Château du Tertre

for primary schools

  • Primary School Trips to Chateau du Tertre Normandy
  • Primary school excursions in Normandy
  • Normandy excursions and visits - Mont St Michel

About Château du Tertre

The 19th century Château du Tertre stands in unspoilt countryside at the crossroads of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire. The rich heritage of the area offers outstanding learning possibilities for your primary school trips to France through exposure to French language and French culture.

Your pupils can take in some history with a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry, test their French at a local boulangerie or enjoy a traditional crêpe - it's a cultural adventure to awaken all the senses! Back at Château du Tertre there'll be free adventure activities to add an extra bit of fun!

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Popular Excursions


  • 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


  • 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
  • Safe for passports and money
  • Table football and games machines
  • Shop
  • Sports hall

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Activities available

All activity sessions are led by our well trained, enthusiastic instructors who know exactly how to make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents. Please note: watersports (i.e. canoeing and raft building) are available from mid-April until September.

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Locally sourced, tasty meals with a French flavour!
Our delicious menus provide a balance between the familiar and the opportunity to try food with a distinctly French flavour too - snails anyone?

  • Hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Fresh croissants at breakfast
  • Homemade soup every day
  • Self-service salad bar
  • Fresh fruit with every meal
  • Allergies, intolerances and special diets catered for - see our Teacher Guide
  • Support for fussy eaters - see our Parent Guide

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary Schools at Château du Tertre
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - Excursions or Activity Sessions
12.30 - 14.00 Your choice of packed lunch on centre or out on a day trip
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - Excursions or Activity Sessions
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 The evening activity programme keeps your group engaged until bedtime - at Château du Tertre we'll incorporate a French flavour. 1 hour of activities.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!

Centre address

PGL Château du Tertre
Ambrières les Vallées

Inclusive Packages for Trips to Normandy

Inclusive Packages for Trips to Normandy

We make it easy for you and your group with our inclusive packages, featuring popular itineraries which make the most of your visit.