Art historians and linguists take a trip to Paris

Art historians and linguists take a trip to Paris

By Angus Thomson

The 2017 Sixth Form trip to Paris was extremely valuable in many ways for our group of 23 French and History of Art students. We all can agree that this four-day experience will prove very useful for our subjects and we now have a greater understanding of French culture and a number of major artists featured in a range of galleries. For myself and the French students, we started off our days with a challenging lesson at a language school entirely taught in French. This allowed us to cover modules in more depth, develop key vocabulary and conversational skills and work on our weaker areas, most notably in our speaking and pronunciation. During this time, the Art Historians would visit an art gallery or museum and study artists such as Monet, Picasso, Courbet and many more historic artists. Having spoken to the History of Art students, they particularly enjoyed viewing la Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. In addition to all of this, we visited the great monuments of Paris such as l’Arc de Triomphe and la Tour Eiffel, as well as eating meals in traditional Parisian restaurants and watching a film (without subtitles!) on the Champs Élysées. I would highly recommend this trip for future French students and Art Historians.

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