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For every school and college who take a trip with us, a Maya nut tree will be planted in Peru supporting reforestation and we pledge to offset an additional tonne of CO2 through the Brazilian Amazon deforestation project. Learn more here.
French Language Trips to Lille
The city of Lille has a vast and rich history and is a popular destination for a school trip. The attractive centre is nestled around the Grand Place and is resplendent with classic French architecture, extensive art collections and is lined with cafes and restaurants with a Flemish atmosphere.
School trips to Lille are also very easy to undertake as Lille is less than two hours from London by Eurostar. All of these elements combined make school trips to Lille ideal for groups wanting to sample a modern continental city.
Price Shown includes
- Travel - Day Trip Only via Eurostar
- Specialist Group Travel Insurance
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free Place Ratios
- Live Trip Tracking
- Online trip organiser & Travel App
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Places to Stay
Reasons to Visit
'Vieux-Lille’ Guided Tour in French
Stroll around the streets and the squares to discover the heritage, the history and the "art of living" in the town through its main sites and monuments.
French Language Lessons
There are excellent opportunities to improve your students language skills during your trip to Lille. We can include French lessons with native speakers to your requirements.
Le Marché de Wazemmes
A great place to practice your language skills. With food, flowers, fabrics and exotic products, it's one of the largest markets in France. Colourful, with a "soho" atmosphere, you'll often hear an accordion being played. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Historical Mining Centre
This old mine which at its peak employed 1 000 miners a day producing over 1 000 tons of coal, covers an eight hectare site. The visit includes a video, tour of the mining galleries and a simulated descent into the mineshaft. An old miner's train and commentary given by a former site worker provide transport.
Guided Sightseeing Tour of Lille
A sightseeing tour of Lille will offer your group the opportunity to see the city's main attractions. A professional, experienced, English-speaking guide will give an insight into the history and culture of the city and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
A superb shopping centre that no visitor should miss. With nearly 200 shops, both big and small, you'll find a range of goods and services to satisfy any requirement. When you fancy a break from shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice, with 30 places to eat and drink.
Lille Christmas Market
The Christmas Market in Lille is the largest and oldest in Northern France. It is a great choice for a day trip or overnight stay due to the Eurostar link which gets you to this winter wonderland in less than 2 hours. The festival is held in the Place Rihour in the towns centre with over 50 stalls offering a vast range of local products and original gifts. A Ferris Wheel turns on the main square, which is transformed into a winter wonderland, dominated by an 18-meter high Christmas tree.
Septentrion Foundation and Vert Blois Castle
The Vert Bois domain at Bondues stretches over 30 hectares. It maintains a cultural current through its temporary shows and the permanent exhibition of its works of art. The castle's 18th-century interiors constitute a real museum of decorative arts, with furniture of outstanding quality, taste and charm. The foundation, the park and castle can be seen throughout the year.
Science Museum and Planetarium
The forum aims to foster the pleasure of discovery in science and technology by setting them in the context of contemporary life. Science without tears through exhibition halls, a cabinet of curiosities, a planetarium and a section for the young.
Day Trip to Paris
A sightseeing tour of Paris will offer the opportunity to see all Paris's main attractions including the Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame. An experienced guide will give information on the history of the city and will be able to answer any questions you have.
Day Trip to Bruges
Bruges is a beautifully preserved medieval city. A major port until the 16th century, Bruges’ outlet to the sea silted and trading ceased for 300 years. This extended hibernation period has meant that the city’s historical centre has remained unchanged for centuries. Students can wander the maze of paved streets or take a canal trip to experience the delights of this lovely Flemish city.
We Make Trip Planning Easy
- Day to day support and advice from our team of travel experts
- Easy-to-view online tour quotation
- Market-leading trip organiser portal, My Tour Manager
- Free Resources and templates to help launch your trip
- Email reminders to keep you on track
- Free and completely personalised Travel App to access your information on the go
- Locate My Trip designed to provide reassurance to parents and teachers
- Risk Assessment advice so you can make an informed decision on every tour component
- Teacher Inspection Visits