The last few days have been so much fun. From learning a traditional French dance to watching Bastille Day fireworks, we are definitely making memories that will last a lifetime!
Thursday night, we learned the traditional dance of Provence. We danced in the street to fiddle, accordion, and guitar music.
Friday after our morning French class, we went to an exhibit showing the art of European colonists in the 1800s. These pieces, depicting “exotic” scenes, people, and style, reveal the often distorted and inaccurate view of the Europeans toward their Asian and African colonies.Saturday we went to the small and historic town of Quinson to go kayaking. This pictures shows Sam and Jane at a cafe beforehand:
Arthur Kian, director of Abbey Road programs, came to visit us that night and took us out for coffee and to practice French phrases.
Sunday morning, students were free to sleep in or walk about the streets and markets of the town. Lauren, Emmy, and I chose to get coffee at a cafe and practice speaking in French.
We then spent the afternoon at the beach. That night we watched Bastille day fireworks and then went to the Bal à Aix, a street festival celebration. -Kristen