Where to head on your History school trip to France

3 Jul 2018, 17:02


Are you thinking of booking an awesome school trip for your history students but need some tour ideas to suit the curriculum? You've come to the right place! School trips can bring history to life and help students develop an understanding and appreciation for events which have shaped history, from the atrocities of World War II, to ancient Eurasian Empires!

So where should you go on your history school tour?

World War History in the Opal Coast, Northern France

A visit to the Opal Coast in Northern France provides the perfect base for a World War history school tour, exploring many major battlefields, beaches and memorials all within easy reach of each other.  The Opal Coast is also only a short drive (less than 1 hour) from Calais, making it a very accessible school trip from the UK.

What can you visit on a school trip to the Opal Coast?

  • WW1 Somme Battlefields
  • Vimy Ridge trenches
  • Thiepval memorial
  • Arras secret tunnels
  • Delville Wood memorial
  • World War 1 Ypres Battlefields
  • La Coupole museum
  • Nausicaa Sea Life Centre
  • Boulogne

Learn more about each of these excursions on our Opal Coast history tour page.

D-Day Landings History Tours in Normandy, France

A trip to Normandy is complete with historical relevance and if wanted, complete French language immersion. Normandy is home to the infamous D-Day landings of 1945 and being so close to Calais, makes a perfect short school trip for students of history.

What can you visit on a school trip to Normandy?

  • Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Arromanches Harbour
  • Battle of Normandy Museum - Bayeux
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Pointe de Hoc battlefields
  • Caen War Memorial

We have many school tours to Normandy - whether your focus is history or French language and each of our tours can be made bespoke for your curriculum.  Check out our D-Day Landings History tour or our customisable Normandy School Trips pages.


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