School trips to Chartres

School Trips to Chartres by Ardmore Educational Travel.

Ardmore Travel is the leading supplier of language learning trips to France.

We ensure that each tour is bespoke to you and suits your agenda. Our language tours set new standards in children's language education.

So to find out more about school trips to Chartres, give our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 1628 826699.

The ultimate bespoke language trip to Chartres.

Chartres is a commune and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in France. It is located about 90 km southwest of Paris.

Chartres is best known for its cathedral, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, which is considered one of the finest and best-preserved Gothic cathedrals in France and in Europe. Its historical and cultural importance has been recognized by its inclusion on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

It was built on the site of the former Chartres cathedral of Romanesque architecture, which was destroyed by fire in 1194 (that former cathedral had been built on the ruins of an ancient Celtic temple, later replaced by a Roman temple). Begun in 1205, the construction of Notre-Dame de Chartres was completed 66 years later.

School trips to Chartres: Let us take the strain.

Chartres is famous world-wide for its cathedral. Mostly constructed between 1193 and 1250, this Gothic cathedral is in an exceptional state of preservation. The stained-glass windows were financed by guilds of merchants and craftsmen, and by wealthy noblemen.

The majority of the original stained-glass windows survive intact, while the architecture has seen only minor changes since the early 13th century. n, whose names appear at the bottom.

The Eure River, which at this point divides into three branches, is crossed by several bridges and is fringed by remains of the old fortifications. The Porte Guillaume (14th century), a gateway flanked by towers, was the most complete specimen until destroyed by the retreating German army in August 1944.

The steep, narrow streets of the old town contrast with the wide, shady boulevards which encircle it and separate it from the suburbs.

The Gare de Chartres railway station offers frequent services to Paris, and a few daily connections to Le Mans, Nogent-le-Rotrou and Courtalain. The A11 motorway connects Chartres with Paris and Le Mans.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY
DESTINATION: CHARTRES

DAY 1
Arrive in Chartres by Eurotunnel and coach

Day 2
French Tuition
Chartres Cathedral visit and City Tour by train
Stained Glass Window workshop

DAY 3
Day trip to Paris. Montparnasse Tower, Bateaux Mouches

Day 4
French Tuition and Cookery Workshop
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Musee du chocolat

Day 5
Depart Chartres for journey home

Prices from £540 per student

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

AVAILABLE AT THIS DESTINATION

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

TRAVEL

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

ACCOMMODATION

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

LANGUAGE TUITION

  • 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.

SUPPORT WE OFFER

  • 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
    requested.
  • 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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