A group of students recently took the métro line 1 toward western Paris to see the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Open since 2014, the museum is located by the Bois de Boulogne. Known for its iconic shape of a boat with sails, it contains artistic gems from the modern and contemporary periods.
Kimberly and Theophyl in action, and in French of course! Here, for their course entitled “Rewriting The Colonial Era”, one of the HiF courses taught at Reid Hall, they are introducing the life of Haitian-Canadian novelist Dany Laferrière to their classmates and professor. Theophyl is a student from Williams and Kimberly is from Hamilton.
In Brittany, on the north-western coast, you’re closer to nature than in Paris, but there is a lot of history too. An invigorating week-end a few hours away from the capital.
Let’s go on a short tour of medieval Paris with Gillian ’20 from Scripps College, who shares with us her passion for historic buildings.
Open since January 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris is a cultural institution organizing a wide range of musical events (classical, jazz, movie soundtracks, etc.). In the auditorium, called the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, a group of students attended Stravinski’s The Rite of Spring, along with pieces by Debussy and Wagner, performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
They did it! Last Sunday, they ran the Paris Half-Marathon. Congrats to the three Hamilton College students Mercedes Girona ‘20, Andrew Wheeler ‘20 and Wade Steely ‘20 for their performance! (p.c.: Ashley Huntington ‘20)
Louisa Gould ´20 is a Sociology and Maths major from Colgate University. She joined the Hamilton in France program for the Spring ‘19 semester, and among the various courses she picked, she takes two at the University of Paris Diderot (Paris 7): one on Gender and Socialization and the other on Sociology of the family, which includes field work. “Studying at Paris 7 is going really well. It’s definitely good for me to be in classes with all French students and to study French sociological texts. I really feel like a real French student walking around campus, and being in classes at Paris 7.”