Category: France

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Weekends

After a hectic week, we live for the weekends. The brunch scene in Paris is ridiculous. Early Saturday morning, my roommates and I venture over to the 10th arrondissement on the Right Bank. Our intent is to fill our bellies. We get to HolyBelly at 11:00AM and already there’s a mass crowd surrounding the storefront. ...

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The French Rivera

There’s something peaceful about Nice, France that can’t be captured via picture. A visit to these stone-beaches are a must for those seeking a weekend of serenity. After an arduous week of classes, an escape was necessary. I took my first overnight train to Nice and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only did I save money ...

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Paris is Always a Good Idea.

In the short time that I’ve been in the lustful city of Paris, “Eiffel” in love. Morning walks to ESCE are accompanied by a fresh pain au chocolat. The Tour de Eiffel looms in the background as I approach the school’s courtyard. I can’t imagine a more inspiring view. My name is Victoria and I ...

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Allez Les Bleues: À Bientot Paris

These past four weeks have been the biggest whirlwind of my life. I can’t describe how much I’ve learned and how many incredible people I’ve met. It didn’t hit me until Monday when I realized that I had less than four days to enjoy Paris. In between final assignments and program field trips I fit in time ...

Allez Les Bleues: Bastille Weekend

I have watched fireworks at LEAST once a year,  since the year I was born. With that said I thought I had already seen the most impressive fireworks and I believed that there was not much else that would amaze me. I was proved wrong on Thursday. As part of the Bastille Day celebration my friends and I ...

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Allez Les Bleus: Figuring Out Paris

After dreaming about visiting Paris, France for nearly ten years my wishes came through. As soon as I stepped off the plane on Friday, July 1, it felt like a marathon had started. I To say that it was an overwhelming start would be the biggest understatement. I was the last person of my to arrive so there ...

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Au Revoir Paris!

Sunday was our final day in Paris and to top it all off we visited the Palace of Versailles. Knowing Marie Antoinette’s history, I expected Versailles to be over-the-top, but even that didn’t prevent me from feeling flabbergasted once I got there. Walking up the driveway, you could see tons and tons of bright gold ...

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I’m In My Element

For our fourth day in Paris I finally got to visit Verlet café, the oldest coffee shop in the city. This is where the famous Coco Chanel used to go to, and the shop is known for its rare Indonesian coffee. According to my professor, a cup of this espresso would be triple the price ...

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So Much to Do, So Little Time

Today was by far the most exhausting day I’ve had in Paris since my arrival. We walked all day starting from 9:30am until 7pm. For breakfast, I ate a raspberry croissant from a popular bakery around the corner from my hotel. After that we went to the Louvre, where we walked through the surrounding garden. ...

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Paris is Always A Good Idea

In front of the Eiffel Tower Yesterday morning I woke up at 4:30am to go to Paris for the very first time. I couldn’t sleep the night before and kept stirring and twisting in my bed, so I was extremely exhausted. The train ride from London to Paris was only two hours and it was ...