Deck the School Halls! Head to the Christmas Markets

Christmas school trip ideas

The big wheel at Lille Christmas market

Want to spread some cheer through your school this December? Now is the perfect time to be thinking about your festive escape to the quaint and charming French Christmas markets of France.

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Our French Christmas Market school tours provide a brilliant opportunity for your students to practise their conversational language skills in a really different and exciting seasonal setting (and if you’re lucky - in the snow!) Christmas Markets are also a great idea for school trips where you want to further your students’ understanding of local customs and traditions.

Our very own Hotel du Moulin aux Draps is conveniently situated in the quiet countryside town of Desvres, providing a perfect ambient setting for your Christmas school trip to France and a great base for travelling to the markets in Bruges, Belgium for the day!

The top Christmas markets in Europe

Amiens, Northern France

The Christmas Market in Amiens is one of the largest in northern France, with 2 kilometres of market stalls!

 Friday 23 November to Monday 31 December 2018



Complete with an ice skating rink and a big wheel, the Christmas spirit in Arras is infectious.

Saturday 24 November to Sunday 30 December 2018

Bruges, Belgium

Why visit just one country on your trip? Crossover to Belgium for the day and visit the markets and ice skating rink in Bruges.

Friday 23 November 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019

Lille, France

Ride the big wheel and find regional gifts amongst Lille's 90 wooden chalets, as well as products from Russia, Canada and Poland.

Thursday 22 November to Sunday 30 December 2018 


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