Art School trips to Paris & Disneyland Paris (4 Days)

Our Art School trips to Paris will take your students to the centre of this vibrant city, home of some of the most famous museums, galleries & works of art in the world. From iconic landmarks to beautiful architecture, Paris is the perfect destination for an art study trip. Our 4-day art tour offers students all the benefits of an art tour with a recreational day in Disneyland® Paris. This tour is suitable for students studying Key Stage 3, GCSE & A-Level Art & Design.

The exam boards’ specifications recommend that students should be introduced to a variety of learning experiences and given the opportunity to explore both contemporary and historical sources of art, craft and design first hand through visiting museums, galleries, art shows and fairs. They should be encouraged to develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

 

Itinerary

 

Day One:  Outward Travel

  Eiffel Tower


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • School pick-up (06.00 hours approx) & travel to Paris via Dover
  • Half-board accommodation for three nights (meals taken in Paris restaurants & Disneyland® Paris)
 
 

Day Two:  Paris 

 
  • Morning visit to the Louvre
  • Optional activity: (e.g. Jardins des Tuileries)
  • Afternoon visit to the Musée d'Orsay
  • See list for alternative venues or suggest your own
 
  • Pompidou Centre
  • Musée Marmottan-Monet
  • Musée Picasso
  • Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Musée de la Mode et du Textile
  • Monet's Garden at Giverny
  • Evening meal in a Paris restaurant
  • Optional day-time or evening activities (e.g. Seine river cruise - see leisure options for other choices)
  • Return to accommodation
 

Day Three:  Disneyland® Paris

 
  • Day in Disneyland® Paris
  • Evening Meal in Theme Park
  • Return to accommodation
 
 

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
  • It is not designed to be prescriptive & we are happy to tailor it to suit your particular requirements
  • Flight & Eurostar options are available for this tour
 
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Themes

 

Art in Paris

 

 

Main Themes

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  • Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating analytical & cultural understanding
 
  • Record ideas, observations & insights
 
  • Present a personal informed response demonstrating analytical & critical understanding
 
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Museums

 

The Louvre

 

Musée d'Orsay  
Ile de France
 
 
         
 
 
 

Le Louvre and Pei Pyramid

 

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The Louvre is one of the world's largest & most visited museums & an historic monument in its own right. It contains more than 380,000 objects & displays 35,000 works of art, from the reign of Francis I in the 16th century up to 1848. The range of paintings include Italian, Spanish, French & Northern Schools with works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Tiepolo, Rubens, Murillo, David, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres & many more. The museum also houses Islamic Art, Egyptian, Greek & Roman antiquities, sculptures & decorative arts.

  
Opening hours: 9.00am-6.00pm (Wed/Fri: 9.45pm)
(closed Tuesday/Jan 1/May 1/Dec 25)

 

 

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.

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

Pompidou Centre

 

Monet's House & Garden at Giverny

 

Pompidou Centre

 

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The Pompidou Centre is an icon of 20th century architecture & appropriately houses Europe's leading collection of modern & contemporary Art covering the period from 1905 to the present day. The original core collection includes works by Matisse, Bonnard, Delaunay, Braque & Picasso with subsequent additions including paintings by Magritte, Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol & Yves Klein. Additionally, the centre has an impressive Architecture & Design collection as well as drawings, photography & new media.

 
Opening hours: 11.00am-10.00pm daily
Closed: Tuesdays/May 1

 

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 

 
Opening hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (April-October)
Open on Public Holidays
 
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More Museums

 

Musée Marmottan-Monet

 

Musée Picasso  
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Musée Marmottan Ardfern

 

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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 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: 11.30am-6.00pm (Sat/Sun: open 9.30 am)
Closed: Mondays/1st Jan/1st May/25th Dec
 

 

Musée de l'Orangerie

 

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Orangerie

 

  Rodin Museum  
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
 
  • Musée Rodin: Dedicated to the work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris: Modern & contemporary art
  • Musée de la Mode et du Textile: Costume from the French Regency to the present & textiles from the 7th century onwards. Balmain, Courrèges, Dior, Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent & many more fashion designers have exhibits in the museum 
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Furniture, interior design, ceramics, glass & porcelain from the Middle Ages to Art Nouveau & Art Deco  
 
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Leisure Options

 

Leisure Options

  Pompidou Centre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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).   

 

 
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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
 
  • Arc de Triomphe: The Arc offers one of the best views of Paris & is free for under 18s. The Tomb of France's Unknown Soldier is here
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: Visit this great example of French Gothic architecture. You can also take time to explore the Île de la Cité
 
Seine River Cruise  

 

     

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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Accommodation

 

Accommodation

     Kyriad Torcy
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum & 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.
 
