Daily Archives: January 19, 2018

Au revoir, Rennes. Bonjour, Paris!

Today we took an early morning TGV from Rennes to Paris. We said goodbye to new friends and a place we had started to call home. There were lots of emotions, and some tears, as we left our new friends and started our next adventure.

 


After our very quick TGV from Rennes to Paris, we arrived in Gare Montparnasse and began the journey to our hotel. We successfully navigated the bus and arrived with our sixteen large and heavy suitcases to our hotel. Success!

Students had a working lunch where they got to go into the local neighborhood and eat in groups but also had to plan their exploration day for Saturday. After lunch, we continued as a group to the Louvre where we got to spend some time seeing just a few of the many wonderful pieces of art that are available there. Our next stop was the Bateaux Mouches where we took a tour on the Seine and got to see the Eiffel tour light up at night- a must see for anyone in Paris!

Excursion to Mont Saint Michel and Cancale

Today, Monsieur Fevrier brought the group to visit an oyster farm in Cancale where students learned about the oyster harvesting processes and got to try oysters at the end of their tour of the facility. Later in the day, the group went to visit Mont Saint-Michel where M. Fevrier gave them a private tour of the Benedictine Abbey. We learned about the abbey’s history and enjoy the beautiful sights. After a long and rainy day, the sun finally broke through the clouds and we got see the beautiful mount as we walked to our shuttle bus back home. Tomorrow they are off to Paris for two days before returning Farmington!