School Language Trips to Normandy

Encapsulating everything that’s special about rural France

Coastal beauty by the bucket-full
From £299pp i

A haven of rugged coastlines, maritime towns and historic treasures, a school French trip to Normandy encapsulates everything that’s special about rural France. Known for its history, the region’s long sweep of beaches and pastoral villages make it all the more endearing.

Get to grips with the local lingo amongst the lively markets and enjoy a taste of life ‘à la française’. Pick up some new vocabulary at a traditional cheese dairy. Then soak up Normandy’s enchanting art scene in the fishing village of Honfleur, where ports don’t get any prettier than this beauty.


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  • Normandy beach

Excursions in Normandy

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Popular places to stay in Normandy

  • Located in Grandcamp-Maisy, just 20 minutes from Omaha Beach
  • 2 activity rooms
  • Quad, triple and twin bed rooms
  • Shared facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dining room overlooking the sea
  • 2 activity rooms
  • Lounge and TV area
  • Small, enclosed, paved courtyard with direct access to the sea wall and beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Get the group together for games in the activity rooms
  • Relax in the lounge and TV area
  • Soak up the sun in the courtyard
  • Take a trip to the beach
  • Located by the beach in Merville-Franceville-Plage
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with water slides
  • Tennis court
  • Multi, quad and triple bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor pool with water slides
  • Sports hall and wellness room
  • Tennis court
  • Mini golf
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Go for a swim in the indoor or outdoor pool and enjoy the water slides
  • Get the group together for a game in the sports hall
  • Play a game of tennis or mini golf
  • Enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant
  • Relax in the wellness room
  • Take a stroll to the beach
  • Centrally located in the heart of the village
  • 50m from the beach
  • Activity rooms available
  • Multi, quad, twin and single bed rooms
  • Shared facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Covered yard (for table tennis)
  • Large, shaded courtyard
  • Activity rooms available
  • Separate area for teachers/group leaders
  • Wi-Fi
  • Get the group together for some games in the activity rooms
  • Play a game of table tennis in the yard
  • Relax in the large courtyard
  • Stroll to the beach just 50m away
  • Explore the village on foot

Curriculum Information

Perfect for all ages and stages of 
secondary education

  • Curricular Links
    • Art & architecture
    • Cinema
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Education
    • Food & drink
    • Travel & tourism
    • Youth culture

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From bespoke language tuition to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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What our customers say

Excellent cultural immersion with a range of activities, which helped to demonstrate to our students why learning a language and experiencing going abroad is so important

Vicky Purdy

East Leake Academy

I am always happy to work with Rayburn Tours. Their customer service is very good and they are very helpful and supportive at all times.

Mr Joe Pepper

Notting Hill & Ealing High School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • 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 do I need to do to ensure safe travel for my group?

    Information is available from your Local Authority on what is expected from party leaders on a trip. In addition, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have all of the necessary information to successfully assess risks and ensure a safe trip for you and your group. Further advice and information can be found on the OEAP National Guidance website.

  • What does our insurance cover us for?

    Our insurance providers offer comprehensive cover to our groups for the duration of their tour and is tailored specifically for schools, with specialist insurance policies for individual tour types. As with any insurance cover, it is vital that you read through the terms and conditions and that you declare any relevant information as requested. Please see our insurance page for further information and to see what is covered. For groups opting to take their own insurance, we highly recommend that you read all inclusions and exclusions prior to departure.

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Managers, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

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Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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