School Trips to Paris
Paris’ reputation as a global centre of culture is much deserved, and a Paris school trip is a fantastic option for a number of reasons.
As well as being easy and relatively quick to get to from the UK, Paris is a cosmopolitan city with many world-renowned landmarks and monuments dotted around the city centre, from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees to the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
If you’re looking to plan an art school tour, few cities boast a better collection of world-class museums and galleries than Paris. Visit the Louvre, or the picturesque hills of Montmartre that have been a home for many great artists, writers and musicians in recent history: Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway, to name a few.
For school trips and tours to Paris with a language focus, there is no better place to immerse students in French culture and captivate their imagination than the country’s capital – get in touch today to find out more.
Browse our curriculum-linked school trips in Paris
Discover the origins of this historic city and gain a better understanding of how both French and Parisian culture has evolved throughout the ages.
Primary school trips to Paris are one of most popular options, particularly as a farewell to pupils in their final year before high school – find out more…
Uncover the urbanisation, globalisation and geographical evolution of this beautiful city with our bespoke geography school trips.
Art & Design
Paris is home to some of the world’s most iconic art galleries, museums and landmarks, which also means there are few better places to immerse pupils in world class art & design.
Paris is an ideal destination for established, intermediate or newly-formed musical groups and classes.
A trip to Paris is an unforgettable cultural experience for any class, whether the focus is art, architecture, history, science, music – or even theme parks...
Our expert science guided tours are the perfect opportunity to ignite a scientific passion among students in France’s magnificent capital city.
Media & Film Studies
Paris is home to Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park, both of which offer an incredible and entertaining insight into global media and film.
If your focus is mathematics, a maths trip to Paris is the perfect chance to investigate the maths behind a major European city.
English, Drama & Performing Arts
From traditional Parisian theatre to Disneyland® Paris, our English and drama itineraries are designed to allow classes to soak up every angle of performing arts.
A trip to Paris is the perfect opportunity for pupils to put their French Language skills to the test and get a real feel for the Parisian way of life.
Both Disneyland® Paris and Parc Astérix offer an entertaining and interactive learning experience, so pupils can brush up on their French before splashing down on the log flume…
Experience the excitement of Paris with our video...
Paris trip highlights - our groups love...
Viewing the national art collections
Appreciate art in all its forms at the Musée d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou and the Musée National Picasso
Enjoy thrills, spills and a sprinkling of performance at Disneyland® Paris with Disney Performing Arts OnStage and Disney Performing Arts Workshops
Experiencing Parisian culture
Take in the Parisian culture on a Seine river boat cruise and a visit to Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur
Climbing the Eiffel Tower
Enjoy stunning city views from the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
Exploring the Parisian history
Explore history on a Sites of the Revolution Tour, a walk through the Paris of the Ancien Regime and at Les Invalides
Uncovering the maths behind the city
Uncover maths around every corner at the Cité des Sciences, Palais de la Découverte and Marie Curie Museum
Immersing in the film industry
Journey behind the scenes of film at Les Etoiles du Rex or on a film location walking tour
Practicing French language skills
Practice your language skills on a Seine river boat cruise with commentary, as well as at the city's cafés, markets and shops
Jumping in to Paris' science industry
Jump in to science at the Cité des Sciences, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
On the ground support...
There’s a lot to contend with when travelling abroad, and many teachers find the service of NST’s Paris City Representatives invaluable. We can arrange for your representative to meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise on points of interest and public transport and provide your group with 24 hour emergency assistance. With NST, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be on your own on your school tour.
Our on-the-ground team will also be happy to discuss your programme of visits, offer an insight into your destination and suggest popular evening activities too.
Planning your first school trip?
If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...
- Choosing your destination
- Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
- Promoting your tour in school
- Confirming your booking
- Tailor-make your tour
- Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
- Quick reference timeline
- Pre-tour checklist
Additional support, resources & information
Tour planning service
With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: - Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly - Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings - Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.
FREE school trip promotion pack
We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: - Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school - PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs - Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance - Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.
Risk assessment support including preview visits
Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour. Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.
Planning your first school trip
Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. Our helpful guide covers the following: - Choosing your destination - Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head - Promoting your tour in school - Confirming your booking - Tailor-make your tour - Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) - Quick reference timeline - Pre-tour checklist View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.
Get live updates on your group's tour location
NST's new trip tracker, Locate My Trip, is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group's location whilst on tour. Our app has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers. Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.
Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager
Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. Find out more and watch our short My Tour Manager video.
FREE classroom resources
We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! Take a look at our downloadable posters.
Why choose NST...
Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.
Risk assessment guidance
Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.
- FREE group leader inspection visits
We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning.
- Value for money
We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.
- Peace of mind
Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.
- More than 50 years’ experience
With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.