Château de la Baudonnière is the premier Chateau destination for UK 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.
Welcome to Château de la Baudonnière, a truly immersive French language learning centre in Normandy, accommodating students all over the UK. Our approach to French language immersion is uniquely successful thanks to our team of native French-speaking “Animateurs”.
The philosophy behind our week-long programme is using practical spoken French to convey meaning in real life situations. As one of our party leaders said; "The classroom situation is always artificial to some degree. Here my pupils know that when they want something, they have to ask for it in French, [and] they do it!"
Our friendly and supportive Animateurs create a learning environment where students are comfortable making mistakes and are encouraged to challenge themselves. At the end of the week, students will leave the Château with a newfound confidence and willingness to speak French after seeing dramatic improvements in their ability. The fun experiences students share in France inspire real educational outcomes back in the classroom.
— 14 Jan 2022 09:11:11 by Kate Moore
This is our understanding of the rules to enter France from 14 January 2022. COVID-19 rules are subject to change and may be different by the time your trip departs. …read full post
— 12 Jan 2022 10:23:00 by Kate Moore
What does the vaccine roll out mean for school trips to France? The news that children aged from 12 years can now have a second COVID-19 jab opens up more possibilities for French trips in 2022. We explain what the vaccination roll out means for school trips to France. …read full post
— 6 Jan 2022 10:33:00 by Kate Moore
The rules for school groups returning home from a French trip have changed. Check our understanding of the latest requirements for teachers and students returning from a school trip to France. …read full post