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Paris Parle

4 days from

£225pp*

*entrance fees not included

Paris – probably the most stylish European capital

Our Paris Parle programme is as unique as the city it is based in. Central to the programme is our team of Native French animateurs (based at the Voyager centre on the outskirts of Paris) who will ensure your students speak French at every opportunity.

Where better to discover and practice speaking French than Paris. Its world leading art galleries, museums and monuments not only offer iconic visitor attractions, but also ideal venues to converse in French.

How do we get your pupils using, speaking and understanding French Language in Paris? Our dedicated and specially trained animateurs will be speaking with and encouraging interactive responses from your pupils throughout your stay. Each visit and experience in Paris is seen as an opportunity to speak and understand French language. Even mealtimes are exploited as each meal is presented in French interactively with pupils.

Our staff will guide your tour, provide a full evening programme and help each pupil to complete their own special Paris workbook. We have programmes that are especially designed for Primary, Middle, Secondary and Sixth Forms, and for every level of French including complete beginner.

Animateurs

Our French native staff team of professional animateurs will accompany you during the whole of your stay. They will be speaking in French with your group during the visits, in the evenings and at mealtimes. Not only will they ensure your group are speaking French at every opportunity, they will make it fun and their local knowledge will guarantee you get the most out of every visit.

Evening Entertainments

We have many tried and tested evening entertainment options, including giving your students the opportunity to meet and mix with local French students, promoting better mutual understanding within a fun environment. As ever, we encourage students to speak and listen to French at every opportunity, but our animateurs will always be on hand to offer support.

Cross Curriculum Excursions

Eiffel Tower

Created as the centrepiece of the Paris’ Exposition Universelle in 1889, the tower has come to symbolise Paris. You can experience wonderful views from every floor and angle over the beautiful and historic French capital. Whilst, of cours,e you can go to the top, most of our groups only venture up to the second floor as the queue for the final lift can often be over an hour. www.tour-eiffel.fr

Montparnasse Tower

The 689ft tower is Paris' only skyscraper, with 59 floors. There are a total of 25 lifts and the fastest lift, which you will use to ascend, connects the ground floor to the 56th floor in only 38 seconds! The panoramic viewing floor is interactive and has been recently completely refurbished to incorporate high tech digital touch systems providing information on all you can see. The viewing terrace is then accessible by stairs from here. At 200m high, it's the only platform of its kind in Paris. The terrace provides a 360 degree view over the city. www.tourmontparnasse56.com

Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Elysees

The Arc de Triomphe commemorates the successes of the Napoleonic War, celebrating the victories and the lives of those who died for its cause. Beneath the 'Arc' lies the tomb of the ‘unknown soldier’ from World War I, reminding visitors of the soldiers who anonymously died in battle during the Great War. After visiting Napoleon’s tribute to the victorious French army, stroll down the Champs-Elysees, still one of the world’s most elegant boulevards, to soak up the Parisian culture and lifestyle.

Ile de la Cite

Ile de la Cite sits at the centre of Paris and is one of only two natural islands that remain on the River Seine (the other being the Ile de Saint Louis). Go there to see the astonishingly impressive Notre Dame with its stunning Rose window, or the Sainte Chapelle, which is considered by some to be the most beautiful church in Paris. The Ile de la Cite also plays host to the Palais de Justice, Le Prefecture de Police and Le Hotel-Dieu Hospital. 

La Villette

Discovery rooms allow hands-on experiments to create an inspiring combination of entertainment and education.

Closed Mondays. www.cite-sciences.fr

Stade de France

Take a guided visit of Europe's 8th largest football stadium that has a capacity for 80,000 people. On the 12th July 1998 France won the Football World Cup trophy at this very stadium against the Brazilian National team, 3-0. The Stade de France is the only stadium in the world to have hosted both a Rugby World Cup and a Football World Cup, so go and find out other facts, myths and legends of this sporting arena.

Aquaboulevard

France’s largest waterpark featuring slides, waves machines and a wide selection of different swimming pools. www.aquaboulevard.com

Bateaux Mouche River Trip

Take a scenic trip down the River Seine to get an overall feel for Paris, for which the price is included in your overall tour price.

Disneyland Resort Paris

For a full description, click here.

Parc Asterix

Within easy reach of Paris, the Parc Asterix provides student groups with brilliant day trips from April through to October each year. There are over 50 rides and attractions, live entertainment, arts and special effects, so you're sure to remain well-entertained! www.parcasterix.com

Versailles

Originally Versailles was a small peasant village that happened to house the royal hunting lodge, but when Louis XIV decided to move the royal court out of Paris and into Versailles, one of the most astonishing architectural creations of all time took place, and so the Palais de Versailles was born. In 1682, Louis XIV officially moved the royal court out of Paris in order to distance himself from his nobles and it was not until October 1789 that the family was forced to return. At one point during its construction, Versailles used up 4% of France's total annual budget, despite the fact that peasants were suffering from severe food shortages! It is nevertheless a magnificent palace transformed by the Sun King, as Louis XIV was often known. Visit the Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles, which officially put an end to WWI, was signed.

