Loire Valley & Futuroscope

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  • Secondary School, Sixth Form

Key Highlights

  • Visit Futuroscope Theme Park
  • Visit to Château de Chenonceau for a tour in French or English
  • Visit the beautiful town of Loches
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The stunning Loire Valley is a fantastic option for GCSE and A-Level French language groups with beautiful towns, engaging visits and historic sites to explore.

As well as these perfect opportunities to practice language skills, the area is also home to the highly rated and educational Futuroscope theme park which we highly recommend. Your language students will enjoy a unique interactive experience in the theme park that will test and develop their language skills. 

Highly Recommended Futuroscope

A trip to Futuroscope theme park is a fantastic opportunity for your French students to develop their language skills, without even realising it! The theme park is aimed primarily at the French market so the first language around the park is French. The shows, signs and commentaries are all in French which is perfect for language groups. 

Different to many theme parks, Futuroscope's futuristic attractions are all in the field of technology, film and multimedia; topics that are completely relevant and engaging for young people today. The park boasts futuristic themed roller coasters, huge IMAX movie screens, 4D effects and shows where you take a dive into the future. Why not give them a new experience on their next French trip!

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Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart school to arrive at your accommodation late afternoon

Afternoon

Check in at your accommodation followed by an evening meal

Evening

Free time in the evening

Day 2
Morning

A full day experiencing the fantastic Futuroscope Theme Park

Evening

Return to your hotel for an evening meal and enjoy some free time

Day 3
Morning

Visit to Château de Chenonceau for a tour in French or English of this spectacular castle and grounds

Afternoon

Spend the afternoon in the beautiful town of Loches, practise language skills at the busy market (Weds & Sat) or choose to add on one of the other optional attractions

Evening

Evening meal and free time

Day 4
Morning

Depart your hotel for your journey back to school

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Educational Visits In Loire Valley

Other Study Visits

  • Saumur
    Saumur dates back to the fourth century BC - it was created as a small village in ancient times called simply ‘Mur’ with people who lived in caves (known as troglodytes’), dug along the sides of steep mountain ranges to the east of Saumur. Best known for the Chateau de Saumur which can be visited, this attractively located town has other attractions.
  • Caves at Savonnières
    These caves were used as former limestone quarries in the Middle Ages. The Romans were present in the caves, as evidenced by the discovery of pottery, manual mills, and a graveyard, with seven gravestones remaining.
  • Rochemenier Troglodyte Village
    One of the most complete remaining examples of underground or cave living! Part of the troglodyte village has been retained as a museum to a way of life that was still in existence in the 1930s.

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