Normandy-Château du Molay Cross-curricular

School tours

A stay at Travelbound’s own château is a chance to have fun and soak up the culture and history of Normandy

Highlights

  • Bayeux Tapestry’s story in stitch
  • D-Day history at Arromanches
  • The Gothic Benedictine abbey on Mont Saint-Michel
  • Milking goats at a cheese farm
Typically £188 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 35 students, travelling March 2018

What's included: 

  • All travel by British touring coach
  • Return Channel crossing
  • Full board accommodation and insurance
  • Château evening entertainment
  • 1 teacher place for every 8 students
  • Excursion entrance fees not included

Suggested itinerary for School groups

Day 1

Depart school in your coach
Channel crossing to Calais
Journey time from Calais about 5 hours without excursion stop
Optional short stop in Honfleur then arrive at the château du Molay
Château entertainment and evening meal included

Day 2

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Visit medieval Bayeux and the Bayeux Tapestry - market days are Wednesday and Saturday
Spend the afternoon in Caen or visit a goats' cheese farm, then optional château activity, eg circus skills frenzy
Château entertainment and evening meal included - optional frogs’ legs and snails

Day 3

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Afternoon at Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg or Mont Saint-Michel
Evening meal included or château BBQ in the summer, plus farewell disco

Day 4

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Return to the Calais with a stop at a French hypermarket
Channel crossing
Arrive school

We get excellent feedback about the great on-site activities, friendly staff and variety of interesting local visits. Take your slippers and feel really at home.

Lucy Poole-McKenzie
Travelbound Normandy Tour Co-ordinator
Typically £188 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 35 students, travelling March 2018

For the best cross-curricular tours to France, look no further than Travelbound’s very own Château du Molay, easily accessible by most Channel crossings and perfectly positioned for the many fun excursions in the Normandy region. There are also several high-quality facilities in the Château grounds, including a pool and a Grade A sports pitch which groups can make use of *, and our team of reps organise plenty of fun evening activities.

 

* Charges may apply

 

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Language students are well-served here, with château staff speaking French at mealtimes, and a range of activities such as visits to local markets which can also be paired with a selection of specialist assignments such as our Young Reporter package, designed to improve confidence and skills.

The Bayeux Tapestry is a favourite with school groups of all ages, a superbly well-preserved historical document, with a captivating interpretation. Just up the road in Caen meanwhile, a castle erected by William the Conqueror gives panoramic views, and on the outskirts of town is the Peace Memorial, which for students of the Second World War is one of the top attractions in Normandy. An exhaustive analysis of the causes and effects of the war, from multiple viewpoints, is given, along with many temporary exhibitions on related subjects.

Normandy of course was the base for the D-Day Landings of 1944, that saw Allied forces begin the final push to free Europe and take Berlin. Visits to the landing beaches, the D-Day Museum, the American and British cemeteries, and Pegasus Bridge are just a small sample of the many enthralling excursions available here for history students.

Food technology tours are regularly held in Normandy. We suggest visits to an organic apple orchard; the ever-popular goats’ cheese farm; a chocolate factory, and one final treat – frogs’ legs and snails for the final evening, delicious traditional French cuisine at its best!

La Cité de la Mer offers schools groups the chance to discover life in the deep blue. Students are provided with a host of interactive and engaging activities as well as a range of multimedia displays suited to all learning styles.

Promote this trip to students

We provide you with promotional materials to help you get your students excited about their trip.

As relaxing a trip as you can have – the children were entertained really well by the staff. We would definitely recommend Travelbound and would re-book.

Hawkley Hall High School, Wigan

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Find your ideal trip

Choose a tour and get a quote, then we can discuss your options and tailor your trip

Raise awareness

Our PowerPoint presentations and posters help you promote your tour

Prepare to go

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator does all the pre-tour administration for your trip

Typically £188 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 35 students, travelling March 2018