Pre-booking required for school groups – 2 months in advance. Closed Mondays. www.chateauversailles.fr

Art Excursions

Louvre

Once home to the French Royal family (before Louis XIV moved the headquarters to Versailles), the Louvre is now one of the largest art museums in the world and certainly the most visited. It houses pieces from ancient history right through to the nineteenth century and boasts such famous works as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. The collection is divided into 8 departments and owing to its size, a visit to the museum should be well-planned in order to get the most out of it. www.louvre.fr

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is most famous for its late nineteenth and early twentieth century artworks, featuring pieces by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh. Interestingly it was originally built to be a railway station, but quite quickly it became redundant as trains were built longer and longer and became too long for the platforms that had been built. The purpose of the museum was to bridge the gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou.

Closed Monday. www.musee-orsay.fr

Pompidou Centre

The Centre Pompidou houses the National Museum for Modern Art, a vast public library and a centre for music and acoustic research. It has the biggest collection of Modern Art in Europe and has received over 150 million guests since it opened in 1977. Modern art, scientific exhibitions, working models, not to mention the building itself, combine to create a vivid experience. www.cnac-gp.fr

Musée Picasso

The Musée Picasso contains over 3000 pieces of Picasso's work including sketch books, sculptures, ceramics and paintings, as well as pieces from Picasso's own collection including, Cezanne, Degas, Rousseau and Matisse. The building in which the collection is housed was built between 1656 and 1659 and is considered to be one of the finest historic houses in the Marais district, one of Paris’s oldest quarters, also home to Victor Hugo’s former residence.

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur

Montmartre is the name of the hill, which boasts the highest point in Paris at a height of 129 metres, and gives its name to the surrounding area in the 18th arrondissement. It has been known as the red-light district, an artist's hangout and the site at which one of Paris' more famous and spectacular landmarks, the Sacre Coeur was built. Go and see the famous artists’ square, Place de Tertre, the Espace Savlador Dali with its collection of artists’ sculptures and illustrations, and of course don’t miss the beautiful white Sacre Coeur. The Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic Basilica dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus, and is doubly symbolic; firstly, as a monument to the excesses of the Second Empire, and secondly as a symbol of a conservative moral order. 

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Classic Paris Itinerary – 5 days

This is a sample tour you can add to or change. Please contact us for a quote on a tailor-made tour.

Day 1 – Paris Arrive

  • Depart school
  • Arrive
  • Centre orientation and presentation
  • Tournoi de Sports

Day 2 – Paris Eternal

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Trocadero
  • Bateaux Mouches
  • Picnic
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Champs Elysees
  • Concorde
  • Montmartre Place du Tertre
  • Basilica du Sacre Couer
  • French film night
  • Choose a classic French film to watch, Amelie, Jean de Florette, Moulin Rouge, Cerano de Bergerac.

Day 3

  • Reims market and town
  • Champagne tour
  • Reims Cathedral
  • Picnic
  • Bricard cheese farm
  • French Evening
  • Students are asked to bring French fancy dress for an evening of typical French food and games, including l’escargots competition and a French quiz.

Day 4 – Disneyland

  • Whole day at either Disneyland Resort Paris or Parc Asterix
  • French Spectacular
  • Talent show and presentation of certificates.

Day 5 – Pompidou & Home

  • Pompidou Centre
  • Depart
  • Hypermarche
  • Arrive back at school

Accommodation options for our Paris Parle

Etoile Parisienne

Stay at Voyager's own accommodation, Sainte Aulde, which is for the sole use of Voyager's schools. It benefits from a fantastic location, situated within easy reach of Central Paris, Versailles, Disneyland Paris and the Parc Asterix. Yet with all this so nearby, you can rest assured that Sainte Aulde will provide you with the peace of mind you need, to know that your students are in a safe and secure environment. The grounds offer an ideal opportunity for students to run around in car-free and natural surroundings in between activities and meal times. Once again your experience will be much enhanced by Voyager’s on-site teams who offer service levels identical to those at our Normandy Centres. Native French staff will guide you through a fun-packed activity programme filled with excursions, activities and evening entertainment. Whether you’re after a Paris Parle immersion programme, or simply want to use it as a base to explore the area, the Voyager Centre offers a level of service and standard of facilities not previously seen by U.K. schools in the French capital. For more information on any of these centres please call: 01273 827 327 Or email us at: schools@voyagerschooltravel.com
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Paris Parle

4 days from

£225pp*

*entrance fees not included

Paris – probably the most stylish European capital

Our Paris Parle programme is as unique as the city it is based in. Central to the programme is our team of Native French animateurs (based at the Voyager centre on the outskirts of Paris) who will ensure your students speak French at every opportunity.

