School trips to Rambouillet

School trips to Rambouillet by Ardmore Educational Travel.

Ardmore Educational Travel is the leading supplier of bespoke school trips to Rambouillet. It is always a popular favourite 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 Rambouillet

Rambouillet is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located on the outskirts of Paris, 44.3 km (27.5 mi) southwest from the centre. Rambouillet is a designated Town of Art and History.

Rambouillet lies on the edge of the vast Forest of Rambouillet (Forêt de Rambouillet or Forêt de l'Yveline), and is famous for its historic castle, the Château de Rambouillet, which hosted several international summits. Due to its proximity to Paris and Versailles, Rambouillet has long been an occasional seat of government.

The Château de Rambouillet, a former medieval fortress, was acquired by Louis XVI of France in 1783 as a private residence because of its ideal situation in the game-rich forest of Rambouillet. The castle became a royal residence, and it is there that Charles X signed his abdication on 2 August 1830. Sometimes neglected at times of political unrest, the château de Rambouillet became the official summer residence of the French President of the Republic after President Félix Faure chose it as summer residence for himself and his family in 1896; Rambouillet thus became the official summer residence of the Presidents of the Third Republic and has retained its position ever since.

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The Palais du Roi de Rome. In 1784, on a parcel adjacent to the gardens of the castle, Louis XVI had ordered the construction of the Hôtel du Gouvernement, which was restored during the reign of Napoléon I, and renamed Palais du Roi de Rome as the official Rambouillet residence of Napoleon's infant son. Its entrance is situated in the rue Charles de Gaulle, Rambouillet's main street.

Outside lies a magnificent park featuring canals, formal and landscaped gardens. In the castle gardens, you can also visit the National Sheepfold, the Queen's Dairy and thatched Shell Cottage. Not to be missed either: the Rambolitrain museum devoted to toy trains.

Markets take place in the morning, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The city also organizes an important Christmas market in December with illuminations, animations and craft stands. A flea market is offered at the beginning of October.


Depart school and travel to Rambouillet by coach and ferry
Arrive in Rambouillet and meet Local Organiser and Host families
Return home with host families for dinner and overnight stay

Day 2
French tuition
Guided tour of Rambouillet village and castle

French tuition
Trip to Versailles to explore the castle and gardens

Day 4
Day trip to Paris to sightsee the main attractions
Bateaux Mouches river cruise

Day 5
Meet at the meeting point and depart for Calais
Ferry trip back to Dover and then take the coach back to School

Prices from £430 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 Rambouillet.
  • 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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