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B'ville French Club travels to NYC

This past December, 44 members of Le Cercle Fran ais (The French Club) of Baker High School traveled to New York City.

Planning for this trip began last year when French students, having completed the study of French art, expressed an interest in going to see the masterpieces created by the artists they had learned so much about at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The one-day trip consisted of a visit to the museum, followed by a matinee of Cirque du Soleil and an authentic dinner at the French restaurant Le Tout Va Bien.

For many, visiting New York City was a first, and so seeing the famous skyline, riding the subway, passing through Times Square, and walking through Central Park were all memories that will long be remembered. This trip, in addition to two others, makes the French program extremely interactive because students are able to connect with what is being taught in the classroom.

In March of 2008, students traveled for the first time to the beautiful Canadian province of Qu (c)bec where they were immersed in the French language and Qu (c)b (c)cois culture. This April, 27 students will spend their spring break traveling throughout France. They will tour Paris, Normandy and Brittany, Provence, the French Riviera and Monaco. This is the ninth student trip to France since 1990.

For more information about the wide variety of activities offered by Le Cercle Fran ais, visit our web site at bhscerclefrancais.com.

Baker French Club students stand in front of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Plaza in December during a one-day trip to New York City.

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