School Trips to Paris

  • The Eiffel Tower as seen from Champs de Mars in Paris, France
  • View or the Eiffel Tower
  • Students posing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

School Trips to Paris

The city that never lets up


School trips to Paris offer an abundance of exciting educational experiences, enchanting locations, world-renowned art collections, and beautiful food that you’ll be able to achieve most of your learning objectives whether it be language, music, science, art, maths, sports or cultural.

Whatever the subject matter, the French capital is an obvious choice for cross-curricular tours and the ultimate European city experience. A school trip to Paris could have your pupils chatting to a fresh produce seller in a local market, pondering the works of the old masters at the Louvre, performing to a captivated audience at the second largest church in Pairs, Saint-Sulpice, or just soaking up Parisian culture on a tailor-made itinerary specially crafted by one of our tour consultants.


Our school trips to Paris

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Paris, la ville de l’amour!

The heart of France attracts more than 30 million visitors each year. There’s a reason it’s one of the most popular destinations in Europe, as few cities boast such a rich history and collection of museums, restaurants, landmarks, and art.

School trips to Paris will make an impression on your pupils whether it be the essentials, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, and the Arc de Triomphe. Or maybe the path less travelled with hidden gems like the Catacombs for the morbidly curious, 59 Rivoli for the art fanatics, or strolling next to the Seine watching the street performers. There is something to fall in love with for everyone, that’s the allure of Paris.

As you saunter down the boulevards or jump aboard the Bateaux Mouches to see the iconic sights, there’s one thing apparent about Paris, there’s always more to discover. Whatever your goals may be, Rayburn Tours are here to make your dream trip a reality with tailor-made itineraries crafted by our expert consultants.


Top activities in Paris

Here’s just a selection of our top activities and excursions in Paris

Detail of Palais de la Decouverte in Paris, France

Palais de la Decouverte

Explore science through a range of fascinating, interactive experiments at the Palais de la Decouverte. Discover the inner workings of the Planetarium, the Electrostatic Room, the Light Room, the Hydrogen Area and the Acoustics Room.

Park and fountain at the palace of Versailles in sunny day.

Chateau de Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited monuments in France and offers a real taste of royalty. Visitors can see the state apartments and the Hall of Mirrors (where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end WWI), but most of the palace can only be viewed as part of a guided tour which we can arrange for you.

Panoramic view of Montmartre from the Sacré-Coeur dome

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

The Sacre-Coeur is one of the most spectacular monuments in Paris. Walk up the hill of Montmartre or hop on the funicular to reach the basilica, where some 300 spiralling steps lead to you the dome for breathtaking views over the city. Consecrated in 1919, it’s a fine example of Romano-Byzantine style architecture.

School group in Stade De France

Stade de France

Home to the French national football and rugby teams, a tour of the Stade de France will take you behind the scenes to areas that are usually closed to the public. Follow your guide as you enjoy access to the changing rooms, field side, the official stands and more.

Aerial View of streets in Paris

FlyView Paris

We will ensure you see Paris from all angles! Booking this jet packed experience will allow you to explore Paris by flying over your favourite attractions and viewing Paris from a different perspective.

Boat Ride in Paris

Bateux Mouches

Take a cruise on the River Seine and explore the beautiful city of Paris by sailing past iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Le Musee de Louvre and Le Musse d’Orsay.

Musee du Louvre

Musee du Louvre

Home to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, visit the Louvre and indulge yourself into the world of art. The heart of the renaissance period, see Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo, and lose yourself into the painting of Paolo Veronese’s The Wedding at Cana.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris®

The most magical place on earth! Tickets can be booked for a day trip to Disneyland Paris where you can meet well known characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Experience the adrenaline by riding space mountain, getting lost in the maze of Alice in Wonderland and learn about the artistic world of creating your favourite animation films.

Top tips for school trips to Paris


Accommodation can be expensive in the city; however, we have got you covered! We can offer accommodation just outside of the city centre. Great for coach tours as you will have access to your coach for the duration of your tour to drop off and pick up at key points in the city. We offer a variety of hotels just outside the centre such as Hotel Reseda Paris Porte de Bagnolet and the Ibis Paris Issy-les-Moulineaux Val de Seine which are perfect for coach tours.
If you would prefer to fly to Paris, we can offer something more central to make walking around the city easier for you. Recommendations would be Auberge de Jeunesse Yves Robert or the Campanile Porte de Bagnolet Est.

Bring comfy shoes!

The best mode of transport around Paris is walking. You can then take yourself on a self-guided walk around the city with a landmark around every corner. So bring a comfy pair of shoes as you’ll be getting your daily steps in!


Small bags are recommended for Paris, as most activities and museums will not allow backpacks. A small bag for your pocket money and your phone would be perfect for exploring Paris.


Why take your group to Paris?


Value for money is really important and this was a good deal.

Wheatley Park School - 2023

It created lifelong memories for my students.

Blessed William Howard Catholic School - 2023


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