School Trip to Chalais

Chalais Chateaux-Fort/L'Eglise Saint-Martial

As you begin your French school trip to the village of Chalais, you will be greeted by an impressive castle perched high on top of the hill. Castle lovers will not be disappointed, as this Chateaux-Fort, known as L’Eglise Saint-Martial, has withstood the test of time.

Chalais is steeped in history and around every street corner there is a new story to discover. Let your imagination run wild! Pretend you were a king or queen living in the castle centuries ago, or imagine what your life would have been like living as a peasant in the shadow of the castle.

Sample Itinerary

08.00-08.30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
08.30-08.45 a.m. – Depart by coach for a full day trip to Chalais
(Travel Time – 11 minutes, Approx. 9.9 km)
09.00-09.05 a.m. – Arrive at Chalais
09.05-11.05 p.m. – Tour of the Chateaux-Fort (L’Eglise Saint-Martial)
12.30-13.30 p.m. – Lunch
13.30-15.30 p.m. – Guided tour around the village, with time for independent exploration
15.30-15.45 p.m. – Depart from Chalais by coach, back to La Giraudiere
(Travel Time – 11 minutes, Approx. 9.9 km)
17.00-18.00 p.m. – Evening Dinner


Chalais is 8km south of Brossac, approximately 10 minutes driving time
La Giraudiere can supply materials such as pads, pencils and paper for the students.


SAFETY and SECURITY NOTE: Bright illuminated vests are available for student use, and each is clearly marked to identify the child as a participant of a school group staying at La Giraudiere.

Contact us for more information about arranging a school trip to Chalais, France: