A Tour of Tours

A Tour of Tours

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Monday we went on a tour of Tours with our awesome guide Annick! Exploring the history of this beautiful old city, from Roman ruins to vestiges of the medieval ages up to gorgeous Renaissance buildings, and into our contemporary world with current art exhibits in several places for the students to explore on their own this Wednesday during their free afternoon.

Below you'll see a group picture in an old medieval/ Renaissance fountain, a gorgeous flower in front of a once was church, and today's rainy yet still super special visit of the perfect example of Renaissance chateau, Azay-le-Rideau reflected in its pond.

We had fun with dress-up in the boutique.

Then we visited an awesome chateau called le château de l'islette, where the sculptors Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin had their sordid love affair that led to her demise. Really fascinating history and modern day story!

Students are all settling in really well and enjoying their lessons, quickly figuring out the lay of the land, and having fun connecting with their host families. Brittney and I are soooo proud of the for jumping in, asking good questions, and applying their French from the get-go! What an incredible group!