Christmas markets tour to Lille by coach: 2 days, 1 night

Your Christmas Markets tour to Lille will immerse your students in French Christmas traditions and is a wonderful cross-curricular learning opportunity.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive in Lille
Explore the Christmas Markets
Arrive at accommodation

Day two
Depart accommodation
Explore the Christmas Markets
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive back in the UK

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Excursion Locator Map

Excursion Ideas

  • Old Town and Cathedral

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: While on your Christmas markets trip, you could take some time to visit the restored buildings, cafes, and art galleries of ‘Vieux-Lille’, Lille Old Town. You can also visit the impressive Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Treille.
    Select says: A great opportunity for students to extend their vocabulary.

  • Christmas Markets, Lille

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: The wooden chalets of the Christmas Markets of Lille glitter with Christmas decorations and there are stalls filled with festive food, as well as arts and crafts. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to use their language skills and absorb some traditional French culture. Markets you can visit include: Amiens, Arras, Lille, and Grand Place Reims.
    Select says: A highlight is the Ferris Wheel on the main square of Lille, which is transformed into a winter wonderland with an 18-metre high Christmas tree.

Christmas markets trip to Lille by coach: 2 days, 1 night Accommodation

Kyriad Villeneuve D'Ascq

Our rating:

Location: Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Capacity: 84

Located just 5km from the centre of Lille and nextdoor to the Museum of Modern Art.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Restaurant, Wi-Fi, meeting room, 24 hour reception.