France Explorer at le pré catelan for primary schools

France at first hand

Getting out there is what counts – there’s simply nothing to beat it.

It’s their first time abroad. It’s meeting that intriguing man at the snail farm or managing to buy their first ice cream in faltering French.  That’s what creates those precious, take-home memories.

When it comes to your excursion programme, you can hand over all the hard work to us and simply book an Introductory Tour based at one of our three northern France centres, in Normandy, Brittany or Paris. We’ll arrange an inspiring mix of popular, tried and tested days out to delight you and your group.

Or perhaps you’d prefer something a little different? With so many years of experience behind us, we’ll happily tailor-make an itinerary just for you. We’ll create a programme to meet the unique needs of your group.

Plus - whatever excursions you choose, you’ll have a PGL Tour Leader to help things along, just to make sure you have nothing to worry about.

And to complement your excursion programme, PGL’s unmissable adventure experiences and busy programme of French-themed evening activities bring you even better value.


Adventure Activities are optional on a France Explorer course, but can enhance the whole experience, breaking up your trip with memorable challenges.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day France Explorer course for children at KS2 (P4-P7)
  lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi
le petit déjeuner
le matin   Town trail and market Full day of excursions & visits Full day of excursions & visits Depart for home after breakfast
le déjeuner
le après-midi Arrive in time for evening meal Archery and Zip Wire Full day of excursions & visits Full day of excursions & visits Optional stop at a hypermarket en route
le dîner
le soir Welcome tour and French Scavenger Hunt Boules Tournament Crêpe Evening Disco  


  • On-site activity bases
  • Spacious dining room
  • Teachers’ lounge with complimentary tea and coffee
  • Private gardens and grounds
  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi access for teachers


  • Pupils - Multi-bedded rooms, each with a wash basin. Toilets are on each floor plus newly refurbished separate shower and toilet block.
  • Teachers - Twin or triple en suite rooms with hot drink facilities

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