This beautiful 17th century Normandy Château is located in the idyllic fishing village of Criel-sur-Mer, providing the ideal opportunity for young people to immerse themselves in French culture
Just 90 minutes from Calais and 20 minutes from Dieppe, the Château is surprisingly accessible
Four acres of grounds and a multi-purpose sports complex provide the perfect location for team games and adventure activities
Opportunities to tour WWI battlefields, Rouen, Dieppe, Paris, local produce makers and more
About Château de Chantereine
Set in the heart of the picturesque town of Criel-sur-Mer, an old fishing village in Upper Normandy, the charming 17th century Château de Chantereine stands majestically in four acres of beautiful private grounds. The Château is ideally situated at the border of the Normandy and Picardy regions. The ancient region of Picardy is home to historic monuments and sites, including the Battlefields of the Somme, while Normandy has a distinctive character of its own, with beautiful chalky cliffs, busy seaside resorts and traditional fishing ports.
For a unique French experience for your class or group, we will work with you to design your own rewarding schedule that allow you to focus on the aspects of France that are tailored to your objectives. We offer two core programmes for primary groups and two for secondary - use these programmes as the basis of your trip and customise to suit your objectives or contact us to create something completely bespoke.
Accommodation and catering
Accommodation at the Château is divided between three buildings in muliti-bedded rooms of 2-12 beds. The main building has 60 beds across two floors, with toilet and shower facilities on each floor. The right wing has a capacity of 54 beds with toilet and shower facilities. It also has disabled access and facilities on the ground floor. The left wing contains 92 beds with shower and toilet facilities. The ground floor also features disabled access and facilities. All accommodation buildings are security protected with digital coding.
Guests at the Château enjoy three traditional French meals per day, including a healthy continental breakfast, a large balanced packed lunch and a four course meal in the evening. Students have the opportunity to try new types of food, especially at the end of the stay when they can choose to try frogs’ legs and snails.
Add a trip to Disneyland® Paris or Parc Astérix!
For an extra treat for your group, why not add a theme park trip to the start or end of your visit?
We can arrange an excursion to either Disneyland® Paris or Parc Astérix at an extra cost. Due to its location, Disneyland® must include an overnight stay in Paris and we can offer preferential rates on accommodation. Parc Astérix is closer to the Château and can be done as a day trip with an early departure.