Normandy Experience cultural school tour

Discover Normandy on a guided immersive French language trip

Centred around excursions and day trips to attractions and historical sites, your group will be out each day exploring everything the Normandy region has to offer. An added bonus is that your group will be escorted by our own local French animateurs, who will guide students in English or French, to create an authentic French experience. You can also choose to spend a day using the adventure facilities at Château de la Baudonnière.

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French language, culture & history school tours of Normandy

Normandy Experience is our most customisable programme, perfect for groups who want to incorporate more cross-curricular activities into their itinerary as well as French language. We'll help you build your bespoke itinerary from our tried and tested selection of teacher-rated excursions and visits.

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French animateurs

A dedicated team of animateurs will lead your trip for you—using their expertise of Normandy to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Whether you're out and about on a day trip tor back at your accommodation for dinner, each moment is utilised as an opportunity to learn and use French in practice.

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Normandy Experience history programme

Excursions & visits

A wide range of day trips, activities and visits exploring this beautiful and historic region of France. All activities, from breakfast to evening entertainment are provided, in French, by our experienced animateurs to build students’ confidence and encourage them to use their French in practical, real-life situations.

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Normandy Experience programme

Learning programme

The Normandy Experience programme is designed for students to experience the local history and culture of Normandy through a series of excursions and visits. Our animateurs will lead all excursions, activities and mealtimes in French to provide an immersive, authentic, cultural French experience.

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Choose from a range of school accommodation options

Unlike our other residential programmes at our own centres, with Normandy Experience you have the choice of staying at a range of partner accommodation.

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Accommodation & facilities

The residential centre comprises of 3 buildings within 3 acres and provides a safe, contained environment ideally suited for school groups. The farmhouse and gîte accommodate approximately 120 pupils and 11 teachers.

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La Grand Ferme conservatory dining room

Food & dining

You'll enjoy a seasonal menu of home-cooked meals tailored to students' tastes while maintaining a French flare during your stay. Our skilled chef is experienced in catering to any special dietary requirements your group may have.

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Getting to us

Most groups travel on our very own fleet of coaches, based in Southampton, which means we can oversee every element of your trip.


Included in your French residential booking

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Full board accommodation
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Professionally-instructed activities
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Guided off-site excursions
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Evening entertainment
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Dedicated coach & driver
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Choice of return travel
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Subsidised inspection visit
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Free places for teachers
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24-hour emergency support

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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.