Normandy French Language School Trips & Tours

A French language school trip to Normandy offers a wealth of educational and cultural visits, from traditional seaside towns and local markets to famous historic sites. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, so is a great time to visit the area.

During your study tour to Normandy, your pupils will be immersed in the French language whilst enjoying diverse cultural heritage, with the opportunity to include fascinating visits, including the D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Plus, when you book with NST, you’ll benefit from our first-hand knowledge of visits and attractions and accommodation that will best suit your group’s needs. 

Prices start from£289pp

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ full board accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from and to your school and throughout your stay
  • Free Go Explore journal for every pupil
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers from selected departure points in Feb 2019 and is subject to availability.


Accommodation

Popular options in Normandy


Top visits

Cidrerie of the Manoir d’Apreval, Honfleur

Your French-speaking guide will show your group the secrets that go into making cider at the estate’s cider mill and orchard. They also provide tasting sessions of cider and apple juice. 

Mémorial de Caen

A journey into the heart of 20th century history, passing through WWII, the Cold War and the world today. A school visit can include a 30-minute D-Day and the Battle of Normandy film. Activities based around several themes can be organised, subject to reservation. 

Online teacher resources available. 

Bayeux

This quaint medieval market town is famous as the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which students can see in the museum. There are a number of shops and cafés in the town, as well as a magnificent cathedral. 

Honfleur

Explore the streets and harbour of this typically French port town. Having avoided destruction in WWII, it still retains its authentic Norman charm. 

Arromanches

Gain an insight into WWII at this seaside resort that’s associated with the Allied Landings. Key visits include the Invasion Museum and 360° cinema. 

La Cité de la Mer

This huge museum devoted to the sea contains a hi-tech exhibition on the Titanic. Organise an unforgettable day during which you and your group will live an adventure, have fun, and learn all there is to know about deep-sea exploration. Teacher resources are available.

Port-en-Bessin

This charming fishing port gives students an opportunity to explore a typical French town. 

Biscuiterie Cormier

A very popular visit where students get the opportunity to learn about and help bake local specialities. 

La Mimarnel Goat Farm

A working farm where students will take a guided tour, in French, that shows each stage of the cheese making process.

Aquarium at St Malo

This colourful aquarium presents eight themed exhibition rooms from cold abyssal waters to warm tropical waters, where students can discover around 10,000 fishes or more than 600 species. There’s also a touch pool and a new exhibition each year. 

Rouen

The city of Rouen is where Catholic saint Joan of Arc died in 1431 after being burned at the stake. Rouen is a lovely city and is the historic capital of Upper Normandy. It's one of France's lesser known cities and well worth a visit.

Les Co-Pains Boulangerie

Take an interactive guided tour (in French or English) at this rustic bakery. Your students will be divided into two groups who will take turns in making their own bread and completing a French food quiz. Your group will be able to purchase freshly baked products from the boulangerie too. 


Evening activites

  • Bowling
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

 


Educational resources

Free Go Explore journals
We understand that learning resources form an important part of a language tour. Our free Go Explore educational resources are a great tool for pupils to record their language experience and build their confidence when exploring another culture, language and location. 

With space to add information, pre-visit notes, a daily journal about what they’ve seen and learnt and space for relevant vocabulary our journals are useful for assisting in controlled assessment preparation and is a valuable memento of time spent abroad.

Click here to view a sample of our resources


Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
  • School travel company of choice since 1967

“Our trip to Normandy was wonderful. The bakery, goats farm and as always, Monsieur Cormier at the Biscuiterie were all brilliant.” 

Martine Sheehan, Abbots Hill School