This Literature school/university trip to Paris allows students to walk in the footsteps of the literary greats. With walking tours, discussions with authors and university lectures, here’s our Literature educational tour program at a glance:
- Day 1: River Seine boat ride, climb the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero esplanade
- Day 2: Oscar Wilde’s place of death, Sorbonne University literature lecture, stand-up comedy
- Day 3: Gilet Jaune/En Marche talk, Shakespeare & Co bookshop literary talk with author, Montparnasse Tower
- Day 4: Loire Valley Day Trip: ancient cave dwellings, castles
- Day 5: philosophers tour from Saint-Germain-des-Pres to Latin Quarter, Montmartre, Sacré Coeur Basilica
Like what you see? Discover Paris’ fascinating literary world in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips and university college programs 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 Literature Lecture
Explore the literary heart of Paris. Visit Oscar Wilde’s place of death, the stomping grounds and inspiration for authors like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein!
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 a literature lecture.
Relax with a stand-up comedy routine in English, performed by a French comedian.
Day 3: Politics
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.
Pick your way through the Shakespeare and Co bookshop, located in a former medieval monastery. Get engaged with a literary talk and discussion with a modern author.
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: The Loire Valley
Head for the Loire Valley. Check out an underground world of ancient cave dwellings and learn about the inhabitants’ lifestyle and how they created these houses.
Next up, take a tour of the Loire Valley castles to learn more about the Renaissance period in France and the places of inspiration for many famous French writers.
Enjoy dinner near the Loire Valley before heading to your accommodation tonight.
Day 5: Philosophers Tour
Make your way back to Paris and get straight back into exploring the city. Listen up in a philosophers tour, venturing from the bohemian left bank neighbourhoods of Saint-Germain-des-Pres to the Latin Quarter. Hear the stories of the most thought-provoking poets and philosophers who lived in these areas.
After dinner, explore the area of Montmartre and watch the sunset from the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Day 6: Homebound
It might be home time, but it’s not over. The literature you’ve explored that’s been inspired by France will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Discover the French literary scene in context with visits to famous writers’ most frequented places.
Engage in literary and philosophical discussions with top French authors and academics.
Understand more of France’s rich cultural heritage with hands-on learning activities.
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