Art & Design School Trip to Paris

Paris is best known for its art, with a vast selection of galleries housing work by some of the world’s greatest artists. Paris is a key destination for art students – providing them with inspiration and motivation and the chance to sketch both inside and outside of galleries.

There are also many famous locations around the city for school groups to visit on Paris art tours. This iconic locations are well documented in works of art – visiting them allow students to follow in the footsteps of many famous Parisian artists.


4 Day Trip

Tour Day 1

Depart school and arrive in central Paris late afternoon
Check into your accommodation followed by an evening meal
Free time at your leisure

Tour Day 2

Visit to the Louvre and lunch by the Pyramid
Visit to Musée de l’Orangerie
Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time at your leisure

Tour Day 3

Visit to the Musée d’Orsay to view Impressionist and Post Impressionist art
Trip to the Centre Pompidou for contemporary works
Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time at your leisure.

Tour Day 4

Depart your hotel and return back to school

Tour Day 5

4 day experience from only

Based min 40, Half Board at European Campus, July 2022


3 Day Value Trip

Tour Day 1

Depart school around midnight
Arrive in Paris mid-day / early afternoon. Explore Paris on foot. We recommend free time around Montmartre and Sacre Couer
Transfer to your accommodation for check in and evening meal

Tour Day 2

Morning visit to the Louvre
Walk to the Centre Pompidou to focus on contemporary works
Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time at your leisure.

Tour Day 3

Check out of your accommodation and transfer into central Paris. Musée Carnavalet is a great free visit for art students. Or you may prefer last minute sightseeing and shopping.
Depart mid-day for your return journey to school.
Arrive school.

3 day experience from only

Based min 40, Half Board at European Campus, October 2022 (excluding half term)



Flap Jean Monnet

This is a purpose built youth centre with excellent facilities. It is centrally located in the 14th arrondissement. The accommodation is all in multi bedded rooms with en-suite facilities.

Residence International De Paris

Located in the Bagnolet area of the city the Residence International de Paris is a purpose built youth centre with excellent accommodation and en-suite rooms.

Campanile Bagnolet

This two star chain hotel is a popular choice for educational tours. It is located within the peripherique at Porte de Bagnolet. The hotel is an ideal alternative for older student groups on a tight budget.

Central Paris Ibis Hotels

For those who prefer a hotel to a youth centre, we work with Ibis 2 star hotels in a range of locations around the city. Ibis hotels offer comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation at an affordable price.

European Campus Sainte Thérèse

This superb youth centre is highly recommended for school groups - originally built as a boarding school it has an excellent range of classroom and recreational facilities. It is located approximately one hours drive from central Paris and only 15 minutes away from Disney.

Kyriad Hotel at Disneyland Paris

A 3* hotel is located on the Disney site, 1 km from the parks and Disney village.

Study Visits

The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world and has a range of art including antiques and sculptures from artists like Da Vinci, El Greco and Botticelli. The museum is ideal for art and design students on a Paris art tour and perfect for when studying a range of classical art.

Musée D’Orsay

Located in an old railway station on the banks of the Seine Musée D’Orsay holds an extensive collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist art including work from Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh.

Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is perfect for budding art students, as the museum holds a unique collection of 20th Century Art. The revolutionary building itself is a work of art and is an iconic piece of modern architecture within central Paris.

Musée De L’Orangerie

This museum was originally owned and run by Claude Monet. The Musée de l’Orangerie is home to a large group of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection. It offers art and design school groups an original insight into modern art including artists such as Picasso, Rousseau and Matisse.

Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin contains the largest collection of Rodin’s works. Ideal for student art tours in Paris, the current exhibition - Masterpieces on the Move - includes The Walking Man, The Bronze Age, The Cathedral, The Waltz and The Gossips.

Museum of Fashion and Textiles

The Museum of Fashion and Textiles is a must-visit for budding fashion design and art students. This museum is part of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs and houses a major collection of textiles. The collections within the museum include 16,000 costumes, 35,000 fashion accessories, and 30,000 pieces of textile. A total of over 81,000 works give insight into the history of costume from the Regency period to the present-day as well as document the innovations in textiles since the 7th century. A great visit for a Paris school trip.

Cultural Visits

Guided Tour of Paris

Enjoy the major sights and landmarks on your Paris art tour. WST can arrange for an experienced city guide to join your coach or take you about the city on foot.

Eiffel Tower

Visit the most iconic landmark in Paris where students can take the lift to the top to see amazing views of the city and get some great Instagram worthy photos.

Montparnasse Tower

Similar to the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower offers panoramic views of Paris but is not as busy so queuing times are shorter. It also provides good audio and visual interactive facilities - which gives students the opportunity to improve language skills.

Seine River Cruise

The Seine River Cruise is a one-hour cruise - taking students from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and back. The cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights and has either French or English commentary. This tour can also be done in the evening, giving your school group the chance to see the city at night.

Montmartre And Sacré Coeur

Ideal for student art tours Paris is filled with street artists and stalls. A visit here is a wonderful way to soak up the culture and being high up it gives students great views of the city.

Cité Des Sciences

This is the largest science museum in France and is packed with interactive exhibitions that are predominantly in French – meaning students can practise reading and listening skills whilst exploring the exhibits.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame is a famous Gothic cathedral at the heart of Paris and gives students the chance to experience the religious side of Paris.  

Château Versailles

Château Versailles is a UNESCO world heritage site and the scene for many historic events. There are a number of different tours depending on the time you have available but can include the palace and the gardens or Marie Antoinette’s estate. Most student groups and tours choose to visit the palace with an audio guide and then explore the famous gardens. 

Disneyland® Paris

Disneyland® Paris is a unique destination with two Disney Parks that are home to more than 50 attractions, shows and parades.

Disneyland® Park

The Disneyland® has five themed areas that are filled with classic Disney stories and fairy tales featuring characters old and new. 

Walt Disney Studios® Park

In this Park students have the opportunity to experience what it is like to become a star of stage and screen.

A West End show is a great opportunity to reward students – regardless of what they are studying. WST can arrange theatre packages for art school trips to Paris. 

Parc Astérix

Parc Astérix is located 30km North of Paris and is based on the famous characters from the Astérix comics. It offers a variety of attractions including white-knuckle rides and themed shows, full of all the fun for a school trip to Paris.


This large indoor water park has wave pools, slides and a range of indoor activities – making it the perfect place to take students in the evening.


Many educational tours choose to take their students bowling in the evening. We can arrange a bowling night at a variety of locations depending on where you are staying.


WST can organise evening meals in the city to suit everyone. The most popular choices for students are:

  • Hard Rock Café
  • Le Saulnier
  • Auberge Père Louis
  • Flunch
  • Flams
  • Montecarlo

In addition, the Disneyland® Paris Restaurants have a range of restaurants, including:

  • Planet Hollywood®
  • Rainforest Café®
  • Buffalo Bills Wild West Show
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Disney lunch or evening meal (meal vouchers to use at counter service restaurants)

This was my first trip that I organised for the school and would have been out of my depth if it wasn’t for the sure planning and experience of Rachel and the team. Rachel and Nici were amazing and very helpful.
Tudor Grange Academy

Nici's Expert Tip

The Louvre and the D’Orsay both have excellent downloadable floor plans which will help you plan and maximise your visit round these vast galleries.

Top tip from Nici, our Specialist Art & Design Expert