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4 nights accom. & travel  for  24 students and 3 staff
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3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

History school trips to Normandy

History school trips to Normandy

A perfect destination for KS3 students to get under the skin of either the Norman Conquest or World War II, Normandy also offers some fascinating insights for GCSE students focussing on Norman England. Potential Norman sites include William the Conqueror’s castle in Falaise and the Bayeux Tapestry, a fantastic example of early political spin, which depicts the conquest of England from a Norman perspective.


Suggested Itinerary


    • day

      Theme: Orientation and Geographical significance of Normandy

      • Depart for Normandy
      • Arrive at accommodation
    • day

      Theme: The Second World War – D-Day Landings

      • Visit the D-Day landing beaches of Juno, Omaha and Gold
      • Arromanches 360 cinema
      • • D-Day landing museum
    • day

      Theme: The Norman Conquest

      • Visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry
      • Falaise Castle
    • day

      Theme: The Hundred Years War

      • Visit to Honfleur


Itinerary price from £285

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 3 night tour for 35 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return ferry
  • Transfers by coach
  • 3 nights’ full board accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary


Case Study opportunities

Key topics

The Development of Church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509

The Norman Conquest

      • The Bayeux Tapestry
      • Bayeux Cathedral
      • Falaise Castle

The Second World War

      • D-Day landing beaches (Omaha, Juno and Gold)
      • Juno Beach Centre
      • Aromanches 360 cinema
      • D-Day landings museum Arromanches
      • American Cemetery

Suggested GCSE links

Suggested Education links (For History GCSE from 2016)

AQA GCSE History (8145)

2C Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day

      • Part one: Conquered and conqurors

Norman England, c1066-c1100

      • The Normans: conquest and control

OCR History A (Explaining the modern world)

Migration to Britain c.1000 to c.2010 (J410/08)

      • C.1000-1500

Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014 (J410/09)

      • C.1000-c.1485

War and British Society c.790 to c.2010 (J410/10)

      • C.790-c.1500

OCR History B (Schools History Project)

The Norman conquest 1065-1087

      • Invasion and Victory
      • Castles

Pearson (EDEXCEL) GCSE (9-1) History (1HI0)

Option B1: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88

      • The last years of Edward the Confessor and the succession crisis
      • The rival claimants for the throne


1A. Conflict and upheaval: England, 1337-1381

      • The start of the Hundred Years War
      • The course of the Hundred Years War


Normandy Accommodation - UNCMT Tailleville

UNCMT Tailleville

  • 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.

Normandy Accommodation - CPCV Normandie

CPVC Normandy

  • 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.

Normandy Accommodation - Bon Sejour La Plage

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.

Normandy Accommodation - Les Tourelles

Les Tourelles

  • 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.

Subject Specific Excursions

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.

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.

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!

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