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.

School French Culture Trip to Normandy



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 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
Day 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
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
Day 4


Depart accommodation and head back to Calais


Channel crossing


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


A Level
  • Political culture
  • Aspects of French-speaking society
  • World of work
  • Artistic culture - music, art and cinema
  • Festivals and traditions
  • Individual research project opportunities
  • Understanding French culture and identity
  • Food, drink and eating out
  • Customs, celebrations and festivals
  • Travel and tourism
  • Environmental issues
  • Home, town and neighbourhood
Key Stage 3
  • Exploring the town
  • Hobbies and pastimes
  • Food and drink
  • Eating out
  • Introducing yourself
  • Describing others
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Cultural traditions


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.

Educational Activities

Arromanches 360 Cinema

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

Arromanches Landings Museum

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

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,

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

Cultural Activities

Chocolate Museum 'Drakkar'

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

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

Normandie Caramels

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

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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