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Tips for Planning an Incentive Trip to Paris

A company’s success is very important, but it’s not possible without its employees. After and during busy seasons, employees sometimes feel stressed and overwhelmed, but there are many opportunities to keep them motivated. With an incentive trip, employees will work hard to earn it. Here are some things to consider as you start thinking about your company’s incentive trip to Paris.

Accommodation

All arrondissements, the neighborhoods in Paris, have many things to offer to visitors and each one is accessible to every corner of the city. We would suggest that you base your accommodation site on the needs and interests of your employees.

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For example, the 1st and 2nd arrondissement are the heart of Paris. Here you will find many classic Paris attractions. In the 11th you will find that many young Parisians hanging out at trending restaurants and cafes. It is also close to Canal Saint-Martin for relaxing and quiet walks along the canal. On the other hand, the 8th arrondissement is busier and has many luxurious hotels, great museums, and a lot of name brand stores to shop.

Transportation

There are many ways to get around Paris. Car, bike, train, bus, scooter, you name it! If the employees going on the incentive trip would like to travel the city like a true Parisian, we suggest you utilize Paris’ metro and bus system. The public transportation is very reliable and you can get to anywhere in the city! There are individual tickets or unlimited passes that you can purchase depending on how long you plan on staying in Paris.

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If your employees would rather get from point A to point B as quickly as possible to make the best of their time in Paris, we suggest you book private transportation. Although this option is a bit more expensive, your employees will have a driver with them all day to drive them anywhere they would like to go.

Places to Visit

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First on the list are all of Paris’ famous monuments. This incentive trip to Paris will be unforgettable as soon as your employees see the beautiful Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Cœur, Notre Dame, the Champs-Élysées, and many more.

During the trip, employees can also visit popular museums. They can visit the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, the Rodin Museum, and the Orangerie Museum to see amazing works of art. They will see the Mona Lisa, Monet’s water lilies murals, Rodin’s influential works (such as The Thinker), and some Modern Art.

Those who are interested in history can also visit some of Paris’ historical sites. These include the Catacombs, Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, and the Panthéon. Many of these locations offer daily tours, so make sure to book your tickets before they run out!

Activities

In Paris, there are plenty of activities that employees can participate in to learn about the culture and at the same time bond with the rest of the team.

incentive tripWalking, bike, and art tours allow visitors to explore the streets of Paris in a new and exciting way. They will see the city in a new lense as their tour guide shares the hidden history at each location. Another popular tour amongst our past guests are the Retro 2CV Car Tours. You will feel as if you have traveled back in time as you tour the city in a classic car.

Your employees might also enjoy participating in a cooking class. A chef will teach the guests how to cook a traditional French meal. Then your employees will be able to share what they’ve learned with their families back home.

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After your incentive trip to Paris, your company will be relaxed and ready to work. Contact us today and we will start helping you plan your trip!

 

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Medical conference Paris

Popular Medical Conferences in France

Are you interested in participating in a medical conference in France, but don’t know where to start? Your search stops here! ParisByM has compiled a list of popular medical conferences by specialties all across France.

Medicine

The Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences (MMHS) is organized by Academic Fora and will be held from May 11 – 12, 2019, June 8 – 9, 2019, July 13 – 14, 2019, and August 10 – 11, 2019 at the Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel in Paris, France. This medical conference in France will focus on vital issues in medicine, medical and health sciences in relation to other aspects of medicine. The goal of the conference is to support and encourage individual scholars to network, share, and possibly publish their work.

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The World Congress of Medical Informatics (MEDINFO) conference is organized by MCO Congress Group/Groupe MCO Congress and will be held from Aug 26 – 30, 2019 at Lyon Convention Center, Lyon, France. Over 63 countries participate! This year the conference will focus on interpreting health and biomedical data, supporting care delivery, and enabling precision medicine and public health.

Neurology

The Neurodegenerative Drug Development (NDD) conference is organized by Hanson Wade and will be held from May 21 – 23, 2019 at Hilton Paris La Defense, Puteaux, France. In the neurodegenerative field, multiple clinical failures which has made many realize that there is a need for discussion and debate between neurodegenerative drug developers to drive clinical success which is the main focus of this medical conference in France.

