Handy resources for your school trip to France

We reopened our Normandy centres to UK school groups in Autumn 2021 and teachers are in agreement—organising a trip is well worth the effort. It might feel daunting after such a long break, so we’ve created a handy guide with all the essential info to make organising your first trip since the pandemic a breeze.

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We're here to support you and get your trip off the ground

We’ve collated all the resources and reassurance you need to plan your return to one of our French centres, including our Peace of Mind Promise which offers extra flexible booking terms and the additonal protection provided by our new COVID-19 insurance cover. Click on the links below for the latest travel advice, to see our enhanced group wellbeing and safety protocols and find the answers to all your potential questions. 


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Guide to restarting school trips

Essential information to help schools embark on trips again with confidence

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Peace of Mind Promise

We're providing extra flexibility for groups booking in the wake of COVID-19

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COVID-19 school travel insurance

Our extra financial protection makes booking your trip as risk-free as possible

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Post-Brexit travel advice

Confused about what Brexit means for your school trip to France? We've got you.

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Travel rules for school trips to the Château

Confused by the travel rules for France? Our handy guide explains the travel rules for school groups.

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COVID-19 Travel FAQ

Find the answers to all the 'what if' questions about your group's next visit.

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Group safety and wellbeing

Extra resources to support an enhanced risk assessment of your next school trip

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A teacher's diary — Our school trip during the pandemic

Amanda Maxwell, Head of French at Chafyn Grove School, shares her experience travelling to France

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Vaccinations and travel

We explain what the vaccination roll out means for school trips to France

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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.