Recently, some our French students from Transition Year and 5th Year had an early start as they departed off for France for a few days. After arriving in Paris they travelled to Vernon where students had the opportunity to meet with their correspondents from last year’s trip. After spending a couple of hours there they travelled back to Paris where they stayed Sunday night.
On Monday morning the students went to the Palace of Versailles where they explored the gardens and had a tour of the castle! They spent the afternoon in Paris seeing the Arc De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and shopping on Champs Elysees. They had a three hour journey on Tuesday morning to Amboise where Leonardo Da Vinci lived his last two years. They visited his museum where they saw replicas and some of his original work on show. Most students hadn’t realised quite how much he had invented so it was a very interesting experience!
After spending the night in Tours they had another long journey towards Normandy where they went to Le Mont St Michel, a medieval walled city and one of France’s most visited tourist attractions. Their last night was spent in Hotel beside the Normandy beaches.
On their final day they went to Omaha Beach one of the famous Normandy beach landings. They saw many things that still remained from the war. This was followed by a trip to an American war memorial and cemetery. They then had another long journey to Beauvais Airport where they flew back home!