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Gîte Hotels In Normandy

Gîte Hotels In Normandy
No. of Days
5 days / 4 nights
Coach & Ferry
Hotel Location
Large Gîtes
Meal Basis
Age Group
10 to 17yrs
Prices From

This programme is just perfect for school groups who want exclusive use of their accommodation, private and extensive secure grounds for group activities, and with the option of having experienced staff on hand to help out if needed. Individually tailor-made for your group, we can include an excellent selection of history, culture and leisure visits, French lessons, sculpture classes and cookery afternoons/evenings. Located in the beautiful Normandy countryside, these large gîtes are ideal for exploring the WWII sites and battlefields, the extraordinary beauty of Mont St. Michel, medieval fortress towns, French markets... and a whole lot more ...

Choice of Activities:

  • Bowling
  • Boules
  • Crêpe making (evening)
  • Cookery demonstration (afternoon)
  • Sculpture classes (day)
  • Fine art classes (day)
  • Bread making at the old fashioned bakery

Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Coach travel to Normandy arriving at your gîte during the late afternoon or early evening
  • Day 2: French lesson Visits to the biscuit factory and to the medieval town of Fourgères Evening crêpe making
  • Day 3: Visits to the market at St Hilaire du Harcouët and to the spectacular Mont St. Michel, a medieval town built out in the estuary. Walk up to the monastery for some stunning views over the town and bay. Quiz evening
  • Day 4: Visits to the Bayeux Tapestry, D-Day Landing Beaches, British War Cemetery, Arromanches Mulberry B, Pegasus Bridge ….. Outside activities (football, basketball, rounders ..)
  • Day 5: Coach travel back to school.
    Optional shopping mall visit.

Choice of Visits

Our Gîtes

Located in the La Manche and Orne areas of Normandy, these Gîtes have been carefully selected by us because they offer our groups the security, exclusivity, vast open green outdoor spaces, easy access to various sites & visits and good wholesome freshly cooked meals.


Each property has two main rooms which double up as dining rooms/activity rooms, kitchen, bedrooms with en-suite facilities, 3 or 4 acres of green outside space, outdoor playing fields (La Manche) and outdoor football pitch & basketball court (Orne).


Each gîte sits in acres ofits own private and secure grounds, with grassed and courtyard areas where a variety of ball games can be enjoyed – football, volleyball, rounders, racket games …. You might need to bring some sports equipment with you (check with us first), but these items can be easily transported in the coach.


All the bedrooms have their own en-suite shower/toilet/washbasin, with children in rooms of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 beds and teachers in twin and single rooms. All bed linen is provided but you may need to bring your own towels.


Dinner, breakfast and packed lunch is provided for all groups. As each gîte has its own cook, the dinner menu can be adapted to the general taste of the group. Vegetarians and some special diets can be catered for (but we need to know in advance).

French Lessons

Qualified French national teachers will work with ability groups, from beginners up to GCSE standard. The French teachers are fully experienced in working with English school children, and will encourage the children to participate. If you would like to include some lessons in your programme we can arrange a half day class.

Fine Art and Sculpture Classes (Orne Only)

Sue Riley graduated with a first class honours degree in Fine Art and now works from her studio/gallery in Normandy. Sue offers short courses in sculpture using clay, plaster and mixed media, as well as life drawing courses. We can arrange an art or sculpture day (or 2, 3, 4 days courses) for those interested groups – please allow a minimum of one full day for this course.

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