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© Marcel Douwe Dekker
This visit takes you to the entrancing and ancient city of Bayeaux, with its rich artistic and architectural heritage, including the magnificent medieval cathedral. You can also visit the Bayeux Tapestry, a unique 70m long document, made in the 11th century of woolen embroidery on linen cloth. The tapestry tells the epic story leading up to the Battle of Hastings and the defeat of King Harold by William the Conqueror.
© Dennis Jarvis
Arromanches and Caen
Undoubtedly regarded as the single most important action in World War II, the D-Day landings were an undertaking of unimaginable size in terms of logistics, manpower and resources. A testament to this remains at Arromanches where you can see the massive floating concrete blocks that were towed across the channel to form the 'Mulberry Harbour' for allied forces to land thousands of troops, tanks, weapons and supplies in the weeks after D-Day. The Caen Memorial and Peace Museum is a fantastic excursion for any student group - it outlines chronologically the events of the 20th century that led to war and how the theatre played out.
© Hugh Millward
St Malo and Dinan
Normandy has many beautiful towns where every stone is steeped in history. Two of the finest are St Malo and Dinan.
St Malo has a magnificent cathedral, wax museum and the old market hall, shops with local crafts and open markets. It’s also home to one of the largest aquariums in Normandy, where you can ride on a submarine or even touch living fish – a real hands on experience!
Dinan is one of the most attractive medieval walled cities in France. The old town is full of half-timbered houses, churches, castles and cobbled streets overlooking the river Rance. Its fortifications made Dinan an almost impregnable fortress.
© Gianmaria Zanotti
Le Mont St Michel
Possibly the most beautiful place in Normandy. Built in the 11th century, the Abbey is a feat of medieval architecture with outstanding and panoramic views over the bay – and its rooms are as impressive as its exterior. As a centre of Christian pilgrimage, the Abbey has been kept in good condition throughout its life. The nearby Maison de la Baie explains the history of Le Mont St Michel with an audiovisual tour.
The adventurous can approach by crossing on the tidal causeway, but wearing shorts is recommended! One of our expert French native guides will be keeping you on course, whilst noting the local flora and fauna, pointing out some of the many points of interest, and explaining about the famous salted sheep.
© Helen T
Local Markets and Beaches
French markets are always lively and colourful. You will see all kinds of stalls, including fruits and vegetables of the season, fresh fish and sea food, and French livestock such as chicken and rabbits. You can join the bustle, buying all kind of souvenirs from French fashion, jewellery and sunglasses, to the traditional Camembert or Normandy cider. You’ll certainly find the ‘hot produce’ stalls with their evocative smells of pancakes, saucisses grillées and more, are impossible to walk by without sampling!
If your group would like have a little R&R and unwind a little, there are many delightful sandy beaches, perfect for an impromptu picnic. One of our French native guides will be happy to organise beach games. Alternatively, your guide can take you on a beautiful coastal walk, and tell you about the wildlife, and the reasons for the rapid transformation of the coastline.
© T. Carrigan
Goats Cheese Farm
Observe all the processes involved in the production of this unique product. Ends with a delicious tasting session.
© Juergen Kurlvink
Visit Monet’s house and gardens which inspired many of his paintings.
© David Joyce
Villedieu Les Poêles
Groups can visit the town's Bell Foundry, Copper Workshop and Pewter Museum. It is rich in history and has a great morning market every Tuesday.
Cross Curriculum Excursions
© Paolo Trabattoni
Mont St Michel
Mont St Michel is often described as the eighth wonder of the world. A place of pilgrimage, Mont St Michel has also served as a prison, fortress against the English and monastery. Not recommended from Seine Maritime.
© Chris Combe
Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg
Discover the deep sea aquarium and submarine. Not recommended from Seine Maritime.
© Tyler Bell
Full day to Caen
You can easily spend a day visiting the two abbeys, the castle and the lovely range of shops.
© stephane martin
Half day to Granville
Visit the ramparts and citadel. Not recommended from Seine Maritime.
© Luke Ma
Full day to Paris
You may not be able to use your coach on this excursion so you may be required to use the Metro - Voyager will handle everything to make your day go smoothly.
© Andy Walker
Fecamp and Etretat
Discover Fecamp, the home of the Benedictine abbey as well as a historic French fishing port. The cliffs at Etretat have been sculpted by the elements into needles, stacks and arches. Not recommended from Seine Maritime.
© Dennis Jarvis
Visit one of the most picturesque ports in France and possibly the most painted harbour in the world.
© Dennis Jarvis
Relax at this smart seaside resort.
© Rebecca Siegel
Calvados and cider production
Discover more about production of these drinks at various locations in the region.
French language immersion tour in Normandy - 5 days
- Tour of Château
- Tour of Château
- Bread making at Château
- Climbing at Château
- St Hilaire market
- Goat’s cheese farm visit