An educational trip to Paris offers students an insight into one of the most glamorous and culturally-rich cities in Europe. Synonymous with style and fashion, Paris is also the intellectual, artistic and political capital of France, and arguably Europe too.
Being one of the most popular cities for educational school trips, Paris lives up to the hype and our France school trips will certainly exceed all your expectations. Paris is one of the most beautiful historical cities in Europe. with renowned landmarks, Parisian restaurants serving famed French cuisine, boulevards and boutiques all waiting to be discovered.
The benefits of educational trips to Paris
Educational tours to Paris offer students many benefits and insights that will enhance their learning experience across a variety of subjects. The city's rich history and iconic landmarks provide unique learning experiences that go beyond the confines of the classroom.
For educational trips to Paris with a Modern Foreign Language focus, there is no better city to engage your students in French culture and way of life by captivating and holding their imagination than the country's capital.
For more sophisticated student trips to Paris looking for modern and contemporary art, there is the Centre Pompidou. Here you can find a range of masterpieces on display by some of the most iconic figures in modern art like Picasso, Kandinsky, Matisse, Chagall, Léger, Miro, Dali, Dubuffet and Klein.
Paris is known as the fashion capital of the world, so there is plenty of fashion and design inspiration to be found for instance on our educational tours to paris. At the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, there is an ever-changing display of his work and the Fashion & Textiles Museum has a fantastic array of couture dating from the 17th Century to the 20th Century. Fashion students in Paris can even attend the Galeries Lafayette Fashion Show to see the latest trends or visit a fashion designers workshop.
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From residential trips to paris students will leave with a sense of accomplishment, and a broadening of their horizons that will enhance and enrich their educational perspectives. Educational trips to Paris offer an unforgettable learning experience that sparks curiosity and nurtures a lifelong appreciation of the arts, history and diverse cultures.
Our Paris school trip highlights include:
We’ve compiled a list of amazing Paris school trip highlights, to ensure your students maximise the most of their educational visit whilst in Paris. Take a look at our selection below and read on to find out more about the wonders that each attraction provides.
Palace of Versailles
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and the most popular tourist attraction in Paris. It is an ideal spot for panoramic views of the city, especially at night when the tower is illuminated with sparkling lights.
The Eiffel Tower's intricate ironwork and iconic design provide an excellent example of architectural innovation and creativity. Students can study its structural elements and understand the significance of design in landmarks. The Eiffel tower's geometry, symmetrical patterns, and engineering principles can be explored to illustrate mathematical concepts such as symmetry, ratios, and the importance of precise measurements in construction.
The Louvre Museum is the largest art museum in the world and is home to some of the most famous art pieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. A guided tour of the museum is a must for school trips to Paris to appreciate the rich cultural history of France.
The Louvre houses an extensive collection of art spanning different periods and styles. Students can analyze and discuss various artistic techniques, forms, and styles represented in the artworks. Exploring artworks from different cultures and historical periods helps students gain a broader understanding of world cultures and historical contexts. The museum's vast collection includes artworks from various countries, providing opportunities for language students to engage with descriptions, names, and titles in different languages.
Notre-Dame Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece that dates back to the 12th century. Despite the devastating fire in 2019, the cathedral remains a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of French history and architecture.
The cathedral showcases intricate Gothic architecture and craftsmanship. Students can study its architectural details, stained glass windows, and sculptures as examples of artistry from the Gothic era. Exploring the history of Notre-Dame can provide insights into medieval French history, religious practices, and the enduring significance of architecture in culture.
The Musée d'Orsay is home to a vast collection of French art, including impressionist and post-impressionist works. It is an ideal spot for art enthusiasts and students interested in art history.
The museum features an extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Students can analyze the brushwork, color palettes, and innovative techniques used by renowned artists like Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Students interested in art history can delve into the evolution of artistic movements and the societal context that influenced the artists' creations. Descriptions and explanations of artworks in multiple languages can help language students expand their vocabulary in relevant subjects.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is an iconic symbol of the French monarchy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The palace is a testament to the opulence of the French monarchy. Students can learn about the history of the Bourbon dynasty, the role of the palace in shaping French society, and the political implications of its architecture and design.
The palace's history can be used to discuss concepts like royal patronage, economic policies of the monarchy, and the costs associated with maintaining such lavish estates.
On an educational visit to Paris you have so many choices, whatever your subject area. Below you will find further information on potential places to visit as well as the opportunity to browse by specific subject area.
When booking your college or student trip to Paris with us, our experienced Tour Consultants can guide you to make the right choices by recommending appropriate educational visits and/or cultural and enrichment activities to add a bit of fun!
Contact EST today to discover how we can help you to organise your next school trip to Paris.
Arrive at your accommodation and check-in, head out on a guided walking tour of the city.
Enjoy a group meal in a local bistro.
Take your pick from one of the city's excellent museums or galleries; the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay or Cite des Sciences.
Visit the Arc de triomphe with the option to climb to the top and get great views over the city.
Free time shopping on the Champs Elysees.
Soak up the atmosphere of a Parisian market and converse with the locals.
Take a cruise along the River Seine.
Climb the Montparnasse Tower for some fabulous views over the city.
Depart by coach for Calais.
Free time in Cite Europe in Calais.
Arrive at school.
Top Tips from Our Travel Experts
"I love to visit Paris, its quick and easy to get to and has something for everyone. My own first experience of a school trip was here, and still I can always find something new to do. The Paris Visite travel pass allows you to use all of the public transport networks: the metro, tramway, bus, RER and SNCF Transilien networks and is valid for either 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days (Zones 1-3 or 1-6). There are so many free popular sites such as Notre Dame, Sacre Coure, Jardin du Luxembourg, Arc de Triomphe (pre-book and pay locally to go up the top) and Galeries Lafayette (who also do a fashion show on Fridays at 3pm – must pre-book). All Paris Museums and public monuments have free entry on the 1st Sunday of each month and museums are usually closed Mondays or Tuesdays. Most shops and businesses will be closed on Sundays, especially in more residential areas. The River Seine Cruise as a cost-effective, pleasant way to see the sites. The Tour Montparnasse is another cheap way to get some amazing views of the city from its viewing platform as well as the Eiffel Tower.”
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What educational value do students gain from school trips to Paris?
School trips to Paris offer students a rich tapestry of educational benefits. Exploring iconic museums and historical landmarks deepens their understanding of art, culture, and history. Engaging with diverse populations promotes global awareness and empathy, while practicing French in real-life contexts enhances language skills. Literary exploration, interactive science exhibits, and exposure to performing arts further enrich their learning journey. From architecture to gastronomy, Paris provides a vibrant platform for students to broaden their horizons and gain valuable knowledge across various disciplines.
Are the planned itineraries suitable for all stages of education?
We specialise in providing educational trips to Iceland for KS3-KS5 students, helping them get ready for any potential exams following in line with the current curriculum.
Are students safe on school trips to Paris?
As one of the best choices for school tours to Paris in the UK, safety for your students is crucial to ensuring we’re running a successful trip, we always vow to keep your students safe. We are Learning Outside The Classroom Badge holders ensuring the highest possible safety standards. We also have an externally verified safety management system to achieve this.