- Great trip, accommodation adequate. Well organised from start to finish as was last year; finished off with the driver we requested.
Published on: 24 April 2014
Possibly the perfect French school trip destination, Normandy offers a vast array of history, French culture, great food and a great base at the Gite de Bellevue, with onsite language lessons available.
It is very difficult to find a region in Europe that has as much historical and cultural significance as that offered up by Normandy. While many know it primarily as the stage for the dramatic D-Day invasion of World War II and the home of William the Conqueror, former King of England, Normandy actually has plenty more to offer that will appeal to the more casual school group.
Normandy has built a reputation for its excellent food and drink that is produced locally, why not take a tour around one of its unique markets and sample the local delicacies for yourself while interacting with the friendly locals? Or if you would rather have a more relaxing trip, the beautiful coastlines and sandy beaches may be perfect for you.
Normandy does a great job of mixing in its wonderful history with more modern areas meaning you will never feel overwhelmed with what is going on around you. It is worth taking a day out to visit one of Normandy’s stunning city’s including Rouen, Caen and Cherbourg which all have their own wonderful sights and excursions.
There is so much to see and do in Normandy that you may find yourself returning year after year just to see all that it has to offer!
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Depart your institute by coach and travel to Normandy via ferry or Le Shuttle. After ariving at your accommodation, enjoy a relaxing evening enjoying facilities at the Gite de Bellevue and dinner at the Gîte.
After breakfast at accommodation, enjoy 2 hour language lessons at the Gite de Bellevue.
Following this, take a trip to visit to an organic dairy farm to see how they make butter and cheese, and enjoy a picnic lunch at the farm.
Your students will then have the opportunity to test their language skills in a nearby town such as Domfront, using your unique 'Project French' resources to give tasks for students to complete. Gite de Bellevue can also organise a quiz around the medieval town of Domfront, or food quiz at the gîte with prizes for the winning team.
If you have time, visit the Normandy Markets to experience authentic French culture and food and again utilise newly learned French language skills. Then back to accommodation for dinner and free time to use facilities including outdoor sports pitches and games.
Breakfast at accommodation, and you can choose to receive more onsite language lessons. Or you could head straight out to visit the Chocolate Museum in Bayeaux. Whilst in Bayeux, stop to visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
After eating your packed lunch in the Bayeux market square, travel onto Mont St Michel. Take a tour of this famous monument, one of the world's most visited and explore the medieval alleyways.
You will then travel back to the accommodation for free time to use nearby facilities and dinner.
Breakfast at accommodation and check out. Enroute to the ferry port visit to Caen Peace musuem & Arromanche 360 Cinema to explore the role of Normandy and the region during D-Day and World War 2. Then return journey to your school via ferry.