Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of France
Paris – a unique city for a unique city break! Look forward to this study trip to the impressive city of Paris, the capital of France. Visit a variety of ecclesiastical and secular buildings, streets, squares, parks, museums, theaters and many other unforgettable monuments, such as the Theater des Champs-Elysees, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Invalides, Versailles Palace, Disneyland Paris, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Center Pompidou, the Panthéon, the Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Place de la Concorde, the Luxor Obelisk, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Élysée Palace, the Sorbonne University, the Statue of Liberty, the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Moulin Rouge, the catacombs, and much more. Enjoy a city tour (Tours de Paris) and French life. Take an interesting city trip to Paris, the city of love!
Take an unforgettable tour of Strasbourg, the historic capital of Alsace and the seat of numerous European institutions: the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Ombudsman, the European Court of Human Rights. Let yourself be drawn to Strasbourg’s sights such as the historic old town (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Münsterplatz, the Münsterturm, the Kammerzellhaus, the Palais Rohan, the Gerberviertel with its half-timbered houses, the Zentralbahnof, the art college, the Rheinpalast – Palais du Rhin (former imperial palace ), the University of Strasbourg, the Strasbourg National Library, the Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux Church, the Paulskirche and much more. Enjoy your stay in Strasbourg as part of a city break.
Take a group tour of Marseille, the most important French and an important European port city! Marseille includes numerous sights such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Palais Longchamp, the Old Port, the Stade Vélodrome, the great open staircase, the Canebiere or the Chateau d’If. Visit the city of Marseille as part of a study trip or city break and get to know the culture and attractions of this city!
Forests of Champagne and Burgundy
New National Park in France
The French National Park, which includes the forests of Champagne and Burgundy, opened on November 8, 2019 on the Langres plateau, on the border between Champagne and Burgundy. It is the eleventh national park in the country and is intended to preserve the forests of Châtillon, Arc-en-Barrois and Auberive. The mostly deciduous forests of the future 11th French National Park are representative of the limestone plateaus of the northeastern quarter of France. At the intersection of continental and oceanic climatic influences, under Mediterranean and alpine influences, there are up to fifteen tree species per hectare, with the beech being the most common.
The forests, which consist of beeches, but also hornbeams, oaks or aspens and some of which are more than two centuries old, cover about half of the park and almost the entire heart of the area. The presence of numerous springs, rivers and streams attracts fish, insects, but also the rare black stork, some pairs of which nest in the park. In the tuff swamps and meadows of the park you can also find rare plants such as the Venus shoe – an orchid – or the poet’s daffodil.
Diverse animal population
The national park is inhabited by many forest wildlife. Foxes, badgers, martens, weasels, hedgehogs and bats are therefore represented alongside a large number of other mammals. However, the forests are also characterized by a large number of ungulates (deer, wild boar, roe deer), which are the result of very ancient forest management associated with hunting. Forest birds are also very present in this protected area. In addition to the numerous woodpeckers and the black stork, there are also many birds of prey, the most important of which is the rough owl, a traditional mountain species whose area of the future national park is one of the rare lowland areas in France. In order to improve their conservation, a very large, special protection area of almost 60,000 hectares was designated.
Baccarat Crystal Museum
the legendary history of French glassblowing
When King Louis XV. In 1764, in a small village called Baccarat in the Lorraine province of France, issued a decree to set up a glass factory, it took longer than planned to implement the project. But when the first batch of crystals left the factory in 1816, the royal family was enthusiastic about the excellent quality. At the Paris World’s Fair in 1855, the crystal from Lorraine won a gold medal. Since then, Baccarat crystal has been a trademark loved and admired around the world.
Baccarat Museum: History of the Crystal
The Baccarat Museum of the Baccarat factory is located right next to the glass-blowing workshop. The museum, which was completely renovated in 2015, is housed in the former residence of the Manufactory’s directors. It has four rooms in which the historical collections of the crystal factory are presented. In a dreamlike staging that focuses on the virtuosity of the crystal blowers, visitors discover a selection of symbolic objects from the Baccarat legacy.
Over 1,000 exclusive exhibits: jewelry, table art, lighting and decorations
The approximately 1,100 exhibits include royal objects such as chandeliers, glasses, dishes, crystal furniture, perfume bottles and paperweights. The crystal museum is a wonderful destination for friends of study trips, who can also learn everything about manufacturing techniques here and gain insight into the archive. Rare, priceless objects are on display, including a crystal armchair bought from a maharajah. To end your visit, there’s nothing like a stroll through the Baccarat boutique for an overview of the more contemporary collections.