School Trips To Paris Science School Trips

Bursting with culture at every turn, France’s capital city an excellent choice for schools groups looking for a GCSE or A level Science trip.

In a city filled with fascinating, world-class science museums, students can enhance their understanding of a wide number of scientific topics. Our vast destination experience makes WST the perfect choice for your science school trip to Paris.


3 Day Itinerary

Tour Day 1

Depart school and arrive in central Paris late afternoon
Check into your accommodation followed by an evening meal
Free time for students to explore Paris

Tour Day 2

Enjoy a Guided tour of the Marie Curie Musem
Explore the City of Science Museum
Evening meal at your hotel followed by a Seine Cruise by night

Tour Day 3

Visit the Palace of Discovery
Depart your hotel and return back to school

3 Day Value Itinerary

Tour Day 1

Dependent on your departure point, pepart school around midnight or early hours
Arrive Paris around mid day/early afternoon. Free time in central Paris for sightseeing. We recommend Montmartre and Sacre Coeur or around Notre Dame
Transfer to your accommodation for check in and evening meal

Tour Day 2

Morning visit to Musée Curie to discover more about the Curie family
Free time at the Louvre
Return to your accommodation for evening meal

Tour Day 3

Check out of your accommodation followed by a visit to Musée des Arts et Métiers (trade and art museum), the oldest science museum in Europe.
Depart Paris for your return journey home
Arrive back at school late evening

Curricular Links

A WST tour to the Paris can support the study of key elements of subject content for GCSEs, Nationals, Highers, Advanced Highers & A Levels in the Sciences.




  • Cell biology
  • Health, disease and the development of medicines
  • Photosynthesis
  • Ecosystems
  • Atomic structure & the Periodic Table
  • Earth & atmospheric science
  • Energy, forces & motion
  • Waves, light and electromagnetic waves
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Light & electromagnetism
  • Space Physics

A Level


  • Biodiversity & Ecosystems
  • Cells
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Energy for biological processes
  • Atomic structure
  • Inorganic chemistry and the periodic table
  • Organic chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • Earth & atmospheric science
  • Energy, fields, waves & matter
  • Quantum and nuclear physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Space
  • Gravitational Fields


Study Visits

The City of Science and Industry Museum

This museum, unlike any other, invites you to take a different look at scientific and technological developments. It provides the necessary learning tools to better understand the world in constant change around us. Covering an area of 30,000 m2 exhibitions are organised around the major themes of science, technology and industry. They are supported by small-scale models, audio-visuals, demonstrations, interactive options and activity programmes.  A must do visit on a Science school trip to Paris.

The Marie Curie Museum

Take a free guided tour of this museum located in the former laboratory of Marie Curie the famous physicist. Trace the various stages of discovery of the Curie family who won five Nobel Prizes between them! Marie performed her research here from 1914-1934 and in this laboratory her daughter and son-in-law discovered artificial radioactivity.

The museum contains a permanent historical exhibition on radioactivity and its applications, notably in medicine, focusing primarily on the Curies, and displays some of the most important research apparatus used before 1940.

The Museum of Air and Space

Located at Bourget Airport and occupying over 150,000 m2 of land and hangars, this is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world with a wide range of aviation paraphernalia from as far back as the 16th century. Science students on a Paris school trip love the simulators and the planetarium, whilst the ballooning era room is fascinating, as are all the modern air and spacecrafts, including the prototype for the Concorde and a number of Swiss and Russian rockets.

The Natural History Museum

Applying itself to research and the dissemination of knowledge, the Natural History Museum houses several large exhibition halls, the favourites being The Hall of Evolution and the gallery of palaeontology. Group visits need to be booked.

The Palace of Discovery Science Museum

Interactive experiments and verbal presentations address six fundamental domains of science (astronomy, chemistry, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, and mathematics) and develop specific themes in the temporary exhibitions.  The museum presents and demonstrates science as it is lived and experienced, through a collection of interactive experiences and spectacular demonstrations.  It is "science in the making".

Cultural Visits

Guided Tour of Paris

Enjoy the major sights and landmarks during a Paris school 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.

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 students the chance to see the city at night.

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.

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 all tours and students of all ages.

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. 

Montmartre And Sacré Coeur

This artistic area of 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.

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 choose to visit the palace with an audio guide and then explore the famous gardens. 


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 during your Paris school trip. 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 is the third trip that i have booked to Paris but the first time that I have used WST. I have been incredibly impressed with all communication from the start right to the end of the trip. Nothing hasbeen too much trouble and I have felt very important. Kerrie has been especially amazing and has made it seem as though our business is top priority for her.
John Ferneley College, Paris