis with native French speakers, and to use the language to explore the city and culture, is an experience that students never forget.

Using their French and being understood by native speakers will give their confidence in their language skills an incredible boost. And the experience as a whole is bound to leave them with a greater appreciation of the advantages that speaking another language can offer them.

Immerse them in the French culture

A French school trip offers students the opportunity to explore the rich culture of one of our closest neighbours. The geographical and historical proximity of the two countries means that there’s much we share in common, and discovering those things, as well as our cultural differences, will be a profoundly memorable experience for your students.

On your French school trip to France, we’ll ensure that your itinerary is tailored to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that your trip is packed full of exciting cultural experiences that help your students better understand the French culture.

We can arrange trips to a variety of destinations throughout France, all of which we’ve visited ourselves and know well.

So, whether you want your students to enjoy all that a chic city such as Paris, Nice or Lyon has to offer, or prefer somewhere a little quieter, such as the Opal Coast or Normandy, our range of destinations will ensure that your group enjoys an unforgettable French school trip that leaves them with a passion for all things Gallic!

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of French school trips and how to make them successful.

Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing French in action as much as your students.

School French Culture Trip to Paris

Inspire your French students with an unforgettable French culture school trip to the elegant and exciting capital, Paris!


School French Culture Trip to the Opal Coast

The short journey times and incredible range of cultural activities available make the Opal Coast ideal for a school group!


School French Culture Trip to Disneyland & Paris

Open your students’ eyes to the magic of the French language and culture with a French school trip to Paris and Disneyland® Paris!


School French Language Study Trip to Montpellier

Montpellier offers a total immersion experience for your French school trip, with French lessons and a rich cultural activities programme!


School French Culture Trip to Futuroscope & the Loire Valley

Explore modern and historic France on a French school trip to Futuroscope theme park and the châteaux of the Loire Valley!


School French Culture Trip to Nice

Give your students an unforgettable introduction to France on the spectacular French Riviera with a French school trip to Nice!


School French Culture Trip to Normandy

With short journey times from the UK, historic Normandy is the ideal destination for a French school trip to discover the French culture!


School French Culture Trip to Paris & Parc Asterix

On a French school trip to Paris & Parc Asterix, your students will explore the exciting capital and meet a cultural icon!


School French Language Study Trip to Lyon

Lyon is a great alternative to Paris for a French school trip and we can arrange language lessons and host family accommodation!


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French activities that your school group will love

Les Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs of Paris were created at the end of the 18th century. The cemetery of Innocent had been used

Lost in Frenchlation

Experience France's cinema culture with Lost in Frenchlation; a fun cinema experience that breaks the language barrier by bringing the

Louvre Museum

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

Boulangerie Le Fournil

The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course! He will demonstrate some of

Boulogne Old Town

Enjoy a self-guided walk around the old part of Boulogne, to get a feel for the traditions and culture of Boulogne.

Chocolats de Beussent

Enjoy a tour of this fantastic local chocolate factory.

Les Escargots du Bocage

Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour, here you will learn interesting facts about the snails


The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, man's impact upon it and why it is

Biscuit Factory Le Touquet

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!

Paris Adventure Trail

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

French market in Montpellier

Give your students the opportunity to practise their spoken French in one of the many markets of Montpellier whilst also

Walking tour of Montpellier

Led by one of the many knowledgeable guides from the tourist office, this guided tour of Montpellierallows students to orientate

Paper Chase

This exciting activity is run by the language school and is designed to get your students to explore Montpellier and use their French to speak with locals.

Chateau de Chambord

This castle, located in the heart of the Loire Valley, is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in

Chateau de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau is a French castle, built on the River Cher in the Loire Valley in France. It

Château d'Ussé

Literature describes this château, overlooking the banks of the river Indre, as the original Sleeping Beauty castle. Charles Perrault -

Parc des Mini Chateaux de la Loire

This tour gives you a chance to explore the Loire's most prestigious castles in miniature. Thanks to the exceptional quality

Cimiez and the Matisse Museum

The Matisse Museum houses an impressive collection of works spanning his career from colourful nudes such as the famous Portrait

Massena Museum

The Villa Massena is the architectural jewel of Promenade des Anglais, built between 1898 and 1901. The museum gives a

Monaco Oceanographic Museum

Inaugurated in 1910 by its founder, Prince Albert I the impressive rooms of the Museum contain remarkable collections of marine

Arromanches 360 Cinema

'The Price of Freedom' shown in this innovative 360-degree cinema, blends original documentary film of the invasion with pictures of

Arromanches Landings Museum

Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach, this museum uses original artifacts, dioramas and audio-visual presentations - including

Graindorge Cheese Factory

Located in the very heart of the Pays d’Auge, La Fromagerie Graindorge is the only independent company which produces Pont-l'évêque,

La Cité de la Mer

La Cité de la Mer is situated on the site of the old Transatlantic Railway Terminal in Cherbourg and is

Tour Montparnasse (Observatoire Panoramique)

For iconic, panoramic views of Paris, the Tour Montparnasse is unbeatable!

