French Language Trips to Paris
There is no better way to learn a language than to immerse yourself in it, and Paris offers that "je ne sais quoi" that has to be felt and experienced rather than taught. Bursting with culture, elegance and cosmopolitan "joie de vivre", language students will be inspired by their surroundings to bring their classroom learning to life.
From the markets that are a French institution to the wealth of resources available at many of the cities attractions designed to enhance a visit, there is an abundance of opportunities to hear and interact with native French speakers and get an insight into French culture.
Key Stage 4
- Identity and culture
- Local area, holiday and travel
- Future aspirations, study and work
- International and global dimension
Key Stage 5
- Regional culture & heritage
- Education & Employment
- 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||Take Eurostar from London to Paris||Arrive Paris and check into accommodation||Visit to Tour Montparnasse 56|
|2||Visit to a Parisian Market||Visit to Paris Story||Visit to Montmartre with a meal in a local restaurant|
|3||Visit to the Louvre||Sightseeing along Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe||Meal in a local restaurant|
|4||Sightseeing cruise on River Seine.||Return Eurostar to UK and onward rail travel.||Arrive at School|
|Morning||Take Eurostar from London to Paris|
|Afternoon||Arrive Paris and check into accommodation|
|Evening||Visit to Tour Montparnasse 56|
|Morning||Visit to a Parisian Market|
|Afternoon||Visit to Paris Story|
|Evening||Visit to Montmartre with a meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit to the Louvre|
|Afternoon||Sightseeing along Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe|
|Evening||Meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Sightseeing cruise on River Seine.|
|Afternoon||Return Eurostar to UK and onward rail travel.|
|Evening||Arrive at School|
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Reasons to Visit
Lost in Frenchlation
Lost in Frenchlation offer private screenings of French films with English subtitles in a typical Parisian cinema to give groups the opportunity to learn about French language, culture and style through one of the country's most well-renown arts! You can request movies relevant to the group's curriculum (subject to availability) and film-based educational questionnaires are offered with every screening
Go back in time 2000 years with the greatest multimedia show ever produced about Paris! Your guide across the centuries of Parisian history will be a holographic Victor Hugo, the French poet; novelist and dramatist who will help you discover the joys and tragedies that have moulded the City of Light.
The show is full of exciting and breathtaking images that will give you an insight into the soul of Paris. Simultaneous translation in English is available at each showing.
French Language Quiz at Tour Montparnasse 56
At a height of 210 metres, the Tour Montparnasse tower offers panoramic views over Paris and the Eiffel Tower, with fantastic opportunities for photos. Admire so much of what Paris has to offer with views of the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Notre-Dame,
Montmartre, Sacré-Coeur, Luxembourg Gardens, Centre Pompidou, Saint-Germain des Prés, La Défense, the Latin Quarter and many more.
The newly refurbished 56-floor tower offers information from each view of Paris. It also boasts Europe’s fastest lift, which takes you to the height of 196 metres in 38 seconds. This visit is not to be missed. The trip is ideal for all ages however, it is great for key stage 3 & 4 as the French language tools have been created as an educational resource but are also fun and interactive.
Teachers, who are specialised in teaching French as a Foreign Language, make use of dynamic and communicative methods that are designed to develop oral expression and pronunciation, acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary with the support of various audio-visual and written materials.
These lessons will be great for students of all ages to improve their oral development and be immersed into the French language.
The Cinema Rex
The Cinema Rex or the Grand Rex is one of the largest cinemas in Europe and a shrine to Parisian cinema. The Cinema invites you to delve into its history and discover its secrets. Opening in 1932, it has only increased in popularity. A work of art and a popular monument, the cinema transcends the magical link between fantasy and real life.
The main auditorium, which seats 2,650 people, has a beautiful starry dome. The Cinema Rex also offers a unique audio tour guide, this allows you to go behind the scenes and discover the legend and the stars of the biggest cinema in Europe. This action packed visit provides fabulous fun and entertainment for all.
Paris Theatre Performances
See classics such as Cyrano de Bergerac, Around the World in 80 Days, and even Daguerre’s adaptation of The Magic Flute all in beautiful surroundings amongst local Partisans. English subtitles are available, projecting above the stage allowing for perfect understanding. A meet and greet with the cast and crew is available after the show too!
Forum des Images
The Forum des Images was created in 1988 to compile an audio-visual memory bank of Paris. It has celebrated cinema and moving pictures of all kinds since its creation. The Forum des Images has all kinds of films, such as Fiction films, documentaries, animated films, short and feature films and television series.
With one of the most unique film collections in the world with over 5000 hours of filmed material it is a cultural hub of France’s film history. Films from 1895 up to the present day in a wide variety of formats and genres: feature films shot in Paris, shots from the early years of cinema and advertisements.
The Opéra Garnier
Architectural masterpiece, the Palais Garnier is known worldwide. Discover this temple of Opera and Dance. Explore the great staircase, the foyers, the museum &the auditorium . The guided tours include a general visit of the theatre with a presentation detailing its history, its architecture and the different activities that take place within it.
The Opera Bastille
Opéra Bastille is Paris’ newest opera building opened in 1989. The building itself has been surrounded in controversy since its conception, some have called the architectural structure a masterpiece, while others have criticised it as a futuristic grey elephant.
The Opéra Bastille was intended to be the opera for the people. The behind the scenes guided tour gives access to most parts of the complex, including the wings, stage and rehearsal areas and gives the group the chance to decide for themselves about the building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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We were very happy with the booking stages EST could not have been more helpful. Montparnasse tower by night and the boat trip were the two most popular visits we made. The kids loved them. The Kings School
The whole experience from the enquiry to the booking, travel, accommodation and our itinerary in Paris was excellent. Mid Kent College
The service, advice, guidance and support received from European Study Tours was impeccable and they made every step of planning our visit easy and enjoyable. Turton High School
I am very pleased with the service provided by European Study Tours and we had a great trip to Paris! Bishop David Brown School
As usual the itinerary was outstanding. As usual European tours were excellent and I would recommend these to any other school. St Peters School
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