Hospitality & Catering College Trips & Tours to Paris
A college trip to Paris is one of the most popular destinations for Hospitality and Catering students, with the city brimming with character, style and culture.
The beautiful city boasts something to suit students of all interests, from stunning architecture that spans centuries, to some of the world’s most popular art galleries including The Louvre, home of thousands of famous pieces including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, The Venus De Milo and Monet’s Water Lilies painting.
Paris is perfect for hospitality and catering students because as well as Paris’s array of cultural offerings, the capital city of France is renowned as a centre of gastronomy. Students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand Paris’s fresh food markets and artisan shops and cafes.
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||Seine River Cruise. Evening meal|
|2||The Gourmet Chocolate Museum||Brasserie Mollard||Eiffel tower. Evening meal|
|3||Bakery Le Grenier à Pain||Transfer to Eurostar for return travel to the UK|
|Morning||Eurostar travel from London & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Seine River Cruise. Evening meal|
|Morning||The Gourmet Chocolate Museum|
|Evening||Eiffel tower. Evening meal|
|Morning||Bakery Le Grenier à Pain|
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cité des Sciences (Science City)
France’s largest planetarium has 30,000m² of interactive exhibits, exploring man’s experiences with science. Areas for groups to explore include Explora Exhibitions and The Géode.
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.
Aquaboulevard Water Park
A large indoor aquatic park with wave pools, slides and a wide range of other leisure facilities.
Notre Dame Cathedral
This stunning cathedral, like all medieval churches, was painted on the inside so a largely illiterate population could learn the Bible stories. The use of colour was meant to glorify God and breathe life into the scriptures. This stunning and imposing building is a must-see of Paris, particularly as the cathedral has witnessed many important ceremonies for Christianity and the history of nations.
Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery)
Participate in experiments led by scientists and visit rooms devoted to astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, maths and medicine.
Natural History Museum
Housing dinosaurs, giant birds and insects, more than 600,000 minerals, giant crystals and royal precious stones, this is a fascinating visit.
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.
Film Location Walking Tour
Paris has played host to many films; take a guided tour on a film theme of your choice. Your students will be able to walk in the footsteps of their favourite actors, taking in famous film locations from the Louvre to the banks of the river Seine.
Students can tour the Museum of French History where several historic events have taken place, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Your group will have the opportunity to view the magnificent architecture of the Château before exploring the impressive 250-acre gardens.
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.
Lost in Frenchlation Cinema Experience
Lost in Frenchlation's private screenings of French films with English subtitles, in a typical Parisian cinema, offers groups the opportunity to learn about French language, culture and style through one of the country's most well-renown arts! You can request movies relevant to the group's curriculum (subject to availability) and film-based educational questionnaires are offered with every screening. If you want the perfect combination of entertainment and education, we look forward to seeing you at the cinema!
Gourmet Chocolate Museum
You will discover the secrets of chocolate and its 4000 years of history from the Olmecs to our civilization. Besides the historical aspect, modern techniques of the manufacture of chocolate are presented and you will discover the flavours of gourmet chocolate.
The Brasserie Mollard is one of Paris' most beautifully decorated restaurants. The Brasserie was built by E. Niermans, architect of the very famous Hotel Negresco in Nice, the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo and the Moulin Rouge. Our guide will help you discover the hidden secrets behind this impressive decor and explain how the Restaurant works.
Bakery Le Grenier à Pain
Paris is the home of the baguette, that golden bread stick which is a real symbol of all things French. You are invited as part of a small, select group to step behind the counter of a typical beautiful French bakery, a boulangerie, into the kitchen to watch a demonstration by the master baker of how a perfect baguette is made. A baguette and croissant goodie bag will be available free of charge for you to take away at the end.
- Montparnasse tower
- Eiffel tower
- River cruise
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