Château du Tertre

for primary schools

4 days from £224 per person

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About Château du Tertre

The 19th century Château du Tertre stands in unspoilt countryside at the crossroads of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire. The rich heritage of the area offers outstanding learning possibilities for your primary school group through exposure to French language and French culture.

Your pupils can take in some history with a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry,  test their French at a local boulangerie or try ordering and enjoying a traditional French crêpe. It truly is a cultural adventure to awaken all the senses!

The huge grounds at Château du Tertre itself are filled with free adventure activities to add a different dimension to your pupils’ learning experience.

Watch them try something new and challenge themselves as they work together and enjoy the wide variety of adventures on land and water. We’ve even got boules pitches for something that little bit different.

Popular Excursions


  • Pupils - 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
  • Table football and games machines
  • Shop
  • Sports hall

Explore the facilities, accommodation and activities on a virtual tour (opens in new window):

Activities available

All activity sessions are led by our well trained, enthusiastic instructors who know exactly how to make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents. Please note: watersports (i.e. canoeing and raft building) are available from mid-April until September.

Select an activity for a full description


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. 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?

Food at Chateau du Tertre for Primary Schools

View our sample menus for centres in northern France:
English version, French version

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary 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 Morning activities - Excursions or Activity Sessions
12.30 - 14.00 Your choice of packed lunch on centre or out on a day trip
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - Excursions or Activity Sessions
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 The evening entertainment programme keeps your group engaged until bedtime - at Château du Tertre we'll incorporate a French flavour.
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.

2019 French Language and Culture Brochure

2019 French Language and Culture Brochure