SCHOOL DAY TRIPS AND TOURS TO LILLE AND THE LILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Once a part of the powerful County of Flanders and seat of William the Conqueror’s influential father-in-law Count Baldwin V, historic Lille now sits just on the French side of the border with Belgium. Steeped in history and old-world Flemish charm, this vibrant city is now a major European crossroads and is an excellent destination for a shorter tour or day trip.
Learn about this unique city’s rich and fascinating history, or else let your pupils practise their language skills in the modern Euralille Shopping centre or the upmarket boutiques of the Old Town. Otherwise, why not immerse yourself in that most French of environments, the marché, with a market taking place every day except Monday?
Of course, the most popular time to visit Lille is at Christmas, when the town is transformed into a picturesque winter wonderland, full of festive charm. A school tour or day trip to the Lille Christmas Markets is the perfect way to end the autumn or Michaelmas term. Why not contact us today for more information?
SCHOOL GROUP EXCURSIONS IN LILLE
Guided Tour of Old Lille
Explore this ancient city’s hidden treasures and take an in-depth look at its interesting and varied history.
Founded in 1950, this waffle factory explains the processes involves in waffle making and gives your pupils the opportunity to make their very own tasty treats!
M. Boulanger, artisan Chocolatier, will guide you through the origins of chocolate, and the processes involved in making it. The visit finishes with an opportunity to make your own chocolate creation.
First World War Battlefields
Sitting as it does on the modern boundary of France and Belgium, Lille is ideally located for exploring the First World War Battlefields.
Of course, the above excursions are only a sample. We will tailor-make your tour to engage with your exact learning requirements, and our information packs contain details of our extensive excursion package. Why not contact us now to request more information?
SCHOOL GROUP ACCOMMODATION IN LILLE
We can cater to any requirements which you may have, and we work with a number of hotels in Lille, including:
This well known hotel chain, part of the Accor group, offers hotels which are ideally located for visiting Lille and is a favourite with our groups. Pupils will be accommodated in 2-4 bedded rooms, and teachers in twins and singles; all rooms are modern and comfortable, with fully en-suite bathrooms, some of which have been adapted for those with mobility difficulties. Our groups always enjoy the buffet breakfasts, and you can be sure that your group will enjoy a pleasant stay.