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School Trips to Paris

School trips to Paris offer 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. 

As one of the most beautiful, historic, and sought-after destinations for educational school trips, Paris truly lives up to its reputation. Our student trips to Paris will certainly exceed all your expectations, with renowned landmarks, Parisian restaurants serving famed French cuisine, bustling boulevards and boutique shops all waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

The benefits of educational trips to Paris 

Educational trips to Paris offer students many benefits and insights that go beyond the confines of the classroom and will enhance their learning experience across a variety of subjects. 
For educational school trips to Paris with a focus on Modern Foreign Language, there's no city better suited to captivate and engage your students in French culture and way of life than the capital itself.

Student trips to Paris centred on art and design, 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.

Science students can explore the Palais de la Découverte, which features hands-on exhibits in various scientific disciplines, or the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, one of Europe's largest science museums. Additionally, the Musée Curie offers insights into Marie Curie's groundbreaking work.

Known as the fashion capital of the world, there is plenty of inspiration to be found on our fashion school trips to Paris too. The Yves Saint Laurent Museum showcases his evolving work, while the Fashion & Textiles Museum features couture spanning the 17th to the 20th centuries. Students can even attend the Galeries Lafayette Fashion Show for the latest trends or visit designer workshops.

During residential school trips to Paris, students will leave with a profound sense of achievement and a significantly expanded worldview, enriching their educational outlooks. 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. 

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Louvre Museum 
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Palace of Versailles

Book your school trip to Paris 

On a school trip to Paris, the possibilities are endless, catering to a wide range of subject areas and interests. Below you will find further information on potential places to visit, as well as the opportunity to browse by specific subjects.

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.

Top visits on school trips to Paris

Montparnasse Tower 


Standing at 210 meters tall, the Montparnasse Tower provides an unparalleled vantage point for students to admire iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. The tower also houses observation decks and interactive exhibits that offer educational insights into Parisian history, architecture, and urban development. 

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and a 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.

Art and Design students can study the Eiffel Tower's iconic ironwork and design as an example of architectural innovation, while those on a maths trip can explore its geometric features and engineering principles, illustrating mathematical concepts such as symmetry and ratios.

Louvre Museum

A guided tour of the largest art museum in the world, the Louvre, is a must for school trips to Paris. It houses an extensive collection of art spanning different periods, including famous pieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. 

Students can study and discuss various artistic techniques, forms, and styles, gaining a broader understanding of world cultures and historical contexts. The museum's extensive collection also features artworks from diverse countries, offering language students the chance to interact with descriptions, names, and titles in multiple languages.

Notre Dame

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. 

During Paris school trips, students have the opportunity to study its architectural details, stained glass windows, and sculptures, while exploring the history of Notre Dame provides valuable insights into medieval French history, religious practices, and the enduring cultural significance of architecture.

Musée d'Orsay

A visit to the Musée d'Orsay is essential for any Paris school trip. This museum houses an extensive collection of French art, particularly renowned for its impressionist and post-impressionist works. It's a perfect destination for both art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Students have the opportunity to analyse the brushwork, colour palettes, and innovative techniques employed by renowned artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir.

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is an iconic symbol of the French monarchy, representing opulence and grandeur while holding the esteemed status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Students visiting the palace on a school trip to Paris can delve into the history of the Bourbon dynasty, explore the palace's profound influence on shaping French society, and analyse the political implications embedded within its architecture and design.

Popular Paris Itinerary

Day 1


Travel by coach right into the heart of 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.


Day 2


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.


Day 3


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.


Day 4


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.”

View our TOP Subject Specific Visits

Art & Design

Business & Economics

Cultural & Enrichment


Modern Foreign Languages

Performing Arts

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What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
  • We're only a phone call away 24/7 whilst you are on tour

Safety and Assurance

  • We are assured and founder members of the School Travel Forum.
  • Our Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation ensures we have your safety at the heart of everything we do and ensures the highest possible safety standards.
  • Externally verified Safety Management System
  • Risk assessment guidance and advice

Financial Security

  • Our ABTA membership ensures that we offer you and your parents the best financial protection available. 
  • All flights sold in our packages are covered under our ATOL licence providing further peace of mind
  • Committed to sustainable and responsible educational travel. Working to offset carbon emissions, reduce deforestation and provide wildlife habitats.

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School Trips to Paris FAQs

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.