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E400p – France from Nice to Paris


16 day program with 4-day school immersion

See historic Nîmes; the papal palace of Avignon; the diverse influences in Lyon; be fascinated and engaged by the science parks of Vulcania and Futurosope; explore the castle of the Loire and pay respects to the fallen on the Somme as have a taster of Paris.

TETC prides itself in introducing an innovative quality approach to Educational Group Tours. Our tours are carefully planned to provide the maximum educational content suitable to the Australian Curriculum.

This Premium Educational Content program features all the options offered in our BEE program:

  • Our Pedagogical Pack of classroom lessons and Outdoor Classroom excursions, led by your teacher
  • Additional excursions and guided tours in other cities from our Excursion Packs
  • Upgrade from Hostels to 3* hotels
  • All dinners included – advance bookings for individual dietary requirements ensures that food quantity and quality are equivalent to your expectation of adult groups’ standards.
  • A Mobile Wifi Hotspot (allowing up to 10 devices) so you can hit the ground running and avoid bill-shock, pre-loaded with 25€

TETC has a choice of Education Partners in France with:

Ecole Internationale Saint-Denis, Loches – at this small medieval town in the Loire region students experience a fully immersed and integrated French private Catholic high school and homestay.

Institute de Touraine, Tours – this fully accredited FLE institution in the Loire offers expert language tuition with homestay option for student and also hosts our French Teachers Professional Development Stage each year

IS Aix-En-Provence – fully accredited FLE institution in Provence which also offers homestay

International House Nice – have your classes when you first land and students are still in work-mode at the fully FLE accredited IH Nice and then enjoy the rest of your tour! (Hotel accommodation)

Read more about our Education Partners here





  • Offer your French Language students a fully immersed and integrated program in a local school, based on specific Curriculum requirements.  A mix of immersion in local students’ classes and specific French lessons for your group by qualified FLE teachers.
  • Offer authentic Cross-curricular programs for non-language students with lessons conducted 100% in English relevant to their Key Learning Area and taught by certified teachers, in separate classrooms to language students.
  • Smaller class sizes for individualized attention – students are grouped into classes depending on their language level (minimum 8 students per subject or level).
  • TETC programs are developed in collaboration with our Curriculum & Education Advisor, a qualified teacher with decades of experience. TETC closely liaises with teachers to tailor make lessons for their students’ level of ability, interests and your relevant topics and outcomes.
  • Experience homestay (optional and students are always paired)
  • Homestay hosts are carefully selected so that the homestay experience is a positive one.
  • Local operators and accommodation providers are carefully selected by our European representative office. We only use minimum 2 stars hotels for the comfort and safety of your group, unless specifically requested otherwise.



  • You are busy teaching. Send us your risk assessment document and we will complete the tour section for your perusal. We are familiar with our overseas venues, hotels and locations and able to cover more details. This will assist you with all important H&S angles.
  • A school tour is no teacher’s holiday, you are on duty 24×7: Teachers are accommodated in single hotel rooms, unless specifically requested otherwise.
  • Premium tours include all dinners – looking for a restaurant able to accommodate a group with individual food requirements is NOT something you want to experience with a group of hungry teenagers at the end of a long and exciting day.

Pickup by coach from the airport and travel straight to Nîmes.

Arrive for dinner and Hotel in Nîmes.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Take the day to explore Nîmes Roman history including the Arena and Maison Carrée, one of the best preserved Roman Temples in France.

Dinner and Hotel in Nîmes

Breakfast at your hotel and coach to Avignon.

Visit the Palais Des Papes (Papal Palace), one time a fortress and Palace, during the 14th Century CE, this was the seat and residence of the Roman Catholic Pope

As part of the grounds of the Palais des Papes, you will be able to visit the Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont D’Avignon) Although abandoned as a thoroughfare, learn about its importance as a World Heritage site.

Travel by coach to Lyon for dinner and hotel in Lyon.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Take a walking tour of the old section of Lyon, you can see the influence of the Renaissance and its many notable sights, including the Maison des Canuts (silk weavers) and understand how Lyon undermined the Nazi’s at the Museum of the Resistance.

