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Summer 2015

 

Program Cost: $5195

(Plus applicable taxes and application fee)

 

june 30 - July 25

(Dates subject to change)

 

Experience and live the language and culture in Paris and the South of France where we will spend the entire month improving and refining your French language skills. For those of you studying Photography, Fashion or History of course, your program will be in English!

 

French author, Jules Verne’s famous characters, Phileas Fogg and his loyal companion Passepartout, went around the world in 80 days and had some incredible adventures while doing so.  Your trip around France for one month will be equally as exciting!

 

Paris, the most visited place in the world, has  a spectacular history with an enchanting atmosphere, grand monuments, incredible architecture, amazing museums, well-designed parks and an infinite number of cool cafés dating from the 17th century located all around the city. It has imprinted its personality on the pages of history in fashion, writing , art and music.

 

There is a wealth of cultural attractions and we will explore all the districts and sites Paris has to offer. Our student will reside in quaint and historic districts giving us easy access to all sites on foot and by using the extensive Metro (subway) to see various sites all over Paris.

 

You will discover the Paris of Victor Hugo where he created the vibrant characters of his epic novels, Les Misérables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, then walk just a few blocks away to visit the Gothic Cathedral where one of his most famous novels is set - Notre Dame of course!

 

We will have a picnic lunch along the banks of the Seine across from Notre Dâme before entering the impressive structure. The star situated in front of the main entrance is Point Zero - and all distances from Paris to other towns in France are measured from this very spot. Inside you can walk up 255 steps, cross the Galerie des Chimères (legendary gargoyles) and then up yet another set of stairs (but well worth the climb) which leads to the Bourdon (giant bell) and rooftop where Quasimodo (the Hunchback) roamed.

 

You will have the opportunity to take a staircase of about 100 steps to an underground region of the city that leads into tunnels dug out during the Roman period - which leads you to Catacombs created in the 18th century. Or walk up 674 steps to the second level of the Eiffel Tower - a symbol of France - that is brilliantly lit up at night and allows you to view all of Paris!

 

Shopping at various clothing galleries, old food markets of les Halles, exploring the posh streets of Marais and Places des Voges - the oldest square in Europe with impressive royal buildings - and of course walking along the chic Champs Elysées lined with high end shops is something to be remembered - ending at the famous Arc de Triomphe.

 

Bridges throughout Paris that cross over the River Seine offer another source of entertainment and we will experience the Sous La Plage Festival with live concerts, DJs, dancing and art exhibits and also try salsa dancing with the locals under the bridges at Pont de Sully.

 

We visit grand monuments from the old Pantheon  to the very modern Centre Pompidou which looks like something from outer space! And reading the Phantom of the Opera will take on a different meaning when you are able to enter his domain, the very real and opulent Opera House - Palais Garnier.

 

Picturesque Montmartre is where we will find famous tiny cheese, baguette and pastry shops that lead us up the hill to the Basilique du Sacré Coeur for another panoramic view of this stunning city.

 

After exploring ALL of Paris, we then move to the South of France to enjoy the lively Côte D'Azur (French Riviera) and Provence. We reside in Antibes/Juan Les Pins an area once inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans - situated along the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will see Archaeological remains, Cathedrals and Chateaux - one of which was Pablo Picasso's studio - leading to the Marche Provencal with colourful displays of local foods, fresh flowers and other unique delicacies of the region. You will be in the heart of what is Southern France!

 

There are other cities and towns nearby we visit including the bustling cities of Nice, CannesEze and Monaco to experience the stunning beaches and coves, seaside cafes, narrow streets, quaint shops and the many cliff top villages so typical of this region. The weather in the south is considerably warmer so you will be able to enjoy the incredible roof top pool with a spectacular view at your residence or find a spot on the beach to enjoy the blue Mediterranean waters a short walk away.

 

 

 

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Round Trip from Toronto

Airport and City Transfers

Flight transfer Paris/Nice

Accommodation at a student residence or hotel in Paris and a

   long term stay residence in South of France

Breakfast and Dinner daily

Academic Instruction

Course materials

 

While in Paris:

City Tours of major districts and visits to monuments

Boat ride along the Seine

Champs-Elysées

Eiffel Tower

Arc de Triomphe

Notre Dâme/Picnic on Seine

Montmartre/Basilique du Sacré Coeur

Musée du Louvre

Musée d' Orsay

Latin Quarter

St. Germain cafés & shopping districts

 

While in the South of France:

Beaches

Nice & Vieux Nice

Cannes

Old Antibes

Eze & Monaco

 

PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS

WORLD HISTORY: THE WEST AND THE WORLD,

GRADE 12, CHY4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college

prep course in Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian

and World Studies, or English

 

experience the arts, Interdisciplinary Course,Grade 12, IDC4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/collegeprep course in Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadianand World Studies, or English

 

World History to Sixteenth Century,

Grade 11, CHW3M

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War 1,

Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

CORE FRENCH, GRADE 11, FSF3U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Core French

 

CORE FRENCH, GRADE 12, FSF4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Core French

 

FRENCH IMMERSION, GRADE 11, FIF3U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 French  Immersion

 

FRENCH IMMERSION, GRADE 12, FIF4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 French  Immersion

 

FRENCH EXTENDED, GRADE 11, FEF3U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 French  Extended

 

FRENCH EXTENDED, GRADE 12, FEF4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 French  Extended

 

 

Course Information

   

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