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.

Proposed Itinerary
Mon 6/1
Transportation to Boston – Flight to CDG, Paris
Tue 6/2
TGV Train from CDG-Orange / Families meet students at the Train Station
Wed 6/3
Morning in School with Host followed by a visit of Avignon with a picnic on the Rocher des Dons and Shopping

Rocher des Dons in Avignon

Thu 6/4
Visit to the Morning Market, Roman Theater, and Triumphal Arch, followed by a tour of Orange
Fri 6/5
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
Sat 6/6
Time with Family
Sun 6/7
Ouigo Train from Orange-Angouleme w/transport to school dormitory
Mon 6/8
Visit of School, Market, Trésor de la Cathédrale and Comic Book Museum
Tue 6/9
Visit of Cognac or Poitiers
Wed 6/10
Visit to Royan (Ocean/Beach) or day in Bordeaux
Thu 6/11
Train from Angouleme to Montereau / Families meet students at the Train Station
Fri 6/12
Morning Visit to Provins or Day with Students & Host Families
Sat 6/13
Organized visit to Moret/Fontainebleau
Sun 6/14
Organized visit to Paris
Mon 6/15
Bus from St. Germain Laval to CDG and Flight back to Boston

Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct in Nimes
Adam Leff

World Languages Department Chair
French Teacher
B.A. Middlebury College
M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University/abD
Cross Country Running Head Coach
Nordic Coach
Cycling Coach


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.