Would you like to learn French outside your classroom, and experience a complete immersion in a Parisian neighbourhood? Would you like to combine the charm of Parisian walks with the pleasure of developing your French skills on a particular theme? Join us and discover the city of literature, gastronomy, history and art with a qualified French instructor and long-term Parisian.
Tuesday, October 20th 10am to 12pm
Paris Occupied then Liberated!
From June 1940 to August 1944, Paris was occupied by German soldiers. For the first time in its history, the city surrendered without fighting. Today, we set off in search of the visible traces of this period, we will discover the main places of the German occupation and of Paris occupied and then liberated in August 1944, revisiting this key historical event in the history of France.
Walk : Rue de Rivoli - Place de la Concorde - Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré - Place Beauvau - Place de l'Opéra Place Vendôme
Thursday, October 22nd 10am to 12pm
The Bohemia of Montmartre
The greatest painters of the late 19th and early 20th century, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Modigliani, Braque...... lived their bohemian life on the Montmartre hill. At the time, Montmartre was a paradise for artists, it was the countryside just closed by Paris. The bohemian past is inscribed in every street, in every cabaret. This island isolated from the Parisian frenzy and its Haussmann-style transformations has managed to keep this bewitching soul!
Walk : Place des Abbesses - Moulin de la Galette - Rue Lepic - Place du Tertre - Lapin Agile - Avenue Junot
About the Instructor: Laure ABIAD has a master's degree in Français langue étrangère (FLE) and Literature and has been teaching FLE at University and in Parisian language institutes for more than 15 years. She is specialized in pedagogy and develops adapted pedagogical tools to help learners improve their skills.