Music & Concert Tour To Normandy
Soak up French culture, language and cuisine on a music and concert trip to Normandy.
Stay at our château and let us take the hassle out of your tour planning. Enjoy your time away as much as your young musicians will!
See how juice is made at a rural apple farm
See how the Bayeux Tapestry weaves a story
D-Day history at Arromanches
Delicious treats at Normandie Caramels
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
In the heart of the D-Day beaches, Arromanches is renowned for its ‘Mulberry’ artificial harbour. Its remains speak of the remarkable technical feat of taking 600,000 tonnes of concrete and equipment across the Channel in wartime to serve as a base for Allied troops. The museum uses models, videos and a diorama that movingly bring life to the displays.
This picturesque seaside town of half-timbered houses and cobbled streets was once an important departure point for maritime expeditions. Great Impressionist painters have captured its 17th century harbour. It also boasts the nearby huge cable-stayed bridge, the Pont de Normandie. A 16-stop audio city walk that takes about 1.5 hours is available at the tourist office.
This long embroidered scroll is the most important relic to survive from the 11th century. Students can see the epic story of William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066, and consider the French and British interpretation of events. Tip: A workbook is available in French for MFL students. A workspace can be pre-booked for one hour for school groups with a replica tapestry image.
This Memorial is a rich teaching aid to help students study our shared past and introduces emotion and memory, using dynamic and diverse educational activities. It is possible to book a guide (at a supplement) to accompany the group on their coach to see the battlefield, and optional workbooks and workshops are also available.
Take a fascinating trip to a working apple farm that makes apple juice, cider, and the famous Calvados. An interesting talk and tour enables students to appreciate what it takes to get juice from the blossom to the glass. See what goes on in the cellar, the orchard and the apple processing plant. The pretty rural setting makes this a relaxing and fun excursion.
Tour the newly refurbished traditional Normandy Caramels factory in Isigny. A guide will take you on a tour of the room overlooking the factory floor displaying the process of soft toffee making. There will also be the chance to buy the caramel products from the souvenir shop next door. This is a good opportunity to see how the tourist industry supports the existence of local production businesses.
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. The memorial, set around a bronze statue, shows maps and narratives of the military operations. Visitors’ centre staff are available to answer students’ questions.
You can choose from a range of fun and educational activities and experienced chateau staff are on hand to ensure that the students are having fun all day and night. Activities can include: archery, a blind trail walk, survival skills, initiative exercises, using various sports facilities for sporting games (such as the seasonal outdoor swimming pool), planting a tree and circus frenzy to name a few.
Normandy performance venues
Our exclusive 18th century Château du Molay can accommodate 195 guests in 42 en-suite bedrooms and is set amongst 38 acres of beautiful private parkland.
Located only 14kms from Bayeux, within easy reach of the world famous Calvados coast and just a 45 minute journey from Caen, the Château is in an ideal location for easy school trips from the UK.