School trips to Rouen offer students the exciting opportunity to explore French history and culture in Normandy’s spectacular capital!

Most popular for French school trips, whatever your reason for visiting, we’ll tailor-make your school trip to Rouen to ensure that it suits your curriculum and specific learning objectives.

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Why visit Rouen?

Discover fascinating history

Capital of Normandy and famous for its imposing Gothic cathedral, Rouen was one of the principal cities of the Anglo-Norman dynasties which ruled England and much of mainland France during the medieval period.

And so, in many ways, a French school trip to Normandy is a very appropriate first step into France for English schoolchildren.

On your French school trip to Rouen, you’ll find the city offers plenty of history to discover, including the story of Joan of Arc.

The French heroine was imprisoned, put on trial and executed in Rouen, and visits to the Joan of Arc Museum and Tour Jeanne d’Arc will help your students to understand why she is such an important historical figure in France.

Rouen is also an excellent choice of destination if you want your students to explore French art.

The Musée des Beaux Arts is a highly regarded institution with collections dating from the 15th century to modern day.

And you can even take a trip to nearby Giverny, where your students will love exploring the gardens in which Monet produced some of his most celebrated works.

Get your students talking

Most of our groups who choose a French school trip to Rouen choose to include French lessons at our partner language school in the city.

This is a particularly good option if your students are preparing for GCSE or A-level exams because lessons are taught in closed groups and can be tailored to meet your learning objectives.

All the teachers are native French speakers and lessons are taught on a total immersion basis.

To complete the total immersion experience, we can offer accommodation with carefully selected host families who will encourage your students to practise speaking French with them on an everyday basis. Of course, other accommodation options are available if preferred.

From £519 pp

5 days, 4 nights

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Frequently Asked Questions

We would recommend planning to spend around 5 days in Rouen on your school trip, especially if your students will be having French lessons at our partner language school in the city.

Rouen really is a year-round destination!

Rouen has a really efficient metro system and we would recommend this as the best way to get around the city.

We would highly recommend a visit to the Joan of Arc Museum, as she was such an important figure in French history and Rouen is so closely linked to her story. We would also recommend a visit to Monet's Gardens in nearby Giverny, as these inspired so many of his most famous works of art.

Yes, there are a number of free things to do in Rouen. We would recommend the Jardin des Plantes, which was first established in the 17th century and is a great choice for a relaxed visit. And, of course, you must visit Rouen's famous cathedral, which is famous for its three towers, all built in different styles. In fact, the whole cathedral is a real mix of architectural styles, as it has continuously been built and rebuilt over more than 800 years.

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

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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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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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

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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!