Geography School Trips & Tours to Paris

Paris is a city that everyone should experience, and a geography tour to the city offers the perfect opportunity to undertake studies into human geography, especially at GCSE level. 

NST’s geography school trip programme enables pupils to dig beneath the surface of this tourists’ paradise, with its heritage of art, museums, galleries and attractions that help to make it one of the most visited cities in the world. The range of geography visits on offer uncover the historical growth, varied architecture and land use that has led to the development of distinct urban zones. Investigations into settlement morphology and tourism impact on a geography field trip to Paris provide valuable opportunities for primary data collection and skills acquisition. 

What’s more, a geography visit to Disneyland® Paris will provide an original and fun way to deliver the concepts of industrial location, globalisation, cultural diversity and tourism too.

Prices start from£169pp

Price Shown includes

  • 2 nights' B&B accommodation
  • Executive coach transport to and from school & throughout your stay
  • Services of NST Paris Representative 
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers from selected departure points in Feb 2019 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support includes...


Accommodation

Popular options in Paris


Top visits for geography trips in Paris

Guided City Centre Walking Tour

Your group can explore several contrasting urban districts to undertake primary data collection. Relevant activities, including urban studies and tourism impact, are provided within NST’s exclusive Educational Resource Packs. From gentrified Les Halles, to the redeveloped surroundings of the Pompidou Centre, visit Le Marais and Place des Vosges, Paris’ oldest and highly picturesque square, the Latin Quarter and the famous Notre Dame. Contrast these zones with the business district of La Défense, home to the instantly recognisable Grand Arche.

Disneyland® Paris

Both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park provide a great environment for your pupils to work together, bond as a class and challenge their personal boundaries.

Disneyland® Park 
Explore five themed lands filled with Disney classic stories: adrenalin packed thrill rides such as Big Thunder Mountain, Disney classics like Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo the Flying Elephant and many opportunities to meet your favourite Disney characters. 

Walt Disney Studios® Park
Step through the Studio gates and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of movies, animation and television. Find out how Disney creates the magic and feel what it’s like to be star of stage and screen.

Free educational resources
Get the most from your trip by downloading free educational workbooks www.disneylandparis4schools.com . 

 

Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck

This 196m tower has shorter queues than the Eiffel Tower and a fabulous view of Paris. The viewpoint tables clearly mark the city’s many famous monuments. There are also a number of audio-visual and interactive facilities to help build language skills and enhance their knowledge of Paris, as well as downloadable quizzes in English and French. 

Eiffel Tower

Paris’ best-known monument has outstanding city views, which on a clear day can stretch for 42 miles, giving the chance to pinpoint many landmarks. 

Le Stade de France

Take your pupils behind-the-scenes of France’s premier stadium. Take a tour, in French or English, of the players’ tunnel, changing rooms, security facilities, pitch and photo museum. 

Seine River Boat Cruise

An enjoyable river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights of Paris. Pupils also learn from the French (or English) commentary on their headsets.

Parc Astérix

This typically French theme park is home to over 30 outside attractions, all based around the famous Astérix comic-strips. Parc Astérix is especially well known for its large variety of roller coasters, and incorporates rides and themes from historic ancient cultures such as the Romans and the Gauls. 

Parc Astérix also offers live shows and entertainment, animated figures, arts and crafts, reconstructions, a dolphin show, special effects, restaurants and shops. This is a great opportunity for pupils to interact at this French theme park.

Fragonard Perfumery

Take a free guided tour in your choice of French or English and visit the museum and shop where you’ll find a wide range of fragrant products.

Guided Tour of Paris

A tailor-made coach tour of Paris that includes a dedicated French or English-speaking guide, who will help with pronunciation and knowledge of the many sights of Paris. One of our groups’ favourites is the evening tour of the Paris Illuminations. We can arrange walking tours too. 

Louvre Museum

Probably the most famous museum in the world and home to some of the finest collections of antiquities, sculpture and art. It is the ideal place for pupils to see the prominent role that art plays in French culture. The museum is also home to cafés and shops where pupils can practise language skills too. 

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur

Montmartre provides an opportunity for pupils to practise their language skills with its many street stalls and street artists, shops and cafés. Once a meeting place for artists in the late 19th and early 20th century, your group can also view artists painting portraits and caricatures for the tourists and enjoy a spectacular view of Paris from the steps of the Sacré Coeur.

Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco Story

Discover chocolate’s 4,000 years of history, and modern methods of making it too, then try some of the delicious products.

Notre Dame Cathedral

This stunning cathedral, like all medieval churches, was painted on the inside so a largely illiterate population could learn the Bible stories. The use of colour was meant to glorify God and breathe life into the scriptures. This stunning and imposing building is a must-see of Paris, particularly as the cathedral has witnessed many important ceremonies for Christianity and the history of nations. 

Theatre in Paris - French play with English subtitles

Take a step inside a traditional Parisian theatre and spend an evening amongst the locals, at a French play with English subtitles. In the heart of Paris, see a play from one of a variety of genres; enjoy a classic love story, a modern French comedy or some musical theatre, all without missing a single word! From September 2018 - June 2019 groups can see Chicago Le Musical at Theatre Mogador.


Evening activites

  • Shopping at Val d’Europe
  • Hotel-based quiz or disco
  • Evening illuminations coach tour
  • Evening Seine river cruise
  • Bowling

 


Study themes

Human:

  • Tourism
  • Industrial location
  • Settlement
  • Globalisation
  • Cultural diversity
  • Regeneration & land use

 


Study levels

GCSE
KS3 

 


Educational resources

FREE Educational Resource Pack
We understand that you want a study visit that delivers the curriculum. To help you achieve this, our free Paris Educational Resource Pack - developed by experienced geography teachers - contains a wealth of highly relevant information for you to use before, during and after your tour.

Click here to view a sample of our resources.

 


Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach

Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, with ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.

Train

From the heart of London straight to Paris in 2 hours 15 minutes and Brussels in under 2 hours, plus other Continental destinations too. Eurostar is ideal for small groups.

Eurostar

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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