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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.

Student Tours to France

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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Must See Cities During Student Tours to France

Student Tours to France are a great way to learn about history and culture in a hands on way, but trying to decide where your student group should go and for how long can be as overwhelming as it sounds.  ParisByM understands this and has made a list of must-see cities all over France for you and your students.

So, what do you want to see?

Before deciding where to go, you have to decide what you want to see – meaning what type of trip you’re looking for.  Is history a priority? Or art and architecture? Or religious education? Or are you just trying to admire the beauty of France? Luckily, we’ve got you covered on all fronts with these four must see Cities.

Paris

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We all know Paris; it’s what everyone thinks of when they think of France and is definitely a must-see during student tours to France.  You can see attractions like Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, the Conciergerie and so many more famous monuments.  Along with this you can add some history and art to your trip and explore museums like the Orsay museum, or the Louvre.  You can also spend a day walking the famous gardens of Luxembourg and the Tuileries.  A trip to Paris really gives student tours to France a chance to experience all aspects of history, art, and architecture.  

Normandy

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There are two major places in Normandy we recommend for a visit during student tours to France – Caen and the Mont St Michel, both of which are only about an hour’s drive from one another.  Caen is famous for being the city of 100 steeples which means your group will have a chance to see the architecture and religion that existed in Normandy.  On top of this you can explore the famous WWII museum and give your students a chance to learn both about France, Normandy, and the history of the war. 

We also suggest taking the time to see the stunning Mont St Michel.  The drive is definitely worthwhile because you can explore the Abbey and see beautiful views of the beaches of Normandy.  Just make sure you get to the Island safely via the causeway; we recommend booking this excursion through a tour.

Strasbourg

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Famously the seat of European Parliament, this city is a great place for student tours in France to visit to learn about history and government, as well as architecture.  This city, located in the North East of France, gives you the chance to see both Roman Gothic Cathedrals, and Germanic style timber houses – something that’s well worth a look. If you go in the winter time too, you may even get to see some of the city’s world-famous Christmas Markets.

Cannes

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As home of the iconic Cannes Film Festival, this city is a must for its beauty and art culture.  This town on the French Riviera has so much to offer. It’s stunning and its coastal views are like nothing else.  Also, while you’re there you can explore beautiful cobbled streets, markets, and colorful buildings.  You can even explore the city in search of the painted walls, or murals of many great French and world cinema figures.

So, What do You do Now?

When trying to plan student tours to France, there are so many places to think about.  We hope this list has helped you but we suggest talking to a travel agent or trip planner about exactly what you should do to make sure you make the most of your time in the country.

If you are interested in group tours or excursions, check out our website here to learn more about how we can help!

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