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Normandy French language school trip

This French language immersion trip offers students a balanced mix of cultural visits and excursions combined with the option of a day experiencing the activities at our own Château.

  • Voyager exclusive
  • Key Stage 3 - 16+
  • Native French animateurs
  • Year round
  • Evening entertainment
  • Workbooks

Authentic French cultural experiences in Normandy for school groups

Our Normandy Experience programme is designed to give your students the maximum opportunity to interact with the local community and use their French language in an authentic setting. A typical 5-day programme offers a variety of language-led activities such as a market mission in a local town. Students will benefit from a varied and enjoyable experience while making substantial improvements in their French and gaining greater confidence in using it. The beauty of the Normandy Experience programme is the flexibility to add in your own elements such as the D-day landing beaches or Bayeaux Tapestry to create a cross-curricular trip.

Whatever you choose, all excursions, activities and evening entertainments are led by our native-speaking animateurs in French throughout the trip. We also provide each student with a French workbook to complete during their time away. Subject to availability, most schools will also spend a day at our Château de la Baudonnre to take part in on-site activities.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Arrive
  • Meet your animateur who will accompany your group
  • Centre orientation
  • Evening at leisure

Day 2

Day of French language activities at our château (subject to availability)

  • Archery
  • Bread making
  • Treasure hunt

Day 3

Day of cultural visits with your animateur leading the group in French

  • Bayeux town market
  • Bayeux tapestry
  • French costume night and quiz led by your animateur

Day 4

Day of cultural visits with your animateur leading the group in French

  • Arromanches 360° cinema
  • Goat's cheese farm
  • Farewell party

Day 5

  • Depart
  • Arrive home

We have been taking school groups to Normandy for over 20 years, this knowledge and expertise allows us to select the perfect accommodation for your school’s needs, in particular the group size, age range and itinerary. Our hand-picked accommodations are regularly audited by our Normandy team, who analyse direct feedback from schools to ensure each property meets our exacting standards. All our accommodation offers ensuite dorm rooms, activity areas and ample space for evening entertainment.

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Château de la Baudonnière
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WWII Cemeteries
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Arromanches 360° Cinema
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French goat cheese farm
Avranches excursion
Avranches
Omaha Beach
Local Beaches
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Château de la Baudonnière

Spend a day of fun with on-site activities such as climbing and archery instructed in French at our own French Language Immersion centre with 100 acres of grounds.

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WWII Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in France which serve as poignant memorials to the fallen of WWII. Visits to these sites complement History tours and allow students to gain a greater understanding of the loss of life and the human effects of the war.

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Arromanches 360° Cinema

Experience the 360° cinema in Arromanches displaying brilliantly captured and informative footage from the war across multiple screens.

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French goat cheese farm

Meet the goats and learn how goat cheese is made. Try some too!

Avranches excursion

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Avranches

Explore the quaint traditional town in Normandy and interact with the locals

Omaha Beach

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Local Beaches

If you'd like to factor in some time for your group on the beach, your animateur will be happy to organise a picnic or beach games on one of Normandy's many sandy beaches. Your animateur can also lead a coastal walk where students learn about the local wildlife.

Our French language immersion programme includes:

  • A dedicated animateur to lead the group's trips, excursions and evening entertainment in French
  • Guided local cultural excursions, such as St Mont Michel bay walk, and French language activities including a market mission
  • French language activity workbook per student
  • Full board and lodging (half board available if required)
  • Your choice of return travel
  • Coach for visits and excursions
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:10
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Subsidised centre inspection visit for two adults

 Extras to budget for:

  • Travel insurance – ask us for more details
  • Meals on journeys
  • Supplements for small groups, single teacher rooms and additional adults
  • Off-site excursions

Voyager's French Language Immersion Trips featured in TES Magazine

TES interviewed Catherine Montgomery, French teacher at Thornhill College, about her experience of Voyager School Travel's Normandy Experience French Language Immersion programme. 

In the TES article, entitled "Total Immersion is the way to teach languages", Catherine explains the educational value of French language immersion programmes for students saying that "immersion introduces students to a language in context, so that they view it as a component of an entire culture, rather than something static in a textbook."

Click here to read more about Normandy Experience in TES Magazine.

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Meet our animateurs!

Our French-native team of professional animateurs will accompany you throughout the school trip.

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