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5 Unique Things for Students to Do in France

Check out some of these fresh activities for students to try in France!


From the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to the Palace of Versailles and the battlefields in Normandy, France has quickly become our most requested destination for high school groups. France is perfect for educational travel, so we have collected a list of five unique things for students to try to make your tour unforgettable. 

Ferme de Billy

Freshest Fruit Farm

Photo of apples being cleaned at Ferme De Billy in Normandy France

Take your students on a trip to Billy Farm and enjoy a guided tour of the estate, the orchard, and aging cellars. Participate in an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the farm creates their ciders and calvados. Try your hand at creating your very own delicious drink in a cider-making workshop.  Don't forget to taste the fresh apple juice before you leave!

Caen's Street Art Tour

Artsiest Walking Tour

Person taking a photo of graffitti on their phone in Caen France

Caen is home to the Palma Festival, where street artists add murals and art to the city walls. This walking tour is organized by the Caen Tourism Office and runs every Friday. Keep your eyes peeled to see graffiti with reference to everything from mythology to video games. This is a unique way to expose your class to the art and  culture of this French city. 

Pont-l'Évêque

Cheesiest Stop

A wide angled shot of the building in France where Pont-l'Eveque is located.

You can’t go all the way to France without trying cheese. On your way though the Normandy cheese trail, be sure to make a stop at Pont-l’Evêque. The Pont-l’Evêque is a square-shaped, fine textured cow's-milk cheese. When you visit this area, you can watch a 10-minute movie about the origins of their namesake and enjoy a tasting of this creamy cheese. 

Rochemenier Village

Coolest Museum

A view of Rochemenier Chapel, a high arched chapel built of white and grey stone and arched, carved windows.

Grab your sweater and head underground to the troglodyte village of Rochemenier. You will be guided through the museum before getting to explore this unique town on your own. Visit the underground passages, old troglodyte farms, and see the furniture, tools, and old photos from the village. Don’t miss the chapel!

 

Mont Saint-Michel

Most Interesting Walk

Mont St. Michel, a castle-like grey building with blue roofs, overlooking the small town weaving down the hill on a cloudy day.

Feel the sand between your toes as you experience the original pilgrimage to Mont Saint-Michel. As you walk along the beach during low tide, a guide will teach you about the history and ecology of this gorgeous island. Visit this UNESCO site and enjoy a breathtaking view of this historic place. 



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