Food Technology Trips to the Opal Coast

​The Opal Coast region of Northern France is a popular choice for those wanting a destination that is accessible but packed with faboulous food technology visits

There are a wide range of places to visit that allow students to explore key food technology themes of production, preparation and nutrition.  We recommend visiting a local boulangerie, sweet factory or for the more adventurous a goat or snail farm.  Most visits include cooking demonstrations and tastings of the delicacies made in front of their eyes.  Whether you visit for a day or stay for longer your students will experience true French gastronomy.

Curricuum Topics Key Stage 4

  • Manufacturing/large scale production
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Materials and components
  • Food Preparation and Hygiene
  • Nutrition

Prices start from£199pp

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart school by coach, channel crossing. Arrive Calais Visit a local bakery to see traditional bread and croissante being made. Vist Bec a Suc sweet factory to learn how ingredients are combined to make different confectionary
2 Push your students culinary boundaries at either a Snail or Goat Farm followed by a tasting Travel to Calais to take part in a chocolate demonstration and workshop Channel crossing and return to school.
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Morning Depart school by coach, channel crossing. Arrive Calais
Afternoon Visit a local bakery to see traditional bread and croissante being made.
Evening Vist Bec a Suc sweet factory to learn how ingredients are combined to make different confectionary
Morning Push your students culinary boundaries at either a Snail or Goat Farm followed by a tasting
Afternoon Travel to Calais to take part in a chocolate demonstration and workshop
Evening Channel crossing and return to school.

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Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

Boulangerie Maillard Trupin

Students watch and listen to the baker describe, in French, the process of making traditional French bread and croissants, before getting the chance to produce and eat their own.

Bee Museum

A guided tour of the bee-keeping museum offers an insight into the workings of a hive and how important bees are so essential to our eco-system. Students will be able to view a deserted hive, learn the life cyle of a bee as well as observe a glass hive that shows the bees at work.  The process of extracting honey is explained as well as the opportunity for a tasting. 

 

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Sweet Factory

Take a tour of the traditional Becasuc sweet factory, where students are shown how sweets are made and the ingredients used to make a variety of different types of confectionary. Learn from the commentary, demonstrations and even help with the sweet production. Students will be able to sample the sweets made before them and purchase a range of products produced by the factory.

Snail Farm

The French eat 25,000 tonnes of snails a year, the equivalent to 700 million individual snails!  Visit a working snail farm to give your students an insight into how snails are reared and farmed.   As well as touring the farm, tasting sessions are available for groups brave enough to try them.Tuck into snail pâté, garlic snails in a biscuit shell and snail shaped biscuits.

Goat Farm

Your group will take a guided tour of the goats farm to see how the animals are reared and see how the distinctive goats cheese is made. Students will also get to taste the different types of cheeses made at the farm.

Les Chocolats de Beussent

A look at chocolate production followed by a tasting. A guided tour in English, which explains chocolate production, from cocoa leaves to moulding and coating and culminates in a tasting.

Le Touquet

This elegant and fashionable seaside resort has wide sandy beaches, a promenade and a watersports complex. There is a market twice a week.

Guided Tour of Boulogne

France’s first fishing port has an impressive old quarter with cobbled streets and a beautiful Cathedral. Boulogne is a popular fishing port and cross-channel terminus with many attractive areas and excellent shopping. Above the port is an impressive medieval quarter, dominated by the very grand cathedral.


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