Hayden's Impressions from France

Hayden's Impressions from France

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by Hayden Hopkins

One of the differences that has stood out to me the most this trip, other than the language itself, has been the architecture and composition of the cities. Today--the 30th of June--I visited the village of St. Emilion, a small city made of old buildings and winding, cobblestone streets, and it served to reinforce my opinion that the cities in France are much more beautiful than those in the US. I enjoy the history offered by them more than the modern cityscapes of America, and generally just find them more aesthetically pleasing.

In St. Emilion I was able to climb to the top of a small château and view the town as a whole, which was my favorite part of the trip--in one direction vineyards sprawled in the distance and in the other, the village. If there is anything I take away from this trip besides the language I learn and friends I make, it will be the beauty of the French countryside and old architecture.