School French Trip to Normandy
Your students will love exploring the area and putting their French skills to the test on a school trip to Normandy!
Within easy reach of the UK, it's no surprise Normandy is such a popular destination for our school French groups. On a school French trip to Normandy, your students can visit a local market to learn about some of the region's incredible produce or visit the Bayeux Tapestry and Arromanches Landings Museum to discover the area's rich history, all whilst practising their French.
Pick-up from school
|Arrive in Calais||
Arrive in Normandy
Check in to accommodation in time for evening meal
Walk along the beach or play mini-golf
|Day 2||Visit to Chocolate Museum "Drakkar"
Lunch in the local area
Visit to Arromanches Landings Museum
Screening of film 'The Price of Freedom' at the Arromanches 360 cinema
Arrive back at accommodation in time for evening meal
Evening entertainment at the accommodation
Visit to Graindorge Cheese Farm
Visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry
Evening meal followed by time to explore the local area on foot
Possibility for group to go bowling or have some free time in the local area
|Day 4||Depart accommodation and head back to Calais||
Arrive in Calais
Arrive in Dover/Folkestone
Arrive back at school
This price includes:
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
- Return ferry (Dover-Calais) or Eurotunnel crossings
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
In this bakery, students actively participate in activities such as kneading the dough, games where the students discover the different shapes and types of grain and the procedure for turning wheat into bread. They will also visit the mill and learn about the different types of flour. Each student takes home the bread they have made.This visit is perfect for students who are studying French.
The "p'tit train" (little train) invites your French students to explore the old part of Bayeux and its historic monuments, and includes a visit to the Battle of Normandy Museum, Military Cemetery and British Memorial.
For French groups visiting Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel is a must! The long history of Mont Saint-Michel is thought to date back to 708 AD, when Saint Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, had a sanctuary built on Mont-Tombe in honour of the Archangel Michael. The Mont soon became a major focus of pilgrimage. In the 10th century, the Benedictines settled in the Abbey while a village grew up b...
Did you know that it was in Central America that 'xoxoalt', the ancestor of the chocolate we know and love today, was born? You and your French students will discover this, and much more, at this new chocolate museum close to Bayeux. This little museum has been set up next door to the factory and includes a shop.
Bring your French students to discover the true story of Calvados. In the projection room, a film describes Calvados production. After the film, you are introduced to the various aromas of Busnel and Anée Calvados. See a distillery in action and discover every stage of the process that turns apples into Calvados: apple selection, distillation and maturing in oak casks, some of which are a h...
Located in the very heart of the Pays d’Auge, La Fromagerie Graindorge in Livarot is the only independent company which produces Pont- l'évêque, Livarot and Camembert cheese. This visit includes a tour which informs visitors about the manufacturing process and refining of cheese, which makes this an ideal activity for French groups. Along the way you will encounter videos a...
La Cité de la Mer is situated on the site of the old Transatlantic Railway Terminal in Cherbourg and is a new and unique tourist centre of great interest both scientifically and culturally. It is made up of two main areas - The Submarine section with “Le Redoutable”- the largest submarine in the world open to the public and the Ocean section with its giant aquarium (the largest in Europe).
Joan of Arc was a national heroine of France and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. She asserted that she had visions from God which told her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The Joan of Arc Museum tells the story of her life and work, and contains relics from the 15th Century. The museum is located just 30 metres from the spot where she was bu...
Justifiably famed for being one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the 11th century, the Bayeux Tapestry is, perhaps, the final and most famous piece of Anglo-Saxon art. At nearly 1,000 years old, it is a very fragile work, measuring 50cm high and almost 70m long. The brightness of its colours and the richness of its workmanship make it an artwork of great...
Isigny Caramels are made from quality produce of the Normandy hedgerow country: whole milk, butter, and cream. Cooked together in a copper bowl, this is what gives the caramels their smooth texture and delicious flavour. Your French students will have the chance to see how they are made, from mixing to packaging, and not forgetting a tasting session at the end!
Centre Bon Sejour
Students will be accommodated in one of 70 twin, triple or quad rooms all with en-suite facilities. A lift makes for easy access to the 3 floors. View on map
The dining rooms have a view of the sea and the artificial harbour of Arromanches left from D-Day. The chef and his team provide a varied menu including regional specialities such as fish and seafood. View on map
The centre offers 100 beds, students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All the rooms have their own washbasins, with shower and toilet facilities on each floor. The centre is surrounded by walls for extra security.
Meals will be taken in the dining room, other facilities include 3 class/activity rooms, a covered yard (for table tennis) large courtyard, various equipment including TV, VCR etc. View on map
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.