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Loire Valley
Basic price from
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

travel to Loire Valley

School Trips to Loire Valley

Visit the 'Garden of France' with one of our French Language or Music tours and subject your students to a unique blend of cultural wealth and diversity on a school trip to the Loire Valley.

Study the region's religious and revolutionary past at the Joan of Arc Museum, and be taken aback at the audio-visual extravaganza at Futuroscope – the world-famous special effects theme park.

Explore the culinary masterpieces famous to the region. Sample Brioche in its home setting and discover the secrets behind how Cointreau is made. A trip to Chateau du Clos Luce will give all visitors a chance to see Leonardo da Vinci's final residence, and a tour of the gardens gives a true insight to the creative colossus's genius.

With long-stretching summers and excellent opportunities to broaden the knowledge of the French language, the Loire Valley is the perfect destination for all inquisitive school parties.

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>



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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Loire Valley - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Loire Valley


There’s plenty for students to do and see in the city of Orléans as they experience French culture at its finest as it is one of the oldest towns in France.

Orléans Cathedral

A stunning, Gothic Catholic cathedral which was built in the 12th century and famous for its association with Joan of Arc.

Musée de l'Automobile

Exclusive French cars will be found in this small but eclectic museum covering automobiles from 1900 to the 1970s.

Château de Valençay

Overlooking the Nahon river, Château de Valença has been regarded as one of the most beautiful manors in the world. The Château is a popular performance venue for our music groups.


This royal town is full of paved squares and lively streets where students can explore the surroundings and discover a unique environment.


This fantastic educational theme park offers over 25 original experiences based on multimedia, cinematographic and audio visual techniques with 3D and 4D cinemas, attractions and shows. Take to the skies on 'The Extraordinary Journey', a ride that combines a 6k film on a giant 6,450 sq ft surround screen for the ultimate immersive experience!

New for 2019 is the 'Planet Power' exhibit which explores the history of electricity and the incredible journey of the Solar Impulse, the first plane to complete a round-the-world flight on solar power.

Château de Chenonceau

Beautifully constructed over the River Cher the architecture of this building is a mix of late Gothic and early Renaissance attracting up to 800,000 visitors per year.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Huge thanks to Equity for putting together such a super tour for us this year. It really was a great experience for us all, wonderful venues and lovely reception and organisation wherever we went - you did us proud. As always my dealings with you both have been most civilised and enjoyable and I really appreciate the unstinting efforts you have put in to make everything as perfect as possible. Yet again another collection of amazing memories.

- Sheffield University Wind Orchestra, Concert Tour to Loire Valley

We loved our tour to the Loire Valley last year!

- Wood Green School, Concert Tour to Loire Valley

Loire Valley Accommodation

Hotel Alteora

Hotel Alteora

  • 3* Superior Hotel
  • Located just 500 metres from the Futuroscope Theme Park

With multiple locations to choose from schools can pick the location closest to their excursions.

Location: 15 minutes from the town of Poiters.

Facilities: The hotel features excellent facilities for schools.

Accommodation: Adjoining rooms for groups, available with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

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Recommended Educational Trips to Loire Valley

Equity can recommend Loire Valley for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.