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School Trips to Normandy and French Language Residentials

A school trip or language immersion course to Normandy offers an array of learning opportunities for your school group. Voyager School Travel offers unrivalled French language immersion programmes at our own school residential centres in Normandy, where all your group's activities, day trips and evening entertainment will be conducted, in French, by our experienced native French-speaking animateurs. For history students studying WW2, visits to the D-Day landing beaches, war memorials and historic sites will bring classroom learning to life, increasing understanding and motivation on your return to school.

Voyager’s School Trips to Normandy and Language Residentials

Voyager School Travel specialises in organising school trips to Normandy and we have been sending school trips to this part of France for over 20 years. Not only is Normandy home to two of Voyager’s own language residential centres - Château de la Baudonnière and La Grand' Ferme - it is also the location of Voyager’s French HQ which means your group can be sure to benefit from our local knowledge and 24-hour support.

The Normandy region of France is a stunning destination for school trips - so full of history and not too far from the UK, it’s no wonder that so many teachers choose a school trip to Normandy. The Normandy region is rich in Anglo-French history, from Bayeaux Tapestry to World War Two landing beaches, making it the perfect trip for history students.

Voyager's team of centre managers and French animateurs are part of the local Normandy community, with links across the region, so whichever of our school trips to Normandy you choose, we will ensure your group enjoys an authentic exposure to local French culture.

Our Most Popular School Trips to Normandy

Language Residential school trips - Château de la Baudonnière, Lower Normandy region

Château de la Baudonnière is our flagship residential centre and our experienced team there are responsible for the training and ongoing development of all our French animateurs. Our school trips to Normandy and the Chateau offer a full programme of immersive French language activities in the grounds of a fairy-tale chateau, with its own adventure park, mini-farm and lake. What makes our French trips to the Chateau different is that your students will be totally immersed in the French language throughout their stay. Whether kayaking, climbing, making French bread or enjoying their evening meal, all they will hear is French. In fact, we believe that a week at the Chateau exposes students to more French in a week than a term of formal lessons. And all led by our experienced French-native animateurs.

Language Residential school trips -La Grand’ Ferme, Mont Saint Michel, Lower Normandy region

Voyager’s La Grand’ Ferme residential centre is set in its own secluded grounds with a pool, sports courts and playing fields. The comfortable centre has views toward Mont St Michel – one of the most popular attractions when it comes to school trips to Normandy. The La Grand’ Ferme centre offers a mixed French language programme for schools which combines on-site activities and local excursions to create an authentic French language and cultural experience. Your group will be led, in French, throughout the trip by our team of experienced French-native animateurs who are trained to encourage learners to always use their French, building confidence, comprehension and vocabulary. With cultural visits to the local community and spectacular Normandy landmarks it’s the perfect mix of fun and education.

French Language Immersion school trips - Château de Chantereine, Upper Normandy region

Château de Chantereine is the home of our newest French language immersion school trip. The majestic 17th-century Château de Chantereine is located in Upper Normandy, not far from Dieppe, making it our most accessible Chateau for school trips - just a two hour coach journey from Calais. The centre is located just outside the pretty town of Criel-sur-Mer and is in walking distance of the beach. As with all our school French immersion programmes, your students will be looked after by our own team of experienced French-native animateurs who are trained to encourage learners to use their French.

Guided school trips to Normandy - Explore a range of locations and attractions

This Normandy school trip is an escorted tour of Normandy with one of our experienced French-native animateurs. You and your students will stay in a choice of pre-vetted accommodation in Normandy within easy reach of the local excursions and activities you would like to visit depending on your school’s preferences and learning objectives. Voyager’s Normandy Experience is a great mix of French language, culture, and history providing a cross-curricular French trip exploring Normandy’s highlights and landmarks such as Mont St Michel, Bayeaux and the D-Day landing beaches.

Take your Students to the D-Day landing beaches and learn about World War Two

Normandy, France is famous for its D-Day landing beaches and the area has a copious amount of important historical sites. From walking in the footsteps of the fallen soldiers at the D-Day landing beaches, such as Omaha, Utah or Sword to visiting the Pointe du hoc where you can see the remaining bunkers, machine gun posts and a battlefield on top of a spectacular cliff, there’s so much history to be explored. Additionally, don’t miss out on visiting the war memorials which represents the thousands of lives lost and the effect war has on human life. At Voyager we offer World War Two (WW2) history school trips to Normandy or cross-curricular Normandy school tours with a French language guide.

Adventure school trips to Normandy

Our Adventure school trips to Normandy uses Voyager’s own experienced activity instructors who will run a fun-filled activity week in Normandy. Our Normandy Adventure is full of fun activities such as paddleboarding, canoeing on the river Sélune, team games on the beach, high ropes and climbing. And the best part? Sand yachting along the beach! Your students will have all these fantastic activities at their fingertips, with your accommodation also only a stone's throw from the beach in our exclusive camping village.

School trips to Normandy highlights

Using our local knowledge, we will design you a bespoke school trip to Normandy that is packed full of exciting, adventurous activities, and excursions in the Normandy region, such as:

  • Mont St Michel – Beautiful cobbled streets and abbey of this Unesco world heritage site are perched on an island, a must-see for any Normandy trip
  • Bayeaux tapestry – Famous as the home of the 70-metre-long Bayeux Tapestry, the medieval town is also home to the largest British military cemetery in France, making it a key destination for groups studying the history of conflict
  • D-Day landing beaches – Omaha beach with impressive steel sculpture Les Braves, Pointe du hoc where you can see bunkers and machine gun posts, Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • A taste of Normandy - The region is famous for its local produce, visit a local goats cheese farm or experience one of the region’s apple, cider, scallop and seafood festivals held in September
  • Arromanche – Is the heart of the D-Day landings, with moving 360° Cinema, Mulberry Harbour and museum
  • Quicksand experience – Walk barefoot across the sand to Mont St Michel and learn how to escape from quicksand with our experienced guide
  • Chateau de la Baudonniere – Visit Voyager’s residential centre for kayaking, climbing, fencing and mini-farm adventures with our French-speaking animateurs
  • Visit a local French market – Experience real Normandy culture exploring a town market in Bayeaux, Avranches or Villedieu-Les-Poêles
  • Saint Malo – Historic walled cathedral city with a surrounding beach and great aquarium
  • Villedieu-Les-Poêles – The town is famous for its Bell Foundry, Copper Workshop and Pewter Museum. It is rich in history and has a bustling morning market every Tuesday

Looking for onsite adventure activities at a fairy-tale Chateau? The chance to experience authentic local culture? Or an escorted tour of Normandy's rich history and landmarks? Our team of specialists will create a French school trip to suit.

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Residential school trips to Normandy

We've got everything you're after in Normandy

Voyager run a considerable operation in Normandy, Northwest France, which is a convenient short hop from the UK, making it a natural choice for teachers responsible for their school's French trip. With six programmes to choose from, based at either two of our own centres or one partner centre, you're spoiled for choice. Normandy boasts a great selection of attractions to choose from relating to WWII if you're looking to incorporate some history on your French trip—and plenty others that will increase your students' cultural awareness.

Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip?

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