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School trips & tours to France from the specialists

With our very own residential centres in France, and the support of a large overseas team looking after our school groups abroad, no wonder France is Voyager School Travel's most popular school trip destination. 

We are the specialist provider of school trips to France

Quality service from our teams on both sides of the Channel

With a portfolio of company-owned properties and more than half of our team based in France, we are unlike any other school travel company offering educational trips across the Channel.

Voyager School Travel has an experienced team of French-native animateurs, coach drivers and support staff in France meaning that we have the experience and overseas connections to create an authentic and immersive school trip to suit your learning objectives. Our school trips to France are blessed with an infinite number of attractions that stretch across every area of the curriculum, guaranteed to inspire and engage your school students. The short journey time from the UK makes France work for a variety of budgets and trip lengths.

Not only do we own a portfolio of properties where residential French language immersion is the focus, but over the years we have crafted a variety of tours and established long-standing relationships with providers in France, allowing us to deliver a truly educational and memorable school trip for students of all ages and subjects. 

What to do on a school trip to France

Our school trips to France are packed full of fantastic excursion options that give your students the opportunity to truly experience a modern form of teaching, completely immersing them in the French language while visiting some of the most famous locations in the world:

  • The Eiffel Tower, Paris - arguably one of the most famous and iconic landmarks in the world
  • Louvre, Paris - set eyes on some of the best artwork in the world!
  • French Markets - an opportunity to interact with friendly locals
  • St Malo - a magnificent cathedral and old market hall awaits
  • Disneyland® Paris - fun and entertainment for students and teachers alike

School trip to France deals

Join us for a wonderfully festive autumn and spring school trip to France, jam-packed with seasonal activities and one-off treats. Picture your students building a camp-fire and toasting marshmallows in our Bonfire & Wintersports Festival, celebrating un Noël français at Lille Christmas Market, taking to the slopes for a day’s skiing on real snow, or experiencing a genuine French Mardi Gras festival in February. 

As the nights draw in, our Moulin aux Draps school centre is transformed into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights, log fires, hot chocolate and warming comfort food. Our winter-themed programme takes place at our centre in Northern France, during the festive weeks throughout October to February. 

View the seasonal discounted French school trips at our Moulin aux Draps residential centre

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Are you interested in a school trip to France? Have a read of some considerations when planning your trip dates. Our knowledgeable team are ready to answer any questions you may have, contact us today.

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Frequently asked questions about France school trips

A school trip to France offers your students an abundance of educational opportunities and cultural experiences just a short distance from the UK. It's a popular choice among teachers because it is easily accessible by coach, which makes for a more affordable school trip.

French teachers looking for more educational value from their school trip to France choose our language immersion school trips at our own school centres in Normandy and the Opal Coast—as well as in Paris. A native-speaking French animateur will lead the entire trip including activities, excursions and evening entertainment in French. What makes these trips worth it is the marked improvement to students' confidence speaking the language and their performance back in the classroom.

All students and teachers will need a valid passport. Our school trips to France include travel insurance and we still recommend that all students and teacher have a valid EHIC or GHIC card before travelling. 

When it comes to what to pack Take a look at our full recommended kit list for what to pack on a school trip to France.

The best time to visit France on a school trip is from October to March. You'll have greater choice of excursions and activities to add to your itinerary and you're much more likely to secure your first choices. You also have greater chance of enjoying sole occupancy at one of our own school centres in France.

We offer school trips to France to suit different educational objectives and budgets. Travel to France on our most flexible and affordable school trip from just £307 per person at our centre on the Opal Coast, Hôtel du Moulin aux Draps. Find out more about what is included in the price.

Travel on a cross-curricular school trip to Paris from £515 per person. Find out more about what is included in the price.

Useful teacher resources for your school trip to France

Top 10 free Paris visits

Our Paris-based animateur team shares the top free excursions for under 18s to help keep the cost of your trip down—without compromising on experience.

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Post-Brexit travel rules

The way we travel has changed since our departure from the EU. We’ve summarised the rules you need to be aware of before your school trip—from passports to visas & EHICs.

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School trip travel guides

Build your France school trip itinerary with our tried & tested list of attractions. They're sure to be a hit with students & meet your educational objectives.

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Teacher case studies

Wondering how other teachers got on? Hear directly from teachers who have travelled with us and learn their top school trip tips—plus reviews from students.

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Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip to France?

You are in specialist hands

Our team use their teaching, language & destination experience to organise educational trips that are not only enriching but hassle-free. Read more →

Safety assured, bonded & accredited

As a member of the School Travel Forum & protected through ABTA & ATOL you can be sure of our high standards. Read more →

Trusted by teachers

Schools trust Voyager School Travel to organise the educational trips for over 32,000 passengers a year. Read more →

We deliver the educational elements

Signature educational experiences with our own language & activity instructors allow teachers to enjoy the trip too. Read more →

Stay at our own residential centres

Groups staying at our own residential centres in France will benefit from high quality learning, safety & service. Read more →

Our own overseas teams

Peace of mind knowing our French managers, instructors, coach drivers & support team will look after your every need. Read more →

For teachers who are serious about the educational outcomes of their school trip.

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