French lessons

At our partner language school in Lyon, French lessons are taught by native French-speaking, university-qualified tutors. Your students will learn

Guided walking tour of Lyon

A guided walking tour of the city centre in French to introduce students to their surroundings, as well as the

Guided tour of Nice

Accompanied by a French teacher, your group will explore the old town, flower market, promenade des Anglais, the castle park

Musee d'Orsay

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

Fine Arts Museum, Rouen

The Beaux-Arts museum displays collections dating from the 15th Century to the modern dayin 63 halls. The exhibit begins with

French cookery workshop

Learn how to make traditionalmacarons with your own tutor at the French in Normandy school.

Joan of Arc Museum

Joan of Arc is anational heroine of France and a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. She asserted that she

Monet's Gardens, Giverny

Home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death in 1926, Giverny is where Monet produced some of his most

Panorama XXL

The panoramic painting was a popular art form in 19th century Europe. Artist Yadegar Aisi has revived this to give

Tour Jeanne-d'Arc

This tower is the only remainingpart of Rouen Castle that was built in 1204 by Philipe Auguste. It is also

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

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!

Rando Rail

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!


Created in 1958 for the Brussels World Fair held in Heysel, Brussels, the Atomium is the only structure left standing


Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistle stop tour of Europe in a few short hours.

Grand-Place Brussels

Brussels' Grand-Place, also known as Grote Markt in Flemish, is the city's main square and the beating heart of the Belgian capital.

Excursion to Montpellier

Just a short hop on the train from Sète is the beautiful city of Montpellier. You can enjoy a half-day excursion to Montpellier by train, complete with a guided tour taking in all of the city's highlights.

Cooking Workshop, Sète

Enjoy a cooking workshop with a local chef where your group will be taught how to make a local speciality.

Treasure Hunt, Sète

A great activity designed to help your students practise their French and get to know the town!

Shopping in Sète

Enjoy a shopping tour of all the independent shops, producers and artists of Sète!

Guided Tour of the Théâtre Molière

Go behind-the-scenes of one of Sète's most iconic landmarks, the Théâtre Molière!

Paul Valery Museum

See some spectacular works of art and learn more about this famous Sètois poet!

Musée de la Mer, Sète

Discover the maritime history of Sète at this fascinating museum!


Explore Sète and its incredible street art with this fantastic open air museum!


Join an expert in the Fablab at our language school's city campus to create a unique souvenir!

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

The Champs-Élysées is the most prestigious avenue in Paris, its cinemas, cafés and luxury shops make it one of themost

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

Paris Adventure Trail

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

Paris Film Location Walking Tour

Get to know Paris from the inside out on this walking tour. Students will get to explore the Latin Quarter,

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

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

Tour Montparnasse (Observatoire Panoramique)

For iconic, panoramic views of Paris, the Tour Montparnasse is unbeatable!

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

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!

Rando Rail

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!

Disneyland® Paris

A school trip to Disneyland® Paris is sure to be an unforgettable experience for your students. A magical setting for

Avignon & the Pont du Gard

Explore the historic city of Avignon with a full-day excursion from Montpellier by coach. Your tour will include the main

Excursion to the beach

The coastline around Montpellier offers gently sloping beaches and a temperate climate with fishing villages, resorts and lagoons in beautiful


A delightful city and rich in Roman history, Nimes is home to a well preserved and elegant temple,La Maison Carrée,


This leisure park is located on the outskirts of Montpellier and offers a variety of amusements for students including; shopping,

Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine

The zoo is in an old quarry with much evidence of troglodytic dwellings. This makes it ideal for a hot,

La Vallée des Singes

La Vallée des Singes, or Monkey Valley, is the only site of its kind in France. Home to thirtyspecies of

Patisserie Bigot

The Maison-Bigot is a patisserie, chocolate shop and Tea House in Amboise. Opened in 1913 opposite Amboise castles, for over50

Castle Hill Park, Nice

This is an absolute must for anyone going to Nice! Begin from the end of the Promenade or up the

Confiserie Florian du Vieux Nice

Les confiseries Florian sweet factories are located in one of the most beautiful regions of France: the Côte d’Azur. Their

Marché aux Fleurs – Flower Market, Nice

The flower market is in Cours Saleya, in the heart of the old city of Nice. For at least a

Petit Train, Nice

The inauguration of the Tourist Trains of Nice was in July 1981. The selected circuit starts on the "Promenade des

Private Collection of Antique Cars

If you are visiting Monaco, you cannot miss a visit to The Prince of Monaco's Private Collection of Classic Cars.

