Canadian History in France

Au Revoir!

August 21, 2019

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Our last day of the trip was bittersweet. We woke up bright and early yesterday morning and met our guides under the Eiffel Tower. We all managed to ascend a total of 674 steps to the second level. As you…

Paris Deux

August 20, 2019

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Yesterday, was one for the memory books. We woke up to beautiful sunshine and strolled around Jardin des Tuileries with its fountains, ponds and sculptures. It is a part of the Banks of the Seine Unesco World Heritage Site. Few…

Paris

August 16, 2019

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The excitement on the bus as we drove to Paris was palpable!!! Sadly, the weather was not on our side, as it was unseasonable cool and rainy. However, the rain did not dampen our spirits. Our amazing bus driver Gino,…

Bayeux

August 16, 2019

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We spent Friday morning in Bayeux, famous for two cross-Channel invasions, almost 900 years apart. The dramatic story of the Norman invasion of England in 106 is told in 58 vivid scenes by the world-famous, astonishing Bayeux Tapestry. This was…

A Poignant Memory

August 14, 2019

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Bonjour tout le monde!Last night while Tyler and I were doing room checks we asked the students what the highlight of the day was for them. They all responded that yesterday was definitely the BEST day of the trip! Some…

Our Journey from WWI and WWII

August 13, 2019

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Yesterday, we checked out of our hotel in Lens and departed for Caen. Our fist stop of the day was at he Dieppe Memorial that is located in the former theatre, steps from where the Canadian and British soldiers lost…

Au revoir Belgique!

August 12, 2019

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Bright and early Tuesday morning we went to Wellington Quarry – la Carriere Wellington in Arras. It was a moving experience that demonstrated the horrors and futility of World War I. When we arrived, we divided the students into two…

Greetings from Belgium!

August 12, 2019

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After a much needed, good night’s sleep we all indulged in an extremely plentiful and delicious breakfast at the hotel! Today, the focus of the curriculum was World War I. Our first stop was at Langemark German Military Cemetery which…