This week, students were given the option to visit some of Toulouse's well-known gardens. The Jardin des Plantes, the Grand-Rond, and the Jardin Royal (Royal Garden) were created in Toulouse between 1750 and 1800. The gardens are known for containing various species of trees, some of which are fairly rare to the area. There are also many important sculptures in the gardens, including a memorial statue of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Several students were familiar with the author and had read all or some of his famous book, The Little Prince. The groups really enjoyed mimicking some of the statues for a fun photo shoot! After a lot of walking around and as the temperatures in Toulouse continue to augment, students enjoyed taking a break mid-visit and enjoying some ice cream and cold drinks near the end of the garden visit. Vive la nature!
The students here in Toulouse experience many things. They learn French not only in the classroom but also with their host families, program leaders and experiences in the community. When...keep reading
Location: France, Toulouse
Topic Tags: Excursions, Adventure, Culture, Language & Culture, Travel