This Art school trip to Paris, France, will get students creatively inspired and learning about European art, exploring famous landmarks, France’s finest galleries, checking out Paris’ street art and delving into scarf painting in the fashion capital of the world. Here’s our Art educational tour program at a glance:
- Day 1: River Seine boat ride, climb the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero esplanade
- Day 2: Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, Place de la Concorde, la Concergerie, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Place Vendôme, Le pont de l’Alma (Lady Di memorial), Port de La Bourdonnais, Sorbonne University art lecture, stand-up comedy
- Day 3: Louvre scavenger hunt, silk scarf painting workshop, Montparnasse Tower
- Day 4: Palace of Versaille tour, Latin Quarter
- Day 5: street art tour, pétanque, Montmartre, Sacré Coeur Basilica
Like what you see? Discover Paris’ incredible art culture in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: The Eiffel Tower
Start your French adventure off, as you arrive at Gare du Nord/Charles de Gaulle airport and hop on public transport to your hotel. On the way, your Learning Adventure guide will give you some fascinating general knowledge about the area and get you up to speed with trip rules and safety guidelines.
Once you’ve checked into the hotel, it’s time to start exploring! Take a boat ride along the River Seine, where you’ll stop off to climb the Eiffel Tower. Look out onto the city you’re about to explore and pick out some of the places you’ll be visiting.
Enjoy the view of the iconic Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero esplanade at sunset and watch it twinkle as it lights up. End the day feasting on a well-earned welcome dinner and come together for a trip briefing to get you ready for the week’s adventures.
Day 2: Sorbonne University Art Lecture
Start your day with a city tour to stop off at all of Paris’ must-sees, like the Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, Place de la Concorde, la Concergerie, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Place Vendôme, Le pont de l’Alma (Lady Di memorial) and Port de La Bourdonnais.
It’s going to be an intellectual afternoon. Head for Sorbonne University, one of the most prestigious institutions in the world, to take a tour and enjoy an art and design lecture.
Relax with a stand-up comedy routine in English, performed by a French comedian.
Day 3: The Louvre & Silk Scarf Painting
Enrich your art knowledge as you learn about French art at the Louvre. This is the world’s largest art museum, home to thousands of prehistory to 21st century works, where you can learn about how art has progressed through the ages. There’s way too much to see in one visit here, so get involved with a Learning Adventure scavenger hunt as a fun way to direct you to the most important pieces.
From admiring the most famous works to an artwork you’ve never tried before, dive into Paris’ fashion scene as you take part in an interactive workshop on silk scarf painting.
Dine in the Montparnasse area and go up the Montparnasse Tower at sunset for panoramic views over the City of Light.
Day 4: The Palace of Versailles
Take a day trip to the Palace of Versailles to explore its intricate interiors and to learn about its historic past. Take a tour of the king’s unique style and artistic taste.
Travel back to Paris and enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter.
Day 5: Street Art
Yesterday, you were learning about royalty. Today, you’re wandering through the streets of Paris on a street art tour, led by a French art history graduate student.
Get cultural with a game of pétanque on the banks of the River Seine (pétanque is a French game similar to bowls).
Feast on some more French cuisine, then explore Montmartre, best known for its artistic history, and watch the sun go down from the beautiful Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Day 6: Au Revoir, Paris!
It might be home time, but it’s not over. Paris’ varied art culture will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Gain valuable knowledge from practitioners during interactive art workshops.
Understand more of France’s rich cultural heritage through visits to historical sites.
Compare and contrast traditional French art forms at the Palace of Versailles and modern French street art.
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