Business Studies Trips to Paris
For students of Business Studies there is no better introduction than to take a tour of the La Defense district which is the hub of Paris’ business activity. Then choose from a variety of visits including small traditional companies and large multi-national organisations.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Rail to London to board Eurostar||Arrive Paris and check in||Visit to Tour Montparnasse 56|
|2||Visit to the Stade de France||Visit to Choco Story||Meal in a local restaurant|
|3||Guided Tour of La Defense||Visit to Fragonard Perfumeries||Meal in a local restaurant|
|4||Sightseeing cruise on River Seine. Return Eurostar to UK and onward rail travel.||Arrive School|
|Morning||Rail to London to board Eurostar|
|Afternoon||Arrive Paris and check in|
|Evening||Visit to Tour Montparnasse 56|
|Morning||Visit to the Stade de France|
|Afternoon||Visit to Choco Story|
|Evening||Meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Guided Tour of La Defense|
|Afternoon||Visit to Fragonard Perfumeries|
|Evening||Meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Sightseeing cruise on River Seine. Return Eurostar to UK and onward rail travel.|
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Reasons to Visit
Guided Tour of La Defense
Paris' equivalent of 'The City' is the La Defense area of Paris. Students will be taken on a specialised guided tour of the financial district in order to see how it works first hand. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and will give students an opportunity to experience Paris as a centre of commerce.
Fragonard Musee du Parfum
This visit provides an insight into the business strategy and marketing plan of the company, explained to you through a remarkable collection of perfume items. You can also discover the different techniques of perfume manufacture.
World Cup Stadium 'Stade de France'
Experience a behind the scenes tour of this 80,000 seater stadium in St Denis (just north of Paris) which hosted the 1998 World Cup. The 'Behind the Scenes Tour' is a full guided tour of the stadium & the visitor centre with commentary on all aspects of the project - technology, architecture, sport & business.
The largest wholesale market in the world for fresh products. Students will be shown an audio-visual presentation and given a tour of the food halls. The market sells a wide variety of products including meat, fruit, vegetables, milk products, plants and flowers. A great opportunity to learn how produce is sold and distributed.
Musee Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco Story
Discover the wonderful world of chocolate and its history of four millennia in this gourmet museum. Spread over 3 floors the museum retraces the history of cocoa and presents the different types of manufacture & tasting of chocolate throughout times. This visit includes a film, a genuine chocolate making demonstration, and a tasting.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) offers presentations on a variety of subjects such as AIDS research, third world education and homelessness. Groups can also watch a video on UNESCO’S work worldwide and tour the building. At the end of the visit students are given the chance to discuss issues raised with a representative from the organisation. Visits are only available in the mornings.
Probably the most famous of all the Paris landmarks, the Eiffel Tower majestically overlooks all of Paris. This visit can easily be combined with a cruise on the Seine as the starting point for Bateaux Parisians is at the foot of the Tower. There are 3 levels which can be accessed by foot or by lift.
Seine River Cruise
A tour along the river Seine will offer students the chance to see most of Paris’s sights and institutions from the river. A commentary is available in English to explain the history and background of the attractions.
Arc de Triomphe
At the end of the impressive Champs Elysees, this famous landmark was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 as a tribute to his victories. Accessed by a subway, there is also an excellent view from the top.
Take in the very best view of the Eiffel Tower and everything else Paris has to offer on the amazing 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower to get the best panoramic views.
With its distinctive white dome, the Sacre Coeur sits proudly next to Montmartre. It is possible to access the crypt and the dome, with the view from the top being quite incredible.
Sightseeing Tour of Paris
See all of Paris's main attractions including the Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, Sacré Coeur and Notre Dame with commentary from an experienced guide. Tours can be tailored to your specific curriculum needs e.g. a fashion tour.
Disneyland® Resort Paris
Disneyland Resort Paris with its new Walt Disney Studios is perfect for a one or two day visit. The park is divided into five lands with a range of shows, roller coasters, rides and other attractions. There is also the chance to meet the famous Disney characters! The Walt Disney Studios explains the behind the scenes magic of film, television, animation and entertainment.
Grande Arche at La Defense
This impressive structure was built to commemorate the bicentenary of the Revolution in 1989 and is now a major tourist attraction. There is a high speed glass lift to take the public to the roof where there is an impressive view of Paris.
Cité des Sciences et de L’industrie
Part of Universcience, this ultra-modern science museum at La Vilette aims to promote public interest in science, research and industry. Explora, the museum’s permanent exhibition includes themes on the themes of the Brain, Man & Genes, Transport & Mankind, Energy, The Universe, Mathematics and Sounds. There are interactive exhibits on language and communication and the opportunity to be a weather reader and to explore optical illusions and 3D images. The site also has a planetarium, submarine and IMAX theatre.
Get a unique birds-eye view of Paris’ most famous landmarks and monuments as you ‘fly’ over the city. Through the magic of virtual reality technology and a dynamic moving platform you will feel all the sensations of real flight without leaving the ground! Experience the city of Paris from a completely new perspective, explore the heights of the Eiffel Tower, look down on the Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and the River Seine. A sightseeing tour like no other. A souvenir photo is included with your visit.
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