Hi Jeryl !
I can surely help you : I'm a french teacher and I leave not so far from Paris (1 hour 1/4 by car).
If you like modern art, you must go to Pompidou center (Rue Rambuteau Paris 4;subway station = Rambuteau-hôtel de ville). In october, you can see :
- "Culture to live : from Georges Bracques to Aurélie Nemours" (floor 4)
- Max Beckmann (floor 6)
- Dominique Gonzales-Forster (floor 1)
- "Sonic process. New geography of sounds" (floor 1)
In "galeries nationales du Grand Palais" (3, rue du Gal Eisenhower Paris 8; subway station = Champs Elysées-Clémenceau), there is a wonderful exhibition : "Matisse - Picasso".
In "Jeu de Paume", you can see the exhibition of Peter Stampfli.
(1, place de la concorde Paris 8; subway station = Concorde)
If you like Mondigliani, go to see the Luxembourg museum (19 rue de Vaugirard Paris 6;subway station = Luxembourg,Saint-Sulpice, Rennes, Odéon)
Orsay museum is very well (1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur Paris 7;subway station = Solferino- RER C). There is "Manet - Velazquez. The spanish way in the XIX s."
I give you two others places, which are interesting but not known very well :
- Halle Saint-Pierre (2 rue Ronsard Paris 18; subway station = Anvers)
- musée en herbe : it's a museum for children. I don't know how old your students are but it's interesting to see.
I'm agree with Susan : if you can go to Giverny, I'm sure you won't regret it.
Go to Montmartre, not just to "place du tertre" but walk in all streets around.