Our first day in France: Cassis

Aix-en-Provence group enjoys the coast

Bonjour! We all made it safely to France in the afternoon after a long day (or more!) of travel. The sights in Cassis were well worth the trip, though: the hotel was right on the water with a beautiful view of the cliffs and the bay. For dinner, we ate in a quaint local restaurant where the students ate typical local specialties such as tapenade, moules frites, and isle flottante. Our favorite delicacy, though; was probably still the “pommes frites”! After a short walk around the bay, we all collapsed for the night.

First day in Cassis

After a good night’s sleep, we were ready to explore. We took a boat tour of the amazing calanques, unique rock formations of bright white limestone all along the coast. Afterward, we got to relax at the beach under the sun. We are having perfect weather!

Then it was off to Aix-en-Provence, where the students are staying for the next two weeks. They met with their Language Partners tonight, and also got to meet some of the other students in the dormitories, who hail from all over the world!

Sunday was another day of exploration and culture, and classes started on Monday.

A bientot!

– Erin Simmeth, U.S. chaperone, Aix-en-Provence

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