This trip to Paris takes students on a journey through French culture; covering the country’s arts, history and politics.
Famous sights are included (the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter and the markets of Lyon, among many others) but the trip then takes students on a journey to develop a deeper understanding of French culture. Among other activities, students participate in mime classes, speak to members of political movements in present day France and learn about the ancient cave dwellings of the Loire Valley.
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In the morning take part in a Learning Adventure scavenger hunt in the Louvre art museum, learning about French art along the way. Take a break for lunch and then have a talk from a Gilet Jaune (part of the yellow vest movement) or En Marche member to learn more about the current political situation in France. Have dinner in the Montparnasse area and go up the Montparnasse tower for sunset for panoramic views of the city.
In the morning, travel to the Loire Valley (2.5 hours) and visit an underground world of ancient cave dwellings where you will learn about how inhabitants created these houses and the lives they led. In the afternoon, explore a Loire valley castle and learn more about French Renaissance architecture. Afterwards, travel to the chocolate factory ‘Patisserie Chocolaterie Bigot’ and learn how to make gourmet French delicacies- ending in a tasting session! End the day enjoying dinner in the Loire Valley.
Return to Paris from the Loire valley. Have a game of pétanque on the banks of the river Seine (pétanque is a French game similar to bowls). After dinner walk, explore Montmartre, and watch the sunset from the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Visit the flea markets at Saint-Ouen to search for a bargain and compare and contrast prices. Spend the afternoon learning the art of mime in a French mime masterclass, learning about the history of the art along the way. Enjoy a final French dinner before preparing to head home.
Prepare to head home or, if you want to extend your trip, transfer to Calais where you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the ‘Calais jungle’. Enquire for further details.