Art School Trips to Paris - Impressionists - (4 Days)

The Impressionists in Paris art school trips takes students to the places where some of the greatest artists of the late 19th century lived and worked and to the major galleries where their works are displayed. Escape the city to the nearby village of Auvers where Van Gogh spent his last days or to Monet's house & garden at Giverny with its famous lily pond. From iconic landmarks to beautiful architecture, Paris is the perfect destination for a school art trip. Our art tours offer students the opportunity to develop their ideas about different forms of art & learn how to analyse them with visits to some of the most famous museums & galleries in the world. An extra day can be added allowing a chance to take a more in depth look at the city's artistic heritage or experience Disneyland Paris®. Departures are available via Hull with overnight crossing as well as via Dover.

This tour is suitable for students studying Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level Art and Design. We can tailor your Art trip to cover your particular interests & requirements. Please ask to speak to one of our team to discuss your requirements.

 

Itinerary

 

Day One: Outward Travel

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  • School pick-up (06.00 hours approx) & travel to Paris via Dover
  • Check-in at accommodation in Paris. Half-board for two nights (breakfasts & evening meals

 

 

Day Two: Paris 

Day Three: Giverny & Auvers
Other choices
 
  •  Morning visit to the Musée d'Orsay
  • Lunch in Montmartre
  • Afternoon visit to a museum or leisure activity of your choice
  • Evening meal in a Paris restaurant
  • Optional Seine river cruise
  • Return to accommodation
  • Morning visit to Auvers
  • Afternoon visit to Monet's Garden at Giverny
  • Evening meal
  • Optional evening activity
  • Return to accommodation

Some alternative museum choices:

  • Musée Marmottan-Monet
  • Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Other Paris museums available on request

 

Day Four: Return

 
  • Depart after breakfast & travel to Calais
  • Hypermarket visit (time permitting) en-route
  •  Return to school via Dover
  • Evening drop-off
 

 Itinerary Planning

 
  • This itinerary is suggested only to assist with your tour planning
  • Flight or Eurostar options are available for this tour
  • Departures via Hull are 5 day tours with an opportunity to visit the art city of Bruges on day 4
  • It is not designed to be prescriptive & we are happy to tailor it to your particular requirements
 
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Themes

 

Impressionists in Paris

 

 

 

Main Themes

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  • The life & work of the great impressionists
  • The historical & cultural context
  • Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding
  • Record ideas, observations and insights
  • Present a personal informed response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

 

 
   
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Museums

 

 Musée Marmottan-Monet

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The Marmottan holds the world's largest collection of Claude Monet's paintings; in particular the work that gave its name to Impressionism: Impression, Sunrise. The museum also has a collection of paintings by several other Impressionist & Post-Impressionist artists including Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Rousseau, Utrillo & Soutine. The museum also houses the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts & the Marmottan Collection of First Empire art & furniture. Entrance fee charged.  

 

Open: 10.00am-6.00pm (Thurs: 9.00pm)
Closed: Mondays/1st Jan/1st May/25th Dec

 
 

 

The Musée d'Orsay, formerly a railway station built for the Great Exhibition of 1900, has the largest collection of Impressionist & Post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Degas, Renoir, Monet, Courbet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Cezanne & Vuillard are particularly well represented. There is also a "foreign" section with works by Burne-Jones, van Gogh, Whistler, Munch & Klimt. The museum also houses a sculpture collection, a photographic collection with images dating back to 1839, objets d'art, graphic arts & architecture.


Open: 9.30am-6.00pm (Thurs: 9.45pm)
Closed: Mondays/May1/Dec25

 

 Musée de l'Orangerie

Monet's House & Garden at Giverny

 
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The Orangerie houses eight paintings by Monet, which were the grand culmination of his Water Lily series. They are in two oval rooms lit naturally from above. Monet presented them to France the day after the Armistice was signed in 1918. Together they form one of the greatest pieces of monumental art of the early part of the 20th century. The museum also holds a collection of 146 works by Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Marie Laurencin, Rousseau, Utrillo, Soutine & Kees van Dongen.

