In December 2016, the yr13 French class left Enniskillen to go to Paris. We had 10 days to spend exploring the tourist sites of the city with all its famous monuments.
The first day, we had a bus tour , which gave us the general over view of Paris. We then visited the Opéra Garnier, probably one of the most famous opera house in the world.
On our visit to the Eiffel Tower , the skies were blue so we had a great view over Paris as we ascended to the third floor.
We strolled around the Champs-Elysées, for sure the world’s most beautiful avenue, and to our delight, the Marché de Noël was on for the season’s holidays.
The day after, we visited the Musée du Louvre, where are notably exhibited Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and the famous Greek statue Venus de Milo.
Following on that afternoon, we visited the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, and wandered around the Quartier Latin, taking in the atmosphere and enjoying this beautiful place.
We took some time off from site seeing to do a bit of shopping. Everyone seemed relaxed and enjoyed this experience of shopping using their French language. Some of the pupils even bought some well-known French bérets. Magnifique !
On our last day, we visited to the Stade de France, which is the biggest French stadium, which is used by Les Bleus, the national French football team.
Following on from that, we visited the Sacré-Coeur, the basilica of the Quartier Montmatre, which is known for its painters (Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Picasso and Van Gogh used to have their studios there).
The pupils then spent the remainder of the stay with their families to further experience French language, culture and life and discover more of the capital.
We look forward to receiving the French pupils next February so they also discover our beautiful country and what it has to offer!