Paris Science School Trips & Tours

This cosmopolitan city offers a range of visits that will ignite your pupils’ curiosity about the world of science. With our expert knowledge of Paris, we’ll create an itinerary for your group that covers a wide range of learning outcomes, as well as giving your pupils the opportunity to absorb the many famous attractions in this ‘city of lights’.

Sample itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Cite des Science. Guided sightseeing tour of Paris Seine River Cruise
2 The Palace of Discovery Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle Disney Village
3 Eiffel Tower Free afternoon for shopping & sightseeing Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Cite des Science. Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
Evening Seine River Cruise
Morning The Palace of Discovery
Afternoon Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle
Evening Disney Village
Morning Eiffel Tower
Afternoon Free afternoon for shopping & sightseeing
Evening Return flight to Ireland

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  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices

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Cité des Sciences (Science City)

The largest science museum in Europe, the Science City is packed with exhibits exploring man’s experiences with science and maths. Pupils can explore the varied and interactive exhibitions in Explora to discover more about themes such as light, sounds, genes and movement. Watch daily demonstrations and explore the universe with the planetarium, presented by astronomy specialists.

The museum also has a hands-on maths exhibition which includes a special section on the geometry of shapes, transformation of geometry and Euclidean geometry, in addition to new theories of mathematics. Download the dedicated maths resources from the Cité des Sciences website to enhance your tour.

Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle

Housing the Hall of Evolution, the gallery of paleontology (dinosaurs, giant birds and insects) and the gallery of mineralogy, where more than 600,000 minerals, giant crystals and royal precious stones can be seen.

Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace

At the oldest aeronautics museum in the world, pupils have the opportunity to discover the principles of flight in air and space and the technology behind it through interactive exhibits.

Marie Curie Muséum

This museum pays homage to the great French physicist, who discovered radioactivity, and her entire family - two generations of which won the Nobel Prize.

Palais de la Découverte (Palace of Discovery)

The Palace of Discovery is an ideal visit for science and maths groups. Here, your pupils will learn by participating in experiments led by the scientists, exploring scientific laws, including electrostatics, radioactivity, and chemistry. There are separate rooms devoted to astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine in which your group can carry out experiments for themselves!

Maths also occupies a prominent place in this highly-regarded science museum which holds three galleries focusing on polyhedra and mathematics in nature; the Pi Room, the Mathematical Surfaces Collection, and the Mathematics Room.

Disneyland® Paris

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.

Disneyland® Park 
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.

Disney Hopper Ticket Offer 
2 days for the price of 1! Get unlimited access to Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park for two full days.

Free educational resources
Get the most from your trip by downloading free educational workbooks www.disneylandparis4schools.com . 

For maths groups, you can also use NST’s Maths Explorer learning resources to get the very most from your visit!

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.

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. 

Centre Pompidou

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.

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. 

Fragonard Perfumery

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.

Eiffel Tower

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. 

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. 

Louvre Museum

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. 

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.

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. 

Parc Astérix

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.

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.


Evening activites

  • A Parisian theatre show
  • Bowling
  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

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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
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Whilst you're away

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  • 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
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  • Extensive group travel insurance

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