France Explorer

for Brigades and Cadets

Make France unforgettable

Making memories is more fun with friends!

That first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, appreciating the scale of the Arc de Triomphe, the crowds staring at the Mona Lisa; a halting conversation to buy a hot croissant and the sensory onslaught of a street market.

First-time experiences are priceless, and all the better when shared with friends.

Imagine how much your Girls’ or Boys’ Brigade will take home from an experience of Paris and the excitement generated by the prospect of a day at Disneyland ® Paris , just 30 minutes from the place you’ll be staying – our Château de Grande Romaine, Paris.

So let us tailor-make a programme for you. We can advise on popular trips, on free trips – on the trips that best meet your group’s interests. And if you choose to spend some time at our centre, we can also offer the PGL adventure bonus (available at our Paris centre at a very reasonable supplement).

Plus we’ll make sure you have a PGL Tour Leader to go with you on your days out. They’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing and will also give you that extra reassurance when taking a Boys’ or Girls’ Brigade group abroad.

Activities

Excursions
Enjoy Paris - one of the most iconic capitals of Europe! Getting out there and exploring the city is the prime motivator. We’ll bring the history, culture and lifestyle of the French to life to inspire and stimulate your group.

Adventure: The PGL Bonus
Choose from a range of on-site adventure activities which perfectly complement trips off-site. Adventure activities can be used to meet a whole range of personal development objectives including teaching your group to work together, communicate better and support each other.

An Evening Programme
A French themed evening programme (e.g. making crêpes, snail tasting) means your group gets even more value from their trip.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day France Explorer visit for Brigades and Cadets
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning   Guided tour of Paris and visit to Eiffel Tower Montmartre and Sacré Coeur Visit to Musée du Louvre Depart for home after breakfast with a stop at a hypermarket en route
Afternoon Welcome to centre and orientation Abseiling and Zip Wire Sightseeing boat trip on the Seine Walk down the Champs Elysées and go up the Arc de Triomphe  
Evening Evening meal and French Quiz Crêpe Evening French songs around campfire Disco  

 

Learning outcomes

  • Return with an enthusiasm for France – change attitudes and spark an interest from first-hand experience.
  • Your PGL Tour Leader will make sure your group gets the most from your excursion programme and give you the reassurance of some back-up and support.
  • If you choose to include some of our adventure activities you will see an improvement in group dynamics, their teamwork and communication skills, as well as the enjoyment of the activities themselves.
  • The full itinerary builds lasting memories and motivated, more independent young people.
Barton Hall, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

Located just outside Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

A coastal centre near Woodbridge.

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Set in a wooded valley near Bideford.

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

A 250 acre centre near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross-on-Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Close to the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Located near the Fishbourne Ferry.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead and close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Near Brecon in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Near London on the Sussex Downs.