"Navigating the river together improves communication, leadership, teamwork and individual skills."
"An overseas trip encourages personal responsibility, independence, initiative, self-reliance and perseverance."
"Facing and overcoming challenges with the support of others improves confidence, self-belief and resilience."
"Encourage an enthusiasm not just for acquiring new skills, but for learning in other areas of life."
"Inspire a love for exploration, the great outdoors, fitness and healthy living."
A Typical Day at PGL
Excursions & Activities
After lunch groups usually head to nearby Aigues-Mortes – or ‘dead waters’ - a 700- year old, fortified city, the starting point in 1248 for a huge armada setting off for the Crusades. Today the sea marshes and salt pans have left the town some distance from the sea, however it remains a delightful town to visit, with its ancient towers and ramparts. There are plenty of souvenir shops, pavement cafés and food outlets – pizza is a popular choice!
Let the battle commence! Archery with a twist - you are aiming for each other! In this game of skill and teamwork you are equipped with foam tipped arrows to battle it out in action packed games. You will do some basic skills training before entering the arena to see who comes out victorious! Available March to September
Canoeing through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge is an experience never to be forgotten. In addition to the majestic scenery there are new skills to learn to navigate through the twists, bends and occasional rapids of the river – all under the watchful eye of our experienced river team.
Arènes de Nîmes (Nimes Amphitheatre)
Visit the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world, dating back to around 100 CE. Visits take approximately 1hr. This visit works well combined with a day trip to Pont du Gard or Grau du Roi.
Ringed by incredibly preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts, for 67 years Avignon was the Papal City and hence has some magnificent architecture, none grander than the massive medieval fortress and palace, Palais des Papes. The Pont d’Avignon – of musical fame – stretches halfway across the Rhône. Ancient cobbled streets pass inviting boutiques; leafy squares overflow with café tables. Most groups choose to visit the old town central area, taking in the key sites and picnicking in the Doms garden behind the Pope’s Palace.
This exhilarating expedition takes you walking, scrambling, swimming and hiking through ravines, rivers and plunge pools, on a journey of a lifetime.
Caverne du Pont d’Arc
These unique prehistoric caves were discovered by three local speleologists in 1994 and were found to contain the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the caves themselves are not open to the public, but a brand new replica cave and exhibition was built in 2015, allowing visitors a glimpse into the lives of the people who inhabited these caves 36,000 years ago. A visit lasts around 2 hours and comprises a guided tour of the replica cave, and a self-guided visit to the museum. 30 minutes' drive from Segries.
Haribo Sweet Museum
The museum offers an insight into the production of liquorice, gummies and other sweets. Antique machines and facilities are used to demonstrate the history of confectionery. Visitors can see the production of Haribo Gold Bears in a specially created machine. Some free sweets are included in the entrance fee and there is a Haribo shop to visit at the end. Visit durations vary but take approximately 1 – 1.5hrs. This visit works well combined with a day trip to Avignon or a visit to Pont du Gard.
Le Grau du Roi
Located in the Camargue, famous for its white horses and pink flamingos on the salt flats, Le Grau-du-Roi is a popular French seaside resort. 2 hours from Domaine de Segries. If your group wishes to swim, please ensure you are able to provide adequate supervision for any water activity, according to your local authority requirements. We advise that the group assembles near manned lifeguard stations.
Local Towns and Hypermarket Visits
You will normally have the option to visit a local town for the evening. Also, for your excursion day, you can choose to combine a local town visit with a half day excursion. Choose from: Vallon Pont d’Arc (30mins), Ruoms (40mins). It is possible to combine a hypermarket visit with many of these excursions – please enquire on arrival at centre.,
Only ½ hour from Segries lie the caves of Aven d’Orgnac, some of the most impressive and best presented show caves in Europe. The modern visitor centre contains fun and interactive exhibitions on geology and our ancestors, as well as a shop and café. For the visit to the cave, you are accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, who will walk and talk you down through the various magnificent chambers to the deep point 120 metres below ground. From here you can take a lift back to the surface, the whole underground tour taking about an hour. Allow a further half to one and a half hours to see the exhibitions.
Pont du Gard
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that spans the Gardon River. Built in the first century AD, it is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus. Now a major tourist site with a museum, cinema and discovery area, this visit is fantastic for groups looking for a cultural day out This visit works well as a half day and can be combined with a visit to either the Haribo Museum or Avignon.
The river ‘bivvy’ is an amazing chance for your pupils to get close to nature and experience a night sleeping outdoors. Having reached the end of their first day’s canoeing down the Ardèche, they build a basic overnight camp on the beach by the river. During the evening, they’ll enjoy an evening meal at camp and after some evening entertainment, it’s finally time to bed down under the stars and re-charge for another thrilling day ahead.
Have a splash in our heated pool. Enjoy fun and games in and out of the water, under the supervision of a PGL Lifeguard
A treetop adventure in a forest next to the Ardèche river, delivered by one of our trusted suppliers. There are seven high ropes courses, starting with low level, easier routes suitable for the younger or more nervous visitor and progressing through to the more challenging blue level . There is also a giant zip wire and Tarzan jump available for the very brave!
Wave Island Waterpark
Wave Island is a waterpark situated in Monteux, near Avignon. Explore the 33 attractions and activities, brave Le Géant 33 metre freefall slide or relax on the long lazy river. Please note you are only permitted to wear swim wear in the park, short sleeve rash vests are permitted.
Let the battle commence! Archery with a twist - you are aiming for each other! In this game of skill and teamwork you are equipped with foam-tipped arrows to battle it out in action packed games. You will do some basic skills training before entering the arena to see who comes out victorious! Available March to September
A popular last night choice, guests learn the moves to popular hits with “follow-the-leader” sessions, plus lots of unique PGL dances! A fun and sociable evening.
At PGL Tournament guests will play a series of exciting team games and complete a selection of individual challenges to determine which team is the best! Challenges include: Basketball Shoot, Human Skittle and Ultimate Frisbee
In teams, guests are set Q&A-style challenges with lots of interaction and plenty of variety to keep them motivated and to maximise their participation. As well as general knowledge, rounds may include dressing up, dancing and miming.
Party the night away without the noise of a disco. Every guest has their own set of headphones, where guests can select music from a number of channels to find the tunes they enjoy. Then spend the evening dancing away with friends or trying to guess what song your friends are listening to.
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