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Paris French language school trip

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
  • Year round
  • Evening entertainment
  • Workbooks
Overview

Immerse your class in the French language and culture in 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.

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Itinerary

5-day itinerary

This is our suggested 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.

Day 1

  • Arrive
  • Meet your animateur
  • Activities at centre

Day 2

  • Seine river cruise
  • Ile de la Cité
  • Louvre
  • Stroll down Champs-Élysées
  • Activities at centre

Day 3

  • Explore a bustling Parisian morning market
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Visit Montmartre & see the Sacré Cœur basilica
  • Activities at centre

Day 4

  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Paris Story film experience
  • Tour Montparnasse
  • Activities at centre

Day 5

  • Depart
  • Shopping time
  • Arrive home
Location

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. 

 

Excursions
Paris eiffel tower excursion photo
Eiffel Tower
Montparnasse Tower
Montparnasse Tower
Arc de Triomphe Champs Elysees
Arc de Triomphe
Ile de la Cite Notre Dame
Île de la Cité
Bateaux Mouches river cruise
Seine River Cruise
Pompidou Centre exterior Paris
Centre Pompidou
Musee Picasso
Musée National Picasso
Louvre exterior
Louvre
Musee dOrsay in Paris
Musée d’Orsay
Versailles
Palace of Versailles
Montmartre and Sacre Coeur
Montmartre
Champs Elysees
Champs-Élysées
Passages Couvert
Covered Passages of Paris
Jardin du Luxembourg excursion photo
Jardin du Luxembourg
Les Halles
Les Halles
Paris Story
History of Paris Film Experience
Conciergerie Paris by Pedro Szekely
Conciergerie
Cannons outside the Army Museum Paris
The Army Museum
Musee Carnavalet
Musée Carnavalet
Disneyland Paris excursion photo
Disneyland® Paris
Catacombes de Paris
Catacombs of Paris
HintHunt
Escape Room
City of Science and Industry Paris
The City of Science and Industry
Museum national dhistoire naturelle
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
Stade de France at night
Stade de France
Parc Asterix Paris
Parc Astérix
Lost in Frenchlation
Lost in Frenchlation
FlyView Paris
Virtual Reality Flight
Musee de lOrangerie
Musée de l'Orangerie
Museum of Liberation
Museum of Liberation
Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo
Paris eiffel tower excursion photo

Eiffel Tower

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.

Montparnasse Tower

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Montparnasse Tower

For the best panoramic views of Paris, look no further than the Montparnasse Tower. The high-speed lift will shoot your group up the viewing platform on the 56th floor in just 38 seconds.

Arc de Triomphe Champs Elysees

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Arc de Triomphe

It's enough to experience one of France's most iconic monuments from the ground—and a great photo opportunity. Buy a ticket to climb to the top and observe the frenzy of Champs-Élysées below.

Ile de la Cite Notre Dame

Île de la Cité

Though Notre-Dame remains under construction, it's still worth heading to this island in the Seine to check out the famous Gothic cathedral. There's even an outdoor exhibition about the 2019 fire.

Bateaux Mouches river cruise

Seine River Cruise

Take in Paris from the waters of the river Seine on a cruise that will take you under many of the city's beautiful bridges. It's even more magical by night when the city of lights really comes alive.

Pompidou Centre exterior Paris

Centre Pompidou

This unusual creative centre near the colourful Marais district boasts the largest collection of contemporary art in Europe. Enjoy views over Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the top floor.

Musee Picasso

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Musée National Picasso

This museum houses some of Picasso's personal collection including celebrated French artists Cezanne and Matisse—in addition to the 3000 pieces from the prolific artist himself.

Louvre exterior

Louvre

The largest art museum in the world is on most peoples' Paris wishlist—and it won't disappoint. Don't fancy facing massive crowds? Opt for one the other art museums we've selected instead.

Musee dOrsay in Paris

Musée d’Orsay

Get lost amongst 5 floors of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts in a stunning former railway station right on the Seine. Notable artists include Monet, Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec & Van Gogh.

