Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To Paris
Hop over to charming Paris where your students can practise their French in the city’s markets, shops and cafés.
A view of the city from the Eiffel Tower
A sightseeing cruise down the River Seine
Rollercoasters and log flumes at Parc Astérix
Trying the wares at the Gourmet Chocolate Museum
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The best place to learn French is in France and we can arrange language lessons at a local language school with a native speaker. The lessons give students a chance to work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Afterwards, students can use what they have learnt in a real context.
Based on the famous Astérix books, this is the second-largest theme park in France. It is set in the forest 30km from Paris and has lots of attractions to keep students happy, from Goudurix, the roller-coaster that turns you upside down seven times; to log flumes, river rafting and a ghost train. Themed areas range from Gaul to Ancient Greece and Egypt. There is live entertainment and a dolphinarium (seasonal opening).
Enjoy a guided tour of the largest opera house in Europe, with its exuberant mix of architecture that stands as a symbol of the luxury and pleasures of the French capital. The Opera House was commissioned by Napoleon III as part of his Paris reconstruction project. Students are taken to the member’s rotunda and the majestic main staircase leading to the auditorium, the lounges and the foyers.
The Eiffel Tower stands at 324m over the city of Paris.The structure has become synonymous with the city and is magnificent during the day or at night when it is illuminated. This is the most visited monument in France and pre-booking is essential and availability is limited.
Take to the River Seine for a relaxing tour of some of the main sights of Paris. Hopping on an open deck or glass-sided boat at Pont de l’Alma, you cruise past The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais, Notre-Dame, Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre amongst many other sites. Tickets are valid for any cruise, so this excursion is very flexible for your itinerary.
Europe’s biggest science museum has one goal: to spread scientific and technical knowledge amongst the public. Set in the Parc de la Villette, its attractions include the Explora Exhibition, a planetarium, a permanent mathematics exhibition and La Géode, a striking mirror-finished dome that holds an Omnimax theatre.
Students can wander through the changing rooms, stroll alongside the pitch, and experience the VIP stands of this huge 80,000-seater venue. There’s an exhibition on the Stadium’s construction, its events and its daily routine, and guided visits can be focused on a preferred theme such as business studies or the design and technology of the stadium.
Built in 1932 for a wealthy film producer, Le Grand Rex is the largest cinema, theater and music venue in Paris, with 2,800 seats. The cinema is a landmark of Art Deco style architectue and features the largest screen in Europe as well as a starred ‘sky’ overhead, and interior fountains. Cinema Rex was used as a ‘Soldatenkino’ – Soldiers’ theatre – during the German occupation.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart dominates the city skyline thanks to its position on top of Montmartre, the highest point in Paris. The Basilica of Montmartre was dedicated to atone for the sins of the Paris Commune. It is a building of great beauty reflecting the hopes, fears and attitudes of fin-de-siècle France. Behind the Sacré Coeur is the Place du Tertre with its artists’ colony.
Look out from Paris’ highest roof terrace on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower for unsurpassed views of the Eiffel Tower and iconic Parisian skyline. Students can explore the city’s layout and beautiful architecture, while enjoying the panoramic views, interactive exhibitions and 360° Café that make this a highlight on any tour to Paris. Please note that the Montparnasse Tower is due to close for refurbishment in 2020.
Tip: Educational work material available.
At this engaging exhibition, students discover the secret of chocolate and its 4,000 years of history, from the Olmecs to the present day. The museum is organised on three levels with more than 1,000 original artefacts. Students gain historical perspective, and learn modern methods to make chocolate as well as discovering the gourmet flavours of cocoa.
This 50 minute widescreen film takes you behind the scenes of the major Parisian monuments and is a great introduction to the city. Witness the history of Paris from a different perspective and uncover the city’s most secret places. The film theatre also has the first interactive 3D model of Paris ‘Paris Miniature’ to discover the succession of city walls and both noteworthy sites.
Private screenings of French films with English subtitles in a typical Parisian cinema offer groups the opportunity to learn about French language, culture and style. You can request movies relevant to the group’s curriculum (subject to availability) and film-based educational questionnaires are offered with every screening. This is the perfect combination of entertainment and education.
A self-guided walk takes students on a discovery of the wonderful city of Paris. The quest, punctuated with a wide range of head-scratching tasks and challenges, takes in many iconic sights including The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and The Grand Palais. An enjoyable mix of treasure hunt-style clue solving and team activities keep students engaged until the very end when the winning team is finally revealed. Enrichment or MFL version available.
Take a fully immersive Virtual Reality flight over Paris on a jetpack and discover the city in a way you have never seen it before! Individual moving flight simulators and last generation VR headsets allow 360-degree vision as you ‘fly’ over the city. The attraction affords a unique experience of the city and its monuments using drone footage. (Please note some health restrictions apply)
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Engage in spontaneous, unscripted conversations with native French speakers
- Develop confidence and fluency in French by speaking it in practical situations
- Learn about the culture of the people who speak the language
- Develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for the country and its language
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Develop speaking and listening skills through communicating with native speakers
- Gain confidence by learning through their own capabilities
- Learn more about the culture and the language
- Consider some issues faced by Parisians today