With an illustrious artistic pedigree - Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh are but a few of the masters who lived and worked here over the years - Paris is one of the great art repositories of the world, harbouring treasures from antiquity onwards.
Its architecture is a thing of beauty too, full of classic buildings and iconic landmarks. The cityscape is not static however: there are some stunning modern and contemporary icons too. All in all, Paris is one of the best Art & Design destinations for a school trip.
In addition to the big-hitting museums like the world's largest, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay's exceptional impressionist collection, and the Centre Pompidou's cache of modern and contemporary art, there are scores of smaller museums housing collections in every imaginable genre, and a diverse range of venues mounting major exhibitions through to off-beat installations. Also unmissable are the graceful wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower, the broad span of the Arc de Triomphe, the gargoyled Notre-Dame Cathedral and artistic Montmartre.
Our Suggested Itinerary
4 days by Coach, from £250 per person
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Depart school and arrive in Paris in the evening.
Spend the morning in Montmartre, for some wonderful sketching opportunities and mingling with local artists in Place de Tertre.
Explore the exhibitions of the Musée d’Orsay, the home of impressionist works by Monet, Cézanne and Degas.
Visit the Centre Pompidou to see the biggest collection of Modern Art in Europe. The external architecture draws crowds of visitors in its own right.
Optional evening activity: Enjoy a Bâteaux-Mouches river cruise along the Seine at night.
Spend the morning the Louvre, the largest museum in the world and a must-do for an Art trip to Paris!
Visit the permanent Design Collection at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile.
Visit some of Paris’ most intricately designed monuments (the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral) OR take a Paris Street Art Tour with an expert guide.
Return journey back to school.
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