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Paris Maths School Trips & Tours
Paris provides the perfect setting to explore mathematics, from calculating how many glass panels have been used in the Louvre Pyramid, to dealing with currency conversion in a real-life setting.
Here, your pupils will have fun investigating the maths behind this exciting cosmopolitan city. We’ll create an itinerary for your group that covers a wide range of learning outcomes, plus we’ll help you to get even more from your trip with our specially designed Paris Maths Explorer learning resources.
We offer a range of maths trips for schools, please contact us for more information.
Price Shown includes
- 2 nights’ B&B accommodation
- Executive coach transport from and to your school and throughout your stay
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ration
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a Zone A departure point in Feb 2019 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a City Representative
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
Cité des Sciences (Science City)
The largest science museum in Europe, the Science City is packed with exhibits exploring man’s experiences with science and maths. Pupils can explore the varied and interactive exhibitions in Explora to discover more about themes such as light, sounds, genes and movement. Watch daily demonstrations and explore the universe with the planetarium, presented by astronomy specialists.
The museum also has a hands-on maths exhibition which includes a special section on the geometry of shapes, transformation of geometry and Euclidean geometry, in addition to new theories of mathematics. Download the dedicated maths resources from the Cité des Sciences website to enhance your tour.
Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery)
The Palace of Discovery is an ideal visit for science and maths groups. Here, your pupils will learn by participating in experiments led by the scientists, exploring scientific laws, including electrostatics, radioactivity, and chemistry. There are separate rooms devoted to astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine in which your group can carry out experiments for themselves!
Maths also occupies a prominent place in this highly-regarded science museum which holds three galleries focusing on polyhedra and mathematics in nature; the Pi Room, the Mathematical Surfaces Collection, and the Mathematics Room.
A great place for pupils to bring maths to life in a setting where they may otherwise not have thought to look for it. Using NST’s Maths Explorer learning resources, set your pupils tasks which will enable them to think differently about surface area, volume, symmetry and proportion. Use the Louvre’s Pyramid to look at volumes and patterns, then move on to the Mona Lisa and use maths to discover why this painting is considered to be so beautiful.
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.
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.
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Free educational resources
Get the most from your trip by downloading free educational workbooks www.disneylandparis4schools.com .
For maths groups, you can also use NST’s Maths Explorer learning resources to get the very most from your visit!
For those groups interested in studying the architecture of the city, why not take an Architecture Tour of Paris? Travelling by coach, pupils can discover the main monuments of Paris such as the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower and find out about the architectural aspect of these significant structures as well as more modern buildings such as the Louvre Glass Pyramid, Pompidou Modern Art Museum and the Defense Arc.
Or, why not visit the Cité de l’Architecture Museum? Located opposite the Eiffel Tower, this museum invites visitors on a real journey among the treasures of French architecture. The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine gallery contains models of the most remarkable buildings of France’s last two centuries, presented in an easily accessible way to pupils. Look out for their fantastic online resources.
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.
Use NST’s maths resources from Montparnasse 56 to add an interactive mathematical element to the visit and encourage them to see the mathematics of the tower.
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.
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.
Take a tour of this art gallery, the design of which is a proud example of modern French architecture. Outside, the square houses street artists, musicians and performers, and the nearby Stravinsky Fountain is an added bonus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- A Parisian theatre show
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
- Arithmetic and calculations
- Using geometry and angles
- Using percentages
- Investigating measures
- Currency conversions
- Using proportion and the Golden Ratio
- Coordinates and bearings
- Problem solving and thinking mathematically
- Mathematical vocabulary
Our free Maths Explorer learning resources are designed to bring your mathematics experience in Paris to life! You’ll find a range of exciting activities available to download to encourage your pupils to see the maths around them and to start thinking in a creative and mathematical way. Activities include: investigating the coordinates of the city, estimating the height of key landmarks, using maps, looking at architectural symmetry, and much more!
Click here to view a sample of our resources.
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, with ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.
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.
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.
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