Where better to discover and practice speaking French than Paris. Its world leading art galleries, museums and monuments not only offer iconic visitor attractions, but also ideal venues to converse in French.

How do we get your pupils using, speaking and understanding French Language in Paris? Our dedicated and specially trained animateurs will be speaking with and encouraging interactive responses from your pupils throughout your stay. Each visit and experience in Paris is seen as an opportunity to speak and understand French language. Even mealtimes are exploited as each meal is presented in French interactively with pupils.

Our staff will guide your tour, provide a full evening programme and help each pupil to complete their own special Paris workbook. We have programmes that are especially designed for Primary, Middle, Secondary and Sixth Forms, and for every level of French including complete beginner.

Animateurs

Our French native staff team of professional animateurs will accompany you during the whole of your stay. They will be speaking in French with your group during the visits, in the evenings and at mealtimes. Not only will they ensure your group are speaking French at every opportunity, they will make it fun and their local knowledge will guarantee you get the most out of every visit.

Evening Entertainments

We have many tried and tested evening entertainment options, including giving your students the opportunity to meet and mix with local French students, promoting better mutual understanding within a fun environment. As ever, we encourage students to speak and listen to French at every opportunity, but our animateurs will always be on hand to offer support.

Cross Curriculum Excursions

Eiffel Tower

Created as the centrepiece of the Paris’ Exposition Universelle in 1889, the tower has come to symbolise Paris. You can experience wonderful views from every floor and angle over the beautiful and historic French capital. Whilst, of cours,e you can go to the top, most of our groups only venture up to the second floor as the queue for the final lift can often be over an hour. www.tour-eiffel.fr

Montparnasse Tower

The 689ft tower is Paris' only skyscraper, with 59 floors. There are a total of 25 lifts and the fastest lift, which you will use to ascend, connects the ground floor to the 56th floor in only 38 seconds! The panoramic viewing floor is interactive and has been recently completely refurbished to incorporate high tech digital touch systems providing information on all you can see. The viewing terrace is then accessible by stairs from here. At 200m high, it's the only platform of its kind in Paris. The terrace provides a 360 degree view over the city. www.tourmontparnasse56.com

Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Elysees

The Arc de Triomphe commemorates the successes of the Napoleonic War, celebrating the victories and the lives of those who died for its cause. Beneath the 'Arc' lies the tomb of the ‘unknown soldier’ from World War I, reminding visitors of the soldiers who anonymously died in battle during the Great War. After visiting Napoleon’s tribute to the victorious French army, stroll down the Champs-Elysees, still one of the world’s most elegant boulevards, to soak up the Parisian culture and lifestyle.

Ile de la Cite

Ile de la Cite sits at the centre of Paris and is one of only two natural islands that remain on the River Seine (the other being the Ile de Saint Louis). Go there to see the astonishingly impressive Notre Dame with its stunning Rose window, or the Sainte Chapelle, which is considered by some to be the most beautiful church in Paris. The Ile de la Cite also plays host to the Palais de Justice, Le Prefecture de Police and Le Hotel-Dieu Hospital. 

La Villette

Discovery rooms allow hands-on experiments to create an inspiring combination of entertainment and education.

Closed Mondays. www.cite-sciences.fr

Stade de France

Take a guided visit of Europe's 8th largest football stadium that has a capacity for 80,000 people. On the 12th July 1998 France won the Football World Cup trophy at this very stadium against the Brazilian National team, 3-0. The Stade de France is the only stadium in the world to have hosted both a Rugby World Cup and a Football World Cup, so go and find out other facts, myths and legends of this sporting arena.

Aquaboulevard

France’s largest waterpark featuring slides, waves machines and a wide selection of different swimming pools. www.aquaboulevard.com

Bateaux Mouche River Trip

Take a scenic trip down the River Seine to get an overall feel for Paris, for which the price is included in your overall tour price.

Disneyland Resort Paris

For a full description, click here.

Parc Asterix

Within easy reach of Paris, the Parc Asterix provides student groups with brilliant day trips from April through to October each year. There are over 50 rides and attractions, live entertainment, arts and special effects, so you're sure to remain well-entertained! www.parcasterix.com

Versailles

Originally Versailles was a small peasant village that happened to house the royal hunting lodge, but when Louis XIV decided to move the royal court out of Paris and into Versailles, one of the most astonishing architectural creations of all time took place, and so the Palais de Versailles was born. In 1682, Louis XIV officially moved the royal court out of Paris in order to distance himself from his nobles and it was not until October 1789 that the family was forced to return. At one point during its construction, Versailles used up 4% of France's total annual budget, despite the fact that peasants were suffering from severe food shortages! It is nevertheless a magnificent palace transformed by the Sun King, as Louis XIV was often known. Visit the Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles, which officially put an end to WWI, was signed.

