School Food Technology Trip to Normandy
With its healthy gastronomic reputation and close historical ties with Britain, it's no surprise that Normandy is a great destination for groups studying food technology.
Visits include a snail farm where groups can learn all about this French delicacy - with the chance to taste one yourselves! Students can also visit one of Normandy’s beautiful little market towns, where you can buy fresh produce; or visit a traditional French bakery, where you will learn about the bread-making process and get some hands-on experience!
|Arrive in Calais||
Arrive in Normandy in time for evening meal
Visit a snail farm
|Day 2||Visit Normandy Caramels||
Visit Chocolate Museum Drakkar
Visit Asnelles Biscuit Factory
|Day 3||Visit Les Co-Pains bakery||
Visit Graindorge Cheese Factory
Evening meal at accommodation
Games on the beach
Visit local markets
|Arrive back at school|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
Isigny Caramels are made from the finest quality produce of the Normandy region: whole milk, butter, and cream. Cooked together in a copper bowl, this is what gives the caramels their smooth texture and delicious flavour. During the visit you will be able to see how the caramels are made, from mixing to packaging, and not forgetting a tasting session at the end!
Did you know that it was in Central America that 'xoxoalt', the ancestor of the chocolate we know and love today, was born? You'll discover this, and much more, at this chocolate museum close to Bayeux. This little museum has been set up next door to the factory and includes a shop. Unfortunately, visits inside the factory itself are not permitted.
In this bakery, visitors have the opportunity to actively participate in the bread-making process, using natural yeast and kneading the dough by hand. Activities include kneading the dough, and learning about the process of turning wheat into bread. They will also visit the mill and learn about the different types of flour. Each visitor takes home the bread they have made.
Visit a snail farm and learn all about this French delicacy. In addition to learning about the breeding of snails, hatching, the process of fattening and the laboratory, you will discover all the aspects of the “horned beast”. After your visit you have the chance to taste one!
The visit consits of an explanatory tour of the fabrication process of cider, Pommeau and Calvados and ends up with a tasting of the products.
Located in the very heart of the Pays d’Auge, La Fromagerie Graindorge is the only independent company which produces Pont-l'évêque, Livarot and Camembert cheese. The origins of the company go back to the beginning of the last century. In 1999 a fire completely devastated the factory, in its place an ultramodern building was built with equipment allowing mass production whi...
Come and visit a traditional biscuit factory and witness the traditional way of making the famous french "Sables" biscuits.
UNCMT Berniers-sur-Mer is an excellent school group centre located just 400m from Juno beach. The centre is set in private walled grounds with a resident centre director to help facilitate a great trip.
Students are accommodated in multi bedded rooms with teachers in twins or singles. Each room has en-suite facilities. Meals are served in a separate dining room.
Other facilities, which are perfect for school groups, include a classroom/activity room, a large TV/table tennis room, a separate area for teachers, a volleyball court and a boules pitch.
Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir
Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir is a converted horse stable which offers modern accommodation in a traditional French setting. The centre also has a large classroom, football pitch and a staff lounge overlooking the entrance.
The centre only accepts one group at a time and offers sole occupancy with students in multi-bedded rooms, and adults in twins and singles.
Centre Bon Sejour
Situated on a fine, sandy beach, the centre has a lounge, classrooms and a restaurant, together with a leisure and games area. It also provides outdoor activities such as mini-golf, tennis and sailing. Indoor facilities include table tennis, pool and karaoke.
Students will be accommodated in twin, triple or quad rooms all with en-suite facilities. A lift makes for easy access to the 3 floors.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Every excursion was excellent.
Superb area to visit. Almost too much to see and do. Our students requested MORE museums! The ones we went to were superb. The Canadian museum on Juno looked first class too. We had brilliant weather which made it even better. Highly recommend it to other schools.
Another fantastic trip - the accomodation was excellent and the staff there very helpful - thank you!
From the moment I enquired about a quote, everybody has been incredibly helpful in ensuring I could run this trip as smoothly as possible. The final pack received was particularly good regarding all the maps. All the bookings were accurate and easy to follow up. The location chosen was brilliant! Centre Bon sejour is well-situated, truly next to the beach, which made it ideal when we had a little bit of spare time to take the children out. The staff there were beyond helpful, particularly ensuring that we had adequate evening entertainment (board games, disco night,etc...) The rooms were exactly right for the students. The excursions were excellent - Mont Saint Michel was everybody's favourite but we also thoroughly enjoyed the Bayeux Tapestry, Arromanches museum and cinema, the cheese factory and the chocolate factory. Overall we have had a brilliant time and cannot wait to do it all over again.