Medical conference in FranceThe 2019 International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders conference is organized by International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS). It will be held from Sep 22 – 26, 2019 in Nice, France. As mentioned on their website, the purpose of the MDS International Congress is to “share ideas, encourage interest among all those involved in the care and research of movement disorders, to participate in the activities of MDS, and to advance the related clinical and scientific discipline”. This year’s theme is, “Translating the Science of Movement Disorders into Clinical Practice.”

The 2nd International Conference on Neurovascular and Neurodegenerative Diseases (NVND-2019) is organized by United Scientific Group (USG) and will be held from Oct 28 – 30, 2019 at Paris Marriott Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel in Paris. The goal of this conference is to bring together today’s global leaders working on various aspects of neurovascular as well as neurodegenerative diseases. This medical conference in France will comprehensively discuss new results, state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies, and candidate therapeutics important to the development of the next generation treatments. There is a group of speakers from more than 40 countries who will share their work.

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The 58th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific meeting is organized by BCD Meetings & Events and will be held from Nov 05 – 07, 2019 at the Acropolis Congress Center, Nice. ISCoS  promotes the highest standard of care in the practice of spinal cord injury for men, women and children throughout the world. This conference encourages delegates to share knowledge and experience as they research the new innovations within their fields.

Ophthalmology

Medical Conference in FranceThe European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) Annual Meeting is organized by European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER). This year it will be held from Oct 17 – 19, 2019 in Nice, France.

The European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) is organized by the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) and will be held during Jun 13 – 16, 2019 in Nice, France. There will be multiple keynote speakers who will be sharing their experiences and new technologies. Each day of the conference will focus on a different aspect of ophthalmology.

If you need any help planning your trip to a medical conference in France, might it be for finding accommodation or for organizing side activities outside of the conference time, do not hesitate to reach out to ParisByM. We will be more than happy to help!

 

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Student Housing Paris

3 Tips for Student Housing in Paris

As a student studying abroad, you have a lot on your plate. Learning the customs of your destination and trying to find housing can be stressful. If you are ever studying abroad in Paris, ParisByM has compiled a list of things to keep in mind when looking for student housing in Paris to make your search a bit easier.

1. Research all types of student housing in Paris.

Student Housing ParisIt’s important to research and keep an open mind to all different options for student housing in Paris. Many students enjoy living in locations that resemble student dorms, such as the Maison Internationale d’Accueil. Other students like to sign a lease with Parisian apartment companies, such as Comforts of Home (pictured to the left). These companies offer single and shared furnished apartments for a low price. Many families in Paris also offer housing to students in return for nanny services. This provides students with the ability to live with locals and practice their French. There are multiple apartments for rent all across Paris, but you will want to make sure to start your search and secure your apartment way before your studies begin.

2. Use multiple sources.

While hunting for your ideal student housing in Paris, it would be best if you research multiple platforms to find the best place to live. You can research online, in newspapers or magazines, you can contact people you may know currently living in Paris, ask on study abroad pages and blogs, or ask your school’s study abroad office for help. Each option offers different prices and locations that best fit your budget and needs.

One source we don’t recommend using are rental agencies. Rental agencies in Paris can be expensive. They often have fees that are equal to one or two months’ rent. If you do decide to pursue an agency, make sure to ask questions and understand all the expectations of your agent and make sure they fully understand your needs and wants in your housing.

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While researching possible places to live, make sure to note what paperwork is required for each location. For example, if you’re a student renting an apartment you will need important paperwork, such as a letter from your guarantor in French. Make sure you acquire all these documents beforehand to make the overall process much easier for both ends.

 3. Keep an open mind to the size and location of your housing.

Student Housing ParisParis is a city with over 2.2 million people. Since there are many people living in one specific area, sometimes it can be difficult to find spacious homes throughout the city. Most Parisians live in apartments because there is no space to have a house near the city center. Some people are lucky to have a house inside Paris, especially in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th district, but there are only a few. With that being said, when you are on the search for your student housing in Paris, it is important to make sure you pick the right size for your apartment. The majority of apartments in Paris, especially near the city center, are pretty small compared to apartments in other countries, such as the USA. The small apartments might not seem ideal at first, but make sure to keep an open mind because this is just another part of adapting to the new culture you are entering. Eventually, this small apartment will become your home and you will find ways to make it feel cozy and homey!

