School Trips to Paris

Paris’ reputation as a global centre of culture is much deserved, and a Paris school trip is a fantastic option for a number of reasons.

Paris is a cosmopolitan city with many world-renowned landmarks and monuments dotted around the city centre, from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees to the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.

If you’re looking to plan an art school tour, few cities boast a better collection of world-class museums and galleries than Paris. Visit the Louvre, or the picturesque hills of Montmartre that have been a home for many great artists, writers and musicians in recent history: Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway, to name a few.

For school trips and tours to Paris with a language focus, there is no better place to immerse students in French culture and captivate their imagination than the country’s capital – get in touch today to find out more about your trip to France.

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips to Paris

LIVE! student events - Disneyland® Paris!

LIVE! student events - Disneyland® Paris!

Bring the subject to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions at one of our LIVE! student events. 

Our LIVE! student events combine a conference with LIVE! speaker presentations, student workbook and team park challenges - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!

View our full range of events here

Art & Design

Art & Design

Paris is home to some of the world’s most iconic art galleries, museums and landmarks, which also means there are few better places to immerse pupils in world class art & design.

Learn more about our art & design trips to Paris here

Cultural & Transition Year

Cultural & Transition Year

A trip to Paris is an unforgettable cultural experience for any class, whether the focus is art, architecture, history, science, music – or even theme parks...

Learn more about our cultural & transition year trips to Paris here

Drama & Performing Arts

Drama & Performing Arts

From traditional Parisian theatre to Disneyland® Paris, our drama and performing arts itineraries are designed to allow classes to soak up every angle of performing arts.

Learn more about our drama & performing arts trips to Paris here

French Language

French Language

A trip to Paris is the perfect opportunity for pupils to put their French Language skills to the test and get a real feel for the Parisian way of life.

Learn more about our French language trips to Paris here

Geography

Geography

Uncover the urbanisation, globalisation and geographical evolution of this beautiful city with our bespoke geography school trips.

Learn more about our geography trips to Paris here

History

History

Discover the origins of this historic city and gain a better understanding of how both French and Parisian culture has evolved throughout the ages.

Learn more about our history trips to Paris here

Media & Film Studies

Media & Film Studies

Paris is home to Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park, both of which offer an incredible and entertaining insight into global media and film.

Learn more about our media & film trips to Paris here

Music

Music

Paris is an ideal destination for established, intermediate or newly-formed musical groups and classes.

Learn more about our music trips to Paris here

Science

Science

Our expert science guided tours are the perfect opportunity to ignite a scientific passion among students in France’s magnificent capital city.

Learn more about our science trips to Paris here

Theme Park

Theme Park

Both Disneyland® Paris and Parc Astérix offer an entertaining and interactive learning experience, so pupils can brush up on their French before splashing down on the log flume…

Learn more about our theme park trips to Paris here


Paris trip highlights - our groups love...

Viewing the national art collections

Viewing the national art collections

Appreciate art in all its forms at the Musée d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou and the Musée National Picasso.

Disneyland® Paris

Disneyland® Paris

Enjoy thrills, spills and a sprinkling of performance at Disneyland® Paris with Disney Performing Arts OnStage and Disney Performing Arts Workshops.

Experiencing Parisian culture

Experiencing Parisian culture

Take in the Parisian culture on a Seine river boat cruise and a visit to Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur.

Climbing the Eiffel Tower

Exploring the Parisian history

Enjoy stunning city views from the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck.

Exploring the Parisian history

Exploring the Parisian history

Explore history on a Sites of the Revolution Tour, a walk through the Paris of the Ancien Regime and at Les Invalides.

Uncovering the maths behind the city

Uncovering the maths behind the city

Uncover maths around every corner at the Cité des Sciences, Palais de la Découverte and Marie Curie Museum.

Immersing in the film industry

Immersing in the film industry

Journey behind the scenes of film at Les Etoiles du Rex or on a film location walking tour.

Practising French language skills

Practising French language skills

Practise your language skills on a Seine river boat cruise with commentary, as well as at the city's cafés, markets and shops.

Jumping in to Paris' science industry

Jumping in to Paris' science industry

Jump in to science at the Cité des Sciences, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace.

On the ground support...

There’s a lot to contend with when travelling abroad, and many teachers find the service of NST’s Paris City Representatives invaluable. We can arrange for your representative to meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise on points of interest and public transport and provide your group with 24 hour emergency assistance. With NST, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be on your own on your school tour.

Our on-the-ground team will also be happy to discuss your programme of visits, offer an insight into your destination and suggest popular evening activities too.

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: 

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly 
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings 
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals 

 

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: 

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school 
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs 
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip 

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visit

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. 

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. 

Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking 
  • Tailor-make your tour 
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 

 

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Why choose NST...

Here's why hundreds of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of Paris to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters to support in-school promotion.

  • FREE group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

 

  • More than 20 years’ experience

With over 20 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded & licensed:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation

 

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

Package Travel Regulations 2018

Don't forget - if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

For groups travelling from Northern Ireland... the Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.

Learn more here