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

History

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 Schools

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…

Geography

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.

Music

Paris is an ideal destination for established, intermediate or newly-formed musical groups and classes.

Cultural

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...

Science

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.

Maths

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.

French Language

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.

Theme Parks

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…


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Viewing the national art collections

Appreciate art in all its forms at the Musée d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou and the Musée National Picasso

Disneyland® Paris

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...

  • Unrivalled knowledge
    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.

  • Making it easier for you
    With our online school trip organisertravel appFREE classroom posters and trip launch resources to support in-school promotion.

  • 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.