Enrichment and Reward School Trip to Paris

An enrichment school trip to Paris is a popular and great way to reward your group for their hard work during the school year.

School trips to Disneyland® Paris – for whom WST are a preferred partner – and Parc Asterix in particular are very popular choices and can also improve your students awareness of other cultures and languages. Day trips can be an ideal taster for those on a budget or have never been away from home. These school trips also offer great opportunities for fun and bonding.  

Itinerary

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart school to arrive in Paris mid afternoon
Afternoon
A trip up Montparnasse Tower for an aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in it
Evening
Arrive at your accommodation for check in and evening meal

Tour Day 2

Morning
Full day at Disneyland ® Paris
Evening
Evening meal at your hotel

Tour Day 3

Morning
Depart your hotel for central Paris. Take a Seine Cruise to see the last sights of Paris
Afternoon
Depart Paris for your journey back to school

Accommodation

Paris

Kyriad Hotel at Disneyland Paris

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

Fiap Jean Monnet

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

European Campus Sainte Thérèse

We highly recommend this superb youth centre for groups on a school trip to Paris. Originally built as a boarding school it has an excellent range of classroom and recreational facilities. It is located approximately a one hour drive from central Paris and 15 minutes from Disney. Our French Language Immersion programme takes place here. 

Campanile Bagnolet

This 2 star popular chain hotel is located just within the peripherique at Porte de Bagnolet. It's an ideal alternative for older groups on a 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 B&B accommodation at an affordable price. 

Study Visits

E3 Trails

We are delighted to have teamed up with E3 Trails, the UK’s premier educational trail writer, to offer an interactive activity for French language students. An E3 Trail is a journey of discovery which empowers students to engage in an enjoyable learning adventure whilst visiting the chosen location. Typically taking two-three hours, a Trail is a self-guided walk around many iconic sights of the location of your choice, punctuated with a wide variety of interesting tasks and challenges which your students complete in their teams. The addition of an E3 Trail to your school travel itinerary will make your time abroad a truly memorable and rewarding experience.

Montparnasse Tower

Offering superb panoramic views of Paris, this is less busy than the Eiffel Tower so queues are shorter. It also has good audio and visual interactive facilities.

Cité des Sciences

The largest science museum in France packed with interactive exhibitions. Some are in French, so students can practise reading and listening skills whilst having fun exploring the exhibits.

Guided Tour of Paris

Enjoy the major sights and landmarks of Paris as an experienced city can guide join your coach or take you about the city on foot.

Eiffel Tower

One of Paris’ best known monuments, a trip to the top offers superb views of the city. Visitors can choose go to the 2nd floor or the top

Seine River Cruise

A one hour cruise from the Eiffel Tower, up to Notre Dame and back. A lovely relaxing way to see the sights with commentary in French or English. Groups can do the tour in the evening and see Paris by night.

Montmartre and Sacré Coeur

An artistic area of Paris filled with street artists and stalls. A visit here is a wonderful way to soak up the culture and being high up, affords great views of the city.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The famous gothic cathedral at the heart of Paris. No trip to Paris is complete without a visit here.

Champs Elysées

This famous boulevard is well known for its theatres cafés and luxury shops. It stretches from the Place de la Concorde down to the dramatic Arc du Triomphe. No visit to Paris is complete without a stroll down the Champs Elysées for the perfect photo opportunity.

Stade de France

Groups can take a behind the scenes tour of the national stadium of France. The 90 minute tour will take you into the players’ changing rooms, through the tunnel and out on to the famous pitch.

Château Versailles

This is a UNESCO world heritage site and the scene for many historic events. Visitors have a number of options here, dependent on time you have available and what you want to see. Choose from the palace, the palace and the gardens or add on Marie Antoinette’s estate. Most groups choose to visit the palace with an audio guide followed by free time to explore the world famous gardens which can be squeezed in to a half day visit. The Palace is closed on Mondays

The Louvre

One of the most famous museums in the world. The Louvre is free for self guided visits although groups must pre-book in advance. If you prefer a guided tour then audio guides or English speaking guides can be booked at an additional cost. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.

Musée D’Orsay

Located in an old railway station on the banks of the Seine this museum holds an extensive collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist art 19th Century art from well known artists including Monet and Van Gogh. Closed on Mondays.

Atelier des Lumières

Located in a former foundry the Atelier des Lumières holds monumental immersive exhibitions. Using 140 video projectors and a spatialised sound system, the highly unique multimedia equipment covers a total surface area of 3,300 m², extending from the floors to the ceilings and over walls up to 10 m high.

Centre Pompidou

A unique collection of 20th Century Art. The revolutionary museum building itself is a work of art and is an iconic piece of modern architecture. Closed on Tuesdays.

