Give students first-hand experience of the dramatic results of two million years of geological and glacial processes
- All travel by British touring coach
- Return Channel crossing
- Full board accommodation and insurance
- Geography work material
- 1 teacher place for every 8 students
- Excursion entrance fees not included
Suggested itinerary for School groups
Long-established as one of France’s premier ski resorts, Serre Chevalier is an attractive region in the southern French Alps, and an excellent focal point for a geography school trip. Potential areas of study here abound, and might include consideration of energy production in remote areas, or the consequences of climate change and mass tourism on the Alpine communities and environment.
Your group will have a comfortable stay in one of our exclusive ClubHotels, where the quality of accommodation is beyond compare. The fresh alpine air should make it easy for students to concentrate, and the panoramic views of picturesque snow-capped peaks, and beautiful lakes and valleys all around make this a destination not to be forgotten in a hurry.Students will gain first-hand experience of glacial features with a guided walk across the Girose glacier in La Grave, an easy coach journey from Serre Chevalier. Access is via the cable railway, and your group can study the landscape, and debate topics such as the effects of glacial erosion on fluvial processes in the rivers and lakes of the region.A little further on, in Vaujany, a particularly interesting highlight of a school trip to the French Alps is a guided tour of the EDF hydroelectric power station museum. Here students will receive an explanation of the process and challenges of sustainable energy production in the Alps, among fascinating historical exhibits such as huge turbines and generators.Spend a day hiking and exploring the trails of the Ecrins national park, the largest in France. Deep valleys and lush green pastures have been carved by huge glaciers over thousands of years. Expect to encounter waterfalls, crystal-clear mountain lakes, and wildlife such as vultures and golden eagles. Hire small coaches and guides to see the glaciers noir et blancs.
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