Language & Culture school trips to Lille
Lille is an easy trip from the UK, offering superb opportunities for practicing essential language skills and applying understanding on a French Language & Culture trip. Recognised for its superb shopping opportunities, exquisite gastronomy and home to one of the most notable art museums in France, the Palais des Beaux Arts. If travelling in December visit the Christmas Markets to test your students’ terminology or plan a trip in September to develop your students bargaining skills at the Braderie de Lille flea-market. Students will also be able to expand their vocabulary base as they identify horticulture in the Garden of Giants and enhance their linguistic abilities by asking questions about the city’s historical residents. An exceptional place to use French linguistic skills, a Language & Culture trip to Lille will provide plenty of opportunity to develop your students learning.
- Arrive in Lille
- Afternoon visit to Lille Cathedral
- Visit Lille Old Town and market
- Hospice Comtesse Museum
- Morning visit to Garden of Giants
- Journey home
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Kyriad, Villeneuve d'Ascq
- Close to attractions
- High standard accommodation
Nearby to many key museums this accommodation is excellent for schools.
Location: Located in the suburb of Villeneuve d'Ascq, 8 kms from the city centre.
Facilities: There is a bar/lounge, large dining room which can be used for study. A video evening can be arranged and there are 3 additional meeting rooms
Accommodation: All rooms have private facilities and a TV.
Premiere Classe Lille Centre
- 300 metres from Eurostar
- All rooms en-suite
Due to its close proximity to the Eurostar and the old town this hotel is extremely convenient for smaller groups on a budget.
Location: 300 metres from the Eurostar and nearby to the Citadel of Lille and the Hospice Comtesse, this hotel is ideal for short stays and easy travel.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi included in your stay along with a 24-hour reception
Accommodation: All rooms have private facilities and are mostly for two and three persons.
Meals: The hotel offers bed and breakfast only, so you are free to choose from the many nearby restaurants offering regional dishes.
Subject Specific Excursions
Christmas Market visits
If you are traveling in December, why not add a trip to one of Lille's popular Christmas Markets to your itinerary? Visit the markets in Place Rihour or Lille's old town where there are about 80 stalls selling local produce and crafts. Your students can practice their skills whilst ordering festive foods or shopping for souvenirs to take back home!
The Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, is a unique cathedral and has been the seat of the Bishop of Lille since 1913.
Old Town and market
Tour the restored buildings and art galleries of Lille Old Town, shop for souvenirs and order drinks in atmospheric cafes. Visit the many food, book and craft markets, testing and extending your vocabulary as you browse.
Garden of Giants
Encounter more than 45,000 types of plants in this urban garden’s three areas: the Parvis des Nuages, Herbe des Géants and Jardin des Sources. Admire the water features and sculptures, then consolidate your new vocab in the garden cafe.
Hospice Comtesse Museum
A fascinating insight into local history, this hospital building dates back to the 15th century and exhibits collections of 17th and 18th century art, ceramics and musical instruments. It also documents the history of Lille and the hospice itself.
Musée de Beaux Arts
This 19th century building houses European paintings, antiquities, ceramics, sculptures, scale models and more. Expect a huge range of eras and styles, with collections which document Europe’s great artistic movements from the 12th to the 20th century.
Citadel Park and Zoo
Test and extend your vocabulary and comprehension as you spot around 400 different animals, from monkeys and zebras to wild cats and rare birds. Visit the Citadel Park and see remarkable trees, which include a Montpellier Maple and Giant Sequoia.
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