Voyager School Travel are pleased to announce the opening of our new centre on the outskirts of Paris in the peaceful town of Villecresnes, 45 minutes from the centre of Paris and 20 minutes from Disneyland Paris.
The Centre Etoile Parisienne offers a fabulous standard of accommodation, ideal for school groups and exclusive to Voyager clients. The 20 acres of grounds also provide the ideal opportunity for students to run around and let off steam, in a safe, car-free, natural environment.
Schools arriving this June will be welcomed by our experienced and friendly Voyager team and can look forward to a level of service and standard of facilities not previously seen by UK schools in the French capital.
Service levels will be identical to those at our Chateau de la Baudonniere in Normandy, which has been welcoming UK schools since 1991. The centre will be the base for our Paris Parle French Immersion programmes, with a team of French Native Animateurs on site. But the centre is also open to groups who simply want to stay at a Parisian centre that is exclusively geared to the needs of UK schools.
Location, location, location
Thanks to the superb local transport links, the Centre Etoile Parisienne is ideally located for visiting Central Paris, as well as other Parisian attractions such as Disneyland Paris, Versailles and Parc Asterix. The pretty, safe town of Villecresnes is the ideal location for a school centre, with shops and market in the typical town square and a local population who in the words of the Mayorie will make us “very welcome”.
The Centre Etoile Parisienne offers a superb standard of accommodation for school groups, including en-suite facilities for all, twin and multi-bedded rooms, plus 2 rooms specifically equipped for disabled guests.
One of the centres key strengths is its facilities, including:
- 20 acres of secure, perimeter fenced grounds, for the exclusive use of Voyager schools
- 2 class rooms and 2 further meeting rooms
- Teachers lounge
- On-site restaurant and bar
The Centre Etoile Parisienne is located at the heart of the town of Villecresnes’ state of the art sports facilities, including Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, sports track and football pitches. Thanks to our close links with the local mayor and his team, not only can we offer preferential access to these facilities, but we can also organise matches with local French schools who are very keen to compete against their Anglo Saxon cousins.
The centre is the base for our Paris Parle language immersion programme, where our team of French Native Animateurs encourage your students to speak French at every opportunity, including excursions and meal times. However, the centre is also the ideal venue for groups simply looking for Paris accommodation which is exclusive to schools and geared to meet their needs. The centre also provides the ideal venue for our programme of Evening Ents, including Tournoi de Sport, French Spectacular, Town Trails, Treasure Hunts and more, delivered by our team of Animateurs.
The Voyager Team
Both the back of house and Animateur teams expect to deliver high levels of service to everyone of our guests. The majority of our team will be Native French speakers, delivering a truly French experience. You will never have difficulty making yourself understood, but we try to encourage all our guests to speak French at every opportunity.