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School Trips to Lyon

An incredible alternative to Paris, Lyon is a spectacular city packed full of history and culture. Plus, it’s the gastronomic capital of France!

France’s third-largest city, Lyon was founded by the Romans and was once home to a thriving silk industry. There’s a huge amount of history and culture to discover here, making it an inspired choice for a French school trip.

There are also beautiful parks, two impressive rivers and a famous light festival to explore. And you don’t need to worry about your students going hungry – this is said to be the gastronomic capital of France!

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School French Language Study Trip to Lyon

5 days, 4 nights

From £479 per person

Air trip
Europe
Homestay available
Inc. Language Lessons
Multi-day trip

Lyon is a city of two rivers – the Rhône and the Saône which converge just to the south of the historic centre, Vieux Lyon. This quarter of narrow, cobbled lanes is where you’ll find many of the traditional bouchons (small, typically Lyonnais restaurants) for which Lyon is famous.

The part of the city sandwiched between the two rivers is known as the Presqu’île and is the heart of the city. Here, you’ll find excellent shopping and many fantastic pavement cafes.

To the north and west of the Presqu’île are two hills – Croix-Rousse and Fourvière. Croix-Rousse is known as the ‘hill that works’ (la colline qui travail in French), as it was once home to many of the silk workers. Here you’ll find many traboules – covered passageways used by the silk merchants to transport goods without them being damaged by rain.

Fourvière is known as the ‘hill that prays’ (la colline qui prie in French) because of the spectacular basilica that sits at its summit. There are also a number of convents, monasteries and chapels here, confirming its status as the religious heart of Lyon. For the most spectacular views across the city, it’s well worth taking the funicular to the top of Fourvière.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

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Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.

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