SCHOOL TRIPS TO PARIS
Prepare to be captivated by this timeless city. Indeed, in many ways Paris is the obvious choice for your next school trip, being easy to get to and endlessly varied. For French school trips, Paris can offer a truly cosmopolitan example of the modern spoken and written French language, and as the seat of so many great French institutions, is an unparalleled expression of French cultural pride. Indeed, Paris is the heart of the international Francophonie, and your pupils are certain to return with a rich and varied understanding of France which extends well beyond the classroom.
For school Art trips, too, Paris is a world-class destination, and its famous museums are home to some of the world’s greatest masterpieces. Friedrich Nietzsche once said that ‘an artist has no home in Europe except in Paris’, and, beyond the museums, Paris’ intricately designed façades, towering monuments and tree-lined avenues will breathe inspiration into all who see them. Perhaps this is why it has for centuries been home to the world’s greatest painters and writers, and from the bohemian place du Tertre in Montmartre, to the enchanting La Marais, students of Art and Literature alike are sure to be captivated.
As one of the world’s first cities, Paris is also home to a number of historically important locations, including of course the sprawling Palace of Versailles and the medieval Ile-de-la-Cité upon which sits the Gothic masterpiece which is Notre Dame. Next door is the Hôtel Dieu, which along with Paris’ other hospitals was at the heart of the international medical revolution in the early nineteenth century, an ideal location for the study of the history of medicine and science.
Paris is a city brimming with life, variety and energy. Whatever your subject or learning objective, a school trip to Paris is sure to provide your pupils with memories which will last a life-time.
SCHOOL GROUP EXCURSIONS IN PARIS
Seine River Cruise
The Bateaux Mouches are one of the iconic excursions of Paris, and will provide your pupils with an alternative view of many of Paris’ most famous monuments. Lasting an hour, your tour guide will help your pupils to discover the history of Paris and its sights, and will give them an excellent overview of the key features of the city.
The Eiffel Tower
Built in 1889 as a temporary iron lattice structure, the Eiffel Tower soon became one of Paris’ most popular attractions, and is now perhaps the most famous feature of the Parisien skyline. Groups can climb to the second level for excellent views of Paris, or for the more adventurous, the summit is the highest public observation platform in Europe. Please click here to visit their website. Please note that this visit is very much subject to availability.
The first and only skyscraper in the historic centre of Paris, the observation platform which sits on the top of Tour Montparnasse is the ideal location for photographs, and enjoys breathtaking views of all of Paris’ attractions, including the Eiffel Tower. This recently refurbished excursion now includes an interactive visitors’ centre on the 56th floor, and its spacious roof-top terrace has been extensively redesigned with school groups in mind. Please click here to visit their website
The Louvre is one of the world’s great museums, and this former royal palace is a must for any students of art or antiquity. Joined by the Beaux-Arts former railway station which is the Musée d’Orsay and the more modern Centre Georges Pompidou, it would take a lifetime to see all of the exhibits in Paris’ many museums, and from the City of Science and Industry to the City of Architecture and Heritage, there is a museum for every interest and subject specialism.
Stade de France
The national stadium of France is one of the largest in Europe, and its famous design is an expression of modern French pride. A visit to this stadium will thrill any sports fan, and is certain to be a hit with your pupils. Please click here to visit their website.
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 PARIS
We can cater to any requirements which you may have, and work with a number of centres and hotels across Paris, inlcuding:
This well known hotel chain, part of the Accor group, offers hotels which are ideally located for visiting Paris, 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.
Also part of the Accor group, Novotel hotels offer our groups an excellent level of comfort in large, modern en-suite rooms. Children are typically accommodated in twin, triple and quad rooms, while teachers will have twins and singles. The rooms in these hotels have a television, and are decorated to a high standard. Many of these hotels also have a room which can be reserved for evening use, and some have a private swimming pool, which groups are welcome to make use of during the summer season (subject to availability).
Fiap Jean Monnet
For groups wishing to stay right in the heart of Paris this friendly, modern youth centre located on the Left Bank is ideally adapted to the needs of school groups visiting the city. The centre has 500 beds available in rooms accommodating 1-7 guests, with teaching staff being allocated twins or singles, all with private facilities. Several rooms adapted to the needs of disabled guests are available. The centre has two restaurants, a bar with a garden terrace, an on-site disco and a tourist information office. Meeting rooms can be reserved on request for study time or group activities. Please click here to visit their website.