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

Your Christmas Markets tour to Paris will immerse your students in the traditional French Christmas traditions and is also a wonderful opportunity to practise their French speaking and listening skills.

Suggested Itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with channel crossing
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 Ideas

  • FlyView Paris

    Subject range: Art, Cultural, History, Language

    What you’ll experience: Discover Paris as you’ve never seen it before with a thrilling jetpack flight over Paris in fully immersive virtual reality.

    • Immersive video and a dynamic movie platform combine images of flying over Paris with your jetpack’s movements to give you all the sensations of real fight!
    • Take off, accelerate, and stop to enjoy the panoramic view, then turn, move sideways, and swoop down for a closer view of a monument
    • Paris landscapes, filmed from the capital sky using drones
    • A last generation VR headset with a 360-degree vision

    Select says: View the FlyView website for a taster of what to expect.

  • Tour Montparnasse

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience: This is Paris’ only skyscraper and the tallest building in France at 210 metres. You can visit the panoramic floor for fabulous views over the city. The tower is open until late, so it’s also possible to take in the beautifully lit night time beauty of Paris.
    Select says: This is by far the best place to view of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Eiffel Tower

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: This iconic monument, built in 1889, is the symbol of Paris and France. The Eiffel Tower is one of the best known monuments in the world. In 2014 a new glass floor was completed on level 1 where visitors can walk 57m from the ground and experience the sensation of stepping out into the void.
    Select says: View further details via the Eiffle Tower website.

  • Christmas Markets, Paris

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: The wooden chalets of the Christmas Markets of Paris glitter with Christmas decorations and there are stalls filled with festive food, as well as arts and crafts. A wonderful opportunity for students to use their language skills and absorb some traditional French culture. Markets you can visit include: Boulogne – Billancourt, Champs Elysses, Gare de l’Est, Gare Saint-Lazare, La Défense Christmas Arch, Marché de Noël de Montmartre, Montparnasse, Notre-Dame, Place de la Nation, Place des Abbesses, Saint Germain des Pres, St. Sulpice, and Trocadero Gardens.
    Select says: The Christmas market on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is the largest Christmas market in Paris. Along with the stunning illuminations on the world’s most beautiful avenue, 160 authentic chalets line the Champs-Elysées.

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

European Campus Sainte Therese

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Location: Paris suburbs

Capacity: 130

Situated at Ozoir-la-Ferrière just 25km SE of Paris and 15 minutes' drive from Disneyland Paris. Set in 84 acres of grounds, this quality, purpose built accommodation is ideal for schools and offers excellent facilities alongside good access to Paris.

Rooms: Sleep 2-4, all with en-suite facilities.

Facilities: 24-hour reception, 2 dining rooms, meeting rooms, computer room with 32 computers, free Wi-Fi, extensive grounds including 3 hectares of forest, sports facilities including basketball, football, table tennis, fitness room and more!

Première Classe - Bussy St George

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Location: Paris suburbs

Capacity: 354

Located at Bussy St George, just 25 km from Paris and a short 10 minute walk to the nearest RER station.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Breakfast room, meeting room, free Wi-Fi, enclosed garden.

FUAJ Yves Robert

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Location: Paris centre


The FUAJ Yves Robert is a modern youth accommodation located in an eco-district close to Butte Montmartre and the Gare du Nord.

Rooms: Sleep 1-6.

Facilities: Wi-Fi, bar, library, relaxation area, TV room.

Résidence Internationale de Paris

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Location: Paris centre

Capacity: 102

A modern and simple youth accommodation situated in the 20th arrondissement of Paris near to the Paris Péripherique to the east of the city centre. Staff at the Résidence are experienced in accommodating youth groups and your group is sure to have an enjoyable stay.

Rooms: Spacious rooms sleeping 3-6, all en-suite.

Facilities: 24 hour reception, free Wi-Fi, packed lunches and hot meals available (on reservation).