School trips to Versailles with Ardmore Educational Travel.
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The ultimate bespoke language trip to Versailles.
Louis XIV transformed his father’s hunting lodge into the monumental Château de Versailles in the mid-17th century, and it remains France’s most famous and grand palace.
Situated in the leafy, bourgeois suburb of Versailles, 22km southwest of central Paris, the baroque château was the kingdom’s political capital and the seat of the royal court from 1682.
This was right up until the fateful events of 1789 when revolutionaries massacred the palace guard. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were ultimately dragged back to Paris, where they were ingloriously guillotined.
The palace is now a Monument historique and UNESCO World Heritage site, notable especially for the ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera, and the royal apartments; for the more intimate royal residences, the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon located within the park; the small rustic Hameau (Hamlet) created for Marie Antoinette; and the vast gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and geometric flower beds and groves, laid out by André le Nôtre.
The Palace was stripped of all its furnishings after the French Revolution, but many pieces have been returned and many of the palace rooms have been restored.
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Northwest of Versailles’ main palace is the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette. Admission includes the pink-collonaded Grand Trianon, built in 1687 for Louis XIV and his family to escape the rigid etiquette of the court; the ochre-coloured 1760s Petit Trianon, redecorated in 1867 by consort of Napoléon III, Empress Eugénie, who added Louis XVI–style furnishings; and the 1784-completed Hameau de la Reine, a mock village of thatched cottages where Marie Antoinette played milkmaid.
The town has a comfortable French small-city atmosphere and a popular weekly market. Popular visits around the town include the Notre Dame district of the town, which was created by Louis XIV.
Sites include the wonderful Marché Notre-Dame (market), the municipal theatre, or Théâtre Montansier, the King's stables, and the Musée Lambinet, which contains decorative arts and other items from the time of the French Revolution. You can also visit the Église de Notre Dame de Versailles.
Depart school and travel to Versailles by coach and ferry
Full day in Paris. Le Louvre, Bateaux Mouches River Cruise, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Montparnasse Tower
Palace of Versailles and Gardens self-guided tour
Cooking Lessons and French Tuition
Elancourt Parc Miniature self-guided tour
Full day at Disneyland Paris
Depart Versailles for journey home
Prices from £450 per student
Price based on a 6-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
- 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 Versailles.
- 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.