Daily Archives: January 8, 2017

Exploring Rennes

Students will be expected at the Lycée Saint Martin bright and early tomorrow, so they enjoyed the last of the weekend with their host families.

Maddy Tamms (’18) reports that she sampled her first cheese fondue today, and loved it. She says, “We went downstairs for lunch and we had fondue! It was delicious and I had a lot of fun. In the picture is Papa [host father], Auriane [host sister], Jérémie [host brother], and me!”

maddy tamm


Viola Corning (’18) enjoyed a French game of Monopoly with her family. She writes, “Buying property in France takes just as much time as it does in the USA.”



Meanwhile, Carmela Daponte-Smith (’18) introduces us to her famille explaining “I just finished playing a board game with my family, and am about to have fajitas for dinner!”


And Jane Maeng’s (’18) adventures with her host family found her at “the tallest point of Rennes!”



Dimanche à Rennes

Our trip faculty leader Michelle Perry noted that the sun — foiled, in part, by overcast skies — did not fully rise in Rennes until after 9AM this morning! Shortly thereafter, she captured a panoramic view of the Lycée Saint Martin:


Today, Sunday (Dimanche), the students do not have classes to attend, so they will continue to become acquainted with their host families.


Many are enjoying trips to the seaside with their hosts, where they are strolling the shore, collecting shells and realizing that the only thing between them and Porter’s is the Atlantic Ocean!  Paige Madigan (’18) sent this photo of her evening view last night:



Others of our students are attending family gatherings with their host families to celebrate Three Kings’ Day — and, in one case, a grandfather’s birthday!

For those becoming acquainted with the city, they have neighborhoods such as these to tour with our hosts: