La Rochelle French Culture and Language

from £260pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools


La Rochelle is one of France’s loveliest coastal towns.  Its historic port is beautifully preserved with a quayside full of boats large and small, and a seafront packed with lively cafes and restaurants.  The old port area of Le Vieux Port is dominated by three 14th and 15th century towers that stand tall at its entrance; they are among the town’s main tourist attractions.  The vista from the top of the Tour de la Lanterne in particular is simply wonderful. 

There is plenty to see and do in La Rochelle; its interesting mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the huge covered market, and the Ile de Ré are particular highlights here.

La Rochelle is a lovely location for a school French trip, slightly off the beaten track, full of authentic French experiences and plenty of opportunities to practise your French.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Depart school in the evening

    Channel crossing

  2. Day 2

    Arrive at accommodation in the morning

    Visit La Rochelle's historic towers in Le Vieux Port

    Explore La Rochelle's picturesque Old Port and pick up souvenirs in Rue de Palais

    Visit La Rochelle Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in Europe, with 12,000 marine animals including sharks contained in 75 different aquaria

  3. Day 3

    Practise your French at La Rochelle's famous covered market

    Explore the historic fortified port town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saint-Martin de Ré

    Guided tour of L'Abeille de Ré, a beekeeping farm

    Visit the Phare des Baleines, the second-oldest lighthouse in France (and still in use today!)

    Depart La Rochelle in the evening for the return journey home

  4. Day 4

    Arrive back to school early in the morning

School Trip Accommodation


We use a wide selection of accommodation throughout La Rochelle, mostly to the 2* standard - all especially suited to the requirements of our schools. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts. 

Testimonials about this trip:

Our trip was jam packed with a variety of interesting and fun activities. The package and planning was very well organised.
Whitehaven Academy

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La Rochelle French Culture and Language

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Based on 4 days

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