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If you are torn between two different housing locations, it’s a good idea to research the surrounding areas. Depending on your interest and needs, many times the proximity of grocery stores, public transportation, museums, libraries, etc. can be the determining factor of where you want to live. So, make sure to check out what the surrounding neighborhood has to offer! This will make your options clear and choosing your housing will be a piece of cake!

 

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Best Museums to Visit on School Trips to Paris

Interested in visiting museums on school trips to Paris? Paris is full of all kinds museums. ParisByM has compiled a list of some of the places you won’t want to miss out on!

The Louvre

School Trips to ParisOn school trips to Paris, the world’s largest museum is a must see! Not only is this a very beautiful and historical building, but it also houses some of the most famous pieces of art in the world.  During your visit you can see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Great Sphinx. You will want to keep in mind that there’s far too much to see in just one day. To avoid being overwhelmed, make sure you decide what to see before arriving.

Centre Pompidou

School Trips to ParisThe exterior of the Centre Pompidou is unlike any other in Paris. The Centre Pompidou is known for many things, but most importantly it houses the National Museum of Modern Art. It is the largest modern art museum in Europe. The center also has a library with multiple levels that you can visit and explore. For a small fee, you can go all the way to the top of Centre Pompidou and see the beautiful city from above. This has to be one of the best views by far.

Picasso Museum

School Trips to ParisPicasso is well known by many all around the world! School trips to Paris provide the perfect opportunity to see some of his greatest pieces of work in a museum dedicated just for him! This includes works of art from the master, but also numerous pieces from his own private collection. Some pieces include Self Portrait and Celestina. The museum is located in the Marais District, so make sure to check out the neighborhood after you visit the museum.

Musee d’Orsay

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Not so long ago, this museum was once a railway station! It is a building rich in history and has many interesting pieces to see. It located on the left bank, along the Seine. The Musée d’Orsay houses many famous pieces of impressionist art, mostly from French artists.  You’ll definitely want to check them out on school trips to Paris.

Ateliers des Lumières

School Trips to ParisThe Ateliers des Lumières is an amazing opportunity to be transported into the works of arts. This is a large warehouse, located in the 11th district, where you are immersed in an artist’s work: the walls are covered indeed by large screens to show off the artists’ works of art, while some music adapted to what is shown is played. Often the shows last around 30 minutes, therefore the tickets are purchased for 30 minute intervals, but once inside, you can stay for how long as you wish. Every year, the Ateliers des Lumières displays different works of art from different artists, so make sure to check out the exhibitions online and see if they interest you.

L’Orangerie Museum

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Located next to the Place de la Concorde, this museum was once an Orangerie, meaning a greenhouse special for orange trees! Here you can observe Monet’s waterlily paintings displayed in two large rooms. There is also a lot to explore in the other parts of the museum, with a lot of  impressionist and post impressionist art work that you won’t want to miss!

Musée Rodin

School Trips to ParisIn this museum you can explore the works by the famous sculptor, Auguste Rodin. This museum is dedicated entirely to his works! Not only will you enjoy some masterpieces inside the museum, but also outside in the park surrounding the museum where famous pieces like The Door to Hell are located randomly among the green spaces.  Our recommendation is that you not only appreciate the interior and his famous pieces, but also take time to view the exterior and the green space surrounding the beautiful building. The most famous sculpture you might be familiar with at this museum is of a nude male figure sitting on a rock with his chin resting on his fist as if deep in thought, The Thinker.

 

 

This is of course only a short selection of museums that might interest your students during school trips to Paris, but the French capital and its surrounding are full of other options that are worth discovering.

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Hidden Gems on a Student Trip to Paris

Want to make sure your student trip to Paris is unforgettable? You will want to make sure to visit these hidden gems during your time in Paris!

Jardins du Luxembourg

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The Luxembourg Gardens are one of the biggest gardens in Paris, and are located right in the center of city.  The gardens have many water basins, statues and chairs available to the public! It is the perfect place to enjoy a lunch with your students and possibly have some reading time. Depending on your students’ ages, the Luxembourg Gardens offer many fun activities, such as puppet shows, slides, carousels, pony rides for the youngest, but also tennis fields for the eldest! Make sure to check out their calendar for upcoming events to find a date during your student trip to Paris.

