Field Trips

Over the course of the month students enjoy several day-long field trips. Students benefit from a combination of guided visits, free time to explore, and unique classes crafted by their Major teacher to take advantage of each location. Below are some of the field trips our students in Montpellier enjoy.

Often called the City of Popes, Avignon is an absolute must-see in Provence. The magnificent Papal Palace, which was the residence of seven popes in the 14th century, dominates the city along with the remaining ramparts and the Benezet Bridge, made famous by the French song, ‘Sur le pont d’Avignon.’ In the summer, the celebrated theater festival attracts street performers and comedians from all over the world.

Nîmes and the Pont du Gard
Nîmes is a Roman town with a superb temple built in 16 BC. The town also has one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world, which is now used for bull fights and annual pageants. The nearby Pont du Gard is the highest Roman bridge in the world and, even next to modern constructions, remains one of the most impressive examples of civil engineering in France.
St. Guilhem is one of France’s most beautiful villages and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town’s main street winds its way up the hillside, past antique stores and artisans’ boutiques to the wide open square at the summit, dominated by an 11th-century abbey which students visit on a guided tour.