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Immersive French language school trips in Normandy for UK school groups

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Get your students speaking French on a school trip led by native-speaking staff

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Château de la Baudonnière

Our flagship centre welcomes thousands of students each year. The entire activity programme takes place amongst the charming château's 100 acres, with everything you need found on-site.

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La Grand'Ferme

The preferred choice for groups seeking more interaction in the local community, this programme is centred around day trips to local attractions with some on-site activities at our farmhouse gîte centre.

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Normandy Experience

This flexible cross-curricular programme promotes cultural exposure to Normandy through guided excursions and day trips, with a wide selection of accommodation options.

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Meet our animateurs

Our team of native-speaking staff lead your trip for you—from breakfast to bedtime and every activity between. Each moment is utilised as an opportunity to learn and use French in practice.

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Check out our animateurs in action

It takes teamwork to make the dream work and, here in Normandy, our team of native-speaking French animateurs•trices will make your dream of improving your students' French reality. Take a look at the videos above to get a taste of how the activities we offer at our residential centres in France improve comprehension, teach vocabulary, boost confidence and inspire a love of learning languages.

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What to pack for a school trip to France

— 18 Aug 2023 14:19:22 by Sam Taylor

So your child is going to France. Yay! Maybe it's their first time visiting another country or their first time being away from loved ones—whatever the case, they are sure to grow in confidence & make some unforgettable memories. …read full post

What is language immersion? Our animateurs explain why this isn't your typical French trip...

— 26 Jul 2023 11:21:10 by Sam Taylor

Animatrices Chlotilde and Romane, from our centre Château de la Baudonnière, sit down to explain the principles of language immersion and how our immersive French residentials differ from your standard school trip to France. …read full post

See how our animateurs use fun activities to immerse your students in French

— 7 Jul 2023 13:17:34 by Sam Taylor

French Teacher Christine Memou and her group from Bishop Thomas Grant School stayed at our centre, La Grand’Ferme, to experience a week of French language immersion in Normandy, France and we were there to capture a slice of the action!

Watch the students get stuck into the breadmaking activity led by animatrices... …read full post

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Why choose us for your French school trip to Normandy?

French immersion works

Developed over 20 years, our approach to French teaching creates a truly immersive experience that is shown to improve learning and confidence.

We’re here for you

Our local managers are on hand 24/7 to look after the individual needs of your group and deliver the best experience every time you visit.

Schools return to us year after year

Our French language residentials offer the highest quality instruction and care which is why 8 out of 10 school groups return each year.

Animateurs are “like having another teacher on the trip”

All school group activities are led by our own French-native animateurs who are skilled at encouraging even the most reticent learner to use their French.

Authentic French experiences

As part of the local community, with ties across the region, we offer an authentic French cultural experience during your group's stay.

A French programme to suit your learning objectives

Looking for onsite adventure activities? The chance to experience authentic local culture? Or an escorted tour of Normandy's rich history and landmarks? We have a French trip to suit.