You won't regret planning a school trip to the Opal Coast. Stretching from the Belgian border in the North to the Somme estuary in the South, the Opal Coast is an area filled with natural beauty which offers a taste of real France without the need for a long journey. Groups can stay on scenic stretches of coastline lined with elegant French seaside resorts all of which offer easy access to historical sites, Gothic cathedrals, sea center and shopping centres. The variety of excursions and places of interest make this an ideal choice for a school trip, especially for those wanting visits that will both educate and entertain.
Top Visits in Opal Coast
Mining History Centre
Les Chocolats de Beussent
Ambleteuse WWII Museum
Boulangerie Maillard Trupin
Top Tips from Our Travel Experts
"When touring the Opal Coast you should factor in time to stroll the cobbled streets of Arras. Learning about the history of the town and its influence during the war is a must for any group. For lunch, I would recommend having an hour during the day where you can visit a boulangerie to try the local delicacies. From a Jambon-Beurre to a plain croissant there is something for everyone, plus it will be a great opportunity to practise your French! A trip to the Opal Coast is a perfect trip for a first time group leader or for anyone looking to take a younger year group abroad!”