Discover French culture and cuisine through literature and film, and then embark on a journey to France full of epicurean delights. During the 10-day tour, you’ll visit the world’s culinary capital of Paris to experience French and international cuisine and have an opportunity to try French cooking yourself. You’ll also visit the city’s historical monuments and museums. From Paris, the trip continues to Brittany and the Loire Valley to further explore the role food plays in different French regions and how these cuisines influence our own cultures. You’ll come home with a deeper understanding of the way food impacts literature, culture, and memory to create meaning in our daily lives.
Travel Dates: May 5 – 14, 2018
Scholarship: We offer a scholarship of up to $1,000 to help offset the cost of your trip to France. Complete this application form by January 5, 2018.
- Explore Paris cafés, bakeries, museums, and historic monuments
- Visit Brittany’s megaliths and the island abbey of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy
- Sample crêpes, famous wines, and other culinary delights at their place of origin, including the Loire Valley
- Try your hand at French cooking
- Tour the Chartres Cathedral, a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage site
Food: This 10-day adventure is all about food—reading about and studying French cuisine, and also experiencing it firsthand. Through tasting, smelling, eating, drinking, and even cooking, you’ll gain a powerful sensory understanding of the importance of food in French culture.
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Meet Your Instructor
Nathan Astin was raised in Idaho, and now he’s raising his own family here in Vermont. His undergraduate and graduate studies were in English literature, peppered with some French. Before beginning his current role as an Academic Coordinator at the Rutland academic center, he was an instructor of English and Humanities courses at CCV for several years.
Nathan is excited to embark on a culinary adventure, guiding students through the streets of Paris and the countryside of Brittany and the Loire Valley to explore how food has helped shape French culture, history, and art.
Ready To Head To France?
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