School trips to Caen

School trips to Caen with Ardmore Educational Travel

Ardmore Educational Travel is the leading supplier of bespoke school trips to the beautiful city of Caen. It is one of the most popular destinations from our extensive range of French destinations.

Our bespoke packages mean that your school trip will be tailored to suit your exact requirements. Our aim is to design the perfect trip for you, so with Admore Educational Travel, you can build your very own itinerary.

One of our friendly team will be delighted to talk you through all the options or simply send you more details.

Call us today on 01628 826699.

Caen: A popular school trip destination.

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Plunge into Caen's fascinating history by visiting the last resting place of William the Conqueror at the fairytale Abbaye aux Hommes (the 'Men's Abbey'). It now contains only his thigh-bone, having been destroyed by a Calvinist mob in the 16th century.

You can also explore William's Chateau de Caen, an 11th-century castle that is one of the largest medieval complexes in Europe and an impressive piece of military architecture. Surrounded by a dry moat, the Chateau de Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie which explores the region's exciting history.

This extends from the Gauls and the Romans to the Vikings and Saxons, with exhibitions about the landscape of Normandy and the everyday lives of the Norman peasants.

Caen is a fantastic starting point to explore the sites of the Normandy Landings with guided beach tours, and the emotive Caen Memorial Museum, dedicated to peace, is renowned as one of the best WW2 museums in France.

Language trips that stimulate the senses.

The museum focuses on a theme of reconciliation which takes you through the many collections about modern wars but is particularly centred on WW2. Do not forget to visit the Gardens, especially the British Garden opened in 2004 by Prince Charles.

Pegasus Bridge and its memorial are a short drive away whilst the British and Canadian Landing Beaches, Juno and Sword are also very close by for those wishing to unearth more about this important part of European history.

Nearby St Lô was almost destroyed during the war and although it was considered that it should be kept as a memorial, it has been largely rebuilt.

Other attractions close to Caen include Festyland, a popular theme park for young children where they can learn all about William the Conqueror, the Vikings, pirates and much more whilst having lots of fun! You can also see Bayeux Tapestry itself in Bayeux, less than an hour away.


Arrive in Caen by ferry and coach

Day 2
French Tuition
Chateaux de Felaise guided tour

French Tuition
Afternoon trip to Honfleur

Day 4
French Tuition
Visit to Memorial de Caen and Normandy Beaches

Day 5
Trip to Mont Saint Michel
Magic Workshop

Day 6
Explore Caen city centre and shopping
Depart Caen for journey home

Prices from £500 per student

Price based on a 6-day trip for 40 students and 4 group leaders. All trips are subject to availability.


  • Cultural Excursions
  • School Integration
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • Language Lessons
  • Work Experience
  • Hostel/Hotel Accommodation


  • Coach transfer from the school to the crossing and either a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing. Coach for the duration of the trip.


  • Stay with local host families in and around Caen.
  • Hostel/hotel accommodation is available with half board or full board options.


  • Language tuition with qualified French teachers. Lessons can be tailored to the level of the student’s current ability and included chosen topics selected by the group leaders.


  • Your own personal Tours Manager to help tailor your bespoke itinerary.
  • We can help promote trip to parents, delivering a presentation and a Q&A session if
  • Local knowledge and insight from your Tours Manager on your chosen destination.
  • A login to our travel app which contains all aspects of your personal trip as well as a location
    map and weather forecasts.
  • Safety assured accommodation, transport and excursions.
  • An in-country Local Organiser to assist you on your trip.
  • 24-hour emergency support while you are away on your trip.
  • Qualified language teacher to deliver lessons tailored to the ability of the students.
  • Full travel insurance.
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