The final day of the trip!

On our last day in Paris we got up early and headed to Versailles. We explored the beautiful château and then had a yummy picnic in the Versailles gardens. We then headed back to Paris for our last dinner together at an authentic creperie.

This trip was a great experience. Everyone is much more at ease speaking French and loved exploring so many different cities and towns in France. We will all miss the new friends we’ve made during this unforgettable journey! 

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all the girls dressed up for our last dinner in Paris

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picnic lunch in the Versailles gardens,

  

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enjoying some delicious crepes.

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the girls in the town of Versailles

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In front of the château de Versailles

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The hall of mirrors inside the château,

Paris July 23rd

Today we started with a trip to Montmartre, visiting a park with a wall where I love you is written in every language. Next we visited Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre. We then walked and visited some of the places where the film Amelie was shot and saw the famous Moulin Rouge. Then it was time to shop! We went to Galeries Lafayette and took advantage of the sales. Finally we had dinner and and a trip down the Seine in a bateau mouche. Quelle journee! 

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Paris July 22nd

Today we went to Notre dame cathedral then the love lock bridge that is just behind the church. After that we walked around the Latin quarter, visiting the famous bookstore Shakespeare and company and place Saint Michel. We then went to musee d’orsay where we saw famous works by artists such as Monet, Degas and Van Gogh. To end the day we went up the Eiffel tower, taking lots of pictures and enjoying a great view of Paris.

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The Eiffel Tower!

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musee d’orsay

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Place St. Michel

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Mariana & Valentina in front of famous bookstore Shakespeare and Company

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The girls on the love lock bridge with Notre dame in the background.

Paris July 21st

After taking the train from Toulon and saying goodbye to our host families, we arrived in Paris! We visited the Louvre and saw famous works of art like the Mona Lisa. After that we took a walk through Tuileries gardens and then up Champs-Elysees for some shopping and to see the Arc de Triomphe.

 

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In front of the Louvre

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On the champs-elysees

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At Place de la Concorde

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The girls relaxing in jardin des tuileries.

Nerja July 18th

Hola a todos!

Today was a somewhat bittersweet day as we wrapped up our time here in Nerja, however we still took advantage of the seaside town. In order to celebrate the last day of classes, we went out for a group breakfast of churros and chocolate at a local café then the students had some free time to make one last trip to the beach or do some last-minute shopping.

In the evening, we had our last dinner at the hotel and celebrated Celia’s 16th birthday. She was presented with a card given to her by the rest of the group and opened a present from her mom filled with all different types of goodies. After dinner we went to a “Fiesta Ibicenca” (white party, comes from the island of Ibiza) put on by the language school. The students got dressed up in all white and had a chance say a final good-bye to a number of teachers and classmates that they’ve gotten to know over these last two weeks.

Tomorrow we’re off to Sevilla to start the next chapter of the adventure. We should be arriving to the bus station around 6 pm (local time) where our host families will be waiting for us. There’s a mixture of nerves and excitement looking ahead to this week, but everyone is sure to have a great experience.

Hasta Barcelona!

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All dressed in white

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The b-day girl

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With the professors

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Excited about completing their courses

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Que ricos!!!!!