History study trips to France

Curriculum Themes

Treaty of Versailles

Impact of Napoleon on France

French revolution

France’s role in WW1

France’s role in WW2

Why France?

Our History Study Trips to France gives students the opportunity to visit the country that gave us the revolution to start all revolutions. Moreover, it’s a chance to learn first-hand about one of the most historically significant nations in the world.
From the Rennaissance and Restoration periods to the Rise and Fall of Napoleon, France, and in particular Paris, arguably has one of the most eventful histories to date. Not to mention the significance of France during both World Wars. For this reason, it’s a very popular destination that covers many KS3 and KS4 curriculum topics.

The centre of History.

With so many sites and landmarks to visit, Paris is undoubtedly the central hub of all things historic in France. In addition to world-famous tourist locations such as the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine, there’s also the extravagant Palace Versaille to visit. Other noteworthy locations include the Notre Dame Cathedral, in all its medieval splendour, and the especially relevant Le Marais district. Filled with traditional buildings, Le Marais offers an insightful experience into Aristocratic life during the time of The Ancien Régime.
Finally, Les Invalides is a must-see that serves as both Napoleon’s tomb and a fascinating military museum. It’s here that students will learn about the life and death of France’s most notorious military leader and his lasting impact through the ages.

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What to do on a history study trip to France?

There are so many activities for students to explore in France. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

The Chateau de Versailles is the palace that is now a French Historic Monument as it was the principal residence of French monarchy from 1682 until the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. It has been a museum since the 19th century and offer an overview of the history of France from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century.
These are a collection of museums that all concentrate on telling the military history of France. It also contains a hospital and retirement home for war veterans, which was the original purpose of this building when it was built in 1671.

The famous square was once where the Bastille prison lay, however this was destroyed in the French revolution. The square is now famously visited for the history of the prison and hosts many cultural events such as concerts and fairs.
The cathedral is a medieval Catholic monument that is an example of French Gothic architecture. In its history, it has been destroyed on multiple occasions due to wars so most of its original artwork no longer exists, however has always been restored to finer beauty.

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

      • Eiffel Tower
      • Musee de Louvre
      • Centre Pompidou

Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your History trip to France, which you will find below.  However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Visit the Chateau de Versailles and Les Invalides
DAY2 Visit Musee du Louvre and Eiffel Tower
DAY3 Visit the Place de la Bastille and Sacre Coeur
DAY4 A walk through Le Marais followed by a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral

Getting there

It is possible to get to Paris via coach from the UK, however the easiest and quickest way to get there is to fly. Most UK airports fly directly to Paris and in resort coach transfers will be provided.

Where to Stay

Campanile Le Blanc Mesnil, Paris
This minimalistic Parisian hotel is just 30-minutes Central Paris, ideally located to venture out to into the city. Other conveniences include quick access to the nearby shopping mall.
Facilities include free WIFI, a restaurant that caters for all individual needs, bar, satellite TV in each room, and free private parking.

When to Visit France?

France is an all year round destination but the best months to visit are June or September as it isn’t usually too hot or wet. Spring and Autumn are also quite mild and are not generally very wet.

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