Le Mont Saint Michel et Saint Malo

July 1, 2017

Bonjour à tous!

Here is some news from the end of week 1! Classes are still going well and even though the weather was not very accommodating on Friday, the students had a great day! Some unexpected rain in the afternoon forced us to postpone our great scavenger hunt in the city center (students are going there on Monday, stay tuned for some pictures!), so our super RAs organized an afternoon of fun indoor activities. Their day ended with a viewing of Fort Boyard, the real version of the game they played on Monday.  

After an early start and a very sleepy journey toward the coast, the students had the chance to discover the beauty of le Mont Saint Michel. We were so looking forward to bringing the students there as it is one of France’s most precious heritage sites.

After taking some time (and a lots of pictures) to admire it at a short distance, students had lunch in one of the creperies there: a galette (savoury version of a crepe) and a crepe with salted butter caramel (a specialty from Brittany).

We then slowly made our way to the top of le Mont to visit the abbey. To enjoy the magnificent view over the Bay, you then need then to climb the 350 steps to get to the top of le Mont. Believe us, it’s worth it! We then had time to visit the medieval Abbey before to having some free time for shopping on our way back to the bus.

We then traveled to Saint-Malo in Brittany, an hour away from there. It is a beautiful and fortified city along the coast. The sun even made an appearance! We had a small break there and walked on the beach. After breathing some salty air and taking some vitamin sea (do you get it?!), we made our way back to Nantes, heads full of memories of this incredible day discovering the beauty of France.

 

A little tour of Nantes! The first few days in Nantes! Bonjour de Nantes!