Montmartre And More - Sixth Form Exchange to Paris

Eight Sixth Form students studying A Level French, Photography or Art travelled to Paris at the end of March to enjoy an eventful six day exchange visit in Vincennes, on the edge of Paris.

The group spent their first morning completely immersed in a local primary school, taking part in the youngsters’ school routine. Amongst the teenagers’ favourite activities were the unavoidable ‘dictée’ and the practice of “curly” handwriting. After morning school, they made their way to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to admire a breath-taking 360 degree view over Paris.

The next morning, the group was split between those who were keen to experience lessons at the prestigious Lycée Hector Berlioz and those who wanted to absorb some Modern Art at Musée d’Orsay. The students met up again for an afternoon visit at the newly refurbished, awe-inspiring Musée Pablo Picasso.

Early Saturday morning was spent in Montmartre, on the ‘Lapin Agile’ side. This was exquisitely reminiscent of what the place was like in the early 1900s: a beautiful village with no gift shops or tourists, only vineyards and a handful of real artists. Later on that morning, students were met by their exchange partners from Place des Vosges for more Parisian experiences.

Madame David, teacher of French, said “The students behaved impeccably and were a pleasure for the whole trip. Thank you to everyone for making the trip such an enjoyable experience.”

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