FlyView Paris

FlyView Paris is a unique experience which allows your group to explore the exceptional places and monuments Paris has to offer, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower and  world as you have never seen them. where, with a virtual reality headset, in 360 ° immersion with or without a simulator, you will be immersed in incredible places as if you were really there.

There are 3 experiences available:

  • The Incredible Flyover: Fly over Paris and its monuments on your jetpack! As a bonus, a flight over the world
  • Paris Undercover: Discover in a very unique way inaccessible spots of the most beautiful city in the world
  • Rebuilding Notre-Dame: An unprecedented immersion inside the Cathedral before and after the blaze 

Musée du Parfum Fragonard

A one-of-a-kind, fun and instructive museum concept, bringing to life the making of a mythical luxury object, now part of our everyday life: perfume. Visitors are invited to follow the manufacturing process from raw materials to harvesting, extraction, distillation, formulation, industrialization and bottling, together, of course, with the creative process and work of the master “noses”. The second section of the museum features an exceptional collection of ancient bottles retracing the history of fragrance from Ancient Egypt to the 20th century, including kohl pots, pomanders, vinaigrettes, perfume burners, pots-pourris, travel sets, smelling salt bottles and precious flasks.

Musee Gourmand du Chocolat

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of chocolate and voyage through time from discovery of the cocoa bean to modern manufacturing. You will learn the story of the origin and the evolution of chocolate through its unique collection of over a thousand objects. Discover the history of making chocolate, the ingredients used and how the process has evolved over the centuries.

Cultural Visits

Disneyland® Paris

As a preferred partner, WST are able to give your school group access to the very best group tickets and eating options! School trips to Disneyland® Paris are a unique experience, with two magical Disney Parks bursting with more than 50 attractions, shows and parades! 

Disneyland® Park

Fairytales take flight across 5 incredible lands filled with classic attractions, shows and street parades. Enrichment school trips can rub shoulders with swashbuckling pirates, zoom through time and space and look on in awe at the unforgettable firework and light displays over Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Walt Disney Studios® Park

Discover the secrets behind the most magical scenes of Disney film and television at Walt Disney Studios Park. From legendary moments in motion at Toon Studio to the mind-boggling effects of the Backlot, 5 production zones bursting with thrills drop you and your little stars smack bang in the limelight.

Parc Astérix

Only 30km north of Paris, a school trip to Parc Astérix is a fantastic place for student groups to spend a day. Based on the famous characters from the Astérix comics it offers a wonderful range of white knuckle rides and themed shows.

Montparnasse Tower

Offering superb panoramic views of Paris, this is less busy than the Eiffel Tower so queues are shorter. It also has good audio and visual interactive facilities to help improve language skills.

Eiffel Tower

One of Paris’ best known monuments, a trip to the top offers superb views of the city. Paris school tours can choose go to the 2nd floor or the top. 

Seine River Cruise

A one hour cruise from the Eiffel Tower, up to Notre Dame and back. A lovely relaxing way to see the sights with commentary in French or English. School groups can do the tour in the evening and see Paris by night. 

Montmartre and Sacré Coeur

An artistic area of Paris filled with street artists and stalls. A visit here is a wonderful way to soak up the culture and being high up, affords great views of the city.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The famous Gothic cathedral at the heart of Paris. No trip to Paris is complete without a visit here.

FlyView Paris

A unique experience which allows your group to explore the exceptional places and monuments Paris has to offer, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower and  world as you have never seen them. where, with a virtual reality headset, in 360 ° immersion with or without a simulator, you will be immersed in incredible places as if you were really there.

Stade de France

Student groups can take a behind the scenes tour of the national stadium of France. The 90 minute tour will take you into the players’ changing rooms, through the tunnel and out on to the famous pitch. 

The Louvre

One of the most famous museums in the world. The Louvre is free for self guided visits although school groups and tours must pre-book in advance.

Aquaboulevard

A large indoor aquatic park with wave pools, slides and a range of indoor activities. Ideal for an evening activity with your students during your school trip to Paris.

Bowling

A visit to a bowling alley is a popular evening activity for many groups. We can pre-arrange a bowling night at a variety of locations, depending on where you are accommodated.

Restaurants

Paris dining

We can arrange evening meals in restaurants in the city with options to suit all tastes ranging from traditional French food to more well known chain restaurants.

Disneyland® Paris Restaurants

Why not make the fun last that little bit longer by extending your stay and your enjoyment with an evening meal at Disneyland® Paris. 

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


Louise's Expert Tip

Remember if you have over 35 paying passengers on a coach trip you can add on two more at 50% discount. This is a great support to ensure all students get an opportunity to experience a trip.

Top tip from Louise, our Enrichment Tour Expert