School Groups

St Fraimbault is situated in the Orne, in Normandy, about a 1½ hour’ drive by coach from the ferry port at Caen and 2 hours from St Malo and Cherbourg.  In 1998, the old village school was converted and modernised to create a 50-bed gîte.  Today, the Gîte de Bellevue is a one-party centre for school groups to enjoy.  It is set in 4 hectares of private grounds with a football pitch and basketball nets, ping-pong, TV, CD/DVD player and meeting room.

We offer both half-board and full-board.  Lunch can be either a hot meal at the gîte or a packed lunch.  We can cater for most special dietary requirements, if advised well in advance.

Popular attractions

Within an hour’s drive : St Hilaire du Harcouët market, visit to the biscuit factory at Lonlay, quiz in the medieval town of Domfront or around St Fraimbault village.

Within ¾ hour’ drive : Tourist train and spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne, aquatic centre, ten-pin bowling, Vélorail.

Between 1½ – 2 hours’ drive : D-Day Landing Beaches, Bayeux, St Malo, the bell foundry and copper workshop at Villedieu-les-Poêles, 360° cinema at Arromanches.