College and school trips to Paris are always a popular choice as Paris has long been synonymous with style and glamour as well as being the intellectual, artistic and political capital of France.
No school trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower and the majestic Arc de Triomphe commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 as a tribute to his victories.
For Art lovers there is the Musée d’Orsay located in the glorious former Gare d’Orsay railway station, which in itself is an art nouveau showpiece. The Musée Picasso Paris collection is one of the biggest museums in the world and is home to the most famous painting of them all, the Mona Lisa. For modern and contemporary art there is the Centre Pompidou displaying masterpieces of 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. 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. Students can even attend the Galeries Lafayette Fashion Show to see the latest trends or visit a fashion designers workshop.
Finally, for a bit of fun, Disneyland® Resort Paris is perfect for a one or two day visit or take a ride on the FlyView® Paris through the magic of virtual-reality.
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 school 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!
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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.”