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School French Culture Trip to Normandy

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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 (Based on 4 days/3 nights )

Day 1/4

Morning

Morning

Depart from school

Channel crossing 

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Calais
Evening

Evening

Arrive in Normandy 

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Walk along the beach

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Chocolate Museum "Drakkar"
Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Arromanches Landings Museum 

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Leisure time 

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Graindorge Cheese Farm

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry

Evening

Evening

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

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Depart accommodation and head back to Calais
Afternoon

Afternoon

Channel crossing 

Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school 

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
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  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Arromanches 360 Cinema

Arromanches 360 Cinema

'The Price of Freedom' shown in this innovative 360-degree cinema, blends original… Read more

Arromanches Landings Museum

Arromanches Landings Museum

Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach, this museum uses original ar… Read more

Graindorge Cheese Factory

Graindorge Cheese Factory

Located in the very heart of the Pays d’Auge, La Fromagerie Graindorge is the only indepe… Read more

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… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry

Justifiably famous as one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the eleventh… Read more

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

Did you know that it was in Central America that 'xoxoalt', the ancestor of the… Read more

Les Co-Pains Bakery

Les Co-Pains Bakery

In the bakery, children actively participate in the bread making process; using natural… Read more

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

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

Normandie Caramels

Normandie Caramels

Isigny Caramels are made from the finest quality produce of the Normandy region: whole… Read more

Accommodation

Centre Bon Sejour
UNCMT Bernières-sur-mer
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.

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.

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