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Educational Visits

Education visits

Situated on the western coast of France, just four and a half hours’ drive from western ferry ports and with east access to beaches, a historic market town and a multi-award winning educational theme park, Le Pas Opton offers the perfect educational trip for your school. Benefits for your pupils During your visit at LPO, children will: Sample French culture, through interaction with our bilingual staff and (subject to prior arrangement) a trip to a local French school Benefit from a creative programme that meets your key stage 2 learning objectives, run by our enthusiastic team Visit local treasures, choosing[…]

Driving in France

Driving in France

A few weeks before your holiday, we’ll send you a travel pack. This includes helpful information on how to reach Le Pas Opton. Here are a few things to get ahead on in your planning. Requirements for driving in France Be prepared – you’ll need to carry these items in your car at all times: Driver’s licence Insurance certificate Head light deflector stickers (buy in the UK at Halfords, or similar) First Aid Kit Spare bulb kit Red warning triangle A disposable breathaliser device (law not currently in force) Tips for driving in France The secret to driving in France[…]

Cycling at LPO

Vendée Velo Cycling

The Vendée region is very flat with a growing network of cycle paths, making it a great place to see by bicycle. Every season hundreds of LPO guests set off in groups and explore the local area. There is always a tremendous atmosphere, and many people have overcome their fears that cycling is only for the most fit. Whoever you are, you will always find someone riding at your pace. We suggest getting a group together and beginning your day with an early morning ride to Sion Sur L’Ocean for a fresh coffee. Leaving at 7:30 am will give you[…]

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