Trips to Paris for History Students
The birthplace of Revolution, Paris is the perfect destination to learn about the modern nation state.
The city has a wealth of historical monuments and landmarks that will give students an insight into a pivotal period in European history, giving rise to the motto "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" which is still so entwined in the ethos of modern day France. With so much to see, from the awesome Chateau de Versailles and the Carnavalet Museum, to the La Conciergerie military fortress that later became a prison, Paris is alive with treasures - a treat for all history students.
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||Eurostar travel from London & transfer to accommodation||La Conciergerie||Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise. Evening Meal|
|2||Full day excursion to Versailles & Petit Trianon Palace||Views from Montparnasse tower. Evening meal|
|3||Sites of the Revolution Tour||Transfer to Eurostar for return travel to the UK|
|Morning||Eurostar travel from London & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise. Evening Meal|
|Morning||Full day excursion to Versailles & Petit Trianon Palace|
|Evening||Views from Montparnasse tower. Evening meal|
|Morning||Sites of the Revolution Tour|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Eurostar for return travel to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Eurostar transport from London
- Services of a StudyLink Paris City Representative
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from St Pancras International on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a StudyLink City Representative to provide a 24-hour assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Paris
Sites of Revolution Tour
Travel by foot or public transport and take in a number of the major historic sites of Paris including: Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Gardens and the site of the Tuileries Palace, The Louvre Palace, the exterior of the Conciergerie and Place de la Bastille.
A Walk Through Paris of The Ancien Régime
Take a walk through The Marais - one of the few areas of the city to escape Haussmann’s remodelling and which thus remains as it was at the time of the revolution.
Château de Versailles
We recommend taking a morning tour of the Palace of Versailles where the emphasis will be on the early months of the Revolution, covering events such as The Tennis Court Oath.
Le Stade de France
Take your students behind-the-scenes of France’s premier stadium. Take a tour, in French or English, of the players’ tunnel, changing rooms, security facilities, pitch and photo museum.
Paris’ best-known monument has outstanding city views, which on a clear day can stretch for 42 miles, giving the chance to pinpoint many landmarks.
Seine River Boat Cruise
An enjoyable river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights of Paris. Students also learn from the French (or English) commentary on their headsets.
Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
Montmartre provides an opportunity for students to practise their language skills with its many street stalls and street artists, shops and cafés. Once a meeting place for artists in the late 19th and early 20th century, your group can also view artists painting portraits and caricatures for the tourists and enjoy a spectacular view of Paris from the steps of the Sacré Coeur.
Take a free guided tour in your choice of French or English and visit the museum and shop where you’ll find a wide range of fragrant products.
Probably the most famous museum in the world and home to some of the finest collections of antiquities, sculpture and art. It is the ideal place for students to see the prominent role that art plays in French culture. The museum is also home to cafés and shops where students can practise language skills too.
A must for students, the dramatic architecture of the museum holds a unique collection of 20th century art covering the principal movements. Study services include gallery tours and audio guided tours.
Guided Tour of Paris
A tailor-made coach tour of Paris that includes a dedicated French or English-speaking guide, who will help with pronunciation and knowledge of the many sights of Paris. One of our groups’ favourites is the evening tour of the Paris Illuminations. We can arrange walking tours too.
Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco Story
Discover chocolate’s 4,000 years of history, and modern methods of making it too, then try some of the delicious products.
Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
This 196m tower has shorter queues than the Eiffel Tower and a fabulous view of Paris. The viewpoint tables clearly mark the city’s many famous monuments. There are also a number of audio-visual and interactive facilities to help build language skills and enhance their knowledge of Paris, as well as downloadable quizzes in English and French.
Both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park provide a great environment for your students to work together, bond as a group and challenge their personal boundaries.
Explore five themed lands filled with Disney classic stories: adrenalin packed thrill rides such as Big Thunder Mountain, Disney classics like Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo the Flying Elephant and many opportunities to meet your favourite Disney characters.
Walt Disney Studios® Park
Step through the Studio gates and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of movies, animation and television. Find out how Disney creates the magic and feel what it’s like to be star of stage and screen.
Free educational resources
Get the most from your trip by downloading free educational workbooks www.disneylandparis4schools.com
This typically French theme park is home to over 30 outside attractions, all based around the famous Astérix comic-strips. Parc Astérix is especially well known for its large variety of roller coasters, and incorporates rides and themes from historic ancient cultures such as the Romans and the Gauls.
Parc Astérix also offers live shows and entertainment, animated figures, arts and crafts, reconstructions, a dolphin show, special effects, restaurants and shops. This is a great opportunity for students to interact at this French theme park.
Home to Napoleon’s tomb, Les Invalides was originally built as a hospital and retirement home for army veterans. Also home to the French Military museum with excellent galleries on the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
Theatre in Paris - French play with English subtitles
Take a step inside a traditional Parisian theatre and spend an evening amongst the locals, at a French play with English subtitles. In the heart of Paris, see a play from one of a variety of genres; enjoy a classic love story, a modern French comedy or some musical theatre, all without missing a single word! From September 2018 - June 2019 groups can see Chicago Le Musical at Theatre Mogador.
- Seine River Cruise
- Eiffel tower
- Montparnasse tower
- The Sun King: Louis XIV, France & Europe
- France in Revolution