School French Culture 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 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.
Depart from school
Arrive in Calais
Arrive in Normandy
Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
Walk along the beach
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
Visit to Graindorge Cheese Farm
Visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry
Evening meal followed by time to explore the local area on foot
Depart accommodation and head back to Calais
Arrive back at school
- 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
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
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
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
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… Read More
Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'
Did you know that it was in Central America that 'xoxoalt', the ancestor of the chocolate we know and love… Read More
Les Co-Pains Bakery
In the bakery, children actively participate in the bread making process; using natural yeast and kneading the dough by hand.… 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
Isigny Caramels are made from the finest quality produce of the Normandy region: whole milk, butter, and cream. Cooked together… Read More
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 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.
1 Creating Your Perfect Trip
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2 Launching your trip to parents and students
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3 After you've booked
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4 While you're away
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5 After your trip
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Zoe Campbell — Tour Advisor
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