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French School Trips to Normandy, France

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Curricular Links:

  • Art and architecture
  • Cinema
  • Cultural heritage
  • Education
  • Food and drink
  • Travel and tourism
  • Youth culture

From lush meadows and rustic farmland to pebble coves and coastline dunes, Normandy offers spectacular yet diverse scenery. Think typically French seaside towns and idyllic rural villages – to describe this region as picturesque just doesn’t do it justice.

Whether you want to take in the city life or soak up the coastal sun, this safe haven is the perfect place for your students to put their language skills to the test and grow in confidence.

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Recommended Visits

Normandy Language Recommended Visits

Normandy’s diverse culture make it the ideal destination to enhance your student’s understanding of a range of topics on the Language syllabus. Here you can discover just some of the excursions we can build into your bespoke school trip itinerary.

Rouen Honfleur Market Days Fromagerie E. Graindorge Maison des Calvados Boulard Bayeux Tapestry
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Language Tuition

French in Normandy Language School

Language tuition in Normandy


Our partner school in Normandy has been helping students to learn French for almost 20 years and has been awarded the prestigious ‘Qualité FLE’ award by the French Government.

Located in the centre of Rouen, in the chic and quiet Jardin des Plantes area, the school is equipped with 12 classrooms and modern audio visual equipment. Highly qualified, native teachers provide first rate tuition and an exciting social and cultural programme in a warm and friendly study environment, tailoring their lessons to your chosen topics. They may also be able to organise a walking tour around Rouen for students to gain an insight into the area and how to get around.

Location – 10 minute coach journey from the Auberge de Jeunesse
Lesson duration – typically 45 minute sessions
Maximum class size – 10 students

LOtC Activities

  • Visit to Rouen’s museums
  • Visits to local radio and TV stations
  • Visits to local institutions such as local government authorities

Get in touch with our expert team on 01332 347 828 for more information about adding language tuition to your trip to Normandy.


Normandy Sample Itinerary

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itineraries created for one of our clients below.


5 days,
4 nights

Dates: 18th – 22nd March 

Passengers: 41 students and 4 teachers

Board Basis: Half Board

Accommodation: Bon Séjour la Plage, Merville Franceville

Day 1:

The group departed early from school, arriving -mid-morning in Dover, for their lunchtime ferry crossing. Upon arrival in France the coach headed to Merville Franceville, which would provide the base for their tour. After checking in and unpacking, the group chose to familiarise themselves with their surroundings before setting down for their evening meal at the hotel. The remainder of the evening was spent at leisure.

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Day 2:

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast at the hotel, the group headed to the quaint town of Honfleur, where time was spent visiting the quaint fishing harbour and narrow streets, making the most of opportunities to brush up on their linguistic skills. In the afternoon, the group ventured to Fromagerie E. Graindorge for an introduction to traditional cheese making methods and tasting session.After an evening meal at the hotel the remainder of the evening was spent at leisure.

Day 3:

After breakfast the group boarded their coach for an insightful guided tour at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum to learn about the intricate tapestry. The group spent the afternoon at Arromanches 360° Cinema, located on the dramatic cliffs of Arromanches, viewing a film tekkubg the story of the Battle of Normandy. The group then returned to their hotel, for their evening meal and time at leisure.

Day 4:

Following breakfast, the morning was spent at Calvados Boulard Distillery with a guided tour and introduction to the brandy distilling process in French. After an educational morning, the early afternoon was spent in the town of Mondeville for a spot of sightseeing and shopping – not only using their euros, but also their language skills! The coach then took the group to the Beauregard Adventure Park, a high-wire park with courses for all levels. After an action-packed day, the group returned to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Day 5:

After breakfast the group checked out of their accommodation and started their return journey home.

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Normandy Accommodation

Rouen Hotel Saint-Sever

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The Rouen Hotel Saint-Sever is located in a suburb of Rouen on the bank of the River Seine. The historic city centre, where you will find pretty streets with half-timbered houses and attractive squares, is just a short stroll across the river. You will also find the impressive Rouen Cathedral, once the tallest building in the world, and the Gros Horloge, the 16th century astronomical clock.

The hotel offers simple, clean and comfortable double or twin guestrooms with small en-suite shower room and toilet. The hotel also benefits from WiFi, a 24-hour reception and an on-site bar and Restaurant Cruise Café.

Bon Séjour La Plage

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Located on the pretty Normandy coast, just a stone's throw from Merville-Franceville beach, Bon Séjour La Plage is perfectly placed to enjoy the best of the Normany region.

The accommodation offers clean, comfortable guestrooms with en-suite shower rooms and a toilet.

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