French Students Explore Paris and Nice

French Students Explore Paris and Nice 1

Accompanied by French teacher Lauren Pinka, a group of 33 East Islip High School French students recently enjoyed a culturally enriching trip to France, visiting Paris and Nice.

“In class, we had been studying French art, and our students were able to see the real paintings in the Louvre,” said Pinka, who organizes the tour biannually. “We explored the catacombs and Pere la Chaise cemetery, where we searched for many famous artists and writers including Delacroix, Voltaire, Renoir and Corot. We also visited the tomb of the iconic French singer Edith Piaf. The students had a private tour of Versailles, where we entered Louis XIV’s bedroom and private apartment. We explored Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur as well as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. We ended our stay in Paris with a fabulous boat ride down the Seine, experiencing the City of Lights and all its splendor with the twinkling Eiffel Tower as our backdrop. In Nice, the students visited the famous Fragonard perfume factory and the king’s palace in Monaco. It was a fantastic trip with perfect weather, and the students all left with the desire to return.”