Normandy-Château du Molay Modern Foreign Languages

School tours

School groups have fun, practise French and soak up the culture of Normandy on a stay at Travelbound’s own château


  • An interactive assignment at a French market
  • Meet the goats at a traditional cheese farm
  • Baking bread at a boulangerie
  • Chateau Lumière MFL Trail
Typically £188 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 35 students, travelling March 2018

What's included: 

  • 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

All MFL groups travelling to the Chateau du Molay in 2019 will receive a free Chateau Lumière MFL Trail.

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 en route to the Château du Molay
Château entertainment and evening meal included

Day 2

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Market Assignment included, prepare a cold lunch with your market ingredients back at the château
Visit Bayeux and the Bayeux Tapestry, complete the Bayeux town trail walk
Château entertainment and evening meal included, with frogs’ legs and snails

Day 3

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Visit a working goats' cheese farm and a sweet factory
Afternoon at Cité de la Mer, Cherbourg, with work material or learn how to bake bread at a traditional boulangerie
Evening meal included, with optional crepes and cider, and or apple juice, plus farewell disco

Day 4

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Return to Calais with a stop at a French hypermarket or chocolate maker
Channel crossing
Arrive school
Laura Burton | Travelbound

We can also arrange French language lessons at the Château or a local speaker to come and talk to the students in French with a question-and-answer session.

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

The charming Normandy region is one of the most popular destinations for modern foreign language tours to France. Only a short distance from the UK, there is a wealth of cultural visits in the area that will help supplement and develop students’ language skills through interaction with local people.

Travelbound’s own Château du Molay is the perfect base for a school trip to Normandy, within easy reach of most excursions, and having plenty of space for students and staff to unwind and enjoy themselves.

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Staff-members speak French at mealtimes, and organise fun team-building activities in the evenings.

Common visits for school tours in Normandy often include the picturesque island of Mont St Michel, one of France’s most visited landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage site; and the Bayeux Tapestry, where an excellent museum gives vivid interpretations of this world-famous historical artefact.

Other great ideas for language excursions include the goats cheese farm, where an interesting explanation of the cheese-making process is followed by a mouth-watering tasting session (especially enjoyable for younger students as they sometimes get to help feed the goats); a family-run organic apple orchard, which manufactures apple juice, cider and calvados, and a factory that has for decades been producing the famous Normandy caramels. Question and answer sessions at all of these visits can be taken in French, and, many of the locally-crafted delicacies are on offer at the region’s daily farmers’ markets, where students will have a lot of fun bargaining with the stall-holders for tasty souvenirs.

Travelbound are pleased to provide tailored language assignments to boost your students’ confidence in vocabulary and pronunciation. Language workbooks that are designed to follow the National Curriculum, and our exclusive Young Reporter package, are great for developing communication skills. The assignments can also be enriched by arranging a personal tutor to give short refresher courses while staying at the Château.

Experience a day of discovery at La Cité de la Mer where your pupils can take on an exciting virtual adventure. See life beneath the waterline of the seas and be led by an audio tour through a host of educational areas, which include a vast collection of multimedia displays and interactive activities. View the video below to learn more.


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

Chateau staff have been exceptionally obliging in meeting students' needs. Thank you for another enjoyable trip. See you again hopefully.

St Hugh's School, Scunthorpe

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Raise awareness

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Prepare to go

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