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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Latest news

Authentic French immersion in the UK

— 1 Nov 2022 09:29:00 by Nigel English

A French school trip without leaving the UK? Ce n’est pas possible!  Our Château team are doing just that! In Autumn 2023, our experienced animateur team is taking over the beautiful Dearne Valley residential centre in the South Yorkshire countryside to deliver our tried and tested French language immersion programme. …read full post


Do non-British students need a visa for school trips to France? 

— 26 Oct 2022 09:50:04 by Kate Moore

Now that we have left the EU, schools are enquiring about visa requirements for children who are 'third-country' nationals. Specifically, whether children who are non-UK/non-EU nationals, studying at British boarding schools, need a visa for their school trip to France. …read full post


After Brexit – Rules for school trips to France 2023

— 26 Oct 2022 09:09:00 by Kate Moore

Now that school groups are able to travel to France again, we’ve sifted through the rules to explain how Brexit will impact your school trip to France and what actions are required. …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.