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 student trips to Paris.
Has five enchanted lands, set in over 600 hectares of parkland.
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.
The Catacombs gather the remainders of approximately six million Parisian, transferred between the end from 18th century and the middle from the 19e century, progressively of the closing of the cemeteries for reason of insalubrity.
Originally a palace but now one of the largest and most visited museums in the world, is a must-visit for all art students. 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.
A magnificent museum containing mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915. It houses the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist artwork.
The Musée Picasso Paris collection comprises over 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archived pieces. For its quality and scope as well as the range of art forms it encompasses, this collection is the only one in the world to present both Picasso’s masterpieces and a precise record of the artist’s creative process.
Arc de Triomphe
One of the most famous monuments in Paris, it honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Lined with horse-chestnut trees, Champs-Élysées is one of the world’s most famous streets, and is one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world.
Montmarte & Sacre Couer
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The basilica, consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919, has become one the most popular landmarks of Paris. It is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Also explore the old village atmosphere through winding streets, watch the artists at work in the Place du Tertre and take in that view!
Palace of Versailles
Just outside of Paris, you can enjoy Versailles in a half or full day trip. The royal Chateaux was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. This used to be the hunting lodge of Louis XIII and the seat of French government. Today, the Chateau de Versailles contains works of art, a museum and gardens full of statues, fountains and ponds.
French Cooking Class
Become a bonafide French chef with these cooking lessons focusing on their national cuisine. Lessons can vary in length and food variety.
Burgundy is renowned for its rich and hearty gastronomy: the birthplace of the traditional delicacy, boeuf bourguignon. As you enter this stunning town, you will see the distinctive, cream-coloured Charolais cows in fields across the region; the source of the distinctive cheese’s produced here. One of the finest is Epoisses, a soft cow’s cheese with a flavour of nuts, lime and old churches.
Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere
Perched high above the old town, this impressive white church dominates Lyon’s skyline and offers great views over Lyon from the promenade out the front. You can walk up the steep steps to get there or take the funicular for a few euros to save your legs.
Right next to Notre Dame is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres outside of Rome. The theatre holds up to 10,000 people and is used by the city to host many festivals and events throughout the year.
Lyon’s Vieux (old town)
A great place to start your visit. Take a wander around the cobblestone streets through narrow passageways, passing delicatessens, artisan stores and sidewalk cafes. Keep your eye out for an old traboule which are passageways used in medieval times by the silk industry, some of which have been recently renovated.
The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. It includes famously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes.
Old town (Vieille Ville)
Wander this area and soak up the quintessential southern French style.
Musee National Marc Chagall
If you visit one museum in Nice, make it this one where students will discover the beauty of one of the most famous French modernist artists, Marc Chagall.
Admire views over the beautiful French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) and other Mediterranean coasts of Southeastern France, renowned for its famously glamorous beach resorts such as Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes.