This 6-day history school trip to Paris and Marseille brings the textbooks to life. From the French Revolution to World War Two, students will have the opportunity to learn about key historical events, whilst exploring two of the most crucial cities.
Including a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Arles, this school trip offers students an in-depth look at the settings that played a role in the country’s history.
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: Visit the National Archives
The morning starts with a historical city tour to take in Paris’s ‘must-sees’, and to learn about the social and political upheaval during the French revolution. Later, pay a visit to the national archives, which date back to the French revolution, including the famous first human bill (Droits de l’homme et du citoyen).
In the evening, have dinner in the Montparnasse area and go up the Montparnasse tower for sunset for panoramic views.
Day 3: Experience WW2 Paris
Today, you will listen to a talk led by a World War Two veteran’s grandson, who will share his relative’s experiences and memories. Afterwards, embark a tour of some famous World War Two sights, as you’re taken back in time to imagine Paris during the war.
In the afternoon, relax on the banks of the river Seine and enjoy a game of pétanque (a French game similar to bowls). After dinner, explore the area of Montmartre and watch the sunset from the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Day 4: Explore Marseille
Head to the airport as you start your journey to Marseille. You will arrive after a short flight and check in to your accommodation. Take a walking tour of the city to understand more about the history of migration in Marseille. Then, take part in a Learning Adventure scavenger hunt!
In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Chateau d’If, the fortress turned prison that inspired Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.
Day 5: Arles day trip
Today, you’ll enjoy a day trip to Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Town. Explore the area and discover the historic architecture of the town. Take a break for lunch as you enjoy a picnic at Jardin Hortus. Then, pay a visit to the places that inspired some of Van Gogh paintings.
Make your way back to Marseille where you can explore the Notre-Dame Basilica and take in the spectacular panoramic views of the city.
Day 6: Homebound
Say goodbye to your guide as you begin your journey home. Leave excited to apply what you have learned during your Learning Adventure, back at home!