School tour & Home stays

SCHOOL TOURS TO FRANCE FOR COMBINED GROUPS OF FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDENTS AND NON-LANGUAGE STUDENTS

School Tours to France can be organised at any time during the year. We suggest a minimum of 10 months advance planning

According to individual school requirements : see below

THIS TOUR IS GIVEN AS AN EXAMPLE ONLY for schools wishing to organise 2 - 3 weeks in France FOR A COMBINDED GROUP OF LANGUAGE & NON-LANGUAGE STUDENTS. home stays for the French students, additional cultural programme for the others.

Of interest to :
ALL secondary school studentsl

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY

For a group of 30 students, 10 of them studying French and 20 not learning French, with 3 teachers free of charge (FOC). This is an example of a 14 day tour organized a few years ago for an Australian school to give you an idea of the programme and activities. It is clearly divided into three parts.

Days 1 to 8 : Paris

You will be met by us on arrival at CDG airport and we will accompany you in the coach for the transfer to hostel situated in the historical heart of Paris or to any other hostel or hotel of your choice). Included in the costing are all the coach transfers from the airport and to the station, as well as a pass for unlimited transport inside Paris. All other transfers and transport for visits outside Paris are also included.

Your programme will be finalized in direct consultation with the teacher(s) in charge. In the case of this example, it was calculated to include visits of the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie, Notre-Dame cathedral and including climbing up its towers, the Louvre, Orsay, and the Cluny (Middle Ages) museums, the Catacombes, the Rodin museum, the Invalides (Army museum and Napoleon's tomb), the Opera Garnier, up the Arc de Triomphe for the view, a boat cruise on the Seine, a whole day either in the Parc Astérix or in Euro Disney, a full day in Versailles, up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and visiting the most famous parts of Paris : the Quartier Latin, the  Marais, the Ile Saint Louis, Montmartre, not forgetting a famous street market, the largest department stores, the most beautiful bridge in Paris and many other famous monuments, streets and squares.

Days 8 to 12 : the two groups have different programmes

1- For the group studying French (10 students + 1 teacher) : by train to Nevers, welcome by host families, 4 nights full board sharing the life of the families, visit a school and walking discovery-tour of the town. Teacher accommodated either with family or hotel. At the end of their stay, by train to Tours to join the other group.

2- For the group not studying French (20 + 2 teachers). Halfboard accommodation in youth hostels. First by train to Rouen, visit and night. Train to Caen (visit either the Memorial or the Abbaye aux Hommes) then transfer to Bayeux (3 nights). One day coach excursion to the beaches of the Normandy Landing (with specialist guide), visit the Mont Saint Michel and see the Bayeux Tapestry.  Coach transfer to Caen and train to Tours to join the French group.

Days 12 to 14 : short coach excursion through the Loire Valley

The two groups continue together from Tours : coach transfer to Amboise (2 nights half board). Visits : Amboise Château, the Clos Lucé (Da Vinci's last home), the Châteaux of Ussé, Chenonceau, Cheverny, the gardens of Villandry plus a look at Chambord.

Coach transfers and return to airport included.

COSTING : In more than 30 years, we have never once been accused of cheating or of exaggerating the costing. ALL WE REQUIRE IS A CLEAR IDEA OF WHAT YOU HAVE IN MIND - and we'll get back to you in a very short space of time with a proposed programme and costing.

BUT DON'T LEAVE THINGS TOO LATE! To be sure of your accommodation especially in Paris, basic itinerary arrangements should be confirmed with us at 10-12 months in advance of your arrival in France.

Whatever your ideas, don't hesitate to discuss them by email (or skype!) with Annie & David Bancroft :

cpederf@gmail.com

 

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