La Grande Mosquée de Paris

Students visited one of the largest mosques in France in order to explore a religion and culture with increasing influence in modern French society. Located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris and operated by the French government, this mosque reflects an important feature of life in Paris.

Bakery Tour

Our students embarked on a tour of local bakery Chez Julien to see the inner workings of a real french boulangerie. Head chef Christophe proudly explained his craft and allowed the students to participate in some of the day-to-day tasks. They were able to cut the baguettes before putting them in the oven, and at the end were allowed to taste a freshly cooked “tradition.”

 

Palais de Tokyo

Students experienced a more modern side of the French artistic tradition at the Palais de Tokyo. Featuring a new exhibition entitled “Nouvelles Vagues,” the Palais de Tokyo offers fun and interactive art, providing the students a different perspective on the Parisian art world. As an added bonus, on our way we had a great view of the Eiffel Tower!

Chocolate Tasting

Students savored a sweeter side of the French culinary tradition at our annual Chocolate Tasting. Run by our Culture and Cuisine teacher Camille Labro, we began with pure cacao and concluded with ultra-rich truffles, ensuring that every variation on the lovable sweet was included.

Paris à travers les âges

Paris à travers les âges is one of our popular french immersion courses here at l’Académie de Paris.  The teacher Marie, has shown students via trips around the city, how Paris has changed throughout history.  Check out the photos of Marie’s class touring Paris!

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Tiramisu Contest Part 2

Our activities staff dutifully took up the task of judging the tiramisu contest. After some heated debate, it was decided that there would be two winners; one for the best traditional dessert and one for the most innovative. The winners all won a round of delicious ice cream from Amorino.

Château de Versailles

On Wednesday, our students took a coach to the Château de Versailles, the residence of the Kings of France from 1682 to 1789 . Located 20km south-west of the centre of Paris, the palace is now a national museum of the French monarchy. Students took a guided tour of the palace’s ornately decorated classical interior before being free to explore its 19 000 acres of beautiful gardens.

American University of Paris

Yesterday afternoon we had a visit from an admissions officer from the American University of Paris.  Students learned about the opportunities available for undergraduate education and study abroad in France.  While not all of our students are about to enter their senior year of high school, it’s never too early to learn about the opportunities available.

Marais Tour

When Napoleon III commissioned Baron Haussmann to redesign Paris in the late nineteenth century, the city was largely transformed into the wide, airy boulevards and elaborately ornamented buildings we know today.  One neighborhood, however, escaped untouched from Haussmann’s renovations, and now the Marais is an oasis of Medieval and Renaissance style in the midst of a modern city.  Its narrow winding streets and quaint squares are now home to many diverse groups, including a large Jewish population – and, consequently, the most famous falafel restaurant in Paris!  Our students visited the sun-soaked Place des Vosges – once the home of Victor Hugo – and enjoyed the unique atmosphere of the neighborhood before indulging in a delicious treat from l’As du Falafel.

 

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