Forever timeless and eternally beautiful, the city of Paris is always a language tour favourite. Endless in its collection of iconic landmarks, diverse cultural scenes and gourmet cuisine, you’ll lose your heart to Paris from the moment you arrive.
Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned visitor, there’s something around every corner; from the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe to the charm of artisan bakeries, chic cafés and bustling markets.
We’ve put together our top 5 recommendations to tick off your Paris Language Trip bucket list:
1. River Seine Sightseeing Cruise – to see the sights
With so much to see along the banks of the beautiful Seine, a river cruise is the perfect way to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Wave at the people sitting on the banks outside the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral and gaze up in awe as you get within touching distance of the Eiffel Tower. The Arc de Triomphe, Hôtel de Ville, Musée d’Orsay and spectacular Louvre are all en-route. On-board commentary is in English and French giving you a great overview of the city as you sail on by.
2. Montparnasse Tower – for the best views of the city
Paris’ only skyscraper, Montparnasse Tower stands high at an impressive 689 feet and provides arguably the very best views of Paris. The tower lift will whisk you up to the indoor observatory, before you head up the final stairs to the open-air terrace. Take in spectacular panoramic views of Paris’s iconic landmarks, which stand in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower – the jewel in the city’s crown.
3. Disneyland Paris – to discover the magic
Head out of the city to Disneyland Paris, where the fun and adventure never stops. You’ll enjoy a magical experience like no other with the whirls and twirls of the park rides, discover the secrets of your favourite Disney films, admire the glitz and glamour of the legendary parade and marvel at the famous fireworks show.
4. Stade de France – for the sports fans
Home to the French national football and rugby teams, Stade de France is the country’s largest stadium and served as the centrepiece of the 1998 World Cup. Take a guided tour through the stadium’s highlights, including visits to the presidential lodge, changing rooms, player’s tunnel and museum. A visit here is a great way for students to brush up on some sporting vocabulary.
5. Choco Story – for a taste of Paris
This gourmet museum immerses visitors in the amazing world of chocolate! Recount the history of cocoa and the development of one of the world’s favourite treats. We recommend you opt for a workshop where your chocolatier will introduce you to the art of piping and chocolate drawing as you make your own chocolate bars. C’est un régal!