Archives for June 2016

June 29th

What incredible sights we saw today! After morning classes, the girls and I were approached by the director of the program. He said that because our group was so small, we were invited to join the Spanish and Italian group on a private tour of the ancient town, Eze. The thirty minute drive to the town was beautiful! We looked out the window and saw many small villages and beautiful beaches. Once arriving in the town of Eze, we climbed to the top of a hill where we explored a mid-evil castle! After an hour plus of climbing and goggling at the view, we came back down and took a guided tour of a famous parfumerie, the very same parfumerie was Chanel number 5 was first created! Some perfume was purchased (and some ice cream, too!) before we headed back to the residence for dinner and an evening walk. IMG_1083 IMG_1079 IMG_1077 IMG_1064

June 28th

C’était une très bien journée aujourd’hui! The girls had their first day of classes! After lunch we joined in a tour of the old Nice castle, which provided us with stunning views of Nice. Once we had spent over an hour taking in the sights, half our group headed to a confectionary to eat some chocolate! A beautiful sunset  on the beach and a late night dorm dance brings us to the close of day 5 in this beautiful city.  IMG_1047 IMG_1044 IMG_1032 IMG_1024

June 27th

Day four in Nice is coming to an end and boy, what a day it was! School kicked off this morning with a test to asses language levels. After lunch, we had a lovely visit to the Massena museum. After learning about French history, we grabbed a coke next to the beach in Vieux Nice. Our evening festivities were full of laughter and new friendship as we sat around a picnic table and played cards as the sun went down! IMG_1021 IMG_1020 IMG_1018 IMG_1016 IMG_1013

Sunday June 26th

Day three in Nice was all about relaxation – though the girls and I did do quite a bit of walking! This morning we ate our sac lunch near the gardens of Nice, then wondered around the Galeries Lafayette. After some shopping, we headed straight for the beach, picking up a rainbow colored beach parasol on the way. We relaxed on the beach and then had dinner back at our residences hall some hours later. (We had the adventure of taking the local bus back to the residence, though I think the girls were just grateful to have the opportunity to rest while waiting for the bus!). This evening the girls met their language partner Tiffany. We spent more than two hours walking, having a soda by the beach, trying out a new ice cream spot and of course, speaking French! The girls are really keeping busy and starting to switch into French mode.  IMG_1001

June 25th

We had another busy day in Nice today. After a lovely breakfast at our hotel and some post pain au chocolat exploring, we checked out of our hotel and checked in to Parc Imperial Residences! The staff greeted us with smiles and an abundance of information about upcoming activities. We then took our sac lunch to the beach (of course)! We passed the afternoon swimming in the sea and taking in some of the local sights. After dinner back at the residence hall, we went on an excursion with the rest of the school group into Nice for some more sight seeing and ice cream!! My pick: white chocolate and Oreo ; Allison’s pick: strawberry and Nutella ; Wendy’s pick: raspberry and Irish coffee!  IMG_0994 IMG_0993 IMG_0992 b2e5081d-e8ff-4305-9df5-d2e8c3dc2da8