 

Open: 9.00am-6.00pm daily
Closed: Tuesdays/1st May/14th July/25th Dec

 

 

Claude Monet lived in his house at Giverny from 1883 to 1926. His garden reflects both his passion for flowers as well as colour & was the inspiration for some of his most famous paintings - in particular the Water Lily series. It is composed of two main sections; a flower garden, the Clos Normand, in front of the house & a Japanese-inspired water garden with its famous bridge on the other side of the road. The two parts contrast & complement one another. An essential visit for any study of the great Impressionist.


Open: 9.30am-6.00pm (April-October)
Open on Public Holidays

 
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More Locations

 

Auvers-sur-Oise 

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A guided walking tour of the village includes locations (such as the local church) painted by artists such as van Gogh, Pissarro & Cézanne. Also to be seen is Dr Gachet's House: Gachet was a keen supporter of the Impressionists. He treated van Gogh in the final weeks of his life.At the Auberge Ravoux you can visit the room where van Gogh lived for the last few weeks of his life. In the Cemetery you will visit the graves of Vincent & Theo van Gogh.
 
 
The museum is housed in a magnificent 17th century building nick-named the Hotel Salé. It contains the only public collection in the world that enables visitors to follow Picasso's creative process using sketches, drawings, engravings, photographs, illustrated books & documents. Picasso's own collection is also held by the museum & includes works by Cézanne, Renoir, Modigliani, Matisse & Miró. The collection was donated to the French state by Picasso's heirs in lieu of paying inheritance tax.   

 

Open: 10.30am-6.00pm (Sat/Sun: open 9.30 am)
Closed: Mondays/1st Jan/1st May/25th Dec
 
 
 

Montmartre

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By the 19th century, the butte was famous for its cafés, guinguettes with public dancing, and cabarets. During the Belle Époque from 1872 to 1914, many notable artists lived and worked in Montmartre including Renoir, Dalí, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh. The Museum of Montmartre is the oldest building in Montmartre. The permanent collection is composed of paintings, posters and drawings which recount the history of Montmartre. The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur was built on Montmartre from 1876 to 1919, financed by public subscription as a gesture of expiation for the suffering of the city during the Franco-Prussian War and the 1871 Paris Commune.
 
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Leisure Options

 

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For many teachers (& their students) a visit to Paris is not only a learning opportunity but also a chance to experience the city. Some of the activities below take a relatively short amount of time (up to an hour). Others require a longer period where it would be best to allocate 2 to 3 hours to get the full value. For more information talk to our Tour Administrators for further details & prices (where applicable). 

  

 

Free Options

 
  • Coach tour: See the sights of Paris including the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. The major sights are illuminated at night
  • Cimitière du Père Lachaise - The most haunting spot in Paris allows you to rub shoulders with literary greats like Proust and Balzac, and modern icons like Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf. Jim Morrison also lies in this ancient cemetery
  • Late Night Galleries: Several galleries have extended opening times once or twice a week (usually Thursdays or Fridays)
 
More Free Options  
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: A great example of French Gothic. One of the first buildings to use flying buttresses. Take time also to explore the Île de la Cité
  • Arc de Triomphe: The Arc offers one of the best views of Paris & is free for students under 18. The Tomb of France's Unknown Soldier is here
  • Jardins des Tuileries: Designed by Le Nôtre in the 1660s, the Gardens contain numerous statues. The Fête des Tuileries is held here every June to August
 
Budget (approximately £8-£10)  
  • Seine river cruise: One hour tour with commentary. See the sights including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musée d'Orsay & Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Eiffel Tower: Panoramic view including Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, La Défense. On a clear day, you can even see Versailles
  • Montparnasse Tower: Photograph or sketch the most iconic view of Paris from the observation deck, with the Eiffel Tower at its heart
 
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Support

 

Help Organising your Tour

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Galina has over 25 years experience in organising school trips for school & youth groups to Paris. We therefore offer the services of your own Tour Administrator who will guide you through each step of the process, from your initial enquiry to your departure & return. 

