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French Language Immersion excursions

Normandy is a fabulous destination for school trips, and the local excursions cover a broad spectrum of themes. We arrange all of your visits for you, and accompany you to every venue with your dedicated tour guide – all you need to do is let us know where you want to go!

An animateur can accompany you on all your excursions and continue to encourage your group to speak French as much as possible. Pupil workbooks add structure and organisation to each visit allowing you and your pupils to get the most out of your excursion. As you would expect, options in Normandy range from history based trips (medieval and C.20th), to Goats Cheese farms, local town markets and even beaches.

Le Mont St Michel

Le Mont St Michel school trip excursion

Le Mont St. Michel may well be France’s most famous landmark outside of Paris. Built in the 11th century, the Abbey is a feat of medieval architecture with outstanding panoramic views over the bay. The adventurous can approach by crossing the tidal causeway, but wearing shorts is recommended! A guide will make sure you follow a safe route and point out interesting features along the way.

Local Markets

Local Markets school trip excursion

French markets are a staple of French culture and are always lively colourful affairs, selling local produce, French fashion and accessories and plenty of seasonal fruit and veg. The vendors are usually friendly and keen to help pupils practise their French – ideal places to pick up souvenirs.

St Malo

St Malo school trip excursion

Our region is rich in towns where every stone is steeped in history, with medieval ramparts perched over picturesque valleys. One of the finest is St Malo, with its magnificent cathedral, Wax Museum and the Old Market Hall, shops with local crafts and open markets. It’s also home to a huge aquarium, where you can ride on a submarine or even touch living fish – a real hands on experience!

Goats Cheese Farm

Goats Cheese Farm school trip excursion

The Goats Cheese Farm is always popular - pet and or milk the goats before finishing off with a tasting session – delicious!

Dinan

Dinan school trip excursion

Dinan is one of the most attractive medieval walled cities in France. The old town is full of half-timbered houses, churches, castles and cobbled streets overlooking the river Rance. Its fortifications made Dinan an almost impregnable fortress.

Granville

Granville school trip excursion

The old town with its narrow cobbled streets of houses built from local granite offers panoramic views towards the islands of Jersey and Guernsey to the north and Mont Saint-Michel to the south. Built on its own little peninsula, once the basis of the town's defences, Granville is compact and a fantastic shopping centre.

Arromanches / Landing Beaches

Arromanches / Landing Beaches school trip excursion

Arromanches was at the heart of the D-Day Landings and as such has superb museums with emotive and informative displays. One of these museums features a 360° cinema with unreleased footage from war correspondents filmed on D-Day.

The Musée du Débarquement in Arromanches des Bains explains the construction, creation and use of Mulberry Harbours (temporary harbours made because the Germans occupied all fixed harbours along the Northern French coast), which were absolutely crucial to the Allies in winning strategic advantage over the German forces: some say that without them the D-Day Landings would almost certainly have failed.

Caen

Caen school trip excursion

The town of Caen is mostly known for its historical background. As the city of William the Conqueror, Caen has protected its magnificent heritage including the Caen castle, one of the largest medieval fortress of its time, which now serves as an Art Museum. Caen was also a key site of the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War - a core part of our Normandy Battlefield tours programme. The city has preserved the memory by building a memorial for peace. (see our Modern History page)

Local Beaches

Local Beaches school trip excursion

French markets are a staple of French culture and are always lively colourful affairs, selling local produce, French fashion and accessories and plenty of seasonal fruit and veg. The vendors are usually friendly and keen to help pupils practise their French – ideal places to pick up souvenirs.

Bayeux

Bayeux school trip excursion

Go to the entrancing city of Bayeux to uncover the mysteries of the C.11th Bayeux Tapestry depicting the events leading up to the defeat of King Harold by William the Conqueror, including the Battle of Hastings. Aside from the Tapestry, don’t miss the magnificent medieval cathedral.

Villedieu-Les-Poêles

Villedieu-Les-Poêles school trip excursion

15 minutes from the Château, groups can visit the town's Bell Foundry, Copper Workshop and Pewter Museum. It is rich in history and has a great morning market every Tuesday.

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