29 Must-See Sights in Normandy, France

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Photos: Jeanette Kramer Latitude International

UNESCO Sites in Normandy, France

Normandy has 8 UNESCO recognitions including Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux, Le Havre, the Tatou islands, Alençon lace, the Etretat cliffs, Rouen Seine Valley and regional gastronomy and many prestigious French “Art and History” label villages that are cited as being amongst the most beautiful in France. Have you visited any UNESCO sites in Normandy?

In addition to the world-renowned UNESCO sites, Normandy has so much to offer including many beautiful villages and historic beaches. Students of French in Normandy can easily access many of these must-see sights in Normandy by train. FIN also organizes many weekend activities to these places throughout the year.

29 Must-See Sights in Normandy

Le Havre
Champ de Bataille
Le Bec Hellouin
Bagnoles de l’Orne
Mont Saint Michel
Rouen Seine Valley
Tatou islands
Many French “Art and History” label villages…
Les Andelys
Omaha Beach
Alençon lace
Haras du Pin
La Suisse Normande



UED Best French Language School Award 2014

ONR_8949French in Normandy was honoured by Turkish Agency Association UED for the second year running and received the Best French Language School Award 2014.

Eleri received the award from an old friend from the language travel industry, Necçdet Bilgen from BILTUR who spoke fondly about Tom and the many times over the years that they shared a drink of raki together.

The ceremony took place in the delightful Prestige Elite World Hotel in Taksim and UED put on a marvellous spread of delicious food !

Photos show Eleri, President of UED Eren Goker and Neçdet Bilgen as well as Eleri, Neçdet and Brigitta from Humboldt Institute also a second time winner.

Many thanks from French in Normandy !





Celebrating Tom Maitland

Tom Maitland French in NormandyOn Tuesday August 26th, after a difficult battle with cancer, French in Normandy said good-bye to our kind and courageous Director, Mr. Tom Maitland.

Tom’s dear wife, Eleri, would like to thank all their friends around the globe for their kindness and support. Please do not send flowers, instead please consider celebrating Tom’s life with a donation to French in Normandy’s favourite charity, Heart Children’s Home in Kenya.

Tom and Eleri have known Julia Steiner for years and Julia has been on the Management Board of Heart Children’s Home in Malindi, Kenya, since 2008. Julia visits Heart regularly and keeps her eye on the financial situation for the Home. Things have got really difficult for them since the tourists have stopped visiting Kenya. Heart is desperate for aid and they have several projects:

1. To dig a borehole so they have water for their farmland.

2. To educate the children so that they will not have to go back on the streets when they have to leave the Home.

3. To build their own Home because the rented building is about to be put up for sale.

If you would like any further information or to make a donation to Heart in Tom’s memory please contact Julia at:

Tél: +41 (0) 21 943 42 68

Email: heart.home (at) bluewin.ch

Summer Events in Normandy

Summer has arrived in Rouen and French in Normandy can propose many great sightseeing activities and events in Normandy to enjoy while you are studying French with us!

Promenade nocturne Mont St Michel www.mont-st-michel.monuments-nationaux.fr

Juillet et août Les clés de Bagnoles Les vendredis les arts de la rue www.bagnolesdelorne.com

Juin –Septembre Fresque Monumentale Mémorial de Caen www.mémorial-caen.fr

Juillet et août Les mercredi de la réserve Visites nature guidées dans le vaste parc des boucles de seine www.pnr-seine-normande.com

Juillet et août Les Nocturales Abbaye de Jumièges www.abbaye dejumieges.fr

14 juin au 23 août Bayeux Cathédrale Les Lumières de la Liberté www.bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

13 juin au 2 janvier Le Havre Exposition : Café, Cotton,chocolat de l’éstuaire aux îles  weather in rouen

Dimanche 17 août La vie à la ferme www.ouche-normandie.fr

3 au 10 août Les médiévales Château de Crèvecœur www.chateaudecrevecoeur.com

juillet Les Terraces du jeudi Tous les jeudi du mois de juillet à Rouen   Les Musicales de Normandie www.lesmusicales-normandie.com

13 au 17 août Vimoutiers Son et lumière sur les 70 ans du bombardement de la ville

Fin Juillet au début août Festival autour d’un piano Château de Carrouges www.paysdalencontourisme.com

2 juillet au 39 août Lire à la Plage www.seinemaritime.fr

Aller à la mer pour UN EURO ! www.regionhautenormandie.fr

20 au 23 août Festival de la Musique ancienne Arques La Bataille www.academie-bach.fr

CAEN Visite guidée spéciale 70 ans Tous les mercredis

11 juillet au 2 Novembre Giverny Musée des Impressionnistes Exposition : Bruxelles une capitale impressionniste www.mdig.fr

22 au 28 septembre Championnat du Monde du Kayak Polo- 27 nations en compétition Thury Harcourt www.thuryharcourtcanoe2014.com Kayak Clun de Thury Harcourt http://www.kcth.fr/

 Nous vous souhaitons de bonnes vacances! A bientôt à Rouen!

EducationStars: Best French Language School


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French in Normandy, Rouen has just added another title to their name !

Voted ‘Star French Language School’ for  5 consecutive years from 2008 to 2012 in the STM Awards the school has just been voted ‘Best French Language School 2013’ by students on the Educationstars website. French in Normandy, a small family run French Language school received an incredible 94.87% satisfaction rate and not only took the Best French Language School title but came in third place worldwide beating many large and well known Englsih language schools !

« We are totaly delighted to add the Educationstars  Best French Language School title to our UED award of Best French Language School 2013. It is a tremendous boost to the staff and recognises their dedication and professionalism» said French in Normandy’s Eleri Maitland.

French in Normandy has the French Government Qualité fle label and after their 5 STM victories is the only French Language School to date to have been awarded Superstar status. French in Normandy will be hosting the 2015 IALC Workshop.

Les poèmes de Saint-Valentin

Voici quelques petits poèmes que les étudiants ont faits pour la saint Valentin.

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