French Language Trips to Nice
Nice, the capital of the French riviera, radiates a relaxed atmosphere and thanks to its Mediterranean climate, picturesque old town and tangible Italian influences has a very distinct culture, making it a perfect place to take your French language students at any time of year.
Take a stroll down the Promenade des Anglais which is a gorgeous pedestrian area that follows the curve of the Baie des Anges beaches and is lined with planted palm trees and filled with elegant gardens. Visit the famous "Cours Saleya", one of the liveliest areas of Old-Nice where there are flower, fruit and vegetable market stalls, where your students can practise their French and learn how markets are central to French life. Add in some language lessons during your stay or visit the Chateau de Berne and you have the perfect way to immerse your students in their study of French language and culture.
Key Stage 4
- Identity and culture
- Local area, holiday and travel
Key Stage 5
- Regional culture & heritage
- The world around us
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||Depart UK airport for flight to Nice||Arrive in Nice & transfer to accommodation.||Take a Guided Walking Tour of Nice and evening meal|
|2||3 hour Language Lesson||Visit to Matisse Museum||Evening meal|
|3||Visit to Chateau de Berne||Visit to Fragonard Perfume Factory in Grasse||Evening meal|
|4||Visit to Nice Flower Market and free time||Transfer to the Airport for return flight||Arrive UK and return to school|
|Morning||Depart UK airport for flight to Nice|
|Afternoon||Arrive in Nice & transfer to accommodation.|
|Evening||Take a Guided Walking Tour of Nice and evening meal|
|Morning||3 hour Language Lesson|
|Afternoon||Visit to Matisse Museum|
|Morning||Visit to Chateau de Berne|
|Afternoon||Visit to Fragonard Perfume Factory in Grasse|
|Morning||Visit to Nice Flower Market and free time|
|Afternoon||Transfer to the Airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK and return to school|
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Reasons to Visit
We have contacts with language schools in Nice & Cannes who can tailor make your lesson programme according to your requirements.
Chateau de Berne
A tour can be arranged round this very impressive chateau and its vineyards. The students will be given a talk on how the wine is produced and a tour of the property.
Nice Flower Market
Every day, except on Monday, there is a colourful food and flower market at Cours Saleya, the famous promenade in the South-West part of Vieux Nice. Considered one of France's special markets, it is a great place to immerse yourself in the sights and smells of this essential part of French life which attracts both tourists and locals alike.
Walking Tour of Nice Old Town
Nice’s old town, an atmospheric mellow-hued rabbit warren, has scarcely changed since the 1700s, and getting lost in it is a highlight. The thriving market square hosts a well-known flower market and a food market, a staple of local life. A flea market takes over on Monday, and the overflow from bars and restaurants seems to be a permanent fixture.
Nice Food Tour
This tour includes 10 to 12 tastings and covers the most emblematic tastes of the region such as candied fruits, orange blossom brioche, chocolate almond, socca, pissaladière, tapenades, Swiss chard cake, but also a cheese tasting and an olive oil master class. All the products are from the best artisan shops of the old town carefully chosen by your guide
Discover the secrets and traditional processes of perfume making during a guided visit of this world famous producer, who have been making perfume for over two hundred and fifty years. The group will be able to discover the impressive collection of museum pieces as well as the antique production equipment and of course buy the products at discounted prices.
Villa and Gardens Ephrussi de Rothschild
Built on the narrowest part of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat promontory, this sumptuous palazzo, is one of the finest listed buildings on the French Riviera. Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild turned her villa into a true collector’s paradise, where porcelains, paintings by the masters and furniture sat side by side.
Greek Villa Kerylos
Between Nice and Monaco, the Grecian Villa Kerylos is one of the most extraordinary sites on the French Riviera. It was built in the early 1900s, in the period the French call the “Belle Epoque”, and is a quite unique and extremely luxurious re-creation of an ancient Grecian dwelling, complete with wall decorations and furniture.
The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its Italianate gardens, the Hotel Regina where Matisse lived, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Since the 5th of January 1963 the Museum has been welcoming visitors to its collection of works left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 until 1954.
Day trip to Antibes
The historic old town within the ramparts has retained much of its original character with quaint cobbled streets, a Provencal market, lots of restaurants and street cafes. The Chateau, bastion and towers have today been transformed into a magnificent Modern Art Museum, History and Archeology Museum and museum of traditional crafts and local culture.
Day trip to St Tropez
St Tropez on the Cote D'Azur was once home to painters and artists who valued the fact that it was the most inaccessible village on the coast. The town attracted the international "jet set" in the 1960s, and remains known for its beaches and nightlife. The cobblestoned La Ponche quarter recalls its past as a fishing village, although yachts now outnumber fishing boats in the Vieux Port.
Parc du Chateau
This park, on a rocky outcrop above the old town, rewards with a cinematic panorama of Nice, the Baie des Anges and the port. Only the 16th-century Tour Bellanda remains of the 12th-century castle, razed by Louis XIV in 1706. The Cascade Donjon , an 18th-century artificial waterfall with viewing platform is a popular picnic spot. Hike up the steps from the seafront or ride the art deco lift to the top.
The Domaine des Collettes and it's park adorned with olive-trees so beloved by the artist, was the last home of Auguste Renoir. Preserved with the original furniture and decoration, the house also features the painter's two studios, 11 original paintings, virtually all his sculpture, as well as many old photographs and personal possessions.
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Places to Stay
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What You Say
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild - Fantastic trip location, helpful staff, beautiful surroundings, space to roam, 100% would recommend. Thistley Hough High School
Thank you for all your help and support in the organisation of our trip to Nice. The trip was brilliantly organised, all the services were great and of very good quality and everything just ran very smoothly...The information pack that you sent through with attached maps was brilliant as well. So all in all a great big thank you. I was very impressed and l would definitely use EST to arrange a future school trip. George Watsons College
Brilliant itinerary, so THANK YOU! Students got so much French as we would always insist on tours in French. They really enjoyed them and were really educated! Henrietta Barnett School
The students particularly enjoyed the walking tour of Nice and visiting the food market. Very satisfied by the information and the organisation provided by EST. Very well organised and varied activities. St Kentigerns RC Academy
All was perfect! I loved the balance offered between having the possibility to plan what we wanted and the tour activities offered. Clifton Hall School
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