France Explorer

For youth groups

  • France Explorer for Youth Groups

Welcome to France

The Eiffel tower, a fresh warm croissant, the hustle and bustle of a French market town, standing in front of the Mona Lisa for the first time...

There’s simply nothing to beat a trip to France.

It widens horizons and introduces your group to a vibrant and exciting culture.

We help you organise a tailor-made programme of excursions, advising you on our most popular trips, on free trips, on the trips that best meet your group’s needs: itineraries we know you’ll love.

To ensure you feel completely at ease and get the most out of your trip,  a PGL Tour Leader accompanies you and your group on your excursions. Their experience and knowledge are invaluable and they provide a little more reassurance for you when you have a group of young people abroad.

Activities

Excursions
Getting out there is what it’s all about. It’s the perfect introduction to the history, culture and lifestyle in France, brought to life with PGL to inspire and motivate your group.

Adventure: The PGL Bonus
Bring out the best in your group with unique PGL adventure sessions that will promote teamwork, communication and leadership skills. They help to strengthen the dynamics of your group, complementing your excursion programme perfectly.

An Evening Programme
For even more PGL value, you’ll love the themed activities (such as making crêpes) that give your group even more to take home as well as keeping them engaged and entertained well into the evening.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day France Explorer course for youth groups
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast
Morning   Half day excursion Full day excursions & sightseeing Full day excursions & sightseeing Depart for home after breakfast with a stop at a hypermarket en route
Lunch
Afternoon Welcome to centre and orientation Abseiling and Zip Wire Full day excursions & sightseeing Full day excursions & sightseeing  
Dinner
Evening  Quiz Crêpe Evening French songs around campfire Disco  

Learning outcomes

Your group will get the most from their French Explorer course as it’s delivered with the support of a dedicated and trained PGL Tour Leader who will be familiar with your excursion programme and destinations.

On-site adventure activities as part of the mix improve group dynamics, teamwork and communication skills.

 

Travel information

Ferry Crossings

Return travel by executive coach is included in the cost of your trip. Your coach is also available for excursions once you arrive at your PGL centre, subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations.

To minimise your journey time and make the most of your time away we offer a number of Channel crossings. Dover-Calais is included as standard in the cost of our tours but alternative crossings are available on request. You can choose Dover-Dunkirk by ferry or Folkestone-Calais by Eurotunnel at no additional charge. A small supplement may apply to crossings from Portsmouth to Caen and Cherbourg. Please contact our Tour Organisers to discuss alternative Channel crossings including air and Eurostar.

Barton Hall

Barton Hall

With Dartmoor close by, blue flag beaches, views to Torquay and a stunning location in the heart of the English Riviera, it’s a popular centre for youth groups.

Bawdsey Manor

Bawdsey Manor

A new PGL adventure camp for youth groups in the South East and East Anglia.

Beam House

Beam House

A coastal adventure centre with some great activities and popular walks along the South West Coast Path.

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

A rural escape in the Shropshire countryside – it’s the perfect setting to challenge and motivate your youth group in 250 acres of beautiful grounds and woodland.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Located just 10 miles from Grantham, there are acres of space for your youth group to take advantage of. There's a wide range of accommodation options and some great facilities too.

Dalguise

Dalguise

Your youth group will love getting away from it all at Dalguise. It’s a great escape in the heart of the Scottish Highlands where your group can really make the most of the outdoors.

Liddington

Liddington

As one of our largest centres, Liddington is a hive of activity throughout the year and popular with youth groups from all over the UK thanks to the great location.

Little Canada

Little Canada

It’s easy to see how Little Canada got its name – your youth group will love the stunning scenery and rustic woodland cabins along the banks of Wootton Creek.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

Located by an area of outstanding natural beauty known as the Devil’s Punchbowl, there are plenty of adventure activities on land and water to try out.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

With breathtaking views across the sea and the beach on its doorstep – it’s no wonder youth groups love Osmington Bay.

Tregoyd House

Tregoyd House

Great for ‘getting-away-from-it-all’! A cosy residential centre in the breathtaking landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park with lots of adventure to discover!

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

A popular choice with youth groups from London and the surrounding areas looking for a thrilling adventure experience in the beautiful Sussex Downs.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

There are acres of gardens and woodland filled will all the adventure your group will love. An hour from Manchester and Liverpool, near the Forest of Bowland.