Travel by coach to Clermont-Ferrand for dinner and hotel in Clermont-Ferrand.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Spend the day exploring more of the diverse history of Lyon: from the traboules to the frescos, from the beginnings of cinema to the the celebrated puppetry – Lyon has much to offer, taste and hear!

In the afternoon, board the coach for Clermont-Ferrand. Arrive in the early evening to check-in.

Dinner and hotel in Clermont-Ferrand.

Breakfast at your hotel. Coach will take you to Vulcania science park

Near the city of Clermont-Ferrand is an exciting science park where you can go on a voyage to understand our rich biodiversity, and climate change with a science expert through a real-time virtual tour, simulations, and hands-on activities – and a tour to discover the ancient volcanic area of Auvergne – the Chaîne des Puyes UNESCO World Heritage

Dinner in Clermont-Ferrand and hotel in Clermont-Ferrand.

Breakfast at your hotel. Board the coach for Poitiers. Arrive at lunchtime.

Spend the afternoon in historical Poitiers with a walk through the old town, visiting the Baptistry, decorated with some of the earliest murals in France and complete your walk with a visit to the Musée Sainte Croix.

Dinner and hotel in Poitiers.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Spend the day at Futuroscope! Discover numerous hands-on activities to educate students about geothermal energy, wind power, biomass, solar energy and the importance of sustainable energy creation. Understand more about Space and in the amazing 3D planetarium and other programs available.

Board the coach to travel to Loches and check-in (or meet your homestay hosts if selected)

After breakfast, arrive at school for your scheduled lessons.

You will have lunch in the Cafeteria.

In the afternoon, your teachers will take you for an Outdoor Classroom excursion.

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant (or homestay, if selected)

Breakfast at your accommodation.

First French lesson at Lycée Saint-Denis. Canteen lunch.
In the afternoon, Outdoor Classroom excursion with your teachers.

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant (or homestay if selected).
Overnight in Loches.

Breakfast at your accommodation.

Second French lesson at Lycée Saint-Denis. Canteen lunch.
In the afternoon, Outdoor Classroom excursion with your teachers.

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant (or homestay if selected).
Overnight in Loches.

Breakfast at your accommodation.

Third French lesson at Lycée Saint-Denis. Canteen lunch.
In the afternoon, Outdoor Classroom excursion with your teachers.

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant (or homestay if selected).
Overnight in Loches.

After breakfast, packup and bring your luggage to school.

Arrive at school for your scheduled lessons.

You will have lunch in the Canteen.

After lunch, board your coach to travel to Amiens in the Somme.

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant in Amiens

Overnight in Amiens

After breakfast at your hotel, board the coach for a trip to the Villers-Bretonneux

Visit the War Memorial for the Australians missing in the France during WWI & Sir John Monash Centre. Board the coach for the village to have lunch at Restaurant Le Kangourou and visit the local school with the motto “Do Not Forget Australia” and learn about the building of Victoria Hall and visit Franco Australian Museum.

Re-board the coach for your return to Paris.

When you arrive in Paris, check into your hotel and walk to meet your riverboat for an evening dinner cruise of the Seine, viewing the major landmarks of Paris from her famous river.

Breakfast at your accommodation.

Board the coach for Charles de Gaulle airport.

Meals on the airplane.

Land in Australia

Meals on the plane.

*This itinerary can be extended to 23 days to include key areas of the Atlantic Coast and Northern France. Include visits to the island of Mont St Michel, go to Caen for the Bayeux Tapestry, the D-D Beaches and the Omaha Beach memorial, a visit to William The Conqueror’s fortress & the WWII Civilian War Memorial Museum as well as several days to visits the sights of Paris.

Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules, local and international holidays and other logistical factors. Price may vary depending on date of departure, currency exchange fluctuation, date of deposit receipt, gender mix, group size, etc… Flights and airport taxes not included (why?)– can be added as an option.

16 Days