Traveling with your French Class

Take your students’ French language skills to the next level and inspire a love for the culture when you travel with them to a French-speaking location. From enchanting Paris to historic Normandy and beautiful Côte d’Azur, there are countless ways to expose your students to the spectacular French way of life.

Inspire your students

ACIS participants attend a cooking class in Paris

Cook like the French

Using local market ingredients, craft cultural favorites under the instruction of a professional.

Students enjoy a local home cooked meal

Enjoy a Local Home Dinner

Experience French hospitality, authentic cooking, and great conversation with your generous French-speaking hosts.

Students playing pétanque in a park in Paris

Play Pétanque

Participate in a traditional French pastime when you learn the game of pétanque, a classic boules sport.

Two girls holding goat cheese from a farm in Normandy

Visit a Cheese Producer

Gain an understanding of the local dairy industry and sample delicious French cheeses.

Group in front of the Eiffel Tower

Spend a Day with Local Students

Gain perspective on the similarities and differences between French and American schools, forging international friendships along the way.

Students on bikes at Versailles gardens

Bike through Versailles

Explore the inside of Louis XIV’s palace on foot and the expansive grounds by bike to take in as much of its history and design as possible.

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Not only was our trip chock-filled with information, but I always learn something new myself when traveling on an ACIS trip. I fall in love with something new every time I travel to France with my French students. Merci beaucoup ACIS!

Beth M. Group Leader

Trips to Consider:

Language Immersion in France

9 Days | Overnights: Nice (3), Paris (4)

Tour Summary

With a visit to a French school, learning about the centuries-old French art of making parfum, a pétanque lesson and a night out at a French theater, this trip is sure to ignite an enthusiasm for French people and their culture. And to top it off, your native ACIS Tour Manager will be providing daily language instruction.

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Students pose with an I Love Nice sculpture Map of Language Immersion in France itinerary

Fleur de Lys

9 Days | Overnights: Paris (2), Normandy Area (1), St. Malo (1), Loire Valley (2), Paris (1)

Tour Summary

Explore northern France on one of our most popular tours. A trip to the Louvre, an in-depth exploration of Normandy’s most important WWII sites, and visits to some of the Loire Valley’s most magnificent châteaux are just a few of the things in store for your French class on this 9-day trip.

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Students pose in the glass pyramid at the Louvre Map of Fleur de Lys itinerary

Paris, Provence and the Côte d’Azur

9 Days | Overnights: Paris (3), Provence (1), Nice (3)

Tour Summary

Explore the breathtaking south of France in addition to capital city Paris over nine action-packed days. Try out a French cooking lesson in Paris, learn about the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and take in the glamour of Monaco after a bike ride through Nice.

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Students skipping rocks near Pond du Gard in France Map of Paris, Provence and the Côte d'Azur itinerary

Le Mistral

9 Days | Overnights: Paris (3), Chamonix (2), Cote d’Azur (2)

Tour Summary

See both the north and south of France with a stop in Geneva, the most populous city in French-speaking Switzerland, on this 9-day tour. Enjoy a bike tour through the Versailles gardens, a luge-coaster ride in the Alps and a perfume factory visit during this one-of-a-kind trip.

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School group posing in front of the Eiffel Tower Map of Le Mistral itinerary

La Francophonie

9 Days | Overnights: Paris (3), Lyon (2), Lausanne (2)

Tour Summary

Lovers of the French language will delight in this journey through France and French-speaking Switzerland, with the chance to compare and contrast the different cultural touchpoints of each region. Immerse yourself in the iconic wonders of Paris, learn to paint Montmartre like the many famous French artists who called it home, sample classic Lyonnaise cuisine, test your mettle at Lausanne’s Olympic Museum and let the beauty of Lake Geneva take your breath away.

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Group boarding a boat at Lake Geneva in Switzerland La Francophonie map

Free resources to inspire your next lesson plan

preview of January in French Calendar

2024 French Language Calendar

We’ve put together a 12-month calendar comprised of inspiring photos and significant dates from across the French-Speaking world.

Cultural Resources for the French Classroom

A comprehensive guide of free, online resources, from curated university libraries to embassy sites, that explore the history and culture of the French-speaking world. Plus, free ACIS lesson plans and blog posts.

Voyage Voyage! Episode 1 & 2

Created by French language educators and native speakers, the videos and accompanying exercise packets put essential French language skills into practice in a funny, relatable format.

Cover of ACIS French Monarch lesson plan

Monarchs Who Shaped History – King Louis XIV of France

Learning about King Louis XIV and the era of his reign gives students an opportunity to gain understanding of the cultural and historical factors that presided over France’s history.

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Previews of Spanish Visual Vocabulary

French Visual Vocabulary

Whether you are traveling abroad with students or looking to make language come alive in the classroom, our Visual Vocabulary piece is a great way to practice vocab basics. Test your knowledge and see how many items you can name. The worksheet also includes a series of useful phrases.

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Free Brochure for French Language Educators

Open the world to your French language students through educational travel. Often called a “life-changing experience,” an educational tour abroad builds critical language skills in real time, plus provides opportunities for cultural connectivity.

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Example pages of the French Brochure

Did You Know?

ACIS tours are independently deemed so educational that teachers can earn professional development units and students can earn college credit!

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ACIS offers 200+ customizable itineraries to destinations around the world. Let’s work together and change students’ lives.