Travel to France
Enjoy two weeks in France this June, just after the schoolyear is complete. Our group will spend a week in Angouleme and a week in Orange, France. We will be visiting both the South and the Southwest of the country
The trip is part of an ongoing exchange with two French schools: Lycée Marguerite de Valois in Angoulême and Collège St. Louis in Orange, France.
This year, Gould is participating in a wonderful new program connecting several of our classrooms in the World Languages, Humanities, and STEM departments with classrooms at both school.
Students will live with families in both cities: Angoulême and Orange. We will attend a day or two of school in each city and then go touring.
Please contact Mr. Adam Leff for more information. Pricing will depend on the number of students on the trip.
Transportation to Boston – Flight to CDG, Paris
TGV Train from CDG-Orange / Families meet students at the Train Station
Morning in School with Host followed by a visit of Avignon with a picnic on the Rocher des Dons and Shopping
Visit to the Morning Market, Roman Theater, and Triumphal Arch, followed by a tour of Orange
Trip to Nimes and the Pont du Gard with a possible stop at a winery in Visit to Chateauneuf du Pape upon our return. Dinner Party with all Students and Families
Time with Family
Ouigo Train from Orange-Angouleme w/transport to school dormitory
Visit of School, Market, Trésor de la Cathédrale and Comic Book Museum
Visit of Cognac or Poitiers
Visit to Royan (Ocean/Beach) or day in Bordeaux
Train from Angouleme to Montereau / Families meet students at the Train Station
Morning Visit to Provins or Day with Students & Host Families
Organized visit to Moret/Fontainebleau
Organized visit to Paris
Bus from St. Germain Laval to CDG and Flight back to Boston
Mr. Leff is the Chair of the World Languages Department and teaches French language and culture, senior history electives, and is the Assistant Coach of the cross country and cycling teams. He graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College, earned his M.A. in French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D./abD in French Civilization at Pennsylvania State University. Formerly a nationally ranked triathlete and semi-professional cyclist, Mr. Leff enjoys running, cycling, and outdoor activities in the mountains of Western Maine. He met his wife, fellow Gould French teacher, Lolo, while teaching and racing in France. They currently reside in Davidson Dormitory and have two children; Alexandra ‘15, Schuyler ‘17; and two dogs, Giuseppe and Wexy.