Point Zero

In front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, students will find an interesting geographic marker known as Kilometre Zero, or Paris Point Zero, which marks the exact historical center of the city and which marks the beginning of all French roads. Your students will want to capture the moment so make sure to have your camera ready!

Steps of the Sacré Coeur

Student Trip to ParisThe Sacré Coeur is recognized by many for its beautiful structure and rich history. One thing that many don’t realize are the significance of the steps that lead up to the church. You can plan a lunch with your students and sit on the steps of the Sacré Coeur as you enjoy yet another beautiful view overlooking the city. Many times, there are street performers or artists present that your students can watch as they relax on the steps.

Passage des Panoramas

In case of a rainy day, the Passage des Panoramas is the place to be on a student trip to Paris. It is considered the first covered walkway in Paris and it is filled with all kinds of bookstores, souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. Your students will love to explore the shops and history within the walls of the passage!

The Museum of Modern Art

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The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum offers all kinds of exhibitions to satisfy every student participating in your student trip to Paris. Some exhibitions and works of art are permanent, while others are only there for a limited time. But don’t worry, the museum is free of charge for the permanent collection so you will have plenty of opportunities to return and enjoy all the pieces of work!

La Sorbonne University

Student Trip to ParisLa Sorbonne was founded in 1253, so who wouldn’t want to visit one of the oldest universities in the world? Sorbonne University provides your students with the perfect opportunity to experience what higher education is like in France. Lucky for you, there are tours held almost every day! If a tour isn’t your ideal option, walking around the university’s walls is also a great way for your students to explore the Latin Quarter and learn about the history of this student area.

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Make your way over to Rue Crémieux for a beautiful sight! Between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Bercy, Rue Crémieux is filled with charming little houses painted in bright colors. This street is so different from the rest of the city that it will feel as if you’ve been transported from Paris to the most colorful place on Earth. It’s a stroll that your students are sure to enjoy!

Canal Saint-Martin

Student Trip to ParisCanal Saint-Martin is a long canal located in Paris, and the perfect spot to have a nice lunch or a relaxing walk with your students. At the canal, your students might be interested in visiting Pink Flamingo. Pink Flamingo is known for delivering pizzas to you anywhere along the Canal Saint-Martin. First you have to order at the restaurant where you will be given a pink balloon. You must hold on to this balloon as you choose a spot along the canal. Within a few minutes, your order will be delivered to you!

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The Love Wall is a love-themed wall of 430 square feet, created in 2000. The wall features the words “I Love You” over 311 times in 250 languages! The wall includes all major languages, but also some rare ones, like Navajo, Inuit, Bambara and Esperanto. The wall is free of charge so students can take a picture in front of the wall and send it back to their families to spread the love and share all fun they are having on their student trip to Paris!

 

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A Day in the Life of an Intern at ParisByM

You might be wondering, “What is it like to intern at ParisByM?” Last Friday, I had one of the best experiences by far at ParisByM. I was told that we would be meeting with a company to help design ParisByM’s website. I figured we were attending a consultation where the company would take our thoughts into consideration and present some ideas for the website that same day, but it was not at all what I had expected!

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Delicious snacks and coffee!

When we arrived, we received a warm welcome from Lemon Interactive, and some delicious snacks. There were three representatives from the company that would be with us throughout the day’s workshop. Before starting the activities, the representatives explained the purpose of the workshop and established the “rules” (i.e. no cell phones, being courteous during discussions) to make the day productive. These are some of the activities we participated in throughout the day.

Activity #1: Drawing a boat, tree, or house

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Mat’s boat drawing for this activity accompanied by some yummy treats to keep us going!

In this activity, we were given paper and markers to draw a boat, tree, or house that represent how we currently view ParisByM. After everyone explained their drawing, we were told to add things to our drawings to show how we would like ParisByM to be improved.

At first I was a bit lost because I am not the best at drawing and it was my first week at ParisByM, so I didn’t have a full understanding of what ParisByM was, let alone what I wanted it to be.

After listening to everyone’s additions to their drawings, I realized that although it seemed like a simple task, it was a neat way to get us thinking of what we envision for ParisByM and set the foundation of what we wanted to accomplish at the end of the day.

