French Language Detectives at château du tertre for primary schools

C’est aujourd’hui que je parle français!

Take your pupils on a PGL trip to France and bring back confident, excited children - children who want to show off their improved French language skills!

Our French Language Detectives course for Key Stage 2 teaches French through achievable, modular activities in authentic, inspiring surroundings.

Whether it's buying a croissant from the local boulangerie or speaking to the locals at the market, it's a great opportunity for some hands-on, practical learning and a chance for your pupils to really make the most of being in France.

Your PGL French Language Representative will be there to support you and help your pupils benefit from every language-learning opportunity.

There'll be a mix of activities to keep everyone engaged during their time away. There’ll also be a workbook for your pupils to complete and bring back to school with them.

It'll be a memorable trip that will inspire and motivate, delivering tangible educational benefits.


Your tailored excursion programme is all about exploring and discovering the history, culture and sights of the region.  These excursions are directly linked in many cases to the study modules.

Your pupils will also love our great mix of inspirational adventure activities and busy programme of evening entertainment available at your PGL centre, giving them even more to take home.

They’ll benefit from the chance to develop their communication skills as they work together and support one another, being challenged, being scared – but doing it anyway – plus all the memories they’ve made of their fantastic time in France.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day French Language Detectives course for children at KS2 (P4-P7)
  lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi
le petit déjeuner
le matin En route visit to Nausicaa Sea Life Centre Module:
Le chocolat / visit to the chocolate factory
Préparez-a-manger and visit to French market
À la ferme and visit to snail farm
À la boulangerie with a visit to the bakery
le déjeuner
le après-midi Arrive at centre Town trail Challenge course and bouldering wall Local town and café visit Depart for home
le dîner
le soir Welcome tour and mini - Olympics French Bingo Crêpe evening Disco  


  • Boules pitches
  • Classrooms
  • Disco
  • Extensive grounds for volleyball, basketball and football
  • Wi-Fi access for teachers
  • Large screen (for films)
  • On-site activity bases
  • Pool tables
  • Bar
  • Teachers’ lounge with complimentary tea and coffee
  • Table football and games machines
  • Shop
  • Sports hall

Explore the facilities, accommodation and activities on a virtual tour (opens in new window):


  • Pupils - Rooms sleep 4-8 in bunk beds with en suite facilities or toilets and showers nearby
  • Teachers - Twin, en suite rooms with hot drink facilities

What to do next?

Contact us for a quote

Call us on 0333 321 2116 for a competitive quote and to discuss your requirements.

You can also email a copy or print this page using the icons below.