Traveling with a group of students can be all kinds of challenging, from deciding where to go, where to stay, what to see and everything in between. For that, we are here to help with some advice on where you should visit from Paris to make your school trip that much more fun and different.
As such an iconic European city, it’s easy to forget that there are other places just nearby that are worth leaving the main city to see – and even some countries just next door! Definitely when coming on a school trip its worth taking at least one or more day trips from Paris to explore the surrounding areas.
Only a short trip on the RER (a metro-like train that runs all the way into the center of Paris), Versailles has to be high on your list of day trips from Paris. It would give you and your student group the chance to see not only the Chateau, where the famous hall of mirrors is, but also the beautiful gardens, and even Marie Antoinette’s house – also on the premises. We recommend going out there early so you can really take time in each area but you should be able to do it in just one day.
If you didn’t already know, the Champagne region of France is only a little over an hour from Paris by train. Here, you can visit the town as well as a number of champagne houses. It’s definitely worth your while to explore how the famous drink is made. We would suggest booking a tour – or two – in advance to make sure you are able to see the cellars.
It’s crazy really that you can go to and from another country in just one day, but you really can! With a train ride that only takes about an hour and forty-five minutes, Paris to Brussels is definitely worth it for the day. You can explore the town square with your students, walk through the shopping halls, eat waffles and fries and chocolate, see the beautiful cathedral and just get a chance to experience a city outside of France.
Home to famous artist Claude Monet, a trip to Giverny will let you see the beautiful landscapes that inspired so many of his famous works – including the waterlily paintings. It’ll give you and your students a perfect chance to get away from the metropolis of Paris and experience the countryside and a cute town with famous roots. We would recommend a trip here in the warmer months – in fact, the gardens are actually closed during much of the winter, so make sure you check this before you plan your trip.
Disneyland is the perfect spot for a fun day out as part of a school trip. We’ve added it to our list of day trips from Paris because not only is it close, but because its Disney! It’s what your students likely remember from their childhood and it’s the perfect spot for a day out – it might not be educational but it’ll sure be fun!
Taking day trips from Paris during your student tour to the infamous city is definitely a must! Whether you plan on leaving the country and heading to Brussels or just taking the RER and exploring Versailles, it’s definitely worth it. Make sure you to decide before arriving where to head to though to be sure you get the best deals and tickets. For more help with this planning of your group trip, click here and see how ParisByM can help you.