School Trips to France
School Trips to France
Famous for its enchanting capital, delectable food and picturesque countryside, school trips to France allow students to fully immerse themselves in French culture. An unmissable experience for French language students, educational trips to France allow pupils to put their linguistic skills into practice while conversing with locals.
France is also a fascinating school trip destination for history, politics and art students, with this diverse country home to the poignant World War I battlefields at Ypres and Somme, Normandy’s mysterious Mont Saint-Michel and Paris’ vast collection of world-famous art.
We offer the following fantastic school trips to France:
A fantastic enrichment and reward trip for your students, Disneyland® Paris boasts two spellbinding Disney Parks and over 50 magical attractions. As WST is a preferred partner of the theme park, we can access the very best group rate tickets and eating options for your students. Pupils can put their French language skills to good use, while also making the most of opportunities to bond with their classmates and develop their independence outside of the classroom.
Situated around one kilometre off the coast of Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune home to a monastery and abbey which was once completely cut off from the mainland at high tide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island’s strategic fortifications have meant it’s served many purposes, from an unconquerable fortress during the Hundred Years’ War to a prison during the reign of Louis XI. The island is now accessible by a causeway and students can wander Mont Saint-Michel, exploring the medieval monastery while learning about the island’s diverse history.
D-Day landing beaches
The site of the largest seaborne invasion in history, the D-Day landings during World War II commenced the liberation of German-occupied North West Europe and was the catalyst for the Allied victory on the Western Front. History students can take a guided tour from an experienced historian around the key beaches, including Omaha, Utah and Gold, learning about the events that took place there in 1944.
Providing an unparalleled insight into the events of World War I, visiting the Somme battlefields can help students develop a deeper understanding of the conflict. At WST, our expert World War I guides can accompany your students from their arrival in the region, offering a wealth of information about all the key sites during your trip. As your students retrace the steps of soldiers through the trenches, they can take the time to learn about the harsh living conditions and the events that led up to World War I.
At WST, our tour experts will help you find the right accommodation for your students’ needs. We have a range of accommodation options at all our destinations which suit a variety of budgets, and we’ll also book your accommodation for you, if you wish.
Famed for its world-renowned cuisine, France school trips offer students the chance to sample a few of their most famous delicacies, from croissants to crêpes. Our travel specialists can help you find restaurants which are suitable for large school groups and offer a range of cuisines, from traditional French to something more familiar. We can also book restaurants on your behalf, saving you the time and hassle.
Château de Chenonceau
One of the most famous châteaux of the Loire valley, the Château de Chenonceau is also known as the ‘The Ladies Castle’ due to its fate almost always being determined by women throughout history. Attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the château dates back to the 12th century and has a diverse history. Students can explore the stunning house and gardens while listening to an audio guide that can be enjoyed in French or English.
Home to the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world, the Musée D’Orsay is a must visit for budding artists in Paris. Showcasing masterpieces by the likes of Manet, Monet and Renoir, students can delve into the museum’s collection and learn about the historical context of the pieces on display.
Les Chocolats de Beussent
A chocolate factory situated on the Opal Coast, students can take a guided tour around Les Chocolats de Beussent and find out about the chocolate making process. A fun way for students to practise their French language skills, pupils will watch a demonstration of the melting and moulding before sampling the chocolates at the end of the tour.
At WST, our destination and tour planning experts will work with you to organise and book a France school trip that meets your students’ specific learning objectives. We’ll also be on hand throughout the duration of your trip in case any issues should arise during your stay.
We’re proud to be the only school tour operator to hold a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award, as well as be the two-time winner of the Best School Travel Operator award at the School Travel Awards. You can rely on our exceptional customer service throughout the planning of your tour.
If you’d like to book a school trip to France with us, get in touch with one of our friendly travel team today who will be happy to help.