Le Pré Catelan
Opal Coast

for primary schools

  • Le Pré Catelan, centre for Primary school trips to France

About Le Pré Catelan

Just 32 miles from Calais and a 10 minute walk from the beach at Hardelot-Plage, Le Pré Catelan is ideal for primary school groups on their first trip to France. Groups love to visit the local places of interest nearby - traditional shops, Boulogne Market and Nausicaa Sealife Centre to name just a few.

This cosy retreat on the Opal Coast will comfortably accommodate two coach groups. Guests can enjoy the free adventure activities within the centre grounds and on the beach, and the French-themed food at mealtimes. Our French-speaking staff will be on hand to support you throughout your stay.

Popular Excursions


  • 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


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

Activities available

Groups may take advantage of free on-site activities if they wish to combine them with their programme of excursions.

Select an activity for a full description


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 Le Pré Catelan
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 entertainment programme keeps your group engaged until bedtime - at Le Pré Catelan we'll incorporate a French flavour.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!

Centre address

PGL Le Pré Catelan
Avenue des Bois
Hardelot Plage

Inclusive Packages for Trips to Opal Coast

Inclusive Packages for Trips to Opal Coast

We’ve put our most popular visits on the opal coast into our inclusive itinerary packages to give you the best of what the region has to offer.