This 6-day geography school trip to Paris and Lyon takes students from the heart of the capital, out into the French countryside. Embark on fieldwork-orientated walking tours, visit a hydroponic farm in the centre of Paris, hike up a volcano and venture into a cave.
Students are given the opportunity to bring the textbook alive through an itinerary jam-packed full of experiential learning opportunities.
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.
✓ 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
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.
This morning, you will take a walk along the River Seine to collect fieldwork evidence of erosion, deposition and transport.
After a morning of hard work, take a city tour to take in Paris’s ‘must-sees’, including Notre Dame, Ile de la Cité, the Latin Quarter, Place de la Concorde, La Conciergerie, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Place Vendôme, Le Pont de l’Alma (Lady Di memorial) and Port de La Bourdonnais.
Enjoy dinner in the Montparnasse area after a day packed full of activities. Then, go up the Montparnasse tower at sunset to take in the spectacular panoramic views.
Pay a visit to a farm hidden under the streets of Paris, located in an abandoned parking garage. Learn about the agricultural technique ‘hydroponic farming’, in which greens are grown under LEDs in nutrient-rich water without sunlight or soil.
Afterwards, check out of your accommodation as you make your way to Lyon from Paris (coach and internal flight options available). Enjoy dinner upon arrival in Lyon, before heading to your hotel to rest for the next day’s activities.
Drive to Puy de Domes volcano, one of the youngest lava domes in the region. Embark on a hike to the summit, observing cinder cones and maars along the way.
Take some time to relax as you swim in the beautiful Lac d’Aydat nearby. After a jam-packed day, feast on a classic French dish in a boucherie for dinner.
Make your way to Grotte de Choranche, a magnificent hidden cave south of Lyon. Here, you’ll learn more about the waters of the underground rivers and lakes, rock formations and stalactites. Head back to the centre, where you can learn more about the city’s history and visit its famous landmarks.
As it’s your last night, enjoy a final group dinner before returning to your accommodation.
Say goodbye to your guide as you make your way to the airport. Leave excited to apply what you have learned during your Learning Adventure, back at home!