Boulogne-sur-Mer, an introduction to the French way of life

To plan and arrange your tour, call us on: 01709 385500

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Spend one or more days in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the Pas-de-Calais department of Northern France as an introduction to both the French way of life and using the language.

The castle at Boulogne-sur-Mer
The castle at Boulogne-sur-Mer

Sea Experience Centre

Visit Nausicaä in Boulogne, Centre National de la Mer, the French National Sea Experience Centre – an educational and science centre dedicated to the relationship between mankind and the sea.

Nausicaä introduces young people of all ages to the diversity of marine life and its conservation and has a very active educational department with many resources for teachers.

Close to Boulogne is the nearby resort of Wimereux, which offers a safe beach for games and letting off steam.


You could combine the French cultural experience in Boulogne-sur-Mer with a trip to Agincourt, the scene of Henry V’s great triumph, for a medieval history lesson, including armour, weaponry and armies of the period.


Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning
Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500