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French exchange pupils explore Parisian life

Twenty four Third and Fourth Year pupils made their way to experience life in France this half term as part of our annual exchange programme.

During the visit, pupils had the opportunity to explore the many historical and cultural delights of Paris, as well as experiencing Parisian life with their host families.

On their first day of exploration pupils took in the sights around the banks of the River Seine and toured historical architecture such as the Fontaine Saint-Michel, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Panthéon and The Arab World Institute, before experiencing French curriculum at Collège Sévigné taking classes in philosophy, dance and art the following day.

On the Friday, pupils were lucky enough to encounter the world famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci whilst visiting the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre.

Over the weekend, pupils spent time with their host families building friendships, before enjoying another day exploring Paris with their tour guide, Kevin.

During their tour, pupils saw the fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants in the popular Marais district and visited the 14th and 17th century French royal fortress, Château de Vincennes.

On the final day, pupils spent a morning exploring the history of Paris, music and dance back at Collège Sévigné before departing for home.