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!

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Depart school

Channel crossing

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

Evening meal
Day 3 Visit Les Co-Pains bakery

Visit Graindorge Cheese Factory

Evening meal at accommodation

Games on the beach

Day 4

Visit local markets

Depart Normandy

Channel crossing

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
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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Normandie Caramels

Normandie Caramels

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!

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

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.

Les Co-Pains Bakery

Les Co-Pains Bakery

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.

Ferme aux Escargots - Snail Farm

Ferme aux Escargots - Snail Farm

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!

Christian Drouin Calvados Distillery

Christian Drouin Calvados Distillery

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.

Graindorge Cheese Factory

Graindorge Cheese Factory

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...

Les Sablés d'Asnelles Biscuit Factory

Les Sablés d'Asnelles Biscuit Factory

Come and visit a traditional biscuit factory and witness the traditional way of making the famous french "Sables" biscuits.

Les Chevres de la Saffrie

Les Chevres de la Saffrie

During your visit to Monsieur Martin's Goat Farm, you will have the chance to stroke, feed and milk the goats! Your students will also be shown a documentary explaining the different steps in making the farmhouse cheese.

UNCMT Bernières-sur-mer

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.

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