Alternative destinations for French language

19 January 2016

French is currently one of the most popular languages in the school curriculum with over 168,000 pupils sitting French Language GCSEs each year and three quarters of primary schools teaching it on their curriculums.

With this in mind, we've expanded our range of French Language destinations. We want to be sure you have plenty of choice and support when it comes to teaching your students. 


Geneva offers an exciting alternative destination for schools and at great value. From walking tours and cruises to a trip to the United Nations and a chocolate factory, Geneva has something to suit every class’s requirements. A beautiful city located on the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, students can put their skills to the test whilst visiting some of the thirty museums and galleries presenting a wide array of cultural and historical offerings.

See a sample itinerary here and get in touch with our Geneva experts today!


From discovering rare animals at the Domaine De La Bourbansais Zoo to visiting a magnificent castle, the beautiful region of Brittany is awash with varied port and market towns, combined with traditional countryside villages. If you’re after a truly authentic destination where students can immerse themselves in the traditional French culture then we’ve found it!

Located just a ferry journey away in the northwest of France, the port city of St Malo offers a good base from which to explore the region and has a number of attractions itself.  

Whatever your budget, age or size of group please call us to discuss how we could plan your trip. 

Loire Valley

A trip to the Loire Valley will provide your students with a truly unique experience and is a fantastic option for French language groups; with beautiful towns, engaging visits and historic sites to explore.

Not only this, but the Loire Valley is home to an educational theme park – the only one of its kind in Europe. As well as the perfect opportunity to practice language skills, combining fun and learning, Futuroscope will awaken your pupils’ inquisitive minds and unleash their imaginations and creative talents.

Many groups choose to stay on site or close to Futuroscope and explore the region from here. Find out more and plan your trip here.


What are the benefits of language trips?

Learning a foreign language and going on foreign language school trips allows students to develop an understanding and appreciation of different cultures, broadening their horizons. Not only this, but language trips help build students confidence when they are able to use their language skills in real-life situations talking to locals. This will also help to see an improvement in their vocabulary range. 

As well as encountering different cultures and experiences, students are stretched and challenged whilst enjoying themselves and having fun. Relaxed learning is remembered learning!

See how we can help plan your French language trips by calling our French language specialists today on 01253 441900.

Although French language trips offer pupils the opportunity to learn new words and phrases by experiencing French culture first hand, there a few key phrases that every student should know. Take a look at our helpful guide here.

"Prompt service constantly keeping one up to date with information. Very clear and organised package and service making the whole trip experience stress-free and allowing maximum enjoyment during the time away."
Worksop College, Geneva, October 2015