Home of the Wildcats
exploring 400 years of unique Québec history
On April 16-19, grade 8 French students traveled to Québec, the cradle of French civilization in North America--a great destination for immersing oneself in French culture, practicing the French language, and exploring over 400 years of unique history!
Upon arrival in Québec City, the travelers stretched their legs on a walking tour of Old Québec. They took in the view from the city's tallest building, l'Observatoire de la Capitale. The day ended with some nighttime swimming surrounded by castle-like architecture and an indoor garden graced with palm trees.
The following day began with a tour of the magnificent Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, with its numerous chapels, mosaics, stained glass windows, and sculptures. Cameras in hand, students captured the beauty of Montmorency Falls (even higher than Niagara Falls!). Following a re-creation of a deploy of armies featuring an amazing historical sound and light show at the Musée du Fort, they embarked on a Fact-Finding Mission through Old Québec (congrats to Team Bon Bon Bon!). The day ended with dinner, the rhythm of spoons clacking, and dancing at La Cabane à Pierre.
The final two days in Montréal included tours of Old Montréal and the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica. Students shopped in the Underground City (HUGE mall!) and learned some hip hop dance moves. Prior to embarking on the trip back to the US on day four, final stops included the iconic ‘76 Olympic Stadium, Le Marché Jean-Talon (a very busy outdoor market), and a rainy hike up to the lookout on Mount Royal.
It was a trip to remember. Merci, Madame (and Charlie and Manny!) pour cette incroyable expérience culturelle.