France Study Abroad - June 2003
with Dr. Myriam Krepps
Myriam Krepps took five students to discover France and its culture May 21 -June 3, 2003. The students were: Tamara Catterson, Tracy Cichon, and Jutaporn(Gib) Chaipornkaew, and two of her former Manchester, MO students: Alicia Reinbold, a sophomore at St. Louis University, MO and Kara Wall, a sophomore at University of Missouri Columbia. They visited well-known landmarks in Paris, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower, the Lourve, Notre Dame, the Sacré Coeur, and Montmartre; and just outside Paris, Versailles, King Louis XIV's palace. They saw Leonardo De Vinci's famous master-piece Mona Lisa, and the impressionist paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, as well as other art museums. They ate French dinners and shopped at the Gallery Lafayette, the Halles, and in Toulouse downtown. A wine cellar in the Loire Valley offered a taste of the Vouvray wines. Other places visited were a variety of Renaissance castles, such as King Henry II's Chenonceaux, King Francis I's Chambord, the biggest of all, Villandry with amazing French style gardens, and Azay-le-Rideau seated in the middle of its moat. They took the train to Carcassonne to visit the medieval walled in city from the 5th-12th century and then on to the beach by the Mediterranean Sea. It was a very exciting and educational experience for all.