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 that Normandy is such a popular destination for school groups.

On a French school trip to Normandy, your students can visit a local market to learn about some of the region’s incredible produce or visit the Arromanches Landings Museum to discover the area’s rich history, all while practising their French.

For Key Stage 3 students, a French school trip to Normandy offers plenty of opportunities to practise and develop their vocabulary around a number of different topics, from exploring the town to food and drink.

GCSE students preparing for oral exams will really benefit from the many opportunities they’ll have to practise speaking French with native speakers on an everyday basis. They too will be able to work on their vocabulary around a number of topics including food, drink and eating out, and environmental issues. This is also a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their understanding of French culture and identity.

And A-level students too will benefit from opportunities to develop their ability to discuss topics including political culture, the world of work and artistic culture. They will also develop their understanding of aspects of French-speaking society and will have opportunities to work on their individual research projects if required.

And why not team up with the history department to make your trip to Normandy cross-curricular? There are some incredible opportunities here to learn more about WW2.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart from school

Channel crossing

Arrive in Calais

Arrive in Normandy

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Walk along the beach

2

Visit to Chocolate Museum "Drakkar"

Visit to Arromanches Landings Museum

Screening of film 'The Price of Freedom' at the Arromanches 360 cinema

Evening meal at accommodation

Leisure time

3

Visit to Graindorge Cheese Farm

Visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry

Evening meal followed by time to explore the local area on foot

4

Depart accommodation and head back to Calais

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £340 pp
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Arromanches 360 Cinema

Arromanches 360 Cinema

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

Arromanches Landings Museum

Arromanches Landings Museum

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

Graindorge Cheese Factory

Graindorge Cheese Factory

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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

La Cité de la Mer

La Cité de la Mer

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La Cité de la Mer is situated on the site of the old Transatlantic Railway Terminal in Cherbourg and is… Read More

Cultural Activities

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

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Did you know that it was in Central America that 'xoxoalt', the ancestor of the chocolate we know and love… Read More

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

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

Normandie Caramels

Normandie Caramels

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

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