Le Pré Catelan
Opal Coast

for primary schools

3 days from £157 per person




  • Le Pré Catelan, centre for Primary school trips to France

About Le Pré Catelan

Just 32 miles from Calais, Le Pré Catelan is ideal if you are bringing your primary school group on their first trip to France.

This cosy retreat on the Opal Coast will comfortably accommodate two coach groups and is just a 10 minute walk from the beach in the little town of Hardelot-Plage.

Primary schools love visiting the local places of interest nearby. There are the traditional local shops, Boulogne Market, and Nausicaa Sealife Centre to name just a few.

And if that wasn’t enough, we have a wide variety of free adventure activities that further enhance the learning experience. These take place within the centre grounds and on the beach, and will help encourage teamwork, improve communication and help build confidence for your pupils.

The flavours of France continue with our French-themed food options at mealtimes and French-speaking staff, who are always on hand to support your group during your stay with us.

Popular Excursions


  • Pupils - Multi-bedded rooms, each with a wash basin. Toilets are on each floor plus newly refurbished separate shower and toilet block.
  • Teachers - Twin or triple en suite rooms with hot drink facilities


  • On-site activity bases
  • Spacious dining room
  • Teachers’ lounge with complimentary tea and coffee
  • Private gardens and grounds
  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi access for teachers

Activities available

Groups may take advantage of free on-site activities if they wish to combine them with their programme of excursions.

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 Le Pre Catalan for Primary Schools

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

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary Schools at Le Pré Catelan
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 Le Pré Catelan 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 Le Pré Catelan
Avenue des Bois
Hardelot Plage

Inclusive Packages for Trips to Opal Coast

Inclusive Packages for Trips to Opal Coast

We’ve put our most popular visits on the opal coast into our inclusive itinerary packages to give you the best of what the region has to offer.

2019 French Language and Culture Brochure

2019 French Language and Culture Brochure