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French language school trips

Our unique French language school trips are led entirely in French by animateurs, our native-speaking instructors, to create a truly immersive language experience proven to improve students' learning and confidence. We are the leaders in French language immersion programmes and specialise in trips for school groups at our own residential centres in Normandy and the Opal coast, as well as animateur-led tours of Paris.

Immersive French Residentals That Boost Language Skills

Each one of our French language immersion school trips is different, but each one is designed to maximise the opportunities for students to practise their language with our own trained French-native animateurs.

School groups on our French language programmes in Paris and at our residential centres in Northern France are led by our own hand-picked instructors, called animateurs, who have considerable experience working with school groups.

French residentials at Voyager's own centres in Northern France

Our flagship French immersion and adventure programme based at Château de la Baudonnière uses French as the sole means of communication throughout the week which means that students have more exposure to speaking and listening to French than is possible in a whole term of formal French lessons back at school.

Our residential French language trips to La Grand' Ferme in Lower Normandy, Chateau de Chantereine in Upper Normandy, or Moulin aux Draps on the Opal Coast use guided cultural visits to give children a chance to use their French in a real setting under the supervision of our own trained animateurs who will accompany the group throughout.

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Escorted French tours to Paris

Paris is a wonderful destination for French learners. Students on our French language school trips to Paris will be accompanied by our experienced French-native animateurs who will conduct all mealtimes, excursions and evening entertainment in French to give your students the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan city of Paris while still practising their French.

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The benefits of a French language immersion school trip

Taking an immersive French language school trip has demonstrable benefits:

  • Students have a fun and enjoyable week while making substantial and sustainable improvements in their listening, pronunciation and conversation of the French language
  • Students become more accustomed and comfortable speaking in French and grow in confidence as language students
  • By experiencing French in a real context, students come away understanding the practical benefits of learning another language which translates to more motivated learning back in the classroom
  • At the end of the week, students find that they enjoy speaking the language and are more likely to take French at GCSE or A level

An overwhelming 95% of teachers reported a boost in both their students' language confidence and understanding on our trips. See the full teacher feedback and programme efficacy results here.

What you can expect from us on an immersive French adventure

We understand that a French trip should be the perfect mix of education, immersion and fun! Our French residentials offer all of the above, and our team will work with you throughout the whole process to ensure your trip meets all the curriculum and requirements you need. By choosing a French residential or escorted tour with Voyager, you can be sure that your students will return home with a great amount of knowledge as well as fantastic memories to cherish!

Talk to the French language specialists

You are in experienced hands with Voyager School Travel. We have been offering French residentials for over 30 years and have three centres in Northern France staffed by our local team of over 100 centre managers and language instructors.

Read our article on the best time to visit France for top tips on planning your trip including the best months to choose for maximising learning or minimising costs.

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Supercharge your students' learning on these French language school trips

Better than your standard French trip

For over 30 years we have provided French residentials at Voyager-owned centres as well as escorted school tours of Paris and Normandy. 

What makes our French language programmes different is that your students will be immersed in an authentic and immersive environment where they will only hear and use French. Our hand-picked team of French animateurs will escort your group and lead all activities throughout your French trip. 

For many students this is their first taste of using French in a real-world context, providing a sense of purpose and enjoyment to their learning. As students become more accustomed to speaking French, they grow in confidence. The positive impact of our French immsersion trips has been featured in Tes.

These French immersion programmes make a real impact

Traditional French school trips offer students limited opportunities to use the target language and interact with native speakers, making it difficult for teachers to demonstrate sufficient educational value.

Our curriculum-linked French language trips are different because we provide students with unlimited exposure to the French language and plenty of interaction with native speakers, leading to sustainable improvements in students' vocabulary, pronunciation and confidence:

  • Expose students to wider cultural topics and insight into the francophone world
  • Allow pupils to practise speaking on a variety of topics
  • Native speakers promote correct pronunciation, encourage conversations and build confidence
  • Activity encourage students to speak spontaneously and at greater length

Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip?

You are in specialist hands

Our team use their teaching, language & destination experience to organise educational trips that are not only enriching but hassle-free. Read more →

Safety assured, bonded & accredited

As a member of the School Travel Forum & protected through ABTA & ATOL you can be sure of our high standards. Read more →

Trusted by teachers

Schools trust Voyager School Travel to organise the educational trips for over 32,000 passengers a year. Read more →

We deliver the educational elements

Signature educational experiences with our own language & activity instructors allow teachers to enjoy the trip too. Read more →

Stay at our own residential centres

Groups staying at our own residential centres in France will benefit from high quality learning, safety & service. Read more →

Our own overseas teams

Peace of mind knowing our French managers, instructors, coach drivers & support team will look after your every need. Read more →

For teachers who are serious about the educational outcomes of their school trip.

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