Educational Journeys to Normandy

School Groups

Le Clos is a school journey centre that hosts trips mainly from UK schools organised through LFIF (Learning French in France)

Our trips have an emphasis on French language and culture, delivered by experienced specialist teachers, although we also offer art and history trips for schools and colleges.

With each course there will be a full day and evening programme of activities, although, of course, our recommended programme is only a guide, and can be altered to suit the requirements of your group.

Our trips are an all-inclusive package, with full coach service included. All meals are included – breakfast, lunch (a picnic, or cold lunch) and main evening meal.

Our coaches will pick up from schools. The usual crossing will be Portsmouth to Caen, using the Brittany Ferries service, departing in the morning and arriving at our centre at lunchtime. If it is more convenient for groups, we can also use other crossing routes, including the Channel Tunnel.

One free accompanying adult will be taken for every 8 students.

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Sample 5 Day Programme

Monday: Coach from school; morning ferry to Cherbourg/Caen; arrival and settling in at centre; initial language session; walk in village or visit to beach

Language session; walk in fishing port of Port-en-Bessin; WW2 site at Longues; Arromanches; Omaha Beach; quiz

Bayeux trip; walk around historic town centre; visit to Tapestry; market; language session; centre activities; sports (football, boules etc)

Thursday: Language session; Mont St Michel guided tour; Beach scavenger hunt; games and songs

Presentation of certificates and prizes; visit to Pointe du Hoc; packing and departure to Cherbourg/Caen for return trip

All programmes are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your requirements. Courses are designed to exploit links to NC history, science, ICT, art and other curriculum areas.

Language courses can include up to 2 hours of language teaching per day

Price List for 2019*

Our prices for 5 day trips – KS2, KS 3/4 and KS5 :
£409 per pupil for groups of 40 plus
£449 per pupil for groups of 30 plus
£489 per pupil for groups of up to 30
£40 reduction per pupil September to April

For 7 day KS2, KS 3/4 and KS5 trips:
£469 per pupil for groups of 40 plus
£509 per pupil for groups of up to 40
£40 reduction per pupil September to April

KS2/ KS3/KS4/KS5 3-day weekend courses- Friday to Sunday evening:
£409 per pupil/student

*This is an all-inclusive package, with full coach service included, organised by LFIF. All meals are included – breakfast, lunch (a picnic, or cold lunch) and main evening meal.

How to Book in 5 Easy Stages

  • To check details and availability, and to find out more information on our courses, arrangements, costs etc, phone Learning French In France on 020 7731 4177 or e-mail us at
  • Make a provisional booking, which is free and can be held for up to 4 weeks, allowing you to promote the trip in the school/college. At this point you will be sent our booking conditions and a booking form
  • Complete the booking form and pay one single deposit, which is calculated at £30 per travelling student/pupil. Any special request should be made to us at the time of the booking
  • 12 weeks before the trip, we will send you an Arrangements Form. Final payment, to be received by us 10 weeks before the departure date
  • At least 4 weeks before departure you will be sent a travel pack, with itinerary plus key information
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