Activity #2: Creating a Customer Profile for Individuals, Schools, and Corporations

In this activity, we divided up into pairs and each pair was assigned a different type of customer (Individuals, Schools, Corporate). We were responsible for creating a profile that included the customer’s history, personality, goals, fears, needs, etc. in regards to planning their trip with ParisByM.

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Morgane creating her customer profile on Elizabeth, an HR Manager planning a conference trip.

I worked with Mat, and throughout the activity we built off each other’s idea to make sure our “School Profile” included all possible details. At the end of the activity, each pair shared their profile with the others. This was very helpful because every pair was criticized, and received comments on what could be added or changed to improve the profiles.

Since it was my first week, I didn’t have a solid understanding of the factors that had to be considered with each customer. I found this activity very interesting because although some factors seemed bizarre, they also play a key role in making sure that all customers are satisfied. At the end, I had a better understanding of what each type of customer is like and possible ideas to meet their needs.

Activity #3: The Buying Process for Individuals, Schools, and Corporations

In this activity, we worked in the same pairs from the previous activity and used post-its and poster paper to lay out the steps of each customer’s buying process.

The team discussing the buyer process for a “School” customer.

Mat and I started off with obvious steps, such as “Planning” and “Buying”, and then we added smaller details along the way. We also included information on the things ParisByM does “behind the scenes” at every step of the customer’s buying step. When it was time to share, the other pairs elaborated on any step they felt needed more information or added steps we had missed.

I really enjoyed this activity because it helped me understand each type of customer in more detail. It was also interesting to see that by identifying each step of the buying process, we came up with possible ways that ParisByM could make the process easier and more convenient for the customer.

Overall, I was very impressed by the workshop! Whenever I had questions, I would make sure to ask for clarification or further explanation so that I were all on the same page. I was very excited to share my ideas with the rest of the team. Although it might seem like we had a long day, it was a day filled with fantastic activities that will help develop ParisByM and my own personal skills!

 

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Student Tours to France

Using Student Tours to France in Your Classroom

Planning a trip to France with your students? Want to know more about student tours to France? No worries! ParisByM has compiled a list of some tours that can be applied in your classroom based on the subject you teach.

French Teachers

Student tours to France play a major role in your student’s experience to France because it is where they will learn about the culture and people. There are many schools in France that students are able to visit and spend their day alongside students from that institution. These tours will provide your students with the opportunity to interact with French locals and practice their French. Once you are back in the classroom with your students, you can do an activity based on any questions or differences they noticed between French and American schools.

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Many cooking classes are also offered throughout France. Each class can specialize on a different dish, nonetheless, it’ll be a great activity for your students to participate in. They can bring the recipe home and show their families how to cook the dish. It is a neat way to learn and embrace the delicious French cuisine.

History Teachers

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In France, you will be surrounded by history everywhere you turn. In Paris, your students can visit the Catacombs, which are underground ossuaries that hold the remains of more than six million people! After touring the tunnels of the Catacombs, your students will be amazed and will want to learn even more about the history of the Catacombs in the classroom.

There are hundreds of castles located in the Loire Valley. Some castles are more popular than others, but each has its own style and history. Students will be amazed by the breathtaking views of the castles and gardens! In the classroom, they can possibly present their favorite castle and how it came to be what it is to this day.

Student Tours to FranceThe Normandy D-Day Tours provide your students with the opportunity to see the beaches on which soldiers landed during the invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. They will also be able to learn about the history of World War II by visiting museums, such as the Memorial of Caen, the Museum of D-Day Omaha, or the Airborne Museum. These student tours to France will be a great opportunity to commemorate their ancestors.

At the Palace of Versailles students will be able to explore what was once the principal royal residence of France, and the heart of European life of the time. Audio guides are available to students to learn about the history of the palace and the important events that took place there, such as the Treaty of Versailles.

English & Literature Teachers

Student Tours to France

There are many novels and pieces of literature that were created in Paris. If you decide to visit the City of Lights, there are many Literary Tours available for your students to enjoy. They will be taken to popular restaurants, such as Les Deux Magots, where writers like Ernest Hemingway wrote some of their most popular pieces. They will follow the steps of famous writers and critics, like Joyce or Gertrude Stein. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the homes of famous writers, such as Victor Hugo and Balzac. Hopefully, these tours will inspire students to write once they are back in the classroom!

