La Grand Ferme

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La Grand Ferme

Normandie à la Carte’s gîte, La Grand’ Ferme, is situated in the village of Le Fougeray, between Granville and Avranches and just 2km from the coast. The main house and barn were built around 1780 out of stone from an abbey destroyed during the Revolution.

La Grand Ferme is an hour away from St Malo and 1 1/2 hours from the ferry ports of Cherbourg and Caen.

With a unique set of buildings, 3 acres of grounds and a view of Le Mont St Michel, the property is full of atmosphere and ideally suited for Normandie à la Carte and its school tours.

The centre comprises two self-contained accommodations each with its own playing field, dining room and teacher’s area. The centre also has a games room for evening ents, a large conservatory and extensive grounds. The main house accommodates school groups of up to 45 pupils and 5 teachers and the new gites can accommodate groups of up to 35 pupils and 3 teachers.
Our staff team provide a full programme of activities in French language, visits, school tours and an evening programme. Our managers live on site, so schools have the benefit of 24hr care and supervision and we operate our own kitchen so can provide food of the highest quality as well as all specialist diets.

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History & Philosophy

Normandy a la Carte was formed in 1997 by Andrew Caverhill,  a French language teacher, Ian Wood, an ex-marine who specialised in outdoor pursuits, who is normally called...

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Meet the team

At dedicated and experienced team at La Grand Ferme will be on hand to provide a great programme of activities during the day and evening and superb...

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Normandie à la Carte caters for all medical and religious diets provided we receive reasonable notice. Our menus have a French flavour although we do allow for...

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Nearly all of the teachers who experience La Grand Ferme rate it as the very best place that they have ever taken a school group. We have...

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Where we are / Transport

La Grand Ferme is an hour away from St Malo and 1 1/2 hours from the ferry ports of Cherbourg and Caen. Please follow the links below...

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Again an enjoyable time was had by all and the expedition undoubtedly ran even more smoothly then last time. Please pass on the thanks of the army students and myself to all your staff for an enjoyable stay in France.

Army Foundation College, Harrogate

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