During the week we have an excursion to the nearby ancient town of Blois and to one of the many châteaux in the area, often the nearby The Château du Chambord.

And during other afternoons students are free to explore the village and its many beautiful walks through fields and woods to ancient châteaux or down to the banks of the Loire - if they are not busy with their homework!

Bicycles can be borrowed to explore further afield or go to the lovely open-air swimming pool at nearby Mer, which also boasts excellent shops and an open-air market.