France Explorer

For youth groups

  • France Explorer for Youth Groups

Welcome to France

There’s simply nothing to beat a trip to France - the Eiffel tower, a fresh warm croissant, the hustle and bustle of a French market. A trip to France 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 and the trips that best meet your group’s needs.

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, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

Located just outside Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

On the Suffolk coast near Woodbridge

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

In a wooded valley near Bideford.

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

In 250 acres new Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Close to the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Near the Fishbourne ferry terminal at Ryde

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead, 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.