Normandy French Language School Trips & Tours
A French language school trip to Normandy offers a wealth of educational and cultural visits, from traditional seaside towns and local markets to famous historic sites.
During your study tour to Normandy, your pupils will be immersed in the French language whilst enjoying diverse cultural heritage, with the opportunity to include fascinating visits, including the D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Plus, when you book with NST, you’ll benefit from our first-hand knowledge of visits and attractions and accommodation that will best suit your group’s needs.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from Ireland||Check into accommodation||Local orientation|
|2||Bread making & tasting at Boulangerie Co-Pains||Demonstration & tasting at Ciderie Manoir d'Apreval. Exploration of Honfleur||Free time|
|3||Practise language skills in Bayeux & its local market||Guided tour & demonstration of a Goat Dairy Farm||Free time|
|4||Audio tour of the Bayeux Tapestry||Departure for return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Daytime flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Check into accommodation|
|Morning||Bread making & tasting at Boulangerie Co-Pains|
|Afternoon||Demonstration & tasting at Ciderie Manoir d'Apreval. Exploration of Honfleur|
|Morning||Practise language skills in Bayeux & its local market|
|Afternoon||Guided tour & demonstration of a Goat Dairy Farm|
|Morning||Audio tour of the Bayeux Tapestry|
|Afternoon||Departure for return flight to Ireland|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
Cidrerie of the Manoir d’Apreval, Honfleur
Your French-speaking guide will show your group the secrets that go into making cider at the estate’s cider mill and orchard. They also provide tasting sessions of cider and apple juice.
Mémorial de Caen
A journey into the heart of 20th century history, passing through WWII, the Cold War and the world today. A school visit can include a 30-minute D-Day and the Battle of Normandy film. Activities based around several themes can be organised, subject to reservation.
Online teacher resources available.
This quaint medieval market town is famous as the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which students can see in the museum. There are a number of shops and cafés in the town, as well as a magnificent cathedral.
Explore the streets and harbour of this typically French port town. Having avoided destruction in WWII, it still retains its authentic Norman charm.
Gain an insight into WWII at this seaside resort that’s associated with the Allied Landings. Key visits include the Invasion Museum and 360° cinema.
La Cité de la Mer
This huge museum devoted to the sea contains a hi-tech exhibition on the Titanic. Organise an unforgettable day during which you and your group will live an adventure, have fun, and learn all there is to know about deep-sea exploration. Teacher resources are available.
This charming fishing port gives students an opportunity to explore a typical French town.
A very popular visit where students get the opportunity to learn about and help bake local specialities.
La Mimarnel Goat Farm
A working farm where students will take a guided tour, in French, that shows each stage of the cheese making process.
Aquarium at St Malo
This colourful aquarium presents eight themed exhibition rooms from cold abyssal waters to warm tropical waters, where students can discover around 10,000 fishes or more than 600 species. There’s also a touch pool and a new exhibition each year.
The city of Rouen is where Catholic saint Joan of Arc died in 1431 after being burned at the stake. Rouen is a lovely city and is the historic capital of Upper Normandy. It's one of France's lesser known cities and well worth a visit.
Les Co-Pains Boulangerie
Take an interactive guided tour (in French or English) at this rustic bakery. Your students will be divided into two groups who will take turns in making their own bread and completing a French food quiz. Your group will be able to purchase freshly baked products from the boulangerie too.
Calvados Experience including Apple Juice Tasting
Set in Normandy on the site of France’s oldest Calvados Maison, the Calvados Experience is a visitor attraction that immerses the audience in a multi-sensory journey through the centuries, from Vikings to present day, in an informative presentation about the history of Calvados, and how it is produced. This unique experience culminates in an apple juice tasting.
- Ice skating
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
Free Go Explore journals
We understand that learning resources form an important part of a language tour. Our free Go Explore educational resources are a great tool for pupils to record their language experience and build their confidence when exploring another culture, language and location.
With space to add information, pre-visit notes, a daily journal about what they’ve seen and learnt and space for relevant vocabulary our journals are useful for assisting in controlled assessment preparation and is a valuable memento of time spent abroad.
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
- You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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Refer a friend
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Multi tour bonus
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Visit before you go
Enjoy a two night complimentary B&B stay for two people in your group’s chosen accommodation before your trip. This offer does not include flights. Find out more.