Our history and values
In the 1950s, a group of teachers from the Sarcelles secondary school organised the very first schools trip to Greece. Because it was such a success and in order to provide more school trips, in 1958 they decided to create the MIJE : Maisons Internationales de la Jeunesse et des Etudiants, in the form of a non-profit association.
In 1960, the MIJE association became a partner of the UNESCO French federation of clubs for school trips. The MIJE project was recognised as an organisation of public interest in 1970.From 1969 to 1977, three derelict buildings slated for demolition in the Marais district were entrusted to the MIJE by Paris city hall for full rehabilitation.
Over time, the MIJE has progressed, now offering two distinct activities: school trips and youth hostel accommodation in three buildings in Paris, focusing on the values of Travel, Culture and Citizenship in order to :
> offer educational trips to young French people and those from abroad, to discover social, economic and cultural realities,
> improve access to youth hostels in the centre of Paris, allowing everyone to discover the history of the capital city and its cultural heritage at reasonable prices..
Team and key figures
Under the supervision of the general delegate Remy VERNAY, the MIJE association is a highly experienced team in the domain of tourism and school trips :
> 40 professional employees working on behalf of clients
> 2 013 groups from France and abroad used our services in 2014
> 76 933 travellers welcomed at the MIJE
> 115 810 overnight stays in Paris in our three youth hostels
Commitments and labels
As specialists in school trips and tourism, the MIJE is committed to respecting strict standards of quality and safety, in order to meet teachers' and students' expectations. We also make a commitment to environmental issues and are members of Ecofolio, for paper recycling.
More than 300 programmes
in more than 15 countries,
all modes of transport,
coach, train, plane, boat,
different types of accomodation, youth hostels, hostels, families ...
A team of 15 dedicated Travel Consultants with more than 15 years of experience on average
and accompagny you before,
during and after the trip.
A single point of contact
to answer your questions
during the preparation of your project,
a 24/7 telephone permanence
during your trip.
A travel insurance service INCLUDED in all our trips:
MAIF assistance, repatriation,…
An optional cancellation insurance service : death, illness, administrative ban, ...