Normandy-Château du Molay Primary Schools

School tours

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


  • Meet the goats at a traditional cheese farm
  • The Bayeux Tapestry’s story in stitch
  • Baking bread at a boulangerie
  • Exciting on-site château activities
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 programme
  • 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 en route to arrival at the Château du Molay
Château entertainment and evening meal included

Day 2

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Visit medieval Bayeux, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Bayeux town trail - market days are Wednesday and Saturday
Visit a goat’s cheese farm. Optional Château activity eg Circus Skills frenzy
Château entertainment and evening meal included, with frogs’ legs and snails

Day 3

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Visit Arromanches 360 degree cinema and D-Day Landing Museum
Afternoon at Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg or Mont Saint Michel
Evening meal included, with optional crepes and cider/apple juice, plus farewell disco

Day 4

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

Primary school groups feel comfortable and secure at the Château. Teachers feel supported and children love the space, on-site activities and friendly staff.

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

Travelbound’s Château du Molay, set in acres of peaceful Normandy woodland, is the perfect choice to introduce younger students to France for the first time. It offers a safe and welcoming environment, with sociable staff speaking French at mealtimes, and masses of exciting excursions in the local area to help children improve their language skills.

The traditional farmers’ market in Caen is always a popular visit on a school trip to Normandy, with friendly stallholders happy to converse, and lots of delicious locally-produced produce.

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Younger children will love exploring the stalls here, sampling cheeses, juices and bread, or trying on trinkets. Afterwards, take a trip up the hill to see Caen Castle, a beautifully-preserved fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1060.

More conquering at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, where this fascinating historical document will enthral children as they attempt to decipher the story behind one of their country’s most significant events. 

Younger students will love learning about the process behind cheese production at the Chèvrerie de Mesnil, but that’s probably less down to the interesting talk, or even the sampling session afterwards, but because at feeding time they’ll adore playing with the baby goats.

Caramels are a staple of the Normandy tourism industry, and very popular as souvenirs. A factory visit will give children a useful insight into how these products are made, and the importance of tourism to many rural communities. Answers to questions are given in French, so a useful addition to any modern foreign languages trip.

The Ferme du Lavoir marries traditional values with modern technology, producing fresh organic apple juice, cider, calvados and more, at their lovely orchard just a short distance from the Château. Students will enjoy an interesting tour and talk, and of course there is a scrumptious tasting session to follow.

Take in a visit to La Cité de la Mer and explore life in the deep blue. With a range of interactive activities on offer, students can engage with displays no matter their style of learning. Discover La Cité de la Mer below.


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A perfect trip – couldn't have been better! Thank you to all staff, you were brilliant! Whoberley’s first visit, and we had a fabulous time – we will be back!

Whoberley Hall Primary School, Coventry

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