This school/university Culture trip to Paris takes students on a journey through French culture, covering the country’s arts, history and politics. Here’s our Culture education tour program in France 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 lecture, stand-up comedy
- Day 3: Louvre scavenger hunt, Gilet Jaune/En Marche talk, Montparnasse Tower
- Day 4: Loire Valley Day Trip: ancient cave dwellings, Patisserie Chocolaterie Bigot chocolate factory gourmet food workshop & tasting session
- Day 5: pétanque, Montmartre, Sacré Coeur Basilica
- Day 6: Saint-Ouen flea markets, French mime masterclass
Like what you see? Discover Parisian 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: Art & Politics
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.
Delve deeper into the political climate of modern France. Listen to a Gilet Jaune (part of the yellow vest movement) or En Marche member as they talk about the current political situation in France.
Indulge at dinner in the Montparnasse area. Then, go up the Montparnasse Tower to watch the sun set over a panoramic view of the city.
Day 4: Loire Valley
Take a 2.5-hour journey to the Loire Valley to visit an underground world of ancient cave dwellings. Learn how people created these houses and about the lives they led.
Explore a Loire Valley castle and learn more about French Renaissance architecture. Afterwards, head for the chocolate factory, Patisserie Chocolaterie Bigot, and learn how to make gourmet French delicacies. And, of course, finish up with a tasting session!
It’s been a day of good food, so don’t break the streak! End the day enjoying dinner in the Loire Valley.
Day 5: Live Life Like a Local
Head back to Paris.
Have a game of pétanque on the banks of the River Seine (pétanque is a French game similar to bowls).
After dinner, explore Montmartre, best known for its art history, and watch the sun set from the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Day 6: French Miming
Test out your French speaking skills as you haggle at the flea markets of Saint-Ouen.
Learn the art of mime in a French mime masterclass, discovering the history of the art along the way.
It’s your last evening! Celebrate this cultural week with a final French dinner.
Day 7: Home Time
It might be home time, but it’s not over. Paris’ culture will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!