Accommodation & facilities

Successfully serving school groups for over 20 years

The farmhouse, barn and outbuildings of La Grand'Ferme were converted into a French language residential centre for British school groups in 1999. Since then, the comfortable centre has become a firm favourite of French teachers from the UK. With its own playing fields, hammocks, beach volleyball court, heated pool and modern accommodation, La Grand'Ferme provides the perfect base for language groups wanting to explore the historic area surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont Saint-Michel.  

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Facilities at La Grand'Ferme

  • 3 acres of private grounds
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool*
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Floodlit hard sports court
  • Large games rooms
  • Boules pitch
  • Two separate accommodation blocks
  • Two separate dining rooms
  • Large conservatory
  • Petting animals 
  • Private teacher lounges
  • On-site kitchen where we prepare home-cooked French meals

*Teachers are responsible for supervising students in the pool. We cannot provide a lifeguard.

Where you'll be staying

The centre comprises two self-contained accommodations each with its own playing field, dining room and teacher area. The centre also has a heated outdoor pool, games room for evening activities, a large conservatory and extensive grounds.

La Grand Ferme exterior

La Grand'Ferme Farmhouse

The Farmhouse, the main building at La Grand'Ferme, can accommodate up to 58 students in modern, ensuite bunk rooms. There is also space for up to 8 teachers in single rooms. The Farmhouse has its own dining room and conservatory and students have access to a large wooden decking area, covered BBQ, boules area, volleyball court, football pitches and several picnic tables.

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La Grand'Ferme Petit Gîte

The Petit Gîte can accommodate up to 64 students in comfortable, ensuite bunk rooms. There is also space for up to 3 teachers staying in single rooms. The Petit Gîte is separate from the Farmhouse with its own dining room, communal area, games court and car park and is accessible for disabled guests. Groups staying at the Petit Gîte have access to a boules pitch, volleyball court, football pitches and several picnic tables.

Discover more about La Grand'Ferme

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.