School Trips to Normandy
Only a short distance from the UK, Normandy has plenty to offer those looking for a cultural and educational school trip close to home. Famed for its cheese and apples, this beautiful region of France is the perfect place to combine cultural heritage with gastronomic delights. The legacy of the Normans is everywhere, with sights including the Bayeux Tapestry and the cathedrals of Rouen and Coutances. You can also visit the stunning beaches that played the unforgettable role in World War 2 during the D-Day landings.
If you're travelling to this region as part of a French Language tour we'd highly recommend visiting the local food markets on a school trip to Normandy, where students can taste the fresh, local produce and practice their MFL skills. We'd also recommend stopping off at the magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel if you plan on staying in Normandy for a couple of days. The UNESCO-listed tidal island is one of Northern France's most iconic sights!
- Short distance from the UK
- Rich in history
- Amazing food culture
Why choose Normandy?
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
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Cross Curricular Itinerary
Above price is the BASIC price, excluding any excursions. It includes coach travel to Normandy, 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis (multi-bedded rooms, ensuite for students, singles for staff). Call us for a price including excursions and for a bespoke itinerary to fit your requirements.
Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Normandy - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Normandy
On this guided tour of a traditional French chocolatier, your class can explore one of the true delights of France whilst learning new vocabulary and experiencing true French culture.
Cheese Factory: La Fromagerie Graindorge at Livarot
Students can gain first-hand experience of French culture and society by discovering the local cuisine. Normandy has a great culinary tradition – Visit a working cheese farm and learn about cheese production.
Honfleur: Naturospace Equatorial
The indoor Naturospace offers an astonishing journey in an Amazonian-style biotope where tropical butterflies fly free. It is home to around a hundred species from South America, South-East Asia and Africa. The plant collections include several rare species
Guild of Battlefield Guided Tours
Take advantage of our excellent tour guides to enhance your students understanding of the events which took place. Each of our five guides have many years of experience undertaking tours to Normandy, and will provide your group with an engaging and insightful experience – this is an opportunity not to be missed!
Arromanches 360° cinema
The Arromanches 360, created for the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, presents an exceptional film, "The Price of Freedom". Projected on 9 screens in a circular cinema, this gives a very vivid explanation of what happened and why.
D-Day Landings Museum, Arromanches
Using a scale model and a film, this museum shows how the formidable challenge of creating the Arromanches artificial harbour was managed. The liberation of Normandy is displayed through an exhibition and military equipment.
Bayeux Tapestry Museum
The famous medieval tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The visit includes a preparation section where models, maps, photos, text and a film interpret the historical context of the tapestry and explain the scenes it depicts.
Juno Beach Centre
The centre presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the Second World War, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society.
Bayeux: Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum
Located just a few minutes from the Landing Beaches this museum offers a detailed presentation of the conflicts which unfurled in Normandy between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The exhibition includes equipment, uniforms, themed areas and a short film of archive material.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
- Designed for school groups
- All you need for your groups
Designed for school groups, the UNCMT Tailleville is located in a rural location.
Location: Located between Caen and Bayeux.
Facilities: Multiple classrooms and activity rooms, a TV room and plenty of outdoors space.
Accommodation: Sleeps 132 people over 2 buildings.
Meals: Meals available.
- Only a few steps away from the beach
- Purpose built holiday centre
By the sea in Houlgate, this purpose-built accommodation ticks all the boxes for a school trip to Normandy!
Location: Located in Houlgate, this centre is only 50 metres away from the beach, set within 1 hectare of private parkland. 1 hour drive to the D-Day landing beaches
Facilities: CPVC offers many recreational spaces which include; a meeting room with a projector, TV room, disco room, table tennis and outdoor area for activities including volleyball. There is also an on-site restaurant. Wi-Fi in public places.
Accommodation: Rooms sleep 4 to 6 (some rooms are duplex). All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Meals: Groups have a continental breakfast and full board at the property, with the option of a packed lunch.
Hôtel Club Bon Séjour la Plage
- Close to the beach in Merville
- Heated swimming pool with slides
Great facilities on-site with access to a large sandy beach (with no roads to cross to get there) and an indoor heated pool with waterslides.
Location: Located in Merville, within its own grounds on the beach.
Facilities: Huge grassed area to play games, a tennis court, two swimming pools, waterslides, teachers lounge, TV room, classrooms, games room and an on-site restaurant.
Accommodation: Spacious rooms which sleep 2 to 8 people, all with en-suite facilities.
Meals: On-site restaurant. Buffet breakfast available.
- Centrally located right on the beach
- Indoor heated pool
This centre is fantastic and situated right on the beach in the lovely village of Asnelles and has an indoor heated swimming pool.
Location: Located in the small coastal village of Asnelles, a stone’s throw from Arromanches.
Facilities: 24 hr reception, Meeting rooms, Dining room with sea view, recreation room, Volleyball/Basketball/Football area, Large grassy area and an indoor heated pool.
Accommodation: Sleeps 150 people over 2 buildings plus an annexe of chalet style accommodation. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Meals: Full Board- continental breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course evening meals using local produce and in season vegetables.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Normandy
Equity can recommend Normandy for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.