School language trips to
Normandy, France

School language trips to
Normandy, France

From lush meadows and rustic farmland to long low dunes lining the coastline, 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, so don't overlook a school language trip to Normandy.

Boasting an intriguing cultural heritage and gastronomic delights, it’s the region’s rich and often brutal past that weighs heavy in its surroundings. While cemeteries and memorials sit along the D-Day beaches, its history is brought to life in the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

With a host of beautiful towns and cities to explore, our two favourites are the charmingly historic capital of Rouen and the pretty harbour town of Honfleur. So whether you’re taking in the city life or soaking 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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Curricular Links

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

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you DBS (formerly CRB) check your drivers?

    As part of our coach audits, we request that all UK coach drivers are DBS checked by their employer prior to driving on one of our tours. We can request confirmation of your specific driver’s compliance if deemed necessary.
  • Are seatbelts provided on foreign coaches?

    This depends on the country where you are visiting and their local laws. However we will always endeavour to use coach companies who use coaches fitted with seatbelts.
  • Do you provide risk assessments for hotels?

    Rayburn Tours have individual audits which are completed on every hotel/accommodation centre which we use. We are more than happy for you to see this should you wish. Our audits cover fire safety, means of escape and general safety.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
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