After welcoming the French students to Wotton two months ago, 25 students from KLB went to Bois-Le-Roi – a familiar name, as it means Kingswood in French – in the south of Paris, in order to discover the famous Forest of Fontainebleau but also, of course, the capital of France.
After three days, our students went from one architectural beauty to another, starting with a 360-degree view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower, which was followed by a picnic near the worldwide famous building. After a walk to the Arc de Triomphe, they walked up Montmartre Hill, embracing its Bohemian atmosphere and having a different look at the city, this time from the top of the Sacré-Coeur Church and its gargoyles, where they admired Paris under a storm.
On Wednesday, the students competed in a French and English puzzle solving game, collaborating with their pen friends to find the treasure, and spent the afternoon with their French families.
Thursday started at the Orsay Museum, giving our students the opportunity to look at the History of Painting in the last two centuries, from Classicists to Modernists, then followed by Impressionists.
The afternoon was then spent between a peaceful cruise on the River Seine, a discovery of the Versailles Palace and its glass pyramid and a final break in the Tuileries Gardens.