Normandy offers a fascinating selection of visits for both primary and secondary schools. Whether your focus is history (in particular WW2), language or even food technology, the wide variety of visits on offer makes this a very rewarding destination.
This trip gives the opportunity to visit working farms and small artisan workshops with the chance to try lots of famous culinary specialties. Delicacies such as Camembert cheese and the cider brandy Calvados are produced in the area; visits to a biscuit factory and traditional bakery are very popular.
A trip to Normandy wouldn’t be complete without a walk across to the sand to visit the iconic Mont Saint Michel. The medieval monastery perched on the mount is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Travelling by coach.
Leave school in the evening and take the overnight Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossing (alternatively, your group could take a shorter Dover-Calais crossing and travel in the daytime, arriving in the evening).
Visit the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry, and see the huge tapestry depicting the Norman conquest of 1066!
Learn about the impact of WW2 on Normandy at the Mémorial de Caen and Musée du Débarquement Arromanches. These museums give a great insight into the lives of soldiers in this area.
Take a guided walk across the sand to the iconic Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The monastery sits on top of the mount and is one of Normandy’s most stunning features.
Spend some time in Honfleur, a picturesque port and enchanting town which served as inspiration to many Impressionists.
Visit a traditional French bakery, where your students can learn about making bread and croissants (free samples included!).
Enjoy a biscuit making workshop at Biscuiterie Les Sablés d'Asnelles and have the opportunity to find out about local artisan life.
Travel back to the UK.
Testimonials about this trip:
Ark Conway Primary SchoolSuch a well-organised, comprehensive package. There was a huge variety of activities planned for the children with no time wasted. Highlights included the visits to the bakery, biscuit factory and goat farm where the owners really interacted with pupils - educational and fun!
White House Preparatory SchoolWe have used Diverse on three occasions. Twice to Seville and one to France . The children have all had a wonderful experience in both locations.
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