   
Campanile LBM Bedroom      Campanile LBM Restaurant Campanile LBM Meeting Room  
       

Accommodation Factfile

     
  • 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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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.

 

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

 
 

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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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    Please find below a joint statement from the STF and ABTA as of March 13th 2020. Our current understanding of the situation regarding school trips is as follows:

    • The government has advised schools that they should not undertake international school trips at this stage. This is due to concerns that the schools would face significant challenges in making arrangements to ensure children’s welfare should adult supervisors or children be required to self-isolate. Schools will decide how to act upon this advice. If schools do cancel their trips, normal cancellation terms will apply.
    • Schools should contact either their own general insurers or the Department for Education as they may have some financial cover in place for this scenario. This is one of the areas we are seeking clarity on urgently, so we will update again as soon as we have more info.
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    Last edited 30.01.2020

     

    We now know that the UK will leave the EU at 23h00 (GMT) on 31 January 2020. Following Brexit we will enter a transition period which will run, at least, until the end of December 2020. During the transition period everything will remain the same and you can continue to travel as you do now.

    We will continue to monitor the information provided by travel industry experts, organisations like ABTA and the UK Government and pick out what we believe is relevant for you.

     

    Common questions about travel after 31 January 2020

     

    Will flights still operate?

    Yes. During the transition period, everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020 and flights will continue as normal. 

     

    Will my coach journey still operate?

    Coaches will still be able to travel to, from and around EU countries as usual. 

     

    Will trains from the UK to the EU still operate?

    Trains from the UK to the EU will continue to operate as usual. 

     

    Will we have to show our passports at each border?

    We do advise you keep passports handy when travelling throughout Europe, as you may be required to prove your right to travel at border crossings or security checkpoints.

    You can always check on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out more about visa restrictions for your destination.

     

    Will I need a new passport?

    Valid passports can still be used. You do not need to have six months left on your passport to travel to the EU. Your passport does however need to be valid for the whole of your trip. 

    If you are looking to travel to Europe from 1 January 2021, you will need your passport to both:

    • have at least 6 months left
    • be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

    If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    If you would like to know more take a look at the latest Government advice.

     

    Will I still be able to use a collective passport?

    Whilst the position as to the validity of collective passports for travel to the EU has not changed, if you are able to arrange for each traveller to have an individual passport which has the requisite validity, this may help to forestall any issues which might arise.

     

    Will I need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?

    No. UK travellers will not need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. 

     

    European Health Insurance Card and travel insurance

    The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. UK registered EHICs will still be valid throughout 2020.

    ABTA has always advised when travelling to the EU and beyond, that it is important you take out travel insurance. Our tour price includes comprehensive travel insurance as standard. So, unless you advise us that your school or college has its own travel insurance and you wish to decline our insurance, you will automatically have insurance cover with us.

    For more information on our insurance go to:

    Galina Insurance Policy

    Further advice on travel insurance can be found at https://www.abta.com/travelinsurance

     

    Will my tour price change?

    If you have an existing booking with Next Generation Travel group brand:

    We have placed forward contracts for foreign currency so fluctuations in the exchange rate are highly unlikely to affect the price of your tour.

    Please note however that, if there is a change in legislation that will affect your overall tour price and which is out of our control, eg visa costs, surcharges, this cost would be passed on to you.

    As is always our policy at Next Generation Travel we will do our best to do the right thing to work with you to ensure your trip would continue.

     

    If you have not yet booked your tour:

    Due to our forward buying policy for foreign currency, we will work with you to ensure there is no or a low impact on pricing. The travel industry is reporting that the sensible advice is to book now to secure your booking on current currency rates.

     

    What is the law on price changes?

    If there are increases in transportation costs, taxes or fees chargeable for services post Brexit, the law says that package holiday providers, like Next Generation Travel, are permitted to increase their prices. However, we are pleased to confirm that there would be no change within 20 days of your departure and we would cover the first 2% of any price increase. In the unlikely circumstances that prices were to increase by more than 2% you may be asked to pay an additional fee however where the price increase is 10% or higher, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges.

     

    Will overall prices go up in the future?

    Tour prices in the future will always be open to normal market and economic fluctuations such as currency and service prices. Our foreign currency forward buying policy means we always look to protect customers from the impact of currency fluctuationsHowever, overall tour prices may in the future be affected by changes in legislation such as visa costs, surcharges etc. or increased cost in services such as flights or ferry crossings.

    At Next Generation Travel our experienced staff will always provide you with a tour price which is based either on the actual current rates for your service or estimated rates which are based on our extensive knowledge of the travel and industry. We will always communicate any price changes as they are given to us and have an open and honest pricing policy, which will ensure you should have no surprises later on.

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