Pre-booking required for school groups – 2 months in advance. Closed Mondays. www.chateauversailles.fr

Art Excursions

Louvre

Once home to the French Royal family (before Louis XIV moved the headquarters to Versailles), the Louvre is now one of the largest art museums in the world and certainly the most visited. It houses pieces from ancient history right through to the nineteenth century and boasts such famous works as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. The collection is divided into 8 departments and owing to its size, a visit to the museum should be well-planned in order to get the most out of it. www.louvre.fr

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is most famous for its late nineteenth and early twentieth century artworks, featuring pieces by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh. Interestingly it was originally built to be a railway station, but quite quickly it became redundant as trains were built longer and longer and became too long for the platforms that had been built. The purpose of the museum was to bridge the gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou.

Closed Monday. www.musee-orsay.fr

Pompidou Centre

The Centre Pompidou houses the National Museum for Modern Art, a vast public library and a centre for music and acoustic research. It has the biggest collection of Modern Art in Europe and has received over 150 million guests since it opened in 1977. Modern art, scientific exhibitions, working models, not to mention the building itself, combine to create a vivid experience. www.cnac-gp.fr

Musée Picasso

The Musée Picasso contains over 3000 pieces of Picasso's work including sketch books, sculptures, ceramics and paintings, as well as pieces from Picasso's own collection including, Cezanne, Degas, Rousseau and Matisse. The building in which the collection is housed was built between 1656 and 1659 and is considered to be one of the finest historic houses in the Marais district, one of Paris’s oldest quarters, also home to Victor Hugo’s former residence.

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur

Montmartre is the name of the hill, which boasts the highest point in Paris at a height of 129 metres, and gives its name to the surrounding area in the 18th arrondissement. It has been known as the red-light district, an artist's hangout and the site at which one of Paris' more famous and spectacular landmarks, the Sacre Coeur was built. Go and see the famous artists’ square, Place de Tertre, the Espace Savlador Dali with its collection of artists’ sculptures and illustrations, and of course don’t miss the beautiful white Sacre Coeur. The Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic Basilica dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus, and is doubly symbolic; firstly, as a monument to the excesses of the Second Empire, and secondly as a symbol of a conservative moral order. 

Add "Paris Parle" to shortlist (View your shortlist)

Classic Paris Itinerary – 5 days

This is a sample tour you can add to or change. Please contact us for a quote on a tailor-made tour.

Day 1 – Paris Arrive

  • Depart school
  • Arrive
  • Centre orientation and presentation
  • Tournoi de Sports

Day 2 – Paris Eternal

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Trocadero
  • Bateaux Mouches
  • Picnic
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Champs Elysees
  • Concorde
  • Montmartre Place du Tertre
  • Basilica du Sacre Couer
  • French film night
  • Choose a classic French film to watch, Amelie, Jean de Florette, Moulin Rouge, Cerano de Bergerac.

Day 3

  • Reims market and town
  • Champagne tour
  • Reims Cathedral
  • Picnic
  • Bricard cheese farm
  • French Evening
  • Students are asked to bring French fancy dress for an evening of typical French food and games, including l’escargots competition and a French quiz.

Day 4 – Disneyland

  • Whole day at either Disneyland Resort Paris or Parc Asterix
  • French Spectacular
  • Talent show and presentation of certificates.

Day 5 – Pompidou & Home

  • Pompidou Centre
  • Depart
  • Hypermarche
  • Arrive back at school

Accommodation options for our Paris Parle

Etoile Parisienne

Stay at Voyager's own accommodation, Sainte Aulde, which is for the sole use of Voyager's schools. It benefits from a fantastic location, situated within easy reach of Central Paris, Versailles, Disneyland Paris and the Parc Asterix. Yet with all this so nearby, you can rest assured that Sainte Aulde will provide you with the peace of mind you need, to know that your students are in a safe and secure environment. The grounds offer an ideal opportunity for students to run around in car-free and natural surroundings in between activities and meal times. Once again your experience will be much enhanced by Voyager’s on-site teams who offer service levels identical to those at our Normandy Centres. Native French staff will guide you through a fun-packed activity programme filled with excursions, activities and evening entertainment. Whether you’re after a Paris Parle immersion programme, or simply want to use it as a base to explore the area, the Voyager Centre offers a level of service and standard of facilities not previously seen by U.K. schools in the French capital. For more information on any of these centres please call: 01273 827 327 Or email us at: schools@voyagerschooltravel.com
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