Superb links with British history. Stay at a real French Château.
Primary School Trips to Normandy
Explore attractive rolling countryside, develop early language skills and immerse pupils in a different culture. Appreciate the drama of WWII, tour picturesque market towns, and bake bread in a real Boulangerie. Be proud to give your school group their first exciting and memorable taste of France.
|Price is based on the below Sample Itinerary with Full Board Accommodation.
Prices vary with, Departure Date, Group Size, Accommodation Choice, Transport to Destination and Excursions selected, for a tailor made quote for your school request a quote >>
|Day 1||Depart from school early to connect with your Channel crossing||Visit the picturesque harbour of Honfleur||Check into your accommodation and explore the grounds|
|Day 2||EANA Park, enjoy lunch from locally grown produce||Bayeux Cathedral and the Tapestry||Dinner at your accommodation, followed by a film or disco|
|Day 3||Bread-making at a Boulangerie||Pegasus Bridge Museum (time to stop at a hypermarket)||Dinner followed by tasting French frogs’ legs and snails!|
|Day 4||Paleospace and guided walk on the fossil beach||Free time in Villers-sur-Mer, then head for the ferry and return to the UK|
Accommodation Choice: Château du Baffy
What better base to enjoy a stay in Normandy than the magnificent Château du Baffy near Colombiers sur Seulles. Situated between Caen and Bayeux, approximately 6km from the seaside resort of Courseulles-sur-Mer, the Château du Baffy is within easy reach of many interesting sites including the WWI landing beaches and the famous tapestry at Bayeux. This elegant, historic building, set in 2 acres of parkland, offers a superb standard of accommodation for Primary schools. Accommodation is provided in two main buildings, the main Château and the adjacent Villa Mathilde in a courtyard setting. Both buildings are of the same excellent standard and each accommodates one full coach party. The accommodation is full board and free drinks are provided with packed lunches. Enjoy a meal in the elegant dining room then have fun in the evening with a quiz, disco or snail tasting.
- 98 beds
- Private grounds and garden
- Dining Room
- Evening activities
- Superior rooms for teachers
- Classroom facilities
- Free internet access for teachers
- Bayeux Tapestry and Cathedral
An attractive market town, Bayeux is proud of its ancient religious heritage and medieval centre. Discover the gothic cathedral, the Tapestry’s home for centuries. Investigate castle construction and medieval life then unpick the stories of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Primary audio guide and classroom
- Pegasus Bridge Museum
Follow the heroic story of the flight to Normandy and the capture of this vital location. Walk across the original bridge and peek into the astonishing gliders; this visit presents a relatively easy to understand and important event of WWII history.
- EANA Park
Located in the grounds of a historic abbey this environmental centre focuses on ecology, biology and sustainability. Explore worldwide habitats, discover water treatment technology, and get interactive investigating recycling, population change and energy.
- Visit a local Bakery
Have fun making baguettes whilst picking up and identifying French vocabulary. Learn to measure, knead and bake in French. This fun, truly hands-on activity also focuses on science and maths.
Primary focused activity
Located where the Meridian Line meets the Normandy coast this stylish centre is great for fulfilling science and maths objectives. Focus on time, fossils or ecology, enjoy a workshop and guided walk along the Jurassic beach. Explore the seaside town of Villers-sur-Mer.
Primary workshops and tours