Château de la Baudonnière - The French language immersion school centre in Normandy

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    Fun and learning!

  • French school centre 2

    Fantastic excursions within easy reach

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    Beautiful chateau dating back to 1894

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    Breadmaking - always a popular activity!

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    French immersion is serious fun!

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    Kayaking in our beautiful lake

Acclaimed one week programme that includes:

  • French language immersion
  • Qualified french native staff
  • Natural beauty and comfort
  • Activities and adventure
  • Excursions and evening programme
  • Great food!
  • Safe and Secure

The premier Chateau destination for U.K. schools in France, as chosen by leading MFL teachers; for teachers who are serious about their pupils learning to speak and understand French in a truly French environment.

French SchoolsThe Château is all about French language immersion. Everything that is done at the Chateau involves using practical spoken French to convey meaning, and the children are encouraged to speak French to get what they want. A friendly, French environment supports this philosophy.

As one of our party leaders said; "The classroom situation is always artificial to some degree. Here my pupils know its for real. If they know that when they want something, they have to ask for it in French, they will do it!" .

At the end of our one week programme of French language immersion, pupils leave having had a great time in a fun but educational environment. You will see a dramatic improvement in their ability, confidence and willingness to speak French, as they come to see for themselves the practical benefits and applications of learning a new language. We believe this experience translates into pupils who are both more able and more motivated back in the classroom. 

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"This is my sixth visit to the Chàteau with Royal Latin School, and whilst I have not led any of the trips, I am the only member of staff to have accompanied all six of them.  For me the Chàteau goes from strength to strength, with increased levels of safety and greater consistency in delivering appropriate activities that meets the needs of our students.  However, this year, I have been particularly impressed with the atmosphere around the chàteau: Colette is a fantastic asset and the presentation she gives in the morning is second to none.  Wilfred leads activities with confidence and sensitivity. I was really pleased to see Béné and Sophie looking well.  This year, we have really felt part of the Chàteau family during our short stay - a feeling that i know is so important as it allows us to ensure that our students gain the maximum benefit from the experience.  I am try to learn French myself and i know first hand how the total F...

Matthew Morgan, Senior Teacher, Royal Latin School

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