Mercredi le 27 mars
Le retour. Safe flight home. An excellent trip.
Lundi et Mardi le 25 et 26 mars
After a difficult goodbye to wonderful French host families, the group took the TGV to Paris.
La Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, L'Arc de Triomphe, Le Louvre, le Bateau Mouche, .....
For more photos of Paris...view below (You must have a flash-enabled device.)
Vendredi le 22 mars
First stop....les halles. Les Halles is the covered farmer's market in Avignon. Students had a guided tour of the different fresh produce stands. Guided by a local chef, the students cooked a tian de legumes, two types of olive tapenade and an anchoiade.
After our cooking lesson and lunch, we enjoyed the nice weather and walked through the town. Here is the group posing in front of the statue of Provencal poet, Theodore Aubanel (for whom our French partner high school is named) in one of the town's gardens.
At 14h, we toured le palais des papes. Our afternoon tour concluded with a dance on le pont d'Avignon.
For more photos from today, click below: (You must have a flash-enabled device.)
Jeudi le 21 mars
A beautiful day in Provence. Students visited a local radio station.
Next we saw famous paintings by Van Gogh and Cezanne at Musee Angladon in Avignon.
We took a bus to Les Baux de Provence in the afternoon. Students saw an amazing light and music show about impressionism in the Mediterranean region. The show took place in an old Roman quarry. Next we visited a medieval chateau and the village of
For more photos from the day, click below: (You will need a flash-enabled device.)
mercredi le 20 mars
Morning boat ride through the Calanques in Cassis.
Followed by a three course lunch at a culinary school.
Last stop of the day was a special exhibit in Marseille about the history of the region.
(You must have flash to view photo gallery)
mardi le 19 mars
A beautiful day in Provence. First stop was the Haribo candy factory and museum. Students toured the museum and learned about candy production.
After a delicious lunch, we visited the Pont du Gard.
Last stop of the day was a reception to honor the exchange between Penncrest and lycée Aubanel at
la mairie (town hall).