France Explorer

for primary schools

 

3 days from £202 per person

4 days from £224 per person

  • Primary School France Trip

France at first hand

Meeting that intriguing man at the snail farm or buying their first ice cream in faltering French is what creates those precious, take-home memories for pupils. Nothing beats being there. Our Introductory tours to France offer an inspiring mix of popular excursions to delight you and your group.

Based at one of our three centres in Normandy, Brittany or Paris, we can design an inspiring itinerary just for you. Whatever excursions you choose, your PGL Tour Leader will be there to ensure you get the most out of your trip to France. PGL's unmissable adventure activities and French-themed evening activities will also ensure it's a memorable trip for all.

Activities

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

Select an activity for a full description

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  

Learning outcomes

  • Authentic linguistic and cultural experiences leave your KS2 (P4 – P7) pupils with renewed enthusiasm for France and all things French; this leads to increased motivation and interest in French as they make the move from primary to secondary school.  
  • KS2 pupils find themselves in a stronger position as they join French classes at secondary school, where pupils have differing levels of French from various feeder schools.
  • On-site adventure activities improve group dynamics, confidence and communication skills.
  • Your pupils 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.
  • Your pupils receive an all-round learning experience, but above all, your group leaves France with greatly improved confidence and enthusiasm for the language and the country.

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

A coastal centre near Woodbridge.

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and beach/surf school.

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

A 250 acre centre near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross-on-Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Close to the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Near to the ferry terminal at Ryde.

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Close to Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead and close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Powys

Tregoyd House, Powys

Near Brecon, in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Near London on the Sussex Downs.

Inclusive Packages for Trips to France

Inclusive Packages for Trips to France

Our inclusive packages offer you a hassle-free way of booking your trip.