This is a 2 centre trip. For the first few days we shall be based in an old Château in the heart of the Normandy countryside. From here we shall explore the old medieval town of Bayeux and visit the weekly market. We shall also visit the seaside town of Arromanches, one of the most important towns of the D-Day landings. We shall go to the 360 degree cinema there which gives a unique experience of how the D-Day landings unfolded then onto see a ‘Batterie’ at Longues sur Mer, which is an example of defence battery built by the Germans to defend the coast of France. We shall also visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach which honours American troops who died in Europe in WW2 and we shall then see a stark contrast between this beautiful, open land and the German Cemetery, which is dark and dismal.
We then depart for Paris, visiting the Stade de France en route. This is the national stadium and the largest in the country. Our tour will include going into the changing rooms, walking through the tunnel and seeing behind the scenes. We shall then drive to our Disneyland Hotel. The next day we shall spend sightseeing in Paris including going on a boat trip on the famous Bateaux Mouches on the River Seine, going upTour Montparnasse – 59 floors and 210m high, driving up and down the Champs Elysées and going round l’Arc de Triomphe. On the last day we shall spend a full day at Disneyland. It promises to be an action packed fun week……… and there are still some places available to come with us!
The total cost for all of the above is £600 to be paid in instalments.
If you are interested in this trip please come and see either Mrs Shanley or Mrs Scott in the Modern Languages Department!
Vive La France!!!