Les Sables D’Or
This is a family run hotel in a residential seaside town located a 10 minute walk from the beach. The owners English is limited so you will be guaranteed a French experience.
The Hippotel is in a quiet, scenic location set in its own grounds. It’s on the outskirts of le Touquet and very experienced with school groups. This is an ideal base if you prefer to be away from a busy town centre.
This is a modern youth hostel, purpose built for students. It has good meeting room and indoor recreational facilities. It is located across from the beach and is a 10 – 15 minute walk from the centre of Calais.
This busy port town offers a wide range of visits which means many groups choose spend a half day or a whole day here. At the heart of Boulogne is the Roman old town, ideal for sightseeing and shopping. Other popular visits include Becasuc sweet factory and Nausicaä Sea Centre. Visit on a market day to pick up some bargains.
A stylish seaside resort, Le Touquet is perfect for free time for games on the beach. A safe environment to try out some French in a local café or by souvenir shopping.
Many boulangeries in the area offer demonstrations on how traditional French breads are made, followed by hands on bread making sessions. For students of French Language we can arrange for the demonstration to be delivered in French.
Les Chocolats de Beussent
A well known local chocolate producer. Here you can see a demonstration of melting and moulding the chocolate with chance to sample the chocolates at the end. Worksheets available for French Language students.
The Opal Coast is an area known for its production of cheese and students can visit cheese farms to see how the animals are reared and how the cheese and other dairy produce is made. Tasting sessions and lunch can be arranged.
L’Escargotiére du Choquel – Snail Farm
Let the students see its true, the French really do eat this delicacy! This visit will fascinate them showing how snails are farmed and give them a chance to find out what they really taste like. And if they don’t want to try one it will still provide a great photo opportunity to take home.
Book a bowling session and keep them entertained all evening
Helicea Leisure Centre, Boulogne
Choose from the state of the art swimming pool with its artificial river and bubbling spas or take to the ice on the skating rink
Over 5000m2 of wave pools, water slides and play areas
Located on the coast this theme park has a combination of animation and rides which are ideal for younger students
Bellewaerde Theme park
If you are looking for more white knuckle rides then spend the day in Belgium at Bellewaerde where you find a great mix of roller coasters, water rides, shows and an animal park
Mareis Sea Fishing Discovery Centre
Discover the life of a French fisherman and learn how to navigate the boat and catch fish. Finish off your visit with a fun trip round the huge aquarium where there’s 140,000 litres of water full of around 500 different species. Guided tours are free.
Musée de l’Abeille - Bee Museum
A small traditional family run bee museum that offers an insight into the life of a beekeeper. Guided tours include a visit to 3 apiaries to learn about the life of bees, their activity in the hive and how they look for honey. Snacks can be arranged for at the end of the tour. Tours can also be complemented with a workshop including; a candle workshop or a taste of honey workshop.
La Gaufre du Pays Flamand – Waffle Factory
This mouth-watering tour around a waffle museum is both educational and delicious. Groups will discover how the art of making waffles has developed through history to the modern day. The educational tour ends with a yummy tasting session. Tours can be delivered in English and last around 45 minutes.