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french trip

year 11 french trip
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Josh Murrells

on 6 March 2011

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The french trip The year 11 pupils will be leaving on the 5th may and will be leaving the school premises at 7:00am, they will be arriving back at the school on the 10th may at 7:00pm. May is one of the most popular month to visit France, and for good reason. The weather is warm, but still mild and comfortable. While there are crowds, they aren't at their summertime height. There are many events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy. One event, the Cannes Film Festival, attracts celebrities and commoners from throughout the globe. The French countryside is simply beautiful. day 1 On monday the year 11 pupils will be staying at the ibis Bregenz hotel and they will be visiting different places like go to the the Eiffel Tower.

Ascend the Eiffel Tower for spectacular views of Paris. At over 1,000 feet, the massive structure has two restaurants, a souvenir shop, viewing area, and more. Return at night with a bottle of Merlot and lie in the grass at the Champs de mars, gazing up at the spectacular light display. The Eiffel Tower faced early criticism, especially from the artistic community of Paris, calling the structure a "truly tragic street lamp." The critics were slowly silenced as 2 million visitors ascended the tower in 1889. day 2 day 3 day 4 The Arc de Triomphe has served as a triumphant symbol of victory for French troops returning home from battle. Napoleon ordered the Arc de Triomphe's construction in 1809 to celebrate the triumph of the Republican armies. Unfortunately for Napoleon, his empire soon began to collapse. Consequently the Arc was not completed until much later in 1836. The Arc de Triomphe is decorated with friezes of battle scenes and carved with the names of Napoleon's victories. on tuesday the year 11 will be visiting the arc de triomph. on wednesday the year 11 pupils will be Experienceing art at the Louvre.
There's so much to do in France compiling a list of top things to do is difficult. From outdoor activities, to historic monuments, to great wine and food in France, Paris is a historic and cultural center, with hundreds of top things to do and see. Normandy is a picturesque coastline, with the solemn D-Day beaches. Versailles was the political center of Paris for over a century. The French Riviera has some of the best beaches in the world. These are just a sprinkling of all the wonders France holds.

The Louvre, Paris" world famous museum, was built in the 12th century, and is divided into eight collections. The Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, also called the Mona Lisa, is on display (First Floor/denon/room 13), behind a glass case, roped stanchions, and a throng of museumgoers. Stop by for a look, and then head off to another section to become engulfed in the 35,000 pieces of art on display at the Louvre.

on thursday the final day the year 11 pupils will exerience
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