Château du Tertre

for secondary schools

About Château du Tertre

The perfect location for your secondary school group to experience the rich heritage of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire; Château du Tertre is a beautiful rural retreat which offers an authentic cultural experience for your students. Whether you choose an inspiring day of local history at Fougères Castle, language-learning opportunities at a bustling French market or the taste of a traditional French delicacy at the snail farm close by, it’s a perfectly placed location for some unique French experiences.

The grounds at Château du Tertre provide free adventure activities - a great way to promote teamwork, communication and encourage personal development. We also have plenty of classroom space for language study, and comfortable accommodation to relax in after a busy day.

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  • Students - 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

The extensive grounds at Château du Tertre offer a fantastic choice of free adventure activities for you and your group.  Watersports (i.e. canoeing and raft building) are available from mid-April until September.

It's a great way to pack even more adventure and fun into your trip to Normandy.

See the evening activities on offer at Château du Tertre.

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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 Secondary 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 Market visit including study module, “Préparez-à-manger”
12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Your choice of packed lunch on centre
14.15 - 17.30 Visit to Fougères Caste and Town Trail
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening activity programme keeps you laughing until bedtime. 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.