Social Studies teacher Olivia Bregani and Art teacher Ben Putnam took eleven students on a tour of France over April vacation to experience the art and architecture of Europe’s most visited country.
The group toured a number of cities, including Paris, Avignon, Marseille, Nîmes, and Nice.
On the way, the students saw:
- the Eiffel tower which originally served as the entrance to the 1889 Paris World’s Fair,
- the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Paris’ Île de la Cité,
- the mile-long Avenue des Champs-Élysées,
- the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, and
- the city’s Roman ruins.
The group saw the art work displayed in the Musée du Louvre, which was established in 1793 and is the world’s largest art museum. Additional museum explorations included the Musée d’Orsay on the left bank, the Orangerie du Château de Versailles, as well as the Musée Matisse and the Musée Marc Chagall in Nice.