French Language & Culture Trip: 5 days, 4 nights

Your cultural tour to the Opal Coast will provide wonderful opportunities for students to experience French culture, such as in the French bakery or at the snail farm, alongside extending their knowledge and experience of the French language. The 4 day tour gives you the opportunity for a day out at Bagatelle Theme Park.

Suggested itinerary

Day one

  • Travel day – Calais Dragon

Day two

  • Bagatelle Theme Park

Day three

  • Boulangerie Visit
  • Hunt Fun in Le Touquet or Boulogne sur Mer

Day four

  • Biscuit Factory
  • Nausicaa

Day five

  • Travel home via hypermarket

Tour gallery

Excursion Locator Map

Excursion Ideas

  • Educational Treasure Hunt

    Subject range: Cultural, History, Language

    What you’ll experience: You will get instructions, clues, tasks, a map to allow your group to explore the town with a mission in mind!

    More Information: More suited to independent groups who can manage some complicated challenges. Available in Le Touquet, Boulogne sur Mer and St Omer.

  • Snail Farm - Les Escargots du Bocage

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: What you’ll see: From mid-April to October, Fabienne and Sylvain welcome you to share their passion and make you discover the life of the snail from birth to plate. The visit includes: a tour of the farm park, snails, a slideshow and tasting.
    Select says: A great way for students to be adventurous in trying the delicacies of another culture. The farm visits take place by appointment from 20 to 45 people.

  • Bagatelle Theme Park

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Amusement and animal park set in 30 hectares of beautiful parkland between Berck and Le Touquet. The 43 attractions at this well-established traditional family park (first opened 1955) includes many white knuckle rides and breath-taking experiences, with new additions each year.
    Select says: The park suits an age range of 9 – 14 perfectly.

  • Chocolaterie Artisanale de Beussent

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Down the stairs by the side of the garage, tempting smells welcome you to a world of chocolate. You walk through a small chocolate shop into a basement chocolate factory. After the demonstration and tasting, you go back through the shop so that students can buy some more to take home if they choose.
    Select says: This is one of the only chocolate factories in France that makes its chocolate directly from cocoa beans.

  • Nausicaa Centre National De La Mer

    Subject range: Cultural, MFL, Science

    What you’ll experience: Visit the spectacular national sea centre, one of the largest aquariums in the world.  Different tours introduce groups to the wonders of the underwater world and highlights the importance of conservation of this marine biodiversity.

    Select says: Don’t miss the ‘In the Eye of the Climate’ tour that explains the impact of climate change on our oceans

  • Biscuit Factory

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience: Learn about the process of biscuit making at a local family business.  A great opportunity to buy some delicious take home presents.

  • Calais Dragon

    Subject range: Subject range: Cultural, Languages

    What you’ll experience: Enjoy views of the newly renovated seafront on the back of a 12 metre high moving dragon made of steel and sculpted wood. Students will love being part of the local legend of the dragon protecting Calais! The tour takes about 20 minutes and the dragon can take 48 people maximum.

    More Information: Suitable for all ages

French Language & Culture Trip: 5 days, 4 nights Accommodation

Riva Bella Le Touquet

Our rating:

Location: Le Touquet

Capacity: 50

Situated in an excellent location in Le Touquet on a quiet road and close to the town centre. Approximately 100m from the beach and Aqualud centre.

Rooms: Mostly en-suite rooms, some shared facilities.

Facilities: Dining room, meeting room, teachers' lounge, large courtyard.


Our rating:

Location: Le Touquet

Capacity: 180

The recently renovated Hippotel in Le Touquet is set in the forest near the estuary of the Canche, and offers easy access to the beach and town centre.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Restaurant, games room, pool table, table football.

Les Sables d'Or

Our rating:

Location: Stella Plage

Capacity: 92

Les Sables d'Or is well located in Stella Plage, a short drive from Le Touquet and close to the beach! This is a popular accommodation with our groups.

Rooms: Mostly en-suite rooms, some shared facilities.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, garden terrace.