All of the classes began their first full day in Paris with a tour of the city on trotinettes (scooters). The groups raced against each other in a historical and cultural scavenger hunt stopping at some of Paris's most iconic locations, including Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the final stop, the Luxembourg gardens. There, the students enjoyed the gorgeous weather and a picnic lunch before setting off on more adventures.
This album features photos from Dr. Chris Ciocchetti's "Revolutions" course. His students visited two churches in Paris's Montmartre neighborhood and used their observations about the interiors to inform an important discussion about religious symbolism and narrative. A highlight of the day was climbing the 300 winding steps to the dome of Sacre Coeur - a physically demanding experience rewarded by a spectacular view.
After dinner, students had the option to attend the annual summer carnival in the Tuileries Gardens, where many of them got an amazing glimpse of Paris at night from the giant ferris wheel. Bon nuit from Paris!
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