A group of Trinity’s GCSE French students recently travelled to Nice to improve their language skills and experience French culture. The students all stayed with host families for the duration of the trip, and attended lessons every morning at the French language school Actilangue. 

The students were also able to get involved in activities including exploring Nice, visiting the castle and enjoying the panoramic views of the bay. They travelled to Monte-Carlo to visit the old city, cathedral and Prince’s palace square; La Croisette in Cannes; and the Mamac Museum to take in some modern art. 


There were many opportunities for the students to improve their French speaking, and during the trip they ordered their own food in French and were also challenged to a competition called ‘troc patate’. For this, they had to approach people in the square and offer to exchange a potato for a small object in French. One group even ended up with a necklace!  

A highlight for the students was the day trip to the Accrobranche in Villeneuve Loubet, which provided them with an opportunity to take part in a treetop adventure with climbing, zip wires and rope bridges.  

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