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French School Trips to Opal Coast, France

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Curricular Links:

  • Art and architecture
  • Food and drink
  • Travel and tourism

Affectionately named ‘Paris by the sea’, the charming Opal Coast was often the chosen holiday destination of affluent French families due to its pretty promenades, golden sands and colourful beach houses. Today, the lively street markets, youthful vibe and close proximity to the UK only add to its appeal as a language trip destination.

Students will have a whole host of opportunities to put what they’ve learnt in the classroom to the test with the friendly locals, making it the perfect destination for a first language trip.

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Opal Coast Language Recommended Visits

The Opal Coast is perfect for students in the earlier stages of their French language career thanks to its close proximity to the UK and array of language learning opportunities. Here are just some of our most recommended visits.

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Opal Coast Sample Itinerary

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itineraries created for one of our clients below.


4 days,
3 nights

Dates: 4th – 7th June 

Passengers: 28 students and 2 teachers

Accommodation: Hôtel Les Pelouses

Board Basis: Half Board

Overview of visits: Group Treasure Hunt, Hannah France Language School, Montreuil-sur-Mer, Nausicaā Sealife Centre, Hypermarché, Étaples.

Day 1:

The group left school early for their lunchtime ferry crossing into Calais. Travelling on to Boulogne-sur-Mer, they took the opportunity to enjoy their first planned activity – a group treasure hunt! Next they set off for Stella Plage near Le Touquet for check in at the Hippotel, their base for the duration of their stay. Dinner was served at the hotel, followed by an evening of quizzes and entertainment; provided courtesy of the Rayburn Fun Files!

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Day 2:

After breakfast and collection of packed lunches, the group took part in their first lesson at the Hannah France Language School in Montreuil-sur-Mer. Here the group explored a range of basic French phrases which they might find useful throughout the duration of their stay. After the lesson, the group enjoyed free time in Montreuil-sur-Mer for lunch and a spot of sightseeing before departing for their afternoon visit to the Nausicaā Sea life Centre – Europe's largest sea life centre. Once back at their hotel the group ate together and spent the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Day 3:

The group returned to the Hannah France Language School before eating lunch.It was then on to the Hypermarché Intermarché, Cucq for a spot of souvenir shopping and a chance to test some of their newly acquired French language skills, before heading back to the hotel to relax and unwind.

Day 4:

The group packed up and checked out of their hotel, before visiting the town of Étaples. Here they had free time to explore the local market and put into practice their newly acquired language skills. After lunch, the group started their return journey home.

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Opal Coast Accommodation

There are a number of accommodation centres perfect for school groups in and around the Opal Coast and here is just one of our client's favourites.

Hippotel, Le Touquet

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Situated in the glamorous coastal town of Le Touquet, the Hippotel offers a clean and comfortable stay just a short walk from the town centre and the expansive beaches. The hotel facilities include a games area with snooker and table football, Wi-Fi connection throughout and a relaxation area complete with sauna. There are 71 bedrooms, some of which offer spectacular views across the hotel's gardens, which can each accommodate up to 6 people with a living area, bath/shower room and separate toilet.

The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the Opal Coast region, and thanks to its large rooms and spacious gardens, it is ideal for school groups.

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  • Students in bunk beds
  • Adults in twin rooms
  • Private facilities in each room
  • TV room

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