Christmas in Paris
for primary schools
3 days from £207
4 days from £269 (incl. Disneyland ® Paris)
For travel from 10 November 2018
Christmas in Paris
Discover the magic of Christmas in France with its cultural traditions and festivities. A trip to explore the traditional Christmas markets is a great way to introduce your pupils to French language and culture.
Savour the smells of fresh gingerbread and pretzels; find traditional decorations and take the opportunity to buy something special for someone back home – or just for yourself!
The biggest Christmas Market is along the Avenue de Champs Elysées in Paris, housed in more than 160 wooden chalets and features dramatic Christmas lighting. Running from mid November until early January, it’s truly an experience not to be missed!
Alternatively there are plenty of local Christmas markets in the vicinity of your accommodation at Château de Grande Romaine.
Add a visit to Disneyland ® Paris to your itinerary and experience the magic of the special parades and events at this time of year. And after a busy day out and about, relax in our comfortable Château de Grande Romaine on the outskirts of Paris and enjoy the warm welcome of our centre staff.
Your excursion programme includes a visit to a Christmas market with a PGL guide to help ensure you get the best from your visit. There's also the option to visit Disneyland Paris and enjoy the unique seasonal events and parades. There are further seasonal activities such as ice-skating and theatre visits, and other sights of Paris with a seasonal twist – including the Eiffel Tower, lit up like a Christmas tree!
Adventure: The PGL Bonus
If you have time, why not try out one of our unique PGL adventure sessions in the grounds of our Château? They’re a great opportunity to let off steam and for team building.
An Evening Programme
Themed evening activities (such as crêpes making) provide the finishing touch to your winter tour and cultural experience.
|le petit déjeuner|
|le matin||Visit to a Christmas Market - various locations available||Experience winter wonderland with a day at Disneyland, Paris - part 1||Depart for home after breakfast with a stop at a hypermarket en route|
|l’après-midi||Welcome to centre and orientation||Eiffel Tower and ice skating*. Sacré Coeur and Montmartre||Experience winter wonderland with a day at Disneyland, Paris - part 2|
|le soir||Santa's Scavenger Hunt||Talent Show or optional evening in Paris - see the lights and have dinner at the Hard Rock Café||French Christmas songs|
*small supplement applies locally
Please note this itinerary is for a 4 day visit (available for £259 per person) and includes a day at Disneyland® Paris.
A winter trip to France to enjoy the Christmas festivities is a great way to develop an interest for France and all things French. For some children it may their first trip to France, so it's an ideal opportunity to create and interest in learning about France and learning to speak the French language. .
The support of a dedicated and trained PGL Tour Leader ensures your pupils get the most from their experiences.
On-site adventure activities can improve group dynamics, confidence and communication skills.
Your pupils receive an all-round learning experience, but above all, they come home with an enthusiasm for the language and culture of France.
Return travel by executive coach is included in the cost of your trip. Your coach is also available for excursions once you arrive at your PGL centre, subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations.
To minimise your journey time and make the most of your time away we offer a number of Channel crossings. Dover-Calais is included as standard in the cost of our tours but alternative crossings are available on request. You can choose Dover-Dunkirk by ferry or Folkestone-Calais by Eurotunnel at no additional charge. A small supplement may apply to crossings from Portsmouth to Caen and Cherbourg. Please contact our Tour Organisers to discuss alternative Channel crossings including air and Eurostar.