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Paris History School Trips & Tours - The French Revolution
Paris, birthplace of the Revolution and the Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen, is an ideal place to discover the origins of the modern nation state. Our history school trips can bring to life this pivotal point in European history with a focus on educational visits associated with the major events and characters of this period, showing their importance then and their legacy to modern-day French and European culture.
On a school trip to this beautiful and historic city, you’ll benefit from our first-hand knowledge of visits and attractions and accommodation that will best suit your group’s needs.
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||Conciergerie||Eiffel Tower|
|2||Sites of the Revolution Tour||A walk through the Ancien Régime||Explore Montmartre & Sacre Coeur|
|3||Full day excursion to Versailles & Petit Trianon Palace||Seine River Cruise|
|4||Ascend Montparnasse Tower for panoramic views of Paris||Free time for shopping & sightseeing||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning departure from Ireland|
|Morning||Sites of the Revolution Tour|
|Afternoon||A walk through the Ancien Régime|
|Evening||Explore Montmartre & Sacre Coeur|
|Morning||Full day excursion to Versailles & Petit Trianon Palace|
|Afternoon||Seine River Cruise|
|Morning||Ascend Montparnasse Tower for panoramic views of Paris|
|Afternoon||Free time for shopping & sightseeing|
|Evening||Return flight to Ireland|
Price Shown includes
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
- Services of an NST City Representative whilst in Paris to assist with hotel check-in and provide 24-hour assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
Sites of Revolution Tour
Travel by foot or public transport and take in a number of the major historic sites of Paris including: Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Gardens and the site of the Tuileries Palace, The Louvre Palace, the exterior of the Conciergerie and Place de la Bastille.
A Walk Through Paris of The Ancien Régime
Take a walk through The Marais - one of the few areas of the city to escape Haussmann’s remodelling and which thus remains as it was at the time of the revolution.
Château de Versailles
We recommend taking a morning tour of the Palace of Versailles where the emphasis will be on the early months of the Revolution, covering events such as The Tennis Court Oath.
Le Stade de France
Take your pupils 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.
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.
Seine River Boat Cruise
An enjoyable river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights of Paris. Pupils also learn from the French (or English) commentary on their headsets.
Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
Montmartre provides an opportunity for pupils 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.
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.
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 pupils to see the prominent role that art plays in French culture. The museum is also home to cafés and shops where pupils can practise language skills too.
The dramatic architecture of the museum holds a unique collection of 20th century art covering the principal movements. This visit is a must for pupils across all Key Stages. Study services include gallery tours and audio guided tours.
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.
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.
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.
Both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park provide a great environment for your pupils to work together, bond as a class and challenge their personal boundaries.
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.
Free educational resources
Get the most from your trip by downloading free educational workbooks www.disneylandparis4schools.com .
Notre Dame Cathedral
This stunning cathedral, like all medieval churches, was painted on the inside so a largely illiterate population could learn the Bible stories. The use of colour was meant to glorify God and breathe life into the scriptures. This stunning and imposing building is a must-see of Paris, particularly as the cathedral has witnessed many important ceremonies for Christianity and the history of nations.
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 pupils to interact at this French theme park.
Home to Napoleon’s tomb, Les Invalides was originally built as a hospital and retirement home for army veterans. Also home to the French Military museum with excellent galleries on the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
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.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (many hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
- The Origins of the French Revolution
- The Terror & its Effects
- The Restoration & the Revolutionary Legacy
- The Transfer from Monarchy to Republic
- The Rise of Napoleon & the Move to Empire
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
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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