Promenade des Anglais

In the second half of the 18th century the English took to spending the winter in Nice, enjoying its weather

Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

Opened in 1912, thanks to the funding of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, this is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral outside

Vieux Nice

Vieux Nice has an old feel to it with its narrow, shadowy streets, cozy squares, colourful markets, baroque churches and

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

Did you know that it was in Central America that 'xoxoalt', the ancestor of the chocolate we know and love

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

The long history of Mont Saint-Michel is thought to date back to 708AD when Aubert, Bishop of Avranches had a

Normandie Caramels

Isigny Caramels are made from the finest quality produce of the Normandy region: whole milk, butter, and cream. Cooked together

FlyView Paris

This virtual reality experience will allow your students to see Paris from a bird's-eye view. You'll soar over some of

Parc Astérix

Opened in 1989, Parc Astérix is a giant theme park based on the adventures of the popular cartoon character, Astérix.

Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière

Enjoy a guided visit to one of Lyon's most iconic sights, the spectacular Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière.

Visit to La Maison des Canuts & Traboules

Discover the long history of silk-making in Lyon and explore the city's mysterious traboules!

Visit to Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Explore Lyon's famous gastronomy at this incredible covered food market!

Vieux Lyon

Enjoy a tour of the oldest and most charismatic area of Lyon!

Presqu'île, Lyon

Enjoy a tour of Lyon's Presqu'île at the heart of the city!


Explore Lyon's historic Croix Rousse district!

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Explore this magnificent park in the heart of Lyon!

Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon

Explore this iconic building on the left bank of the Rhône in central Lyon!

Musée des Confluences

This exciting science and anthropology museum tells the story of life on Earth!

Musée Gadagne

Want to explore the history of Lyon and learn more about the famous Guignol puppet?

Musée Gallo-Romain

Learn more about Lyon's Roman history at the Musée Gallo-Romain!

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Explore the incredible world of fine art at this magnificent museum in the heart of Lyon!

Les Bâteaux Lyonnais

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise through Lyon, taking in the sights of the city from the water.

Excursion to Monaco

Explore the city of Monaco with a half-day excursion from Nice. The visit takes place by train and the group

Guided tour to Eze Village

Èze has been described as an “eagle's nest” because of its location. Overlooking a high cliff 427 metres above sea

Guided Tour of Honfleur

Take the time to enjoy a guided tour of Honfleur, famous for its beautiful old port and the houses around

Guided Tours of Rouen

During your guided tour of Rouen your guide will show you the highlights of the city including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the

Le Gros-Horloge

The Gros-Horloge is a 14th century astronomical clock in a Renaissance arch crossing the Rue du Gros-Horloge. It is one

The Little Train of Rouen

Rouen’s little train takes you on a journey through the medieval district of Rouen to see the city's main sights.

Walibi World Belgium

Enjoy an exciting day out at this fantastic theme park close to Brussels!

Concept Chocolate

Proud of its experience and know-how in personalised chocolates, Concept Chocolate is delighted to offer you an opportunity to learn

Mini Boat, Sète

These electric one-seater boats are hugely popular in Sète and a great way to navigate the city's famous canals. Life jackets are provided.

Pedalo, Sète

Enjoy Sète from the water by hiring some pedalos! This is a fun, relaxing activity that your students will absolutely love.

Boat Tour, Sète

With such a wealth of waterways, there really is no better way to see Sète than by boat. You can explore its canals, the Mediterranean coast around the city, or even the oyster beds of its magnificent saltwater lagoon.

Bike Rental, Sète

Hire some bikes and explore Sète on two wheels! There are a variety of different tours you can enjoy along the canals, the seafront or the lagoon.

Rosalie Quadricycle, Sète

Hop on a 4 or 6-seater bike and enjoy a ride along the beachfront promenade! A great way to enjoy Sète's spectacular setting on the Mediterranean coast.

Introduction to Water Sports, Sète

Enjoy a 2-hour introduction to water sports either in the sea or on the saltwater lagoon, depending on the weather conditions.

Game of Petanque

Enjoy a game of this traditional Southern French sport!

Afternoon at the Beach, Sète

Spend an unforgettable afternoon on one of Sète's 9 beaches!

TV Locations Tour, Sète

Sète, in the South of France, has inspired many French TV series - discover why on this tour!

Espace Georges Brassens

Discover the life and work of one of Sète's most famous sons - Georges Brassens!

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