This 6-day literature school trip to Paris allows students to walk in the footsteps of the literary greats. With walking tours, discussions with a current author, and university visits, students can take part in experiential learning activities while exploring one of Europe’s top cities.
Including an overnight stay in the Loire Valley, students will have the opportunity to leave the walls of the classroom behind, and immerse themselves into the literary history of Paris and its surrounding areas.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: River Seine & the Eiffel Tower
Arrive at Gare du Nord/Charles de Gaulle airport and transfer to the hotel using public transport. The Learning Adventure guide will provide some general knowledge about the area, as well as trip rules and safety guidelines, on the way. After checking into your accommodation, take a boat ride along the river Seine and stop off to climb the Eiffel Tower.
Admire the view of it at sunset from the Trocadero esplanade and watch it twinkle when lit up at night. In the evening, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and trip briefing near the hotel.
Day 2: University visit
Start the morning exploring the literary heart of Paris. Visit Oscar Wilde’s place of death, the stomping grounds and inspiration for authors such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, and much more!
Later, head to the world-famous Sorbonne University where you’ll embark on a tour of the grounds. Next, listen to a literature talk, hosted by one of the university’s lecturers. In the evening, watch a stand-up routine in English, performed by a French comedian.
Day 3: Meet a political party member
This morning, you will hear a talk from a member of either the Gilet Jaune (the yellow vest movement) or En Marche (a French political party) to learn more about the current political situation in France. Later, pay a visit to the Shakespeare and Co bookshop, located in a former medieval monastery where you can engage in literary talk and discussion with a current author.
In the evening, have dinner in the Montparnasse area and go up the Montparnasse tower for sunset for panoramic views of the city.
Day 4: Explore the Loire Valley
This morning, you’ll check out of your accommodation and travel to the Loire Valley. Upon arrival, visit an underground world of ancient cave dwellings where you can learn about how inhabitants created these houses and the lives they led.
Next, 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. After an eventful day, enjoy a dinner in the nearby area before heading back to your accommodation for the night.
Day 5: Philosopher’s walking tour
Make your way back to Paris this morning and enjoy a day to explore the city further. Take part in a famous 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 from your guide.
As it’s your last night, enjoy a delicious final dinner before exploring the area of Montmartre. Watch the sunset from the Sacré Coeur Basilica, where you’ll have spectacular views of the city.
Day 6: Homebound
Say goodbye to your guide as you make your way to the airport or your next destination. Leave excited to apply what you have learned during your Learning Adventure, back at home!