A tour to Paris develops students’ knowledge across many areas. Submerged in the French language, bringing the French Revolution to life or exploring the abundant art and culture, this customisable tour can fulfil a wide number of learning objectives.
- 4 days
- Approx. 1 hrs
- Eiffel Tower
- Louvre Museum
- Musee d'Orsay
- Arc de Triomphe
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This sample itinerary is offered as a guideline. The trip focus, length and itinerary/activities can be tailored to meet your learning objectives.
Day 1 - Arrive in Paris and Louvre Museum
Students travel to Paris by air or by Eurostar which departs from London St Pancras. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodation by coach or by metro.
After checking in, you could visit the magnificent art and sculptures housed in the Louvre. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed the former palace must be used as a museum to display the nation’s masterpieces.
The Louvre houses collections including Egyptian Antiquities, Roman Antiquities and Islamic Art making it excellent for students of the ancient world, Classics, and Religious Studies. Above all, the Louvre is famed for its Renaissance artwork. Students can see Leonardo Da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa first hand alongside Renaissance masterpieces by Michaelangelo, Raphael, Titian and Rembrandt. Students of the Renaissance period in France, Italy and across Europe will have much to see.
As evening falls, students can go to the Trocadéro which offers a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower. From here, a short walk across the bridge takes you to the foot of the Eiffel Tower and another super photo spot. To finish the evening in style, take a Seine river cruise to drink in the sights and sounds of Paris at night.
Day 2 - French Revolution Guided Tour, Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe
Day Two begins with a tailored outing to meet your learning goals: Students of French can stroll in the Latin Quarter, the oldest district in Paris, guided in French and giving students opportunity to interact and speak the language; History students can tour sites to bring the French Revolution to life including the Bastille, The Conciergerie which housed Marie Antoinette, Danton and Marat before their Revolutionary Tribunal trials, the radical Cordeliers’ club and the workshop where Dr Guillotin invented the eponymous killing machine; For artists, there’s plenty of choice to create a customised experience.
In the evening, explore the Champs Élysées before heading up the Arc de Triomphe for views of the sparkling Eiffel Tower at night.
Day 3 - Guided Tour of Versailles and Montmartre
A full day guided tour of The Versailles and Estate of Trianon gives students the chance to visit the main residence of French Kings from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Students can visit the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919, ending the First World War. The War Room and the Peace Room contain many artistic depictions of France’s central role in European History.
After dinner, take a guided evening walking tour of Montmartre, exploring Place du Tertre and the famous white-domed Basilica of Sacré-Coeur.
Day 4 - Museum Visit - Fly Home
Depending on departure time today, there is plenty of choice for a morning activity. For example you could visit the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Picasso museum, Dalí Paris, City of Science and Industry, Museum of Music, Museum of the Art and History of Judaism, Museum of the History of Immigration or the Air and Space Museum depending on your learning goals.
In the afternoon, transfer to the station or airport to make your way back home.
Full TCBC support from the moment you book until you return home
Full itinerary flexibility to ensure the perfect tour for your students
We'll source the best available flights based on your school's location
You'll have all our necessary contact details to hand should the need arise
Knowledgeable TCBC guide ready to bring your walking tours to life
Detailed itinerary, with all entrance fees included, no hidden costs
Return flights, 1 piece of hold luggage per person, airport taxes and security charges and ATOL Protection Contribution
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure. We can also arrange your UK airport transfers if you wish
Experienced local TCBC guide in Geneva for your included walking tours
Public transportation tickets for 3 days
3 nights accommodation in a centrally located hostel, multis for students
Breakfasts and dinners daily at hostel, but we can arrange meals in local restaurants if preferred
Paris guided sightseeing tour, Louvre guided tour, entrance to the museums of your choice
There will be no hidden costs on tour, everything will be clearly explained before departure
24 hour emergency contact details of TCBC's office and your local guide's mobile number
The normal free staff place ratio is 1:10 but this is flexible and we'll work to whichever ratio you require
Free to download tour app to take with you on tour, providing you and group with important tour info
We support the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund and make a small contribution to their organisation from each tour that travels with us
Please check at school to ensure you are covered by an adequate travel insurance policy which we will need to see a copy of. We can help you source cover if you need
We generally don't include lunches unless requested. We prefer to let the students explore the local options and choose for themselves
If you feel you have received excellent service, then our local guides and drivers will appreciate being tipped. Guidelines will be outlined in your quote
Event availability isn't usually known at the time of booking. We will inform you of options and ticket prices closer to departure
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