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Chateau Travel group provides educational trips and activity holidays for children, teenagers and adults. Schools make up the majority of our clients for our educational trips to our established activity centres in the United Kingdom and France; hundreds of French children participate in our English camps in France each year. The Portes de Soleil ski area in the French Alps is home to our large, comfortable and fully catered chalet.

Our mission is to make education fun while encouraging you to surpass your own self-expectations. We believe that small is beautiful and that education is synonymous with inspiration. To be successful in this we value an open-minded attitude, a spirit of adventure and an honest approach.

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School Trips to France

The best resource for learning French is France itself. Inspiring pupils to take an interest in the subject and see the benefits of persevering with a language is hard without real-life opportunities to “have a go.” Getting the chance to see that a language is a tool and not just an academic subject, can be instrumental in unlocking a new skill or developing a real interest.

Here at Château Beaumont, our original centre, we have been providing such opportunities for nearly 20 years. Although we have favourite staple itineraries, we are well used to helping schools address their own, particular needs in French. Whether it’s a certain domain of vocabulary, specific situational phrases or aspects of French grammar, we can provide authentic situations to practise them properly. Furthermore, our links with French schools and the French children we often have onsite for <<les colonies de vacances linguistiques>> create an unmissable learning opportunity and a convivial atmosphere.

An excellent range of onsite activities inject a more light-hearted and fun aspect into your trip, because if learning can be fun then half the battle is won already. Château Beaumont holds the LOtC Quality Badge, is a member of the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA) and member of the Travel Trust association. It is registered with the French authorities and experienced in delivering high quality school trips to France. Read more

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UK Residential School Trips

Outdoor activity centres have long been part of every school child’s experience in the UK – and we think we have the most iconic centre of all: a real medieval castle where the children can sleep in rooms once used by Kings (really!) and look over to the site of a famous battle that changed the course of British History!

With a strong range of challenging activities, inspiring local excursions and in a landscape that is truly breath-taking, Ford Castle is a residential centre you and your group will never forget. Whether you wish to foster a community spirit, bond your class or target learning outcomes such as communication and teamwork, Ford Castle has the course you require.

Due to our experience providing school trips to France, we have a good summer camp record for international children, where our <<séjours linguistiques>> combine history, Harry Potter, exciting activities and cultural excursions to create an unforgettable summer camp experience. Read more

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Luxury Catered Ski Chalet Accommodation

Chalet Beau Soleil marries our experience of organising trips to France and our love of outdoor adventure. Nestled on a mountainside near Châtel in the Portes du Soleil our chalet is the perfect place to unwind while enjoying the slopes for a fantastic winter holiday.

Available to individuals or groups alike, we offer a truly high standard of ski accommodation and an excellent level of service. Boasting 3 suite bedrooms and expansive communal areas with outstanding views, Chalet Beau Soleil is our newest acquisition. We will drive you to the lift of your choice during the day and to your bar of choice during the evening.

Our facilities speak for themeselves – all rooms are fully ensuite with a private balcony and television from the UK. You can enjoy our games rooms (table tennis, bar billiards, darts) our TV lounge, our log fire and our delicious food at breakfast and dinner every day. Afternoon tea is available every afternoon and a packed lunch can be provided for the slopes if you so wish. Read more