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School French Culture Day Trip to the Opal Coast

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A French school day trip to the Opal Coast offers a fantastic introduction to all things French for those short on time!

You’ll be able to visit a local bakery, to learn all about bread – a hugely important element in any Frenchman’s day! You can also visit a chocolatier, with both visits offering your students the opportunity to quiz these artisans on their work – in French, of course! Other options include the famous Bagatelle theme park, or Nausicaa sea life centre.

And we can, of course, also arrange multiday trips to the Opal Coast, should you decide you want to stay a little bit longer!

Suggested Itinerary (Day trip)

Day 1/1

Morning

Morning

Early morning departure from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Visit to a traditional French bakery

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Boulogne

Free time to explore Old Town

Visit to Nausicaa

Head back to Calais

Evening

Evening

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Late evening arrival back at school

What's included?

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Educational activities and visits

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

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

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

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

Nausicaa

Nausicaa

The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, ma… Read more

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian… Read more

Pain Show

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate… Read more

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)

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Trip worked very well indeed - thanks for all the support you gave us; we shall be booking again with you very soon. — Alexandra Park School, October 2018

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