 

We have developed a number of useful documents that will help you when preparing to launch your tour & with your visit application via the Senior Management or your EVC.

 

Risk assessment advice is available &, once booked, we can provide a helpful guide that can be used to formulate your own tailored risk assessment.

 

There are links to several useful documents below that can be downloaded to help trip preparation.

 

 

Launching Your Tour

 

Preparing for Departure             

 

 

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Accommodation

 

Accommodation

 

 

  
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The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum and incorporated into our Safety Management System.

 

 

3* Kyriad Hotel Paris Torcy

 

 

 
 

This hotel is located to the east of Paris in the town of Torcy. It is 30 minutes from the centre of Paris & 20 minutes from Disneyland Paris,

 
    

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Accommodation Factfile      
  • 85 rooms accommodating between 1 & 4 guests per room. Lift to all floors
  • En-suite facilities
  • Single/twin rooms for staff 
  • Rooms equipped with TV, desk, tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 meeting rooms for hire
  • Coach parking
 
         

3* Campanile Hotel Paris Le Blanc Mesnil

 

 

 
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The hotel is located to the north-east of Paris, 25 minutes from the city centre. Disneyland Paris is 40 minutes by coach. A bowling alley & swimming pool are nearby.

 
   

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  • 126 air-conditioned rooms on nine floors (lift to all floors)
  • Rooms accommodate two to four people
  • En-suite facilities
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities, TV & telephone in all rooms
  • Single/twin rooms for staff
  • Dining room
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Terrace
  • Disabled access
  • 3 meeting rooms for hire
  • Free WiFi
  • Coach parking
 

 

   

European Campus Ste Thérèse Est

 
 
 
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The European Campus Ste Thérèse is a former boarding school set in three hectares of woodland near the town of Ozoir-la-Ferriere, 13 miles to the south-east of Paris. It is 15 minutes away from Disneyland Paris by coach. A security deposit of €250 is payable on arrival & refundable on departure (subject to there being no damage).

 
   

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Accommodation      
  • Capacity for 203 students & staff in 57 twin, triple or quad rooms. All rooms are on one floor of the building, split into 2 wings
  • Staff in single/twin rooms
  • All rooms are en-suite
  • Rooms for staff include TV, telephone & tea/coffee-making facilities on request
  • 2 dining rooms
  • Computer room fitted with 32 computers (free internet access)
  • Classrooms can be hired for €50 per group
  • 250-seat amphitheatre with TV & DVD
  • Music rehearsal facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Coach parking
 
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Testimonials

 

Pleckgate High School, Blackburn

 

"Excellent!  This was my first overseas trip and Sue was always available & quick to respond to my many pleas for help.  Driver, Owen, was brilliant!  In fact, I've just sent him a thank-you card from the children. He greeted us each morning with a smile & a spotless coach."

 

 

Trinity High School, Manchester

 

"Our Tour Administrator has been very helpful with all my questions in the lead up to the trip. The driver, Owen, was extremely helpful during the tour, patient with the students, friendly and very reliable. Excellent tour. The tour was a brilliant experience for the students which is why I chose the word excellent. It is definitely something we will do again next year.

 

JFS, Harrow

 

"All communication with Galina, in particular, Dominique, was excellent, clear & helpful.  Steve, our driver, was excellent!  We would welcome him joining us on future trips!"

 

 

St Mary's College, Hull

 

"Communication with David, our tour administrator, throughout the year was excellent.  The coach driver, Dave, was excellent & I find it difficult to commend him highly enough.  Our Tour Director, Julian, was excellent throughout the trip.  I would definitely ask for Julian again if he is available."

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