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, France

Cook like the French

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

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.

Spend a Day with Local Students

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

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, dinner with a local family, 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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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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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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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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La Grande Aventure

6 Days | Overnights: Montréal (2), Québec City (3),

Tour Summary

For a trip a little closer to home with just as much French language and culture immersion, consider this 6-day tour. Take a comparative French cultures class during the day and enjoy French-Canadian music and folklore at an authentic cabane á sucre at night!

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Free resources to inspire your next lesson plan

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.

2019-2020 French Language Calendar

Travel abroad every month with our cultural calendar highlighting 12 French-speaking destinations and noting important French dates and holidays.

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.

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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Virtual Tourism – Online Tour of the Château de Chenonceau

Engage your students in French culture and communication through six different French lesson plans, based on New Bloom’s Taxonomy for World Language Instruction, with the backdrop of stunning Château de Chenonceau.

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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.

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