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La Grand'Ferme

A small gîte-style centre in sight of historic Mont-Saint-Michel in a quiet, undiscovered, area of Normandy. Our French language centre was established in 1997.

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La Grand Ferme Residential School Trips


La Grand’Ferme is our gîte-style school language centre situated in the quiet village of Le Fougeray, between Granville and Avranches and just 2km from the coast. The main house and barn were built around 1780 out of stone from an abbey destroyed during the Revolution.

With a unique set of buildings, 3 acres of grounds and a view of le Mont-Saint-Michel, the property is full of atmosphere and offers modern, comfortable accommodation, in a car-free environment which is ideally suited for school groups.

La Grand Ferme gite

Accommodation and facilities

The accommodation is made up of two self-contained buildings each with its own playing field, dining room and teachers’ area. The main house accommodates school groups up to 61 students and 10 teachers, and the gîte can accommodate school groups up to 61 children and 3 teachers.

During their free time, students can enjoy the centre’s many facilities including a heated outdoor pool, petanque pitch, beach volleyball court, all-weather sports pitch, petting animals, games room for evening entertainment, large conservatory and extensive grounds.

La Grand Ferme outdoor swimming pool

Centre staff

There is always a member of staff on night duty, so schools have the benefit of 24-hour care and supervision during their French school trip and we operate our own kitchen so can provide food of the highest quality as well as all specialist diets. La Grand’Ferme has its own dedicated team of French-native animateurs whose job is to look after the needs of your group during the trip.

Animateurs la grand ferme

Activities and learning

At La Grand’Ferme, we specialise in providing French language and cultural immersion in a comfortable, friendly, family atmosphere. The immersion programme at La Grand'Ferme offers a fun mix of cultural visits and excursions with on-site activities all led by our qualified animateurs who run all the activities, mealtimes and evening entertainment in French, encouraging your students to use the language at every opportunity and helping to improve their confidence and language skills.

Our well-equipped centre is ideally located near local attractions including Mont-Saint-Michel, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage where students can experience a guided walk across the bay which includes a unique quicksand experience.

Perfect for….

  • groups who want a longer trip
  • practising French on both local visits and onsite activities
  • sporty students who enjoy biking, an outdoor pool or quick sand adventure
  • WW2 history buffs
Mont St Michel Excursion v2

Other uses

In the summer holidays, La Grand’Ferme is used by our sister company, Family Adventure Holidays, where it is home for multi-activity holidays for families with children aged 6+. Click here to find out more about our all-inclusive Family Adventure Holidays.

Family adventure holiday at la grand ferme swimming pool


La Grand'Ferme
16 Le Fougeray
50530 Bacilly
Normandie, France

See our French immersion programme at La Grand'Ferme school centre

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