School Trips to France
School trips to France offer pupils lots to see and do, whatever the season. You can go skiing in the Alps in the winter; enjoy the stunning beaches in the South in the summer; and appreciate the magnificent Chateaux in Loire Valley or Bordeaux all year-round. Your pupils can improve and develop their language skills whilst taking part in fun outdoor activities as well as advancing other academic studies, such as history and cultural studies.
So what makes France a great school trip destination?
France is right on our doorstep. The Eurotunnel and ferries have made taking a school group to France an easy task.
Please find our chosen educational tours to France below for you to choose from. Some fantastic examples of great historic sites and landmarks your class can visit are: The Palace of Versailles, the Somme Battlefields, the Eiffel Tower, and Agincourt Battlefield. France's history is so vast that you can find something relevant to your Key Stage 3 group's national curriculum French topics.
Language School Trips France
French remains the most popular MFL language taught at KS3 so secondary school trips to France are a great way to give your students confidence and a chance to speak the language in day to day conversations. We feature a range of experienced companies offering French language trips and cultural excursions to this fascinating country.
Normandy - Trips to Northern France & Normandy
Paris - City trips to the French capital
Combine French and German with a Rondo Travel Strasbourg & Black Forest Tour. Practice both languages and experience both cultures. Visit the home of the European Parliament Strasbourg and the Cuckoo Clock factory in Titisee. ...
Battlefield & History Tours specialises in exactly that. View the landing beaches from the view point at Point du Hoc and see how difficult it would have been to knock out the guns…… the whole area is full of interactive and immersive visits…. ...
Normandy is an ever popular destination for school trips. It affords numerous learning opportunities through guided visits to motivate and enhance understanding of one of the great historical events of the Second World War. ...
For a festive trip to a Christmas market, Strasbourg is just the ticket! Easily accessible by coach, the medieval city astride the border of France and Germany enables students to practice both languages with stallholders as they make their purchases...
Located in the sunny south of France and home to one of France's top universities, Montpellier oozes a Mediterranean lifestyle, chic shops and pedestrianised medieval streets with a youthful vibe. Montpellier is perfect for a language study tour. ...
Capital of the French Riviera, Nice exudes a relaxed atmosphere, that, together with a lovely climate, picturesque old town and distinct culture offers an ideal study destination at any time of year. A delightful city that leave a lasting impression....
CLUB CORREZE programmes are designed to introduce young people to an array of exciting new experiences. These new experiences can reveal and stimulate hidden skills and aptitudes and provide essential elements for each child’s personal development....
Many people visit to learn about the European Institutions, but Strasbourg, Alsace and the surrounding area offers so much more! As home to the European Parliament, Strasbourg is at the heart of Europe: an attractive and medieval city sure to impress...
Paris School Trips
Paris like any big city, contains myriad options for KS3 school visits; museums, art galleries theme parks and more. There are some great opportunities to offer cross curricular trips, combining French language with subjects such as business, arts and history. If you have never taken your school group to Paris before, you are missing out. This city has everything you could possible want for a successful educational visit. Have a read through some of the study tours below and then put a school trip to Paris at the top of your agenda.
If you live in the south of England, you are probably closer to France than to many parts of mid and northern England. This, together with French being the main language taught in schools, makes France an appealing destination for your annual MFL school trip. KS4 School trips to Paris are especially easy, especially if your school is in the south, as the capital is just a short drive from the ferry ports of Northern France. Other easily accessible locations are ideally suited for human and physical geography trips, and of course sites of huge historic interest relating to the battles of both World Wars.
If you are researching your school trips to Paris, bookmark this page and click through for full descriptions of a wide range of high quality school tours and visits.
Paris School Trips
There are so many memorising monuments, museums and landmarks for you to choose from in this one magnificent City. Pupils can marvel at the architectural sites of the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame, the Sacré-Cœur and the Arc de Triomphe, all in one day. Moreover, your pupils can become creatively inspired as they can admire the works of many of the artistic greats in The Louvre Museum. Paris is a wonderful location for KS3 French language school trips!
School Trips to Normandy
Normandy has the perfect combination of a rich heritage with beautiful beaches. One can still feel the presence of the Normans who dominated this area many years ago. Students on a school trip to France can visit the remarkable abbey of Mont St. Michel, the Cathedrals of Rouen and Coutances, and see first-hand the Bayeux Tapestry, all which will bring to life the great legacy of the Normans which your pupils have studied in the classroom.
French language trips
French is a world language, with 200 million people speaking French on five different continents. Consequently, the students on a French language trip will benefit from improving their linguistic skills beyond the classroom. French is the second most widely learned language after English. Therefore, learning French to a reasonable level will give the students an advantage over others when they enter the job market or apply for higher education.
Skiing or snowboarding in the Alps enables students to improve their French language skills as well as learn a new skill, take part in a physical activity, and develop their social skills and relationships with their peers. It is great exercise, which every child can enjoy.