Students come to the John Locke Institute Summer School from many parts of the world, and we want to help you to make sure your journey to the château is safe, convenient and comfortable.
Location of the Summer School:
Château du Molay
14330 Le Molay-Littry
Travelling from the UK…
For arrivals on 30 July and 12 August catch the 8.15am ferry from Portsmouth, arriving in Caen at 3pm. For students under 16, your parents will need to give written permission that a JLI staff member will act as your guardian during the crossing as well as stating that the member of staff will act as a guardian while you are in France. You will have to show your written permission at the time of check-in, otherwise, you won't be allowed on the ferry.
For those travelling some distance to Portsmouth, we would advise you to book overnight accommodation on 29 July or 11 August. The Portsmouth Travelodge is conveniently close to the ferry port. For students under eighteen, you will be asked by the hotel to be accompanied by an adult.
For departures on 12 August or 25 August catch the 8.30am ferry from Caen, arriving at Portsmouth at 1.15pm.
If you are coming to Bayeux via Paris from the airport (Charles de Gaulle/CDG), take the RER B to "Gare du Nord" then RER E (station Magenta) to Gare Saint-Lazare and then catch the train towards Bayeux. Regular services from Paris take approximately two hours to Bayeux. There's a local train from Bayeux to Le Molay-Littry, where we will be pleased to pick you up for the short journey to the château.
For French railway information see: sncf.fr
Students who arrive at Le Molay Littry train station will have the use of a complimentary shuttle service.If you would prefer to be met at the ferry port at Caen Ouistreham or the airport in Paris we can provide transport at an extra charge.
If you would like detailed instructions about how to reach Gare Saint-Lazare from Paris airports, or from other train stations, please contact us. Please also contact us if you would like us to arrange for someone to meet you at the airport.
Château du Molay
Portsmouth - Caen Ferry
Gare St Lazare - Paris
"Oxbridge in France is a valuable course for the intellectually capable but essential for those who are looking to apply to Oxbridge for economics. The course is where you will meet likeminded and equally capable intellectuals from around the world (if not simply to size up the competition)! Despite the vast amount of undergrad economics we covered, it really didn't feel like a summer 'school' - you will remember the experience as just another sunny holiday in France, spending time at the beach with a group of new and amazing friends."
Tom Xie (Harrow School)