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Educational tours to France for schools - Trips based around Paris

France

Educational tours to France for schools - Trips based around Paris

France conjures up images of glamour, sophistication and the smell of the freshly baked croissants.  Home to world-class art galleries, awe-inspiring museums, Roman temples and Renaissance châteaux’s; France delivers culture in spades.  Add in the famous sights of Paris, the lush Loire Valley and the glittering Mediterranean coastline – this mesmerizing country is the perfect melting pot for an itinerary filled with an array of subjects.

Language
Art & Literature
Culture
History & Classics
Music & Performance

LANGUAGE, FOOD TECH & CULTURE

The ultimate way for students to naturally absorb a language or culture is through complete immersion.

  • We have language schools across France to provide tailor-made language lessons for our travelling students, either in the capital cities of France or the surrounding towns and villages. Options include Paris, Lyon, Normandy, Nice, Montpellier.
  • Travel north to south, east to west to experience the very heart of French cuisine. Chocolate, pastries, cheese and cured meats, bread and wine; Visit secret locations with expert guides on your own private tour to see the country’s gastronomic heart.
  • Experience cultural classics; the Eiffel Tower, Seine River cruise or a ballet performance or cultural secrets
  • A homestay accommodation option combines language lessons with the day-to-day immersion that comes from living with a host family.  Students will discover the French culture and way of life, putting their language skills to use in a practical environment.

HISTORY & CLASSICS

Dominated by trench warfare, the historic sites of Northern France and Western Belgium were the locations of the gruelling fighting in WWI and yet, despite a century since the beginning of the way, much of the evidence still exists of how these areas were deeply impacted.  By exploring the trenches, tunnels and battlefields, history groups can appreciate the events that transpired during ‘The Great War’.

Experience the French Revolution, one of the most important events in modern European history, as it is brought to life at the sites of major events of the period.  Visit Paris, the birthplace of the Revolution and relive the turbulent times leading to the storming of Bastille Prison.

MUSIC & VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS

France has always had a strong influence on the arts throughout history.  Perform at truly inspiring concert locations such as St Sulpice Church and the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris or Abbey St Mont Michel in Normandy.

  • Visit the Louvre; originally a palace, and now one of the world’s top art museums – A must-see for anyone with a passion for art. The Louvre holds some of the world’s most famous works of art, such as The Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child and the Venus de Milo.
  • Picasso Gallery, Orangerie Museum, Musee D’Orsay or the Centre Pompidou – all centrally located within Paris.
  • See Paris’ best street art, learn about the culture, visit a street art gallery, meet the artists or do a graffiti art workshop.

Suggested itinerary - Paris by mouth

Day 1 – AUSTRALIA – TRANSIT

  • Depart Australia
  • OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Day 2 – TRANSIT – PARIS

  • Arrive Paris
  • Meet and greet by Travelbound Education representative
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation to check-in and drop luggage.
  • Sightseeing
    • Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour
    • Seine River Cruise (evening)

Day 3 – PARIS

  • Sightseeing:
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Champs Elysees
    • Louvre Museum

Day 4 – PARIS

  • Paris By Mouth!
  • French Cooking Class

Day 5 – PARIS

  • Sightseeing:
    • Walking Tour of Montmarte & Sacre Couer (self-guided):
    • Le Musee Gourmand du Chocolat
    • Parfumerie Fragonard Guided Tour

Day 6 – PARIS

  • St Germain Chocolate and Pastry tour (3 hrs)
  • Macaroon making class
  • Moulin Rouge

Day 7 – PARIS – LYON

  • TGV to Lyon – Private transfer to accommodation
  • Sightseeing:
    • Institut Paul Bocuse
    • Explore the Vieux
  •  Lyon’s Vieux (old townDine in a bouchon)

Day 8 – LYON – PARIS

  • Breakfast at Ortholan Bakery (across the road from Accent Francais)
  • TGV to Paris
  • Free time

Day 9 – PARIS – TRANSIT

  • Private transfer to airport
  • Depart Paris – Arrive transit – Depart for Australia
  • OVERNIGHT flight

Day 10 – WELCOME HOME

  • Arrive Australia

The Highlights of France

PARIS

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Eiffel Tower:

This huge iron monument is named after its architect Gustave Eiffel and has become an icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. This is a ‘must do’ for first time visitors to Paris.

Disneyland Paris

Has five enchanted lands, set in over 600 hectares of parkland.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Gargoyles and wild sculptures by Violet Le Duc decorate this famous old cathedral that sits alongside the River Seine. The Cathedral is still open to the public and serves as a fine example of French Gothic architecture.

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