Versailles

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Palace of Versailles

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 and Sacre Coeur

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Montmartre

Explore the winding cobblestoned streets of this charming district, historically the playground of artists and writers. Marvel at the grand Sacré-Cœur atop the hill and take in the views of Paris.

Champs Elysees

Champs-Élysées

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.

Passages Couvert

Covered Passages of Paris

Keep an eye out for these decorative shopping arcades from the 1800s if you find yourself in the 2nd district. The most impressive of the bunch? Passage des Panoramas & Galerie Vivienne.

Jardin du Luxembourg excursion photo

Jardin du Luxembourg

Certainly worth a visit anytime of year, but particularly in summer where your group can lounge on the lawns or grab a chair and recharge in the shade.

Les Halles

Les Halles

When groups want to factor in some free time for shopping, we recommend the centrally-located Les Halles. Step straight off the metro and into the mall, home to many recognisable brands.

Paris Story

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.

Conciergerie Paris by Pedro Szekely

© Pedro Szekely

Conciergerie

Take a tour of this revolution-era prison that once held Marie Antoinette prisoner. Your ticket includes a tablet that allows you to explore the rooms via augmented reality.

Cannons outside the Army Museum Paris

The Army Museum

Groups studying the history of conflict can learn about warfare from the middle ages through to today here with one of the largest historic military collections in the world—plus Napoleon's tomb.

Musee Carnavalet

Musée Carnavalet

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.

Disneyland Paris excursion photo

Disneyland® Paris

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.

Catacombes de Paris

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!

HintHunt

Escape Room

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.

City of Science and Industry Paris

The City of Science and Industry

The largest science museum in Europe is a top pick for science and technology groups. With exhibits for younger students and teenagers, there is something for every key stage.

Museum national dhistoire naturelle

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.

Stade de France at night

Stade de France

Take a guided tour of the national stadium of France, used to host the French national football team and French rugby union team. This is sure to be a highlight for the football fans in your class.

Parc Asterix Paris

Parc Astérix

Want all the thrills with fewer crowds? Parc Astérix is a great alternative to Disneyland® Paris. The rides are suited to older students—plus, it's a fun way to experience more French culture.

Lost in Frenchlation

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.

FlyView Paris

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.

Musee de lOrangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie

This often-overlooked treasure in Tuileries Garden displays 8 spectacular panels of Monet's Water Lilies across 2 elliptical rooms—plus a seriously impressive collection of Impressionist art.

Museum of Liberation

Museum of Liberation

A unique insight into the Paris uprising through artefacts, photographs and footage. A poignant and informative must-see for students studying WWII or interested in the French occupation.

Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo

This hip cultural centre and its free permanent collection of contemporary art is definitely worth a wander through. Check it out on your way to or from the Eiffel Tower—a 15 min walk away.

Included

Our Paris Parle French immersion programme includes the following:

  • A dedicated French-native animateur to accompany the group and lead student trips and excursions in French
  • Full programme of free evening entertainment, conducted in French, at your accommodation
  • French language activity workbook per student
  • Board and lodging as specified in your itinerary
  • Pre-booked excursions
  • Your choice of return travel – coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx. 1:8 (coach trips) / approx. 1:10 (air groups)
  • Comprehensive travel insurance including COVID-19 cover
  • Extra financial protection through our Peace of Mind Promise
  • 24-hour emergency support

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers (if required)
  • Supplements for small groups, single rooms and additional adults
  • Drinks with meals other than breakfast
  • Meals en route
  • Any local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified as included
  • Hotel damage deposits

Resources

Ready-made resources to get your trip off the ground

These ready-made trip resources are designed to reduce your admin and help speed up the process of planning, promoting and getting approval for your Paris trip:

If you need any further assistance, just let us know or visit the Travel Hub for full details of our Peace of Mind Promise and Covid-19 travel insurance.

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