School Trips to Paris
This beautiful capital city, rich with culture and bursting with places for your students to explore, is one of our most popular cross-curricular destinations. Ideal for almost any subject - from Art & Design to practicing the French language, you’re spoilt for choice on a school trip to Paris.
Take a walk along the banks of the River Seine while enjoying a delicious hot crêpe, see the excitement in your students' faces when they see the Eiffel Tower for the first time and marvel at the Parisian architecture as you make your way through this iconic city.
Paris has built up a reputation for its glorious cuisine. With its abundance of street markets, cheese shops and bakeries, there are plenty of opportunities for your students to practice their French language skills and try out some of the city’s freshly baked goods.
The historic architecture of the French capital has also inspired many artists and writers, many of which chose to call it home, including Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and even Charles Dickens. A school trip to Paris can help ignite your students creativity and uncover an underlying passion for the creative arts. Whilst you're in Paris make sure to visit a variety of its award winning art galleries and museums including Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre.
Why choose Paris?
- World famous landmarks
- Diverse range of museums and galleries
- Unique cultural experience
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Cross Curricular Itinerary
Above price is the BASIC price, excluding any excursions. It includes coach travel to Paris, 3 nights accommodation. Call us for a price including excursions and for a bespoke itinerary to fit your requirements.
This suggested itinerary is suitable for cultural or cross curricular trips, we also have itineraries for subject specific trips SEE SUBJECT SPECIFIC TRIPS
Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your trip to Paris - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational school trips to Paris
Built in 1889 and named after is designer Gustave Eiffel, this engineering masterpiece has three levels, all offering incredible views over the ‘City of Lights’. Choose from visiting the second floor or going all the way to the top.
Cite des Sciences
The biggest science museum in Europe, this is a fantastic place to spend a day – There is a special area for 5-12 year olds featuring 100 activities relating to different themes: the body, communicating, the tv studio, water games, the garden and the factory. There is a planetarium, a submarine and an IMAX theatre. Learn about the universe, energy, technology, the world around us and much more.
Guided Tour of Paris
The French Revolution Walk will enlighten you to the significance of one of the most important events in modern history. Relive the troubled times leading up to the storming of the Bastille prison, the capture of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror and the bloody results of the guillotine.
Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
The Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck is a 689m tall office skyscraper located in the famous area of Montparnasse. Visit the modern roof of the tallest building in France for panoramic views over the city of Paris. The tower is open until late, making it ideal for an after dinner activity!
Visit the opulent palace once resided in by Louis XIV and by Marie Antionette. This was also famously the venue for the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1919. This palace is rich in history and in sumptuous style with incredible gardens to explore.
There’s no better way to see Paris than from onboard a river cruise along the River Seine. See the city’s finest monuments – from Notre Dame to the Grand Palais and the city’s own Statue of Liberty.
Île de la Cité
Île de la Cité is one of only two remaining river islands located in Paris. On this small island you will find the world famous Notre Dame, La Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle.
The district of Montmarte is full of authentic French charm. Full of traditional Parisian patisseries and home of the iconic Sacré-Coeur basilica and recognisable Moulin Rouge, you can easily spend a whole afternoon exploring this charming area.
Often referred to as one of the trendiest areas in Paris, the Latin Quarter is where you will find university students and local artists hanging out. Located on the left side bank of the River Seine, this district boasts some of the best architecture in the city and houses the Panthéon monument and Luxembourg Gardens.
Parc Asterix, based on the comic characters, is located 35km north-east of Paris, is ideal for groups looking for a cheaper & quieter theme park experience. It has 47 attractions include shows and a character village. The themed zones include the Vikings, Egypt, Ancient Greece, Gaul & The Roman Empire.
Maison de Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist and dramatist. This was his house for 16 years.
National Museum of Natural History
This unique museum in Paris focuses on research across many science topics including: evolution; Molecular Diversity; Aquatic Environments and Populations; ecology and much more. A fantastic learning experience for your class.
Originally a railway station built in 1898, this museum holds French art dating from 1848-1915 and the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world.
Musée de l’Orangerie
This museum is most famous for housing eight of the Water Lillies murals by Monet and a host of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces.
Located in one of the oldest quarters of Paris this towering modern structure of pipes and staircases has a number of exhibitions and houses the National Museum of Modern Art. Visiting the Pompidou Centre is free for school groups and university students.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
150,000 objects can been seen here, with an unbeatable range of techniques and materials, from wallpaper, stained glass, enamel, wood, jewels, graphics, trompe-l'oeil, furniture, fashion and more.
Chateaux Vaux le Vicomte
Located 55km southeast of Paris, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet and inspired the Chateau de Versailles. The Chateau is set in an impressive estate and is packed with history.
Paris School of Fine Arts
Each statue, painting or building at this Fine Arts school has a hidden educational as well as cultural value. Here you can see The Last Judgement of Michelangelo created by Sigalon or even the door of the 'Chateau De Daine de Poiters'.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Located in the Palais de Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art has an impressive collection of 20th and 21st century art including Raoul Dufy's "The Electric Fairy" which is a very striking installation.
Theatre in Paris
French plays, comedies and musicals with theatre in Paris. Go and experience an unforgettable night at a prestigious historic playhouse or a hidden gem off the beaten path. The translation of the text is projected above the stage in real time allowing you to understand every word. Group sizes from 2 to 40 are most welcome to the daily shows. You will also be given an English language introduction to the show for full cultural immersion along with and English programme with history and images about the venue. Each theatre is centrally located near many famous landmarks in Paris including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees, the Opera, or the Great Avenues.
Fragonard Perfume Museum
Nestled in the heart of Paris, close to the Opéra Garnier, this historic location is full of the spirit and character that Fragonard wanted to preserve. In years gone by it was a theatre and a velodrome for the elegant ladies of Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. The "Nouveau Musée du Parfum" reveals the secrets to the perfume trade, as well as a magnificent collection of precious objects tracing the history of perfume from antiquity to the present day. Immersed in the atmosphere of a late nineteenth century perfume factory, visitors will discover the world of fragrance through a set design that combines ancient artefacts, archives and videos of modern production. This is a unique olfactory journey in Paris! Tours can be in French or English.
Visit the world's largest and arguably most famous art museum. Located by the scenic River Seine, the Louvre houses top masterpieces and paintings from the most renowned artists in the world including the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault.
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!
Overall a lovely trip and some excellent memories of Paris and the activities. Overall organisation is good, prices kept reasonable, loyalty discount and with a well known company.
- Hazelwick School, MFL Trip to Paris
Equity take the hassle out of organising a trip and deal with the complications that can arise. The students loved Paris. Many want to return.
- Caludon Castle School, Film and Media Trip to Paris
FUAJ Yves Robert
- Great central location
- Fantastic communal areas
This sustainable hostel opened its doors in May 2013 and is perfect for school groups.
Location: Located right in the centre of Paris, a 10/15 minute walk from the Gare du Nord and a 5 minute walk from the nearest metro station giving easy access to the main attractions of Paris.
Facilities: There are great communal areas as well as a bar for teachers and a really nice garden at the back.
Accommodation: The very spacious rooms accommodate between 1 to 6 people. They all have en-suite showers and toilets are in the corridors.
Meals: Self-service restaurant on site.
FIAP Jean Monnet
- Central location
With over 40 years of experience in accommodating school groups, the FIAP Jean Monnet is the best you can offer your students.
Location: Located right in the centre of Paris, in the 14th arrondissement. It is only a 10 minute walk from the nearest Metro Station.
Facilities: There are great communal areas that can be booked for your group.
Accommodation: The rooms accommodate between 1 to 7 people and are all en-suite and spacious.
Meals: Self-service restaurant on site.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Paris
Equity can recommend Paris for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.