All roads lead to... Paris
Time is short as the group is moving constantly throughout Europe, but the last few days have been enriched by several beautiful experiences. A few days ago, we were in Cinque Terre, where we admired the colorful villages of the Italian coast. Even though very busy at this time of the year, it still offered the students a glimpse of the dolce vita, laying by the beach with a beautiful scenery. It also gave them an insight into communities that have been living there for a long time and developping peacefully in constant relationship with one another. One of other highlight you perhaps heard about what the cooking class, where students made ravioli, all kinds of pasta and delicious tiramisu! Everybody enjoyed themselves very much and will soon prepare delicious Italian food for you!
Monday, the group arrived in Paris and we first headed to the Pantheon where we reflected on French history, its great men, as is written on the monument "Aux grands hommes la patrie reconnaissante". We then wandered in the beautiful gardens of the Luxembourg, where the French senate resides, before heading for some delicious crêpes dinner. The day after, we went and saw the Musée d'Orsay and its impressionists wonder. We continued with Rodin and the Invalides museum where we discussed the history of Napoleon just by his mausoleum.
Lastly, today, we visited the Sainte Chapelle and its touching and mesmerizing stained glass before walking through the historic and trendy neighborhood of le Marais. After some more discoveries in the city, it was time for the Louvre. We will come back in a post tomorrow about the Louvre experience, which deserves a post in its own right. Let us stay that "peak mass tourism" was attained. Stay tuned for more Paris news and the summary of our Versailles visit.
Hi everyone! My name is Matthieu Abgrall and I will be leading, with my colleague Nicole Jacoberger, students through their cultural experience across Europe towards the discovery and understanding of the foundations of Western Civilization.