School trips to the Loire Valley

School trips to the Loire Valley with Ardmore Educational Travel.

Ardmore Educational Travel is the leading supplier of bespoke school trips to the Loire Valley. It is one of the most popular choices from our extensive range of French destinations.

Our bespoke packages mean that your school trip will be tailored to suit your exact requirements. Our aim is to design the perfect trip for you, so with Admore Educational Travel, you can build your very own itinerary.

One of our friendly team will be delighted to talk you through all the options or simply send you more details.

Call us today on 01628 826699.

The ultimate bespoke language trip to the Loire Valley.

If it's French splendour, style and gastronomy you seek, the Loire Valley will exceed your expectations, no matter how great. Poised on the crucial frontier between northern and southern France, and just a short train or autoroute ride from Paris, the region was once of immense strategic importance.

With crenellated towers, soaring cupolas and glittering banquet halls, the region's châteaux, and the villages and vineyards that surround them attest to over a thousand years of rich architectural and artistic creativity. The Loire Valley is also known for its outstanding wines (red, white, rosé and sparkling) and lively, sophisticated cities, including Orléans, Blois, Tours and Angers. Yet more reasons why the entire area is an enormous Unesco World Heritage Site.

The Loire Valley has been called the "Garden of France" and is studded with over a thousand châteaux, each with distinct architectural embellishments covering a wide range of variations, from the early medieval to the late Renaissance periods. They were originally created as feudal strongholds, over centuries past, in the strategic divide between southern and northern France; now many are privately owned.

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So the top sights to visit in the Loire Valley include the Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau Royal de Blois, Musee du Compagnonnage, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau and Ecole Nationale d’Equitation.

The medieval town of Chinon is located in the Centre - Val de Loire region of France, resting by the banks of the majestic Vienne river just before it meets the mighty Loire. It is a town steeped in history and rich with culture, the ancient château was the preferred residence of Henry II, one of the English Plantagenet kings, and his wife Aliénor (Eleanor) d'Aquitaine.

Set the heart of the Loire valley, on the banks of the Loire and Cher rivers, the town of Tours symbolises all the local historical, cultural and gastronomic heritage.

What was once the capital of the kingdom of France now perfectly reflects the art of living in France, conveyed through its old town, lively squares and religious buildings.

The old district of Tours definitely has a medieval atmosphere with its small paved streets, wooden pitched roofs and squares. The most famous of these is Place Plumereau.

Surrounded by typical half-timbered houses, it contains a number of convivial little terraces. Buzzing by day and night, it attracts a cosmopolitan crowd of local residents, students and tourists.


Depart school and travel to Chinon by coach and ferry

Day 2
French Tuition
Chenonceau Chateaux, gardens and wax museum
Self-guided visit of Candes-Saint-Martin

French Tuition
Visit to a chocolate shop
Self-guided visit of Amboise

Day 4
French Tuition
Cookery lesson
Clos Luce and gardens

Day 5
Depart Chinon for journey home

Prices from £560 per student

Price based on a 5-day trip for 40 students and 4 group leaders. All trips are subject to availability.


  • Cultural Excursions
  • School Integration
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Language Lessons
  • Work Experience
  • Hotel/Hostel Accommodation


  • Coach transfer from the school to the crossing and either a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing.
  • Coach for the duration of the trip.


  • Stay with local host families in and around Chinon.
  • Hostel/hotel accommodation is available with half board or full board options.


  • Language tuition with qualified French teachers. Lessons can be tailored to the level of the student’s current ability and included chosen topics selected by the group leaders.


  • Your own personal Tours Manager to help tailor your bespoke itinerary.
  • We can help promote trip to parents, delivering a presentation and a Q&A session if
  • Local knowledge and insight from your Tours Manager on your chosen destination.
  • A login to our travel app which contains all aspects of your personal trip as well as a location
    map and weather forecasts.
  • Safety assured accommodation, transport and excursions.
  • An in-country Local Organiser to assist you on your trip.
  • 24-hour emergency support while you are away on your trip.
  • Qualified language teacher to deliver lessons tailored to the ability of the students.
  • Full travel insurance.
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