Geography School Trips & Tours to Paris
Paris is a city that everyone should experience, and a geography tour to the city offers the perfect opportunity to undertake studies into human geography.
NST’s geography school trip programme enables pupils to dig beneath the surface of this tourists’ paradise, with its heritage of art, museums, galleries and attractions that help to make it one of the most visited cities in the world. The range of geography visits on offer uncover the historical growth, varied architecture and land use that has led to the development of distinct urban zones. Investigations into settlement morphology and tourism impact on a field trip to Paris provide valuable opportunities for primary data collection and skills acquisition.
What’s more, a geography visit to Disneyland® Paris will provide an original and fun way to deliver the concepts of industrial location, globalisation, cultural diversity and tourism too.
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||Morning departure from Ireland||Sightseeing tour of Paris||River Seine Cruise|
|2||Les Halles, Pompidou Centre, Le Maris, Place des Vosges (URBAN STUDIES/TOURISM)||Notre Dame, La Défense, Sacré Coeur, Montmartre (TOURISM IMPACT)||Aquaboulevard|
|3||Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park, (INDUSTRY/TOURISM/GLOBALISATION/CULTURAL DIVERSITY)||Val d'Europe shopping centre|
|4||Eiffel Tower||Free afternoon for shopping & sightseeing||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning departure from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Sightseeing tour of Paris|
|Evening||River Seine Cruise|
|Morning||Les Halles, Pompidou Centre, Le Maris, Place des Vosges (URBAN STUDIES/TOURISM)|
|Afternoon||Notre Dame, La Défense, Sacré Coeur, Montmartre (TOURISM IMPACT)|
|Morning||Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park, (INDUSTRY/TOURISM/GLOBALISATION/CULTURAL DIVERSITY)|
|Afternoon||Val d'Europe shopping centre|
|Afternoon||Free afternoon for shopping & sightseeing|
|Evening||Return flight to Ireland|
Top visits for geography trips in Paris
Guided City Centre Walking Tour
Your group can explore several contrasting urban districts to undertake primary data collection. Relevant activities, including urban studies and tourism impact, are provided within our Exclusive Educational Resource Packs. From gentrified Les Halles, to the redeveloped surroundings of the Pompidou Centre, visit Le Marais and Place des Vosges, Paris’ oldest and highly picturesque square, the Latin Quarter and the famous Notre Dame. Contrast these zones with the business district of La Défense, home to the instantly recognisable Grand Arche.
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 on their school trip to Disneyland Paris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a free guided tour in your choice of French or English and visit the museum and shop where you’ll find a wide range of fragrant products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine being able to fly — and experiencing Paris with a bird’s-eye view. FlyView is a unique experience in which visitors fly over Paris and its monuments in virtual reality, complete with real flight sensations. Fly high over the city’s rooftops to explore the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine and many other famous locations from a perspective you could only dream of... until now. You will see Paris from a totally unique perspective. Groups can also go behind the scenes in some of Paris' most famous historical buildings, and expeprience Notre-Dame beofre the destructive fire of 2019.
- Shopping at Val d’Europe
- Hotel-based quiz or disco
- Evening illuminations coach tour
- Evening Seine river cruise
- Industrial location
- Cultural diversity
- Regeneration & land use
FREE Educational Resource Pack
We understand that you want a study visit that delivers the curriculum. To help you achieve this, our free Paris Educational Resource Pack - developed by experienced geography teachers - contains a wealth of highly relevant information for you to use before, during and after your tour.
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
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