23 April 2024 • 6 Mins Read

Benefits Of A School Trip To France

France is an excellent school trip destination for a variety of different subjects. Boasting a vibrant and illustrious culture, France hosts an abundance of world-class architecture, delicious local cuisine, and famous historical sites that will undoubtedly inspire your students.

France is also easily accessible from the UK, by both the ferry, Eurostar and Eurotunnel. This proximity minimises travel time and costs, making it a convenient destination for school trips. In addition to its geographical location, France also shares a close historical and cultural connection with the UK, making it a great destination for cultural exchange.

So, whether you’re ready to say ‘Oui’ to your next French Language trip to France, or interested in focussing on another subject area in this iconic European destination, keep reading for more reasons to visit France on your next school trip.

Cultural Immersion

France has a rich and diverse culture, overflowing with world-famous art, fashion, literature, music, cuisine, and architecture. Paris boasts famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and many more.

But beyond the capital city, you can also discover charming coastal towns on the Opal Coast, poignant historical sites in Normandy and Somme, and festive markets in Lille. All these destinations are excellent places to provide students with a firsthand experience of French culture and history.

Language Learning

For students studying French, a trip to France provides an opportunity to practice the language in real-life scenarios amongst native speakers. Immersion in the language through interactions with locals can significantly improve language skills and shared travel experiences can also strengthen bonds among students and teachers.

Working together to navigate a new country, communicate in a different language, and overcome challenges can foster friendships and create lasting memories. We provide French Language trips to Paris, Opal Coast, Normandy, or Loire Valley, which combine language-focused activities with rich cultural experiences to ensure that your students get the most out of their school trip to France.

Historical Education

France has significantly influenced world history, from the French Revolution to World War II. Visiting historical sites and museums helps students deepen their understanding of key historical moments and their impact on world events.

Whether you visit Versailles in Paris to learn about the events of the Revolution or explore the museums and memorials in Normandy, there are many pivotal historical sites for students to explore and reflect across France.

Art and Culture

France is famous for its art history, with masterpieces by famous artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso housed in its museums and galleries. During a school trip to France, your students can witness these works firsthand, which can inspire creativity and an appreciation for the arts.

Paris is a hub for artistic excellence, hosting Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, Musée de l’Orangerie, plus many more iconic institutions. If you want your students to get creative during their time to Paris, we can also organise art workshops in locations such as the Champ de Mars (Eiffel Tower), the Jardin du Luxembourg, or a host of other locations.

Delicious Cuisine

French cuisine is admired and celebrated across the world for its diversity and sophistication. A school trip to France provides students with the opportunity to experience authentic French dishes, learn about culinary traditions, and even visit a local boulangerie or chocolaterie for a demonstration and tasting session.

We can also organise for French Language groups to visit a Snail Farm in Opal Coast, where they can see how snails are farmed and give them a chance to find out what they really taste like! As food is such an integral part of French culture, these visits are excellent ways to practice language skills and become immersed in cultural traditions.

Christmas Markets

Finally, France boasts a selection of charming Christmas Markets. Whether you’re looking to take your French Language students away for a festive break or organising an enrichment trip as an end-of-year reward, French Christmas markets are not to be missed.

We can organise one and two-day Christmas Market trips to Lille, where your students will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of stalls, enjoy festive food, and soak up the seasonal atmosphere in the charming setting of Lille.

Start Planning Your School Trip To France

Our experienced team has many years of experience creating tailor-made itineraries for a whole host of subjects in France, from French Language to History, Art & Design, Science, Maths, Enrichment and Christmas Markets.

To ensure we deliver on your learning objectives, our team of travel specialists work with you to select activities that adhere to your curriculum for use back in the classroom.

To get started on planning your school trip to France, request a quote or contact us today.