Adventure in Northern France

for Brigades and Cadets

Make discovering France an adventure

Find more to do in France with us.
You can combine exciting adventure activities with an itinerary of stimulating cultural visits – and you can choose the balance of each.
So if you’re looking for a French trip that gives you more, your search is over!

You’ll be based at PGL’s Château du Tertre at the crossroads of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire.

Our Château is everything you could wish for – it has excellent facilities, spacious grounds, homely accommodation and all of this in a peaceful, rural setting. Excursions in the area include typically French experiences such as local markets, as well as famous sites such as Fougères Château and Mont Saint Michel.

The combination of trips with our free on-site adventure activities allows your group to develop, improve in confidence and become more independent.

Activities

Your programme of activities typically includes four sessions a day, allowing your group to benefit from a wide variety of activities to complement your chosen excursion itinerary.

You’ll also enjoy the full support of our team – from fully trained, enthusiastic, supportive instructors to Tour Leaders who can accompany your group on excursions and help with all aspects of your organisation.

And in the evenings we lead a full evening programme which we can tailor to meet your requirements. We can include our own special mix of lively entertainment sessions, or can include quiet time, diary keeping - anything you choose.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for an 8 day Adventure in Northern France course for Brigades and Cadets
  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Evening
Day 1 Depart UK, travel to France. Arrive in time for evening meal. Passport to the World
Day 2 Climbing Archery Rifle Shooting Abseiling Campfire
Day 3 Low Level Ropes Course Challenge Course Raft Building The Have-a-Go Show
Day 4 Excursion Day: e.g. St Malo and Mont St Michel Mini Olympics
Day 5 Canoeing with picnic lunch at riverside followed by an overnight bivouac. Overnight Bivouac
Day 6 Archery Vertical Challenge Raft Building Quiz Night
Day 7 Sailing Mountain Biking Survivor Disco
Day 8 Depart for home after breakfast.

Learning outcomes

  • A diverse and stimulating mix of activities enables your group to learn and apply a range of new skills. You’ll notice an improvement in confidence, self-esteem and in their ability to interact effectively with both peers and adults.
  • Members of your group develop key skills such as communication, leadership, problem solving and teamwork through the range of activities they take part in.
  • Raised aspirations from an experience of the wider world.
  • Adventure activities help your young people enjoy the benefits of health and physical fitness.
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Tregoyd House

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Windmill Hill

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Winmarleigh Hall

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