School Language Trips to Normandy

French Language trips to the rural heart of Normandy

Coastal beauty by the bucket-full
From £355pp i

School Language Trips to Normandy are a haven of rugged coastlines, maritime towns and historic treasures, encapsulating 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.

Thinking of planning a trip to Normandy for your School Language Tour? Then now is the time to get in touch. We’ll discuss your tour objectives and craft an unforgettable tour that’s based on furthering your students’ language skills and so much more!

  • A coastal view of Normandy with its historic buildings and blue waters
  • A beautiful dusk view of Mont St Michael in Normandy, France
  • Cliffside view of the historic Normandy beach

Excursions in Normandy

What to expect with School Language Trips to Normandy


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
  • 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

Cross Curricular Trips to Normandy

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! Normandy is an ideal destination to combine subjects and create a bespoke cross curricular trip for both Languange and History. Open up a trip to more students, increasing engagement and ultimate affordability!


Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy

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Why schools choose us

Rayburn are the most professional educational tours company I have encountered in all my 25 years of arranging school trips.

Ms. Julie Miller

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

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

The most magical and amazing experience for all staff and pupils. So many memories made to last a lifetime.

Mr. Ian Piekielniak

FAQs about this tour

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

  • Can we have language lessons in Normandy?

    We can organise language lessons in the province’s capital, Rouen, which is a cultural gem. However, being in Rouen might mean your tour will be more focused around linguistic education instead of a classic cross-curricular trip that blends language with World War 1 landmarks and museums.

    Because of the placing of Rouen from the coast – where most of the WW1 sights are – bringing together lessons in Normandy’s capital with visits to historic World War places on the beach will mean a good portion of coach travel within your tour.

  • Would you recommend a Language trip to Normandy for younger students? If so why?

    Absolutely yes! Not only is this base not too far away from home, it’s within easy reach when travelling by coach, has the added benefits of offering safe surroundings, plenty of beaches and pretty much something for everyone.  It’s perfect for groups travelling with younger students!

  • I'm thinking of opening up our Language trip to Normandy as a cross curricular trip to increase numbers. What would you recommend?

    Normandy offers a great base and opportunity to combine an itinerary that focusses on both Language and History. It’s a great combination and the learning outcomes for both sets of students visiting are vast. Speak to one of our consultants and they will happily run you through how a cross curricular itinerary to Normandy could work for your school.

  • 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.

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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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