Food Technology Study Trips to France
Our Food Technology Study Trips to France offer the crème de la crème of options and destinations for exploring the culinary traditions and excellence of France. From patisseries to steak tartare, this country has a worldwide reputation for its expertise, hospitality and unrivalled gastronomic standards. Both the Basque Country and Paris are the perfect locations for exploring the huge variety of foods that our neighbours have on offer.
All in all, it’s a fantastic opportunity for students to master and explore the art and tradition of French cooking. What’s more, it’s a chance for students to improve their KS3 and KS4 skills in a vibrant, exciting and cultural setting and witness first hand why this country’s gastronomic reputation proceeds them.
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France’s culinary style differs hugely from what we are used to in England; whereas we see the evening meal as the biggest meal of the day, for the French it is in fact lunch that is the most important. The French also love to eat together, so at lunch time it is not uncommon for work colleagues to sit down and have a proper meal together. They always ensure they eat 3 meals a day and it is very unlike the French to snack in between their meals unlike ourselves. They strongly believe in providing fresh fruit and vegetables so meals out are always healthier and tastier. What better place to witness all of this and experience the French way of life through food than in France itself.
What to do on a Food Technology Trip to France?
There are numerous activities for students to explore France. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.
In addition, you can also fill your days with the following
- Biarritz aquarium
- Cite de l’ocean museum
- Paris Chocolat de Beussant-Lachelle factory
- Eiffel Tower
Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your Food tech Study trip to France, which you will find below. However, we can also create a bespoke and unique itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.
DAY 2 Spend the morning at the cite de l’ocean museum, followed by the afternoon at the Biarritz cooking school with professional chef.
DAY3 Spend the morning at Les Halles de Biarritz followed by a Pinxtos tour in the afternoon DAY4 Transfer back to UK.
DAY1 Arrive in Paris and have the afternoon to explore.
DAY2 Visit Rungis market then professional cooking class.
DAY3 Visit Eiffel tower and Paris Chocolat de Beussant-Lachelle factory.
DAY4 Return to UK.
The best way to get to Biarritz is by flying directly from Gatwick or Stansted with EasyJet or Ryanair. However, Bilbao and Bordeaux airports are not far away so there is flexibility with this. Equally it is just as easy to get to Paris with most major UK airports flying directly there, or take a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing and travel to Paris overnight. Coach transfers will be provided.
Where to Stay?
Fuaj hotel- Biarritz Located only 20 minutes’ walk from Biarritz’s marvellous beaches, the FUAJ is part of the Hostelling International chain and is famous for its laid-back atmosphere and welcome to groups. Facilities include a bar/café area with a projector. However, our personal favourite facility is the fully equipped private rooms with video projectors. We think it’s a great way to chill out from your excursions with a movie night. Domaine Du Pignada- Biarritz The Domaine du pignada is located perfectly in between the historic centre of Bayonne and the Biarritz beach, so is in the ideal place for our groups to stay. They specialise in group bookings and have rooms that can sleep 2-8 people, depending on the needs of the group. There is free access to the sports equipment on site such as an outdoor pool, minigolf, volleyball court and tennis court. Campanile Le Blanc Mesnil- Paris This minimalistic Parisian hotel is just 30-minutes Central Paris and is ideally located to venture out to into the city. Other conveniences include quick access to the nearby shopping mall. Facilities include free WIFI and a restaurant that caters for all individual needs. Other facilities include bar, satellite TV in each room, and free private parking.
When to Visit France?
You can visit France all year-round but the best months to visit are June or September as it isn’t usually too hot, and the rain stays away.
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