Art Teachers

Student Tours to FranceIn Paris, there are guided tours available at museums such as the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Pompidou Center. Students will learn about famous artists and observe their works of art. Art is present on every corner of Paris! If they are interested in contemporary art, students can also participate in a guided Street Art Tour to explore the unique works of art that cover the streets of Paris.

Not too far from Paris, students can have a tour of Giverny, where Claude Monet had his house and which is the ideal place to learn more about Impressionists art.

France offers many beautiful sights, so students can go on a Photography Tour. The guide will take them to the most beautiful sceneries and students will have the chance to capture the moment and share their work back in the classroom.

ParisByM hopes that you find these student tours to France helpful in planning your school trip to France.

 

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Top 3 Places to Visit on School Trips to France

France offers many opportunities for students to explore what they’ve learned in their textbooks. In France, students are surrounded by architecture, culture, and history. When planning school trips to France, there are some places that are essential to guarantee your group has a great time on the trip. ParisByM has created a list of the top 3 places to visit on school trips to France!

Paris

Paris is a destination filled with multiple historical monuments and museums. Here are a few locations that your students will enjoy.

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The Eiffel Tower is a landmark recognized by many all around the world for its iron architecture, completed in 1887 by Gustave Eiffel. Students can visit the top of the tower to see the breathtaking view of the City of Lights which will make their school trip to France unforgettable.

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The Arc de Triomphe is one of world’s best-known commemorative monuments, completed in 1806 and designed by Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin. Students will learn how it has continued to be an iconic symbol of France. Those who are able, are welcomed to climb the 284 steps to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Although it’s a bit tiring, your students will enjoy another amazing view of Paris.

The Louvre

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The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum! It houses a large collection of French paintings between the 15th and the 19th century, statues, decorative arts, and Mesopotamian art. At the Louvre, students will learn about famous artists and see some of most well-known pieces of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus of Milo. The Louvre contains more works of art than you can imagine! We suggest that you plan with your students to decide what they would like to see.

Normandy

School Trips to FranceMont-Saint Michel

Mont-Saint Michel is a tiny island off the coast of Normandy. Although the island is extremely small, there is no doubt that there are many treasures for your students to explore.

The Mont Saint Michel Abbey is located at the top of Mont-Saint-Michel. The historical monument has both Gothic and Roman styles incorporated throughout the structure. Did you know that it was once a prison? Students will be fascinated by the information they learn during their visit.

The Grand Rue, or Main Street, is the busiest street at Mont-Saint Michel. On either side, you can find houses, shops, inns and restaurants. It is a great place for students to taste the divine cuisine the island has to offer and to buy gifts and souvenirs to take home.

D-Day Sites

The Normandy Coast is home to many monuments and museums dedicated to World War II. Here, students participating in school trips to France can pay tribute to their ancestors who fought for liberty. There are multiple locations along the coast that students find fascinating, but touring each location takes time. Depending on the length of your school’s trip, you can pick and choose based on what your students would enjoy the most.

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The Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beaches are known as the D-Day Landing Beaches. Students can see monuments and memorials at each beach. For example, at Omaha beach, students will find a memorial and the American cemetery, where almost 10,000 soldiers who fought are buried.

School Trips to France

The Memorial of Caen, The Musée du Débarquement of Arromanches (Landing Museum), the Museum of D-Day Omaha, and the Airborne Museum can all be visited on Normandy’s Coast. Each museum focuses on a different part of World War II or to commemorate the battles that took place at the different locations.

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is known for its hundreds of magnificent castles. Some are more well known then others, but nonetheless, your students will be amazed by their beauty.

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Many claim this to be the castle most worthy of visiting. It is the biggest closed forest park in Europe; its area is similar to the city of Paris. There are horse and raptor shows that your students might enjoy!

Château de Chenonceau 

This castle is known as the “Castle of the Ladies”. Katherine Briçonnet supervised the construction and many women, including French queens, after her added their own personal touch. Students will understand the role women played in this part of history.

These castles are the most visited and famous, but there are many more to discover, depending on the theme that you would like to develop with your students.

 

 

ParisByM would love to help plan your school trip. If you would like to know more information on our offers for school trips to France, please click here.

 

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