Food Safari tour of Normandy by coach: 4 days, 3 nights

A food technology tour to Normandy will give your students a range of exciting learning opportunities in nutrition and cooking. This tour could also be made cross-curricular, linking to other subject areas such as MFL.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive at accommodation

Day two
Cheese Farm
Snail Farm (subject to seasonal availability)

Day three
Local market (see excursion details for possibilities)
Caramels d’Insigny

Day four
Depart accommodation
Travel with stop at at chocolaterie
Return back to the UK on coach

Tour gallery

Excursion Locator Map

Excursion Ideas

  • Caramel Making – Isigny Sur Mer

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural, Food Technology

    What you’ll experience: See how the caramels are produced and learn about the process. The company has revived the production of caramel in Isigny sur Mer and produces 300 tons of caramel per year. The company continues to grow while preserving the craftsmanship.
    Select says: Don’t miss the sample tasting! Tours are in French so ensure you have a basic understanding or you have a French speaker with you. Still worth a visit though.

  • Market Visits

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural, Food Technology

    What you’ll experience: The markets in Normandy are fabulous places for students to see and sample the diversity of local produce and traditions, and to experience a colourful, lively and welcoming atmosphere. It’s also a great chance to try out their language skills. A full list of possibilities can be viewed a at the Normandy tourism website market page.
    Select says: Bear in mind that most markets take place in the morning or on specific days. Some accommodations allow you to take food back and make lunches for your group after the market visit. Some groups enjoy doing this as a French language use excersise.

  • Biscuit Makers - Sablés d’Asnelles

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural, Food Technology

    What you’ll experience: A traditional, pure butter biscuit producer. Located in the small village of Asnelles which has been open now for over 100 years. They will give you a brief tour (normally about 10mins) then you will get the chance to sample the product itself.
    Select says: Take some euros as you will also have the opportunity to make additional purchases! Large groups are broken down into smaller groups to ensure everyone gets the full experience.

  • Chocolaterie du Drakkar

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural, Food Technology

    What you’ll experience: At Chocolaterie du Drakkar, students learn all about the history and production of chocolates, including a film which takes you on a trip to the cocoa plantations of Sao Tome. Students will get many insights into the production process at Drakkar, including trying to recognize the aromas that are most often mixed with cocoa.
    Select says: Of course, this visit would not be a chocolate tour without some traditional tasting!

Food Safari trip to Normandy by coach: 4 days, 3 nights Accommodation

Château du Baffy

Our rating:

Location: Colombiers-sur-Seulles

Capacity: 110

The Château is only 6 kilometres from the picturesque seaside town of Courselles-sur-Mer with its yacht harbour and sandy beaches, and is also on the doorstep of Bayeux and the World War II landing beaches. It's the perfect base for groups to enjoy the wealth of excursions and educational experiences on offer in this historical area.

Rooms: Rooms: The Château sleeps up to 110 persons in 2-5 bedded rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

Facilities: Facilities: There are two restaurants, a teachers' lounge, a sun-terrace, and a meeting room. Outside there are lawned gardens and a tennis court, as well as a barbeque area, plus a new 100 metre squared sports hall! Select says: The Château du Baffy has a main building and the adjacent Villa Mathilde - both buildings accommodate a full coach capacity, so groups can enjoy sole-occupancy of their building. Our Château has been a highly popular choice for dozens of UK schools in the past fifteen years and will now be operated by our own team, including our renowned French chef Thierry! One of our teachers says, “Beautiful setting – a great place to take school groups. Plenty of outdoor space to run around and very French feeling dining room. Ideal location to explore this wonderful area.”