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School Trips to Normandy

A school trip to Normandy is a great choice for groups studying French, history, and food technology, as there are so many fascinating visits here just waiting to be explored!

With its close historical ties with Britain and its healthy gastronomic reputation, it’s no surprise that Normandy is such a popular school trip destination. You can explore the D-Day Landings beaches, or head to local producers to learn more about the local cuisine, while practising your French, of course!

Whatever your reason for visiting, we’ll tailor make your school trip to Normandy to ensure that it suits your curriculum and specific learning objectives.

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Why visit Normandy?

Explore the D-Day beaches

There’s plenty of history to discover in Normandy, from William the Conqueror to Joan of Arc and the D-Day landings of WW2.

And what’s really fascinating for British students is how closely tied the region’s history is to that of the UK. In fact, Normandy was ruled from England by Norman kings for nearly two centuries.

Any school trip to Normandy should include visits to the D-Day beaches, where students can learn more about the beginning of the end of WW2, and the Bayeux Tapestry, where they can learn more about the Norman conquest of England.

Get your students talking!

Normandy is often referred to as France’s answer to Devon, with neighbouring Brittany the Gallic version of Cornwall. And it certainly does offer a similarly relaxed, seaside atmosphere, free of the tourist masses attracted to its Celtic neighbour.

This makes Normandy an excellent choice for a French school trip that will allow your students to immerse themselves in the French language and culture.

We also offer a very special accommodation option in Normandy, close to the D-Day beaches. The accommodation is completely self-contained in the centre of a lovely, quiet village and offers excellent facilities. This is an ideal, safe base for school groups on an educational tour to Normandy.

The unbelievable food

Whatever your reason for visiting Normandy, make sure you take some time to enjoy some of the tasty treats produced here. We can arrange visits to a local bakery and a producer of local caramel, which are always popular visits with students!

Normandy’s landscape mainly consists of rolling countryside dotted with apple orchards and rich pasture for dairy herds. It’s also one of the best places for mussels, oysters and scallops in France.

This abundance of exceptional produce makes Normandy a particularly good option for a food technology school trip, with opportunities to explore the local cheese and confectionary, as well as finding out how cider, pommeau and Calvados are brewed.

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Take a look at our range of Normandy school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

History of Warfare School Trip to Normandy & The Somme

History of Warfare School Trip to Normandy & The Somme

Help your students to understand the development of warfare between WW1 and WW2.

From £240pp
4 days, 3 nights
Coach Trip
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
School French Culture Trip to Normandy

School French Culture Trip to Normandy

Discover the culture, history and cuisine of France in this spectacular northern region.

From £275pp
4 days, 3 nights
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip
School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

Discover the incredible story behind D-Day and find out what life was like here during WW2.

From £240pp
4 days, 3 nights
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip
School Food Technology Trip to Normandy

School Food Technology Trip to Normandy

Your gourmands will love exploring this lovely region which is famous for its dairies and orchards!

From £240pp
4 days, 3 nights
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip

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Activities for Normandy

Arromanches Landings Museum

Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach, this museum uses original artifacts, dioramas and audio-visual presentations - including… Read More

Bayeux British Cemetery

The largest British military cemetery in France, this site on the outskirts of Bayeux is the last resting place of… Read More

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

The long history of Mont Saint-Michel is thought to date back to 708AD when Aubert, Bishop of Avranches had a… Read More

Bayeux Tapestry

Justifiably famous as one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the eleventh century, the Bayeux Tapestry is a… Read More

Arromanches 360 Cinema

'The Price of Freedom' shown in this innovative 360-degree cinema, blends original documentary film of the invasion with pictures of… Read More

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… Read More

Normandie Caramels

Isigny Caramels are made from the finest quality produce of the Normandy region: whole milk, butter, and cream. Cooked together… Read More

Centre Juno Beach

The Juno Beach centre consists of seven exhibit rooms containing documents, maps, photos, audio and audiovisual accounts and artefacts from… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

You can visit Normandy all year round, but if you're looking to keep costs down on your school trip to Normandy, then we would recommend travelling in low season, from September to February.

Most of our groups travel to Normandy by coach, which means they have the use of the coach when they're there to travel to visits and activities. This is highly recommended, as Normandy is a rural area and public transport isn't as frequent as in the cities.

Our groups are always really keen to visit the atmospheric tidal island of Mont St. Michel. And bakery and chocolate factory visits are hugely popular too, especially with French groups. If you're visiting Normandy on a history school trip, you must not miss a visit to the Arromanches Landings Museum. Remember, we'll tailor your trip to meet your specific curriculum and learning requirements, so please don't hesitate to contact us for further information on suitable activities for your trip.

There are quite a few free visits and activities that our groups like to include in their itineraries, such as visiting the landings beaches, military cemeteries, local markets and the fantastic Graindorge cheese factory.

You certainly can! Normandy is a fantastic destination for French groups, food technology groups and history groups studying either WW2 or the history of warfare. Please just contact us for more information on how we can tailor your itinerary to suit the makeup of your group.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!