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At Cholsey Station Lovely view into the valley

Our biggest ever French Exchange set off for Grenoble on Monday.

On Tuesday, after an early start to drive up into the Vercors mountains, we spent the morning at the Mémorial de la Résistance learning about resistance in occupied France. This afternoon we went on a very windy snow walk and despite much less snow than in previous years students still managed to find enough for some snowballs! We ended our day with a chocolat chaud.

In the snow Warming up with drinks

Walking in the snow Students in the snow

  At the Mémorial de la Résistance

at the Mémorial de la Résistance at the Mémorial de la Résistance

On Wednesday morning we explored Grenoble and met the Deputy Mayor, who explained a bit about the history of Grenoble and spoke to us about the importance of school exchanges. There is no school on a Wednesday afternoon in France, so students had a free afternoon with their partners!


On Thursday, we spent the day in Lyon. We did a walking tour of the old town visiting the Basilica, the Roman amphitheatre and the famous Traboules. After some free time for shopping and lunch, we visited the excellent Cinema Museum. We are looking forward to attending lessons at our partner school today!

Students in front of a panomaric view of the city

Four students standing in front of a panoramic view of the city Students listening to a guide

  Narrow street view

 Costumes in the cinema museum Props and costume from Back to the Future 2 

Students viewing the exhibits at the Cinema Museum Overlooking the Roman ampitheatre

Friday - We experienced a key part of French culture this morning as the school was closed due to a strike by both students and teachers! Some students managed to attend an English lesson while the rest of us played games in the canteen. We then ate a three course meal in the canteen before heading up La Bastille in the cable car. After a quick visit to the Grenoble Archaeological Museum it was back to the school for a farewell party.

Students standing before the French flag

Playing games in the canteen  Students in staff at La Bastille


Queuing for cable cars Cable cars

Students on La Bastille Jumping for joy in Grenoble