Tailor your trip

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We have developed our Normandy Experience tours to provide you with menus of visits, activities and accommodation entirely supported by our native French staff.

A well planned and well balanced tour takes account of your own preferences as well as our experience in delivering programmes that work well.

Tour length

Start day options

No of Chateau days

6 days Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon 2 days
5 days Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon 1.5 days
4 days Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon or Tues 1 day

Please note: We restrict our Normandy Experience programme to a maximum of 2 schools per week, so we can give each group individual and personal attention throughout your tour.

1. Length of tour and start day options

You can choose a four, five or six day tour for the week you have decided upon, and you can choose the day you travel out. Your ‘French is Fun!’ Château day or days will be allocated to you by your co-ordinator, depending on your start day and length of tour.

We can sometimes do other start dates and tour lengths but you’ll need to phone us if that’s what you want.

"Above all, the whole French experience was very much enjoyed by our children. After ten previous French trips this was the one the children have gained most in terms of language and confidence – and I think the one they have enjoyed most."

Mr T Cooke, Party Leader

2. Bon Voyage

We will arrange all aspects of your travel to Normandy using coaches and Brittany Ferries on the ‘long sea’ route between Portsmouth and Caen, Cherbourg or St Malo. This coach and boat combination from your school to the French location is included in the price and has the luxury of avoiding extensive road journey times in France, and suits the vast majority of our groups.

However, we recognise that some schools like to explore other options including Eurostar to Rennes, flying to Dinard, or even the Dover-Calais ferry crossings. To see how these travel arrangements might work, and explore alternative prices, please contact us directly.

3. Coach and Guide

As you have a full time, dedicated tour guide and a coach at your disposal in France, your trip is fully supported in every way.

4. Accommodation options

Using our local knowledge, we have selected a range of venues to suit all ages and sizes of groups. Whichever one you’re based in, your group will receive a warm, French welcome. 

5. Château ‘French is Fun!’ Options

During your time at the Château de la Baudonnière you will participate in on-site activities from the following list : Canoeing, Archery, Climbing, Fencing, Bread Making, Orienteering, Nature Trail, Assault Course, Mountain Biking, Initiative Exercises – and all will be delivered in French by our native French speaking fully qualified instructors.

6. Cultural Visit options

Normandy has a wealth of historical sites, all well organised for educational French tours, and we have pre-organised day trips to them all for you to choose from. You’ll find five of the most popular on pages 8 and 9, with many more on our informative website.



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