History School Trips to the Opal Coast
The Opal Coast will give your history students an extensive view of the events of World War I with our school trip. This region of Northern France was subject to intense fighting during The Great War. Take your group to Amiens which saw the merciless advancement of German troops until, in 1918, an Allied onslaught forced the Germans to beat a hasty retreat. Other popular excursions that link directly to the First World War include Vimy Ridge, the Canadian memorial plus many other WWI cemeteries. For those studying WWII La Coupole Museum is an underground bunker designed by the Nazis to prepare and launch V2 rockets while the Agincourt Medieval Centre provides insight the battle in 1415 which was a famous victory for the English. Our subject specialists will tailor-make a bespoke itinerary to suit your history subject needs ensuring that you make the most out of your school trip to Opal Coast.
With our bespoke school trip to the Opal Coast, your students will be able to discover elements of its history in a new and exciting setting away from the classroom.
- Arrive at accommodation in the afternoon
- Evening at leisure
- Arrive in Opal Coast around midday
- Afternoon visit to Agincourt Centre Historique Medieval
- Day exploring the memorials and cemeteries of the Somme battlefields
- Morning spent at La Coupole Museum
- Transfer to the UK
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
- Good base for excursions
- A warm welcome is assured
The Hotel La Peupleraie is a warm and welcoming family-run 2 star hotel, set in a safe position in its own grounds with a tennis court and surrounded by trees.
Location: The hotel is situated 5 miles from Montreuil and 7 miles inland from the coast.
Facilities:The large restaurant doubles as a meeting room, there are classroom facilities and plenty of space for outdoor games.
Accommodation: There are 40 rooms, all with private facilities.
Meals: Traditional and local cuisine is served at the hotel's restaurant, which offers a warm atmosphere and free Wi-Fi access.
Hippotel- Le Touquet
- High quality accommodation
- Forest setting
The Hippotel offers high quality accommodation just 800m from the town.
Location: Close to the forest and the Golf course, just on the outskirts of le Touquet, 2 km from the beach and the town centre. Ideally located for all Opal Coast excursions. Friendly and helpful owners.
Facilities:The hotel has its own restaurant, a bar, outside space, breakfast room can be used as meeting room on request.
Accommodation: 2-6 bedded rooms, all with full private facilities and TV.
Meals: On site restaurant.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
La Coupole Museum
La Coupole is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944, to store, prepare and launch the V2 rockets (first missiles to reach the stratosphere), the secret weapon that Hitler was counting on to destroy London and reverse the course of the war.
Agincourt Medieval Centre
A battle took place on the 25th of October 1415 near the village of Agincourt. This battle between the English lead by King Henry V and the French lead by the Constable d'Albret was a famous victory for the English who were outnumbered by almost 6 to 1. Visit this interesting museum and discover the details of the battle.
Vimy Ridge, Canadian Memorial
In WWI, the Ridge was a vital part of the German defence system. It was so well fortified that all attempts to take it by Allied forces during the first three years of the war had failed. On April 9, 1917, all four divisions of the Canadian Corps stormed the Ridge
These are all very moving tributes to the thousands of men who lost their lives during WW1 - memorials and graves.
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