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.
- Day 1 in Paris: River Seine boat ride, climb the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero esplanade
- Day 2: River Seine fieldwork study, Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower
- Day 3: hydroponic farming, travel to Lyon
- Day 4 in Lyon: Puy de Domes volcano hike, Lac d’Aydat swim, boucherie
- Day 5: Grotte de Choranche hidden cave, city tour
Like what you see? Discover France’s fascinating geography in the 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: River Fieldwork
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 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.
Dine in the Montparnasse area and go up the Montparnasse Tower at sunset for panoramic views over the City of Light.
Day 3: Hydroponic Farming
Head for 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.
Make your way to Lyon.
Introduce yourself to Lyon with a delicious dinner.
Day 4: Puy de Domes Volcano
Drive to the Puy de Domes volcano, one of the youngest lava domes in the region. Challenge yourself to hike to the summit. Observe cinder cones and treat yourself with views of other volcanoes along the way. After the hike, cool off by swimming in the beautiful Lac d’Aydat.
It’s been an active day, so feast on a classic French dish in a boucherie for dinner.
Day 5: Grotte de Choranche Cave
Drive to Grotte de Choranche, a magnificent hidden cave south of Lyon. Learn more about the waters of the underground rivers and lakes, rock formations and stalactites.
Head back to the city centre to learn more about Lyon’s history and to visit its famous landmarks.
It’s your last night, so celebrate your trip with a final dinner.
Day 6: Home Time
It might be home time, but it’s not over. France’s fascinating geography will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!