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 that offers an authentic cultural experience for your students.
Whether you choose an inspiring day of local history at Fougères Castle, some great 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.
For additional learning opportunities, the grounds at Château du Tertre are filled with free adventure activities that are a great, active way to promote teamwork, communication and encourage personal development for your students. We also have plenty of classroom space for language study and comfortable accommodation to relax in after a busy day.
We plan itineraries we know you'll love. Our top trips to Normandy are below. We can advise on our most popular trips, on free trips - on the trips that best meet your group's needs.
- Traditional boulangerie
- Market visit & Préparez à Manger
- Mont St Michel
- Fougères Castle and Town Trail
- Arromanches 360 ̊ Cinema
- Musée du Débarquement
- Bayeux Tapestry
- Ferme de la Papinière Dairy Farm
- Traditional Crêperie
- Limero L'escargot Mayennais Snail Farm
- Cider Museum
- Goats Cheese Farm
- Ferme la Fieudière
- Mémorial de Caen
- 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
The extensive grounds at Château du Tertre offer a fantastic choice of free adventure activities for you and your group to take advantage of whilst on centre. 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.
Our centres in northern France offer a fantastic range of delicious food choices for you and your group to enjoy. We source fresh, regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a cultural flavour to our menus. Our aim is to ensure your group leaves feeling full and happy. If a member of your group has a specific dietary requirement or is particularly choosy about what they eat, we will always prepare something suitable. And if they’d like some more to eat, we can offer alternatives and extra food.
Encouraging healthy eating
You’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.
A Continental feel
We like to provide a balance by providing food which is familiar but also by giving you an opportunity to try food with a distinctly French flavour too – why not try some snails?
Enjoy your food
We strive to provide nutritious meals wherever you are eating them – as well as a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. So, whether you’re in the surroundings of our clean and pleasant dining rooms or on the banks of a river, enjoy your food with PGL!
|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 entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.|
|21.00 / 21.30||Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!|