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Château de Sauveterre Château de Sauveterre

A term of cultural and linguistic education in the South of France

Trips and Excursions

At Sauveterre we make the most of our enviable location in the South of France, and offer numerous trips around the region. Every Wednesday, the children embark on an Educational excursion, usually with a French "animateur" leading the discussions. These excursions are an opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in French culture, build on the content taught in class and practice their spoken French with locals. Examples of such trips include the Cité de l’Espace, Aeroscopia and the Ferme des Balances.

At weekends we continue to discover the region, dependent on the time of year, weather and local events. There are endless options to explore, such as hikes in the Pyrenees, a Toulouse Handball match or canoeing on our local river.

Exchange weekend

One of the highlights of the term, and an invaluable opportunity to practice and progress in French, is the Exchange weekend with a group of students from The Caousou School.
This is an exciting weekend, full of activities designed to help students engage and interact with French children of similar age. It is also equally an opportunity for us to help improve the French students’ English.

The children are mixed into dormitories with both Sauveterre and Caousou students, and spend the weekend making friendships and visiting local attractions.

Some previous Exchange weekends have been held in Albi, Biarritz and the Pyrenees.

Spring Term - Ski Trip

Every year, during the Spring Half Term, Sauveterre students enjoy a week of skiing in Baqueira-Beret. It is certainly a highlight of the year for all staff and for the lucky students who are with us during the Spring term. Baqueira-Beret is a prestigious ski resort in the Spanish Pyrenees, and is only a 2 hour drive from Sauveterre. The trip caters for all levels of skiers and although it is not compulsory, it is strongly encouraged for all students to be a part of.

“It is a beautiful place offering unique cultural insight into French life while educating and developing students into more mature and independent versions of themselves. A haven for growth away from the clamour of our digital world.”