Paris Cultural School Trips & Tours

Paris is one of NST’s most popular overseas destinations as well as one of Europe’s most iconic cities. The French capital offers an abundance of exciting visits and attractions which touch upon much of the curriculum. An experience here is one that will both expand your pupils’ cultural awareness and encourage group bonding too!

Our cultural experiences in Paris offer far-reaching educational benefits relevant to a range of subject areas. You can easily combine education with fun to give your pupils an experience they’ll remember for years to come.

Prices start from£169pp

Price Shown includes

  • 2 night’s bed & breakfast accommodation 
  • Executive coach transport from and to your school and throughout your stay
  • Services of an NST Paris City Representative
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a Zone A departure point in November 2018 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Services of an NST City Representative to assist with check-in and provide 24-hour assistance
  • If applicable, Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • If applicable, Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay

Accommodation

Popular options in Paris


Top visits

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Cité des Sciences (Science City)

France’s largest planetarium has 30,000m² of interactive exhibits, exploring man’s experiences with science. Areas for groups to explore include Explora Exhibitions and The Géode.

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 . 

 

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.

Aquaboulevard Water Park

A large indoor aquatic park with wave pools, slides and a wide range of other leisure facilities. 

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. 

Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery)

Participate in experiments led by scientists and visit rooms devoted to astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, maths and medicine.

Natural History Museum

Housing dinosaurs, giant birds and insects, more than 600,000 minerals, giant crystals and royal precious stones, this is a fascinating visit.

Centre Pompidou

The dramatic architecture of the museum holds a unique collection of 20th century art covering the principal movements. This visit is a must for pupils across all Key Stages. Study services include gallery tours and audio guided tours.

Film Location Walking Tour

Paris has played host to many films; take a guided tour on a film theme of your choice. Your students will be able to walk in the footsteps of their favourite actors, taking in famous film locations from the Louvre to the banks of the river Seine.

Château Versailles

Pupils can tour the Museum of French History where several historic events have taken place, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Your pupils will have the opportunity to view the magnificent architecture of the Château before exploring the impressive 250-acre gardens. 

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! 

Lost in Frenchlation Cinema Experience

Lost in Frenchlation's private screenings of French films with English subtitles, in a typical Parisian cinema, offers groups the opportunity to learn about French language, culture and style through one of the country's most well-renown arts! You can request movies relevant to the group's curriculum (subject to availability) and film-based educational questionnaires are offered with every screening. If you want the perfect combination of entertainment and education, we look forward to seeing you at the cinema!


Activities & enrichment week trip ideas

Creative Week

Why not inspire the ‘creative’ in your pupils and take them on an exciting four-day tour of this vibrant French city. Paris has inspired many creatives over the centuries – and it continues to do so today. It’s the global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Combine this with a day back in school where your pupils could create a storyboard of their trip, what they’ve seen, learnt and what inspired them.

Film location walking tour – walk in the footsteps of your favourite actors and take in famous film locations.

• Take a guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery, in French or English and visit the perfumery museum and shop.

Visit the Musée National du Louvre – One of the most extensive collections in the world.

Visit The Musée de la Mode et du Textile, part of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, is a museum of fashion and textiles.

• Designed to take you off the beaten track and into urban Paris, take a street art walking tour and discover its edgy, underground art scene. This is a fantastic exploration of some of the most exciting and current artists at work in the city today.

Maison Européenne de la Photographie - museum dedicated to contemporary creation.

• Take a walk around Montmartre & Sacré Coeur - 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.

• Take a Seine River Boat Cruise and enjoy the amazing views from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck.

Theme-Park Week

Theme parks provide a safe, memorable environment for your pupils to work together, bond as a class and challenge their personal boundaries, and of course the main theme being fun!

Full day at Disneyland® Paris and Walt Disney Studios® Park

Disneyland® Paris

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®

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.

• Spend your first evening exploring the Disney Village - visit the Disney shop where your pupils can buy their Disney souvenirs, allowing them to maximise their time within the parks!

Full day at 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.

• Travel to the Opal Coast for your return journey from the ferry ports;

En route visit a chocolaterie for an introduction on the history of chocolate, with a movie and a quiz, plus a demonstration of chocolate praline, chocolate tasting and an interactive workshop where each pupil makes his/her own chocolate creation.

Followed by an experience at a French hypermarket.


Evening activites

  • Bowling
  • Some hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings for a quiz or disco

Transport

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

Coach

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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