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School Food Technology Day Trip to Opal Coast

Just a short hop across the Channel, the Opal Coast is the ideal destination for a food technology school trip!

There are lots of exciting food-related activities to choose from, so you can really tailor your day to meet your specific learning objectives. And whatever you choose to do, it will be a fantastic introduction to French cuisine for your students.

You could, of course, team up with your school's French department to offer this as a cross-curricular trip. And we also offer multiday options should you decide you'd like to stay a little longer on this beautiful stretch of coastline. 

Sample itinerary

Day 1/1

MorningMorning

Depart school

Channel crossing

AfternoonAfternoon

Arrive Pas-de-Calais

Visit to a traditional market

Travel to Boulogne for pancake demonstration, visit to a sweet factory or chocolate workshop

EveningEvening

Depart Pas-de-Calais

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

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  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
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Activities

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers your students the opportunity … Read more

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course! He will demonstrate some of… Read more

Chocolats de Beussent

Chocolats de Beussent

To start your tour, you will be given a brief history of cocoa, including how the beans are used and how they are cul… Read more

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or violet waffles. The visit also i… Read more

Lille Markets

Lille Markets

Lille offers a wide variety of markets to choose from; the Wazemmes Market has a selection of food, flowers, fabrics, a… Read more

Pain Show

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate sauce! Plus, you’ll… Read more

Weekly Markets

Weekly Markets

The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life. Walk around the stands; take in… Read more

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Accommodation

Artes Cap d'Opale
Hippotel
Stella Maris
Artes Cap d'Opale

Artes Cap d'Opale is located in Ambleteuse, a peaceful seaside resort full of history north of Boulogne.

The Village Vacances is comprised of a central multi-storey building and three sperate blocks of chalet style accommodation. Chalets usually have two bedrooms and a bathroom with a usual maximum capacity of 5 beds per room, and 9 beds maximum per chalet.

Most rooms on the ground floor are accessible, but there are also three specially adapted rooms for handicapped guests.

The centre offers full- and half-board accommodation. Facilities include a reception, bar and restaurant. There is a classroom which can be hired out for a fee, and plenty of outdoor space for students to exercise or relax in. There is also an indoor pool which groups can use.

Hippotel

The Hippotel is set within tranquil woodlands, just half a mile from the centre of Le Touquet.

The accommodation has rooms of 2 to 6, each with bath or shower and separate WC. All guestrooms have a TV with some English channels and single rooms are available at a supplement.

In terms of communal areas, there is a bar with a terrace and games area, and two conference rooms seating up to 30 people are also available, if required.

As well as a games room and a sauna, the hotel has its own restaurant, offering fantastic panoramic views over both the park and the regional equestrian centre.

Stella Maris

This popular youth centre is located in the middle of the dunes in Stella- Plage which is a beautiful quaint little seaside town.
This youth centre offers 85 rooms. Each room can sleep between 2-4 students and each with its own private WC/shower.

There is a restaurant on-site that can offer breakfast and evening meals and packed luches can also be arranged.
The reception desk is open from 08.30 until 19.00, 7 days a week and sells a selection of phonecards and postcards - there is even a daily collection from the postbox.

There is a Classroom/Meeting room, Bar & café, Giant screen TV, Video/DVD player and Karaoke machine.

Groups can watch films free of charge and can have a karaoke/disco night for 5€ per person.

This fantastic accommodation centre also has a leisure room with table football, table tennis and video games. Outdoors, students can also make use of the Sports playground (football, basketball, volleyball and badminton)

Reviews

St Bede's Inter-Church School, May 2019

Nothing to improve - I was very impressed with the quality of communication and organisation throughout. Many thanks to Laura for being so helpful and professional.

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