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Le retour

A très bientôt!
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Arrived in Philadelphia. About to go through customs and immigration.
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Paris. Paris. Paris!

After breakfast at the hotel, we were greeted by our swanky bus.
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Throughout the 4 hour panoramic city tour students learned about the rich history of Paris.
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Students were given some time to shop and have lunch on Ile de la Cité
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We decided to venture off to Père La Chaise cemetary. We saw the tombs of Jim Morrison, Heloïse & Abelard, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and Richard Wright.
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Before dinner students walked the steps up to Sacré Coeur and Montmartre.
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We celebrated a special 18th birthday during dinner. Joyeux Anniversaire !

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After dinner we headed to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower just in time for the ten o'clock sparkle!
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The evening ended with an exchange tradition.... Les crêpes!
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The crêpes aren't low calorie, but given that we had walked over 28,000 steps and over 126 staircases, I think that.... Ce n'est pas grave :-)
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Since we returned to the hotel after midnight, we couldn't help but have a little " poisson d'avril" surprise for the group!
There is so much to see, taste and do in Paris! We experienced as much as possible in just two days.

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PARIS

The goodbyes were very tear filled at the Avignon train station.
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The group successfully boarded the TGV with all luggage in the 3 minutes allotted. The two and half hour direct train ride through the French countryside provided students with an opportunity to relax and reflect on the exchange experience so far.
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On the way to the Louvre, we stopped at the famous Pont des Arts for photos. This footbridge is covered in engraved locks from all over the world.
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In the Louvre, students saw the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory and bien sur, the Mona Lisa. 5127D4740F88402EB6533B2D4E796A2A.jpg90_5129A262E1224A339E98380E26D1E054.jpg180_512B0889E1D7D1A763B1456ACDB37C70.jpg512C53CF0E03D2D511FCBA5D6E947F81.jpg512DE9DDE370BF168220FF012AC8A586.jpg
Off to dinner by metro... Students ate a spring salad, followed by chicken with potatoes and a fresh fruit salad for dessert.
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After dinner we walked saw l'Arc de Triomphe and strolled down les Champs-Élysées to our Bateau Mouche boat tour on Le Seine.
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Some students couldn't resist an authentic kebab before returning to the hotel to sleep.
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Over 22,000 steps today!
I think everyone will sleep well.
Bonne Nuit Paris
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Cassis et Marseille

Cassis et Marseille
Our ride to Cassis took us through the beautiful Luberon hills. We passed by the town where Jean de Florette was filmed.
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Unfortunately due to the 110 kilometer per hour wind gusts from Le Mistral, our planned boat ride was cancelled. Instead we visited a museum about perfumes and toured the area by little tourist train. At the perfumerie, Students learned to identify different smells which are used to create perfumes.9CF247BFE27461088C7B9D84719F9BAB.jpg
Next the group boarded a little train to visit the cliffed coves of Cassis. Despite the high winds, the sun shined brightly on the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
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The force of the Mistral wind surprised many of the students.

Students had brick oven pizzas and fried squid salad for lunch in Marseille, France's second largest city.

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After lunch we drove by Le Vieux Port. Le Vieux Port or old port has served as a port since the Romans.

Our last stop of the day was the Mucem museum in Marseille. The museum highlights Mediterranean culture and history. 9D219618CCBE77900ADB43E95ABA7A7A.jpg9D229A67F905FA5D1B1B2203A8C3AB21.jpg9D23C1F4C491F0F7DA7E61AF8FDA6CED.jpg90_9D24E6279CC8D6DBCCE9EEFB7B87EC24.jpg90_9D2643FF0E112992A9402AFA20367119.jpg

Students will now spend the weekend with their French host families.
Bon week-end!

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Ile sur la Sorgue et Avignon

Bonjour!
Over night the famous Mistral wind began to blow. Winds of 80 kilometres per hour greeted the students at the bus stop this morning. We traveled about 45 minutes to the Provençal town of Ile sur la Sorgue. This little town is known as the "little Venice." 90_67C890FA91EAF48BB2EC22448D20BBA6.jpg180_67CA06960524D8D6DEAD7C433D5B2F95.jpg90_67CB64AAF90BD1D04E6918D3979BE640.jpg180_67CCCD55947755BE533A0ACD1F3A78F3.jpg180_6802F7C004736F98569E82A6C5A02080.jpg180_68019E7AD83B4529F415D2299C77A92B.jpg180_680085A7AAD3F30F6738978C7C8E5907.jpg
During our morning walking tour, we explored the weekly outdoor market. Students enjoyed delicious locally-grown strawberries and other fruits and vegetables.
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One student purchased ruby red shoes and clicked them together as we chanted...."There's no place like France, there's no place France"
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After some time for lunch and shopping, we headed back to Avignon for a reception at the town hall. Students were greeted by the Assistant Mayor.
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It was another great day. We beat our walking record.... off to the Mediterranean tomorrow.
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