Today was all about Angers. Katrina and the students visited the iconic Château d’Angers where they admired the breathtaking Apocalypse Tapestry. It was then on the the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Favre d’Anne. Before long…Read More
Today Katrina and the students are on a treasure hunt of sorts around beautiful St Malo. Each student had a task to complete before the group met up again to have a scrumptious lunch. Get a load of that cheese wheel!Read More
As many of you know, travel has featured heavily chez* Lingua Franca in 2018. We took our first-ever group of students to France, we announced our inaugural immersive summer school in Paris and now Lingua Franca is going to Morocco. In fact, I've just come back from there on my way home from France and am officially amoureuse*.Read More
What would be some of the first things that come to mind if someone asked you to describe a French caricature?
Beret? Moustache? Baguette? How about the famous striped sailor’s sweater?Read More
Despite a tired voice, Katrina and the students are still in plein forme! Tonight they are heading to dinner at l’Endroit to celebrate their last night in Honfleur.Read More
Oh, Le jardin de Monet. What more could we say about this beautiful slice of paradise?
Here, we soak it all in while listening to Ranz des vaches from Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture.Read More
A sneaky update for our 2019 Summer School.
The second day of the trip was a day off for everyone. Some students went shopping at the historical Galeries Lafayette de Paris for some retail therapy, others admired some of France’s greatest artists at the Musée d'Orsay…Read More
Welcome to the first real day of the second trip! Katrina and the students are in Paris and are actually early for their first activity of the day…Read More
Welcome to the second group! More adventures await!Read More
Is there such a thing as too many châteaux?Read More
Take a look at this… What a beautiful setting for Katrina’s final dinner with the students of the first trip. A couple of heartfelt speeches from both Brigitte and Katrina topped off what was an amazing evening.Read More
There is always something exciting happening at Lingua Franca. Just when Katrina and the students were about to leave, the bus backed into a pole… Oh dear.
Who doesn’t like a little river cruise? Katrina and the students take a ride on La Maine river in Angers aboard the beautifully named “La Libullule”, meaning dragonfly.Read More
What better way to test your French than with a French cooking class. The charming Mélanie from Le Bruit des cocottes whisked us away (literally) as we prepare our apèro dinatoire. What a lovely way to spend the day together, laughing and enjoying each other company.Read More
Food, château, Michelin star restaurant, century-old tapestry, more food… Katrina and the students are living their best life in Angers. Meet Mélanie from Le Bruit des Cocottes who took the students to a local market to select the produce they will use for their cooking lesson tomorrow. It was then on to the Michelin star restaurant, Le Favre d’Anne. No rest for the wicked, the students then visited Le Château d’Angers to visit la Tapîsserie de l’Apocalypse. Then home to the château for an apèro by the lake.