See all of the unmissable sights on our escorted Paris Parle tour with a French-native animateur who will get your students speaking French at every opportunity.
Key stage 3 - 16+
Native French animateurs
Immerse yourself in French language and culture in the French capital, Paris
This language immersion tour of Paris transforms the city’s world-leading galleries, museums, monuments and attractions into an interactive learning zone for your students to practise their French. Our native-speaking animateurs, who lead your trip, know Paris like the back of their hand and use their local knowledge to maximise your time at every attraction. Students will get the chance to experience countless recognisable sights, learn about Paris's place in European history and immerse themselves in French culture all while being challenged and encouraged by our animateurs to use their French speaking and comprehension skills at every opportunity.
You will see a dramatic improvement in your students' confidence and enthusiasm after you've returned from your French language immersion trip with us. Teachers often include a day at Disneyland® Paris or Parc Astérix, which are always a hit, to help increase the number of students who sign up for the trip. Our team of school trip experts can also recommend plenty of free attractions to help you keep costs down, and we can offer top tips on the best markets and eateries to create the perfect trip for your students.
This is our suggested Fast Track 5-day Paris itinerary. If you would like to change the duration of your trip or choose different excursions, just contact us for a bespoke quote.
Meet your animateur
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Seine river cruise
Ile de la Cité
Stroll down Champs-Élysées
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Explore a bustling Parisian morning market
Arc de Triomphe
Visit Montmartre & see the Sacré Cœur basilica
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Paris Story film experience
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Accommodation options for our Paris Parle school trip
Voyager School Travel is the preferred partner of Campus Sainte Therese. We recommend this residential centre for the majority of our school groups travelling to Paris because of its convenient location in the beautiful town of Ozoir-la-Ferrière, just 13 miles from the centre of Paris and a 35-minute drive from Disneyland® Paris.
Campus Sainte Therese hosts school groups exclusively, which means it is a safe and secure environment where students can unwind without having to worry about other guests. What’s more, after a busy day seeing the sites of Paris, teachers can relax each evening while our animateurs lead French-language evening entertainment for your students. Unlike many of Paris' central hotels, the Campus has ample outside space to play games and blow off steam - a real benefit to staying at this popular accommodation.
Probably the most famous and iconic landmark in the world,The Eiffel Tower was only ever meant to be a temporary structure, created as the centrepiece of the Paris’ Exposition Universelle in 1889. It remains the epicentre of the city and no trip to Paris is complete until you have ascended to take in the breathtaking views.
If you're looking to show your students the most impressive views of Paris, the panoramic viewing floor of the Montparnasse Tower is your best bet. The high-speed lift takes your group to the 56th floor in only 38 seconds!
One of France's most important monuments, the Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of honour to the servicemen and women who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. The iconic landmark is an impressive sight and a great photo opportunity for your group.
A visit to the Île de la Cité at the centre of Paris is like a trip to the historic heart of the city of Paris. This natural island on the River Seine is the place to go if you want to see the impressive Notre Dame cathedral with its stunning Rose window and Gothic architecture. Visitors can also see the beautiful Gothic church of Sainte Chapelle, the Palais de Justice, the Prefecture de Police and the Hotel-Dieu Hospital.
The Parc de la Villette is the third-largest park in Paris, 35.5 hectares in area and houses one of the largest concentration of cultural venues in the city, including the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Europe's largest science museum, three major concert venues and the prestigious Conservatoire de Paris.
Musée Picasso contains over 3000 Picasso works and pieces from his own collection, including Cezanne and Matisse, making this a fantastic option for pupils studying art. The museum is also one of the finest historic houses in one of Paris's oldest districts.
The largest art museum in the world, the Louvre shouldn't be resigned to only groups on art trips. The iconic museum and former palace of the French royal family is a popular destination for our Paris groups whatever the educational aim of their trip.
If you want your pupils to see works by world-famous artists in an unusual setting, head to Musée d’Orsay. Formerly a railway station, it now houses artwork by Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Van Gogh to name a few
This grandiose palace was once home to French monarch Louis XIV. Beneath the face value of the immaculate gardens and halls, there is historical significance for groups studying the world wars as the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended WWI, was signed here.
Montmartre is a charming cultural district with an arty air about it. Groups can ride the funicular railway to the top of the hill to visit the impressive Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic church or even loop through the cobblestoned streets on the little train of Montmartre!
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, which runs between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is famous for its theatres, cafés and luxury shops, and for the military parade that takes place each year on the avenue on 14 July to celebrate Bastille Day. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology.
Covered Passages of Paris
The Covered passages of Paris are a series of historic shopping arcades from the early 1800s which feature quintessential Parisian boutique shops and pâtisseries. Stroll through to show students the impressive architecture of the era.
The Jardin du Luxembourg was inspired by the famous gardens in Florence to accompany the Luxembourg Palace. Within its 25 hectares sit a fountain, a bee yard and greenhouses. Groups can watch a concert in the bandstand or browse the free photography exhibitions.
The Grands Boulevards
Les Grands Boulevards are the best of the boulevards that make up Paris's distinct urban landscape. The tree-lined streets provide a great stop for your group to do some shopping or leisurely walking during free time.
Les Halles is a large shopping mall home to many big brand stores. It is a popular choice for our groups who want to factor in some time for shopping whilst on their school trip to Paris.
History of Paris Film Experience
Watch a film documenting the transformation of Paris from the past through to the present day. It's a fun experience for our groups as students are seated in a private cinema and watch the film across three screens.
The Conciergerie is a former prison in Paris, France, located on the west of the Île de la Cité (literally "Island of the City"). It was part of the former royal palace, the Palais de la Cité, which consisted of the Conciergerie, Palais de Justice and the Sainte-Chapelle. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed on the guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.
The Arènes de Lutèce are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris (known in antiquity as Lutetia, or Lutèce in French), together with the Thermes de Cluny. Lying in what is now the Quartier Latin, this amphitheater could once seat 15,000 people, and was used to present gladiatorial combats.
The Army Museum
Musée de l'Armée houses Napoleon's tomb and one of the largest historic military collections in the world. With over 500,000 pieces on display, groups studying the history of conflict will get a better understanding of warfare from the middle ages through to the present day.
The Carnavalet Museum in Paris is dedicated to the history of the city. The museum occupies two neighboring mansions: the Hôtel Carnavalet and the former Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau. On the advice of Baron Haussmann, the civil servant who transformed Paris in the latter half of the 19th century, the Hôtel Carnavalet was purchased by the Municipal Council of Paris in 1866; it was opened to the public in 1880.
A day or two of fun and thrills at this theme park is a staple for any school trip to Paris. Our top tip for teachers is to add a day of magic at Disneyland® Paris to their trip to maximise the number of students who sign up.
Catacombs of Paris
If you want to add a weird and wonderful visit to your trip to Paris, your students are sure to be intrigued by these underground ossuaries. The bones of six million people line the walls of these creepy tunnels. Not for the faint of heart!
Put your students' resourcefulness and problem-solving skills to the test in this fun and immersive escape room activity. With a selection of scenarios available to choose from, this activity is best suited for smaller school groups.
The City of Science and Industry
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is the largest science museum in Europe, making it a top pick for groups wanting to cover science and technology on their trip to Paris. With special exhibits for younger students and teenagers, there is something to suit every key stage.
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle
The French National Museum of Natural History is located in on the left bank of the River Seine. It was founded in 1793 during the French Revolution, but was established earlier in 1635. The museum now comprises 14 sites throughout France, with four in Paris, including the original location at the royal botanical garden, the Jardin des Plantes, which remains one of the seven departments of MNHN.
Sometimes the only thing on the agenda is for your group to have a little fun while they're away. If that's the case, Aquaboulevard is a great indoor waterpark suitable for students of all ages and it's also a safe bet in the event of adverse weather.
Take a guided tour of the national stadium of France, used to host the French national football team and French rugby union team, to learn about France's sporting achievements. This is a great visit for students who are avid football fans.
Parc Astérix theme park that is really popular with our school groups and is often chosen as a more affordable alternative to Disneyland® Paris. Parc Astérix is smaller and less crowded than Disneyland® Paris and the rides are more suited to older students.
Lost in Frenchlation
Bridging the gap between French and English audiences, Lost in Frenchlation displays the best of French cinema to visitors with English subtitles.
Virtual Reality Flight
Experience Paris from above! Students strap into a jetpack and embark on a 360-degree virtual reality flight over Paris's most famous landmarks.
Our Paris Parle French immersion programme includes the following:
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Our late booking packages give parents the flexibility to spread the cost of the trip over regular payments and/or more time to pay. For example, schools can choose to pay the final balance just eight weeks before the trip, rather than twelve weeks as usual. Contact us to discuss a payment option to suit the needs of your group.
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