French Language Immersion

  • French Immersion

    Come to our Premier French Language Activity Centre for a week

  • French Language Immersion 2

    We accommodate groups of up to 120 pupils from yr 6 to 6th form; from beginners to advanced A-Level students

  • French Language Immersion 3

    It's a formula that works - lots of activities in French!

  • French Language Immersion 4

    The pupils gain knowledge and confidence that they take back to school with them

  • French Language Immersion 5

    Local visits, with our team of native French speaking staff, will add variety and culture to your experience

  • French Language Immersion 6

    The whole programme is supported, consolidated and enhanced by our pupil workbooks

  • French Language Immersion 7

    We organise transport to and from your school, with our own coaches

French Château school centre - French, activities, visits, evening ents!

French language immersion school centre situated in Normandy, France is a bilingual education centre offering one of the best French immersion courses in which pupils are encouraged to learn and speak French language by our qualified French native staff.

French language immersion

Our native French animateurs encourage your pupils to listen and speak in French, at every opportunity – and it works!

Qualified French native staff

Patient, experienced and fun – they coax the best out of your pupils whilst they are having the time of their lives.

Natural beauty and comfort

We nestle securely in our own 100 acre estate with lakes, rivers and native woodland.

Activities and adventure

Climbing, Assault Course, Fencing, Breadmaking, Photography, Archery, Orienteering, Circus Skills & More!


Choose from: Le Mont St Michel, Local Markets and Beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy Landing Beaches, Hypermaché and much, much more in this rich region.

Evening programme

Camp fire, Sports tournament, Film Evening, French Evening with snails and fancy dress competition, Talent Show, BarBQ, Etc

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French Language Immersion

Chateau de la Baudonnere French language immersion school centre

History & Philosophy

The Château is situated in the region of La Manche in Normandy. It is 90 minutes from Cherbourg and... Read more

French school trip the programme

French school trip - the programme

A balanced programme will divide your group's time between French lessons, activities, excursions and evening ents. We make sure we... Read more

Sixth Form French Language Programme

Sixth form programme

We’ve found that intensity is the key to success, particularly for Sixth Form students, which is why we work with... Read more

activities activities


We think students always learn best when they’re having fun, which is why all our activities are designed to... Read more

French Language Immersion excursions

Découvrir la richesse de notre culture...

Normandy is surrounded by a variety of exciting excursion options. An animateur will accompany you on all your excursions and... Read more

Food at The Chateau

Food at The Château

Please find below our normal 2 week food menu for 2017. We of course cater for a wide variety... Read more

Teacher's testimonials

A selection of testimonials from teacher's visits. Read more

school travel press

What the papers say

Telegraph Long before first light and at a time when the night owl was still in full cry, the... Read more

Where we are /directions

We are situated in South West Normandy just at the base of the Cherbourg peninsula, about 10 Kms north of... Read more

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Why choose us?

Excursions and evening programme.


Le Château de la Baudonnière: an alternative to a French exchangePublished in the SATIPS Language Broadsheet"For many years, I organised exchange trips to many different areas of France. The trips lasted between three days and two weeks and I took both boys and girls aged between nine and thirteen. The children were all paired with French children of the same age and interests and were given a real insight into French family life. I organised outings during the day, some of them for the English and French children together, others just for the English children. Each year some of the families decided to continue the exchanges and that first school trip was just the beginning of long and very happy friendships, not just between the children, but also between whole families. At my present school there is no history of French exchanges but the Year 7 pupils have the chance to go to an activity centre in France. As these trips have been heavily subsidised by the sch...

Mr Ian Roberts of Priory School, Banstead

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