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France 2014

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Isabelle Hartokolis, Kate LeBrassuer, Courtney Bitzan and Halley Score pose in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.2 / 9
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Students who went on the French trip include (back row) Noa Susag, Bruce Navratil, Henry Wirtjes, Alec Wensman, Justin Schultz, Aaron Halvorson, Erik Zinke; (middle) Jonathan Nguyen, Owen Myhr, Mitch Fischer, Jackson Eidsvold, Peter Rohr, Lucas Houska, Chelsea Drown, Natalie Teclaw, Katie Steen, Molly Maudal, (front) Kari Norheim, Haley Wegner, Kate LeBrasseur, Emily Martinson, Courtney Bitzan (behind), Halley Score, Isabelle Hartokolis, Abbie Biegner, Mari Wosepka and Marissa Otto.4 / 9
Above bottom: Marissa Otto, Mari Wosepka, Abbie Biegner and Molly Maudal are at The Louvre Museum in Paris.5 / 9
Mari Wosepka, Abbie Biegner and Molly Maudal pose at the ancient arena in Nimes.6 / 9
Owen Myhr, Justin Schultz, Alec Wensman and Henry Wirtjes enjoy gelato with French tour guide Caroline Buizza.7 / 9
Lucas Houska, Natalie Teclaw and Chelsea Drown learn to cook from a professional in Cannes.8 / 9
Jon Nguyen, Mitch Fischer and Owen Myhr are pictured at Pont du Gard, a preserved Roman aqueduct.9 / 9

On February 25, 27 10th, 11th and 12th grade Jefferson High School (JHS) students, led by District 206 French teacher Isabelle Navratil and several parent chaperones, embarked on a 10-day educational trip to France. The optional trip is offered every other year to JHS students who have had at least two years of French. Here is a glimpse into the trip.


Tuesday, February 25

Depart Alexandria

Wednesday , February 26

Arrive in Paris

Tour Montmartre District

Thursday, February 27

Paris sightseeing

• Arc de Triomphe

• Les Invalides

• The Louvre Museum

• Notre Dame Cathedral

• Eiffel Tower

Friday, February 28

Travel by Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) to Bordeaux and by bus to The Château de Castelnaud

Saturday, March 1

Sightseeing in Rocamadour

Lascaux Caves

Sunday, March 2


• Walled city of Carcassonne Nimes

• Maison Carree

• Arena of Nimes Avignon

• Palace of the Popes

Monday, March 3

Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct


• Van Goh sites

• Fencing/caligraphy lessons

Tuesday, March 4



• Work with chefs at a professional cooking school.

Village of St. Paul de Vence


• Tour candy factory

• Fireworks show

Wednesday, March 5


• Palace of Prince Rainier

• Casino de Monte Carlo

• Cathedrale de Monaco

Village of Eze

• Tour perfume factory


Thursday, March 6

Return to Alexandria