Why teachers rate NE?

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Why do teachers rate our tours so highly?

French immersion

You enjoy one or two days at the Château de la Baudonnière, a unique French-speaking environment designed especially for UK schools.

Our native French staff team

Professional animateurs will be speaking in French with your group during the day, in the evenings and at mealtimes.

Personal Attention

You have a dedicated, native French tour animatuer, who spends the whole time with you and your group.

Normandy specialists

We don’t do anything else. That’s why most UK schools who travel to Normandy come to us.
French is Fun!

The pupils/students enjoy activities such as canoeing, archery, fencing, bread making, assault course and climbing whilst learning French.

Educational structure

Each student is supplied with a comprehensive workbook to reinforce their experience.

Comprehensive resources

We have 25 French staff on the ground in Normandy, all ready to help you in any way they can.

Unbeatable value

We really believe that our simple all-inclusive rates represent excellent value. We provide a 1:8 pupil to teacher free place ratio on all coach programmes.


We return your group to the UK with pupils/students who are both more able, and more motivated back in your classroom.

Don’t worry

Even with groups who are complete beginners in French – it works!

“The classroom situation is always artificial, to some degree. Here my pupils know it’s for real. If they know that when they want something, they have to ask for it in French, they will do it!”

John Peterson, Party Leader

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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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