Duration: 4 Days

Discover Albert and Picardy

What better base for giving students a taste of rural France and a chance to improve their spoken French. The Poppies School Hotel is within walking distance of the pretty town of Albert. Students can visit the local shops and markets and practise using their French. There are lots of possible day excursions – Amiens, with its towering Gothic cathedral, is just half an hour’s drive away and was home to the writer Jules Verne. Abbeville and the coast are just over an hour to the north. The Parc Asterix Theme Park is just over an hour to the south and makes a very exciting day out. All our tours are customisable, get in touch to discuss your specific requirements
All about the Discover Albert and Picardy.
The Edventure Travel Package All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation. Fully Protected Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Customised for you All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs. Out of Hours Contact In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation. Travel Advice For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here. Foreign Travel Advice You should seek advise on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Further travel health advice can be found on the following link. Travel Health Pro Website
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Ferry/Eurotunnel Crossing
  • Executive Coach throughout
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  1. Day 1 Boulogne
    Travel from the UK to Dover and take your crossing by ferry or tunnel to Calais. From Calais it is only a short journey to Boulogne-Sur-Mer. Visit Nausicaa (France’s National Sealife Centre) in Boulogne. Continue to Albert this afternoon in time for dinner.
  2. Day 2 Albert
    Spend the morning in Albert and then travel to Amiens to visit the impressive Cathedral, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There will be time to explore the main square. Later you will visit the zoo and the Parc St Pierre. You can enjoy a visit at Amiens famous water gardens or visit Jules Verne’s house. Return to Albert for dinner.
  3. Day 3 Optional day
    There are a number of options for visits on your third day. You could choose to visit Albert and spend time in local shops or you could take a day trip to Paris with a cruise on the river Seine and a visit to Montmartre. Alternatively, you could visit Abbeville or Compiegne and visit Parc Asterix Theme Park or Disneyland Paris.
  4. Day 4 Return home
    Today you will make your return trip to the UK via Calais. You could choose to visit a chocolate factory near Le Touquet before your departure.
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  1. Boulogne Côte d'Opale
    Visit Boulogne, the second-largest city after Calais, and sits on the Côte d’Opale. It is a touristic stretch of the French coast between Calais and Normandy, and the most visited location in the region after Lille. Boulogne-sur-Mer is a city, and a major fishing port specialising in herring. By the port, Nausicaá is a huge aquarium with thousands of marine species. In the fortified old town, Notre-Dame Basilica has an ornate crypt and the city’s 12th-century belfry was the keep of a Norman-era castle and is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ancient Egyptian and Greek artifacts are on display at the Castle Museum, which is set within a 13th-century chateau.
  2. Parc Bagatelle Theme Parc Calais
    Parc Bagatelle is a seasonal family amusement park near Calais featuring a variety of rollercoasters & rides for younger children as well as restaurants & parkland. Founded in 1955, it is the oldest amusement park in France where your group can enjoy and have fun exploring log flumes, rafting, rollercoasters, 360degree cinemas and a small zoo. Highlights include; Triops, a suspended coaster; Gaz’Express, a family coaster; Famous Jack , a spinning coaster; and Silver Wings, a thrill ride.
  3. Aqualud Waterpark Le Touquet
    If your group love water then this will be the place for them!!! Aqualud is a huge water park on the seafront in Le Touquet with several indoor and outdoor pools, a wave pool and a giant toboggan run. Housed under a glass dome is a giant pool with waves, ‘rocky’ slides, jacuzzis and a solarium. If you visit in the summer, when the outdoor section is open there will be 3 more pools, flumes and two rides, the Black Hole and the Twister.
  4. Nausicaa Sea Life Centre Boulogne
    Your group can visit Nausicaa, which is a magnificent aquarium, and the second most visited attraction north of Paris (after Parc Asterix). There are more than 36,000 fish and other marine creatures to discover, ranging from microscopic plankton to large sharks, making this an attraction that appeals to all ages. The centre is well laid out, with information in English as well as French, which is especially a great help for school groups. The exhibition starts with information on plankton and then moves on through studies of all sorts of salt water fish and sea mammals – the colours and varieties of fish are huge. Among other exhibits there is a beautiful tropical lagoon, a shark tank and the opportunity to see sea-lions.
  5. Montriuil-Sur-Mer Montriuil-Sur-Mer
    If your group is on a WW1 history tour, then you could visit Montreuil, which was the headquarters of the British Army in France during the First World War from March 1916 until it closed in April 1919. It was chosen as G.H.Q. for a wide variety of reasons. It was on a main route from London to Paris—the two chief centres of the campaign—though not on a main railway line, which would have been an inconvenience. It was not an industrial town and so avoided the complications alike of noise and of a possibly troublesome civil population. It was from a telephone and motor transit point of view in a very central situation to serve the needs of a Force which was based on Dunkirk, Calais, Boulogne, Dieppe, and Le Havre, and had its front stretching from the Somme to beyond the Belgian frontier.  
  6. Albert Albert
    Albert is a commune in the Somme, northern France and was completely reconstructed after the war. Your school could visit the Basilica which was faithfully rebuilt according to its original design by the son of the architect who had overseen its construction in 1885–95. The present statue is an exact replica of Roze’s original design, and a war memorial designed by Roze and featuring an image of the Leaning Virgin can be seen in the Abri (Shelter) Museum, which houses souvenirs of the war. The underground shelters in which the museum is located served as protective bunkers for Albert’s residents during aerial bombardments in World War II.
  7. Amiens Amiens
    Amiens is a city in northern France, divided by the Somme River, and is best known for the Gothic Amiens Cathedral and nearby medieval belfry. The narrow streets are lined with shops and cafes in the Quartier St.-Leu’s and floating market gardens can be seen all along the city’s canals. Visit the art and antiquities, spanning centuries, in The Musée de Picardie. Nearby, your group could visit the Maison de Jules Verne museum where the science fiction author once lived.
  8. Theipval Memorial Authuille
    Theipval Memorial is the largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing in the world and is situated on the high ground overlooking the Ancre River in France. It towers over 45 metres in height and dominates the landscape for miles around.  Students will discover that this memorial commemorates more than 72,000 British and South African men who died in the Somme, mainly in the 1916 offensive, and have no known grave. Your group will learn that this area saw some of the heaviest fighting of the First World War.
  1. Enthusiasm
    This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.
  2. Knowledge and Perspective
    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.
  3. Pupil Engagement
    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.
  4. Hands-on Learning
    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.
  5. History
    This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.
  6. WW1
    This tour focuses on World War 1 events and goes to key historical sights.
  7. WW2
    Explore the impact of World War 2 and how events shaped the landscape.
  8. Languages
    Students can practise their language skills when exploring this fascinating country.
  9. Religion
    This tour provides and insight into the religious beliefs of the country and explores their values and principles.
  10. English
    This tour can assist with teaching English subjects at all levels and help to engage students with the subject.
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All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.