Paris Christmas Markets at château de grande romaine for secondary schools

Winter tours – Christmas magic!

Marvel at the magic of Christmas in Paris with your French learners this winter!

Get up close to the season’s cultural traditions, enjoy the festivities, wonder at the illuminations – savour the unique smells of fresh gingerbread and pretzels; find traditional decorations and of course take that opportunity to buy something unique and special for someone back home – or just for yourself!

The biggest and most easily accessible of the Christmas Markets in Paris is set along the lovely Avenue de Champs Elysées. The market is housed in more than 160 authentic wooden chalets and features dramatic Christmas lighting. Running from mid November till early January, it’s truly an experience not to be missed!

You can go ice skating at one of the outdoor rinks, see the Eiffel tower lit up like a Christmas tree, and follow your day’s activities with an evening in Paris. After all that excitement, it’s good to know you can rely on being able to relax in our comfortable Château de Grande Romaine and enjoy the warm welcome of our centre staff.


Seasonal Excursions
Your excursion programme will include a Parisian Christmas market – and a PGL guide to help ensure you get the best from the experience. It’s also a great opportunity to visit Disney and enjoy the unique seasonal entertainment there, alongside all the other popular attractions. 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? They’re a great opportunity for some teambuilding and will complement your off-site adventures perfectly.

An Evening Programme
Themed evening activities (such as making crêpes) are the finishing touch to your winter tour and cultural experience.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 4 day Paris Christmas Markets visit for Secondary Schools
  lundi mardi mercredi jeudi
le petit déjeuner
le matin   Visit to the Christmas Market at La Défense or the Champs Elysées Experience winter wonderland with a day at Disneyland, Paris - part 1 Depart for home after breakfast with a stop at a hypermarket en route
le déjeuner
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 dîner
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 £254 per person) and includes a day at Disneyland® Paris.


  • Boules pitch
  • Disco
  • Floodlit basketball courts
  • Full size and mini football pitches
  • Games room
  • Cinema room
  • On-site activity bases
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (May-Sept)
  • Pool bar
  • Classrooms
  • Spacious dining room
  • Group common room
  • Bar
  • Teachers' lounge with Wi-Fi
  • Tennis courts
  • Shop
  • Volleyball court


  • Students - En suite rooms with single and bunk beds sleep 4-8
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms with hot drink facilities

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