Paris and Disneyland for Young Students

When looking for an ideal location to take young students on a primary school trip to Europe, Paris is one of the best destinations. Here, your group can easily explore the beautiful and historic city on foot and get to experience some of its history, culture and entertainment.

Paris is situated on the River Seine and has a past that dates back to around 4,200 B.C. While there are a plethora of museums and tours that can be undertaken to learn about the history and the layout of the city, one of the most exciting things to do is to climb the Eiffel Tower before heading indoors to see one of the most famous and important museums in the world - The Louvre. After a few days wandering around the streets, learning about Paris' history and art, give youngsters a break and head out of town for a bit of American style fun in France, at Disneyland Paris.

The Eiffel Tower

As one of the most iconic structures in the city, The Eiffel Tower is a must-see for young students on a primary school trip to Paris. The tower is located on the Champ de Mars and was built by architect Gustave Eiffel in 1889 as the entrance to that year's World Fair. It was meant to be dismantled later, but was kept on as an attraction and today the tower is the most visited paid tourist attraction in the world. It stands at an impressive 320 metres tall and has three observation decks, the third of which is usually only accessed by lifts. The second and third decks both have restaurants, and the views over the city are panoramic to say the least.

The Louvre

Paris is home to one of the world's largest and most famous museums, the Louvre. A primary school trip to the city will take children on an excursion to this important museum, which covers over 60,600 square metres of space and has a collection of nearly 35,000 objects and works. Housed in the Louvre Palace, which was built in the 12th century, the museum was opened in 1793. Under Napoleon, the museum was expanded and called Musée Napoléon. After the defeat of Napoleon, many of the works were returned to their original owners. Over the years the collection has grown and today the Louvre collections cover Islamic art, Sculpture, Greek, Roman and Etruscan, Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities, Decorative Arts, Paintings and Prints. Some of the most famous works known to man are exhibited in this museum, such as the Mona Lisa, the Vermeer's The Lacemaker, and Caravaggio's The Fortune Teller, just to name a few.

Disneyland Paris

Once students have wandered the streets of Paris and visited the Eifel Tower and the Louvre, give your students a treat and head out to the eastern suburbs of the city to visit Disneyland Paris for a bit of light-hearted fun their primary school trip. Composed of two theme parks, an entertainment area and a dining section, Disneyland Paris is a faithful rendition of the American theme parks of the same chain. The first park was opened in 1992 and later, in 2002, Walt Disney Studios Park was also opened. Disneyland Paris has a whole host of rides and eating facilities. The major and minor Disney characters wander the streets to create a magical atmosphere and you can even explore five different Disney lands. At Walt Disney Studios Park children can see the filming locations, meet the characters and preview upcoming attractions.

Article Source: Angela_Bowden

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