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. 

Day 1

Pick-up from school

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

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 

Day 3

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

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing 

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

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Les Co-Pains Bakery

Les Co-Pains Bakery

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. 

Le p’tit train de Bayeux

Le p’tit train de Bayeux

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.

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

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...

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 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.

Maison du Pays d'Auge

Maison du Pays d'Auge

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...

Graindorge Cheese Factory

Graindorge Cheese Factory

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

La Cité de la Mer

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 Museum

Joan of Arc Museum

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...

Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry

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...

Normandie Caramels

Normandie Caramels

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

Situated on a fine, sandy beach, the centre has a lounge, classrooms and 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 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

Les Tourelles

Les Tourelles consists of 56 rooms - students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins.

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

UNCMT Lion-Sur-mer

UNCMT Lion-sur-Mer is well located in the heart of the